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« Reply #15: August 23, 2010, 07:05:36 pm »

They had a long discussion about how going to the bathroom in the toilet was a good thing. I think he's at least getting the concept.

Are you modeling the correct behavior?  My kid figured out the whole potty thing in no time because I made a big deal out of going to the bathroom myself.  Did I look ridiculous?  You betcha.  But giving myself a cookie or a half-hour of television every time I went boom-boom (and washed my hands) was very inspirational for my kid.  Wink

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« Reply #16: August 24, 2010, 07:03:56 am »

Are you modeling the correct behavior?  My kid figured out the whole potty thing in no time because I made a big deal out of going to the bathroom myself.  Did I look ridiculous?  You betcha.  But giving myself a cookie or a half-hour of television every time I went boom-boom (and washed my hands) was very inspirational for my kid.  Wink

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No. Hm...

We've been praising the pee right outta him, though. "You are such a good boy! You're well on your way to being a big boy! We're so proud of you!" Etc. I'll start praising myself for going potty, though.  Smiley
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« Reply #17: August 27, 2010, 07:52:35 am »

Are you modeling the correct behavior?  My kid figured out the whole potty thing in no time because I made a big deal out of going to the bathroom myself.  Did I look ridiculous?  You betcha.  But giving myself a cookie or a half-hour of television every time I went boom-boom (and washed my hands) was very inspirational for my kid.  Wink

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I do this too My kids are 2 1/2 also and they always ask to go potty if I make a big deal about going myself. It can be a little uncomfortable having two two year olds watching you go to the bathroom and continuously asking for details, but it really does do the trick. Wink
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« Reply #18: August 27, 2010, 07:54:33 am »

Good Luck!

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Also I have a potty chart for them so they get a sticker each time the successfully go in the potty. sparkly stickers go along way with a 2 year old! lol.
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« Reply #19: August 27, 2010, 10:09:34 am »

No. Hm...

We've been praising the pee right outta him, though. "You are such a good boy! You're well on your way to being a big boy! We're so proud of you!" Etc. I'll start praising myself for going potty, though.  Smiley

What worked with my boys was telling them that their potty needed to go visit grammas potty, and granpas potty and their friends potty and the way it got to the potty party was by putting it in the toilet (its car!) and flushing it 'down down down' (complete with singing) so it could go to the potty party.  If it doesn't get in the potty then it misses the party.

Then we would have a potty party.  Essentially we would clap and go yaaaaay and oh boy oh boy for about three minutes.  We also involved m&m's but that worked for literally one day because mom ate them all.

With Roo, we've got the ground work in place. She's ms clingy girl, so she's always come along with me and we sing the potty song... pee pee pee - wipe wipe wipe - flush flush flush - wash wash wash DONE and LIGHTS OFF!  but we have to get her her own potty.  She's terrified of the big potty - with reason.  She's a tiny thing compared to what the boys were at the same age.  No matter the direction or the angle, she lacks the size to find a safe way to sit so we have to wait till either we can afford a potty chair for her, till grandma buys one, or till she grows.
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« Reply #20: January 24, 2011, 02:25:45 pm »

I wish everyone better luck than we have had.

My oldest is 5, and still in pull ups.  We've spent the last few years in and out of pull ups/diapers/undies.  We've fought, punished, ignored, conjoled, and finally gave up.  We realized that the reason he's probably still in them is because he has two little sibs (2.5 and 11 months), and this is his way of getting that attention.  So we now have him change his own pull ups (that seems to be working btw).  But he starts school in September so wish us luck.

Thank the Gods we are cloth diapering the other two or we'd be broke from buying pull ups (still haven't found any reusable pull up solution that doesn't leak at night, he can't pull up and down the cloth covers and the ones he can pull up and down leak badly.)

We're going to try a potty party again, that's where you throw a hgue celebration that says he's out of pull ups.  But we've tried similiar before and he went right back to pull ups after a few days.
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« Reply #21: January 24, 2011, 02:51:01 pm »

I wish everyone better luck than we have had.

My oldest is 5, and still in pull ups. 

We're going to try a potty party again, that's where you throw a hgue celebration that says he's out of pull ups.  But we've tried similiar before and he went right back to pull ups after a few days.

My eldest is soon 10. We keep an extra sheet on his bed, and this year we and the nurse finally bit the bullet and got him a night alarm. He was 5 the first time he had a complete day dry. Thanks to other problems (we are in the process of getting him diagnosed - probably ADD and Aspergers) he simply didn't care enough to put in an effort, and so any effort on our part would fail.

Some children mature more slowly than others, and if the childrearing books say otherwise, flush them down instead. The kid will be ready when he is ready.
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« Reply #23: January 24, 2011, 11:03:40 pm »

My eldest is soon 10. We keep an extra sheet on his bed, and this year we and the nurse finally bit the bullet and got him a night alarm. He was 5 the first time he had a complete day dry. Thanks to other problems (we are in the process of getting him diagnosed - probably ADD and Aspergers) he simply didn't care enough to put in an effort, and so any effort on our part would fail.

Some children mature more slowly than others, and if the childrearing books say otherwise, flush them down instead. The kid will be ready when he is ready.

A co-worker of mine had similar issues with her eldest child. She would set an alarm, get up at about eleven/midnight, get him up to go the bathroom, and then go back to bed. She did this for three years straight and he stopped having accidents.
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« Reply #24: January 25, 2011, 02:58:14 am »

A co-worker of mine had similar issues with her eldest child. She would set an alarm, get up at about eleven/midnight, get him up to go the bathroom, and then go back to bed. She did this for three years straight and he stopped having accidents.

The night alarm we have reacts to moisture, so it goes off when he is (about to) having an accident. This teaches him, in Pavlov's dogs fashion, to wake up himself when he needs to go. He's actually woken before the alarm sounds twice now, so I'm crossing my fingers that he's finally getting there.
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« Reply #25: January 25, 2011, 09:38:08 am »

The night alarm we have reacts to moisture, so it goes off when he is (about to) having an accident. This teaches him, in Pavlov's dogs fashion, to wake up himself when he needs to go. He's actually woken before the alarm sounds twice now, so I'm crossing my fingers that he's finally getting there.

Where did you find that alarm?
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« Reply #26: January 25, 2011, 12:01:33 pm »

Where did you find that alarm?

Our local health station/doctors' office rents them out. There was a short waiting list, but it was manageable and he was put on urine-repressing medication in the meantime.
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« Reply #27: July 02, 2011, 01:41:07 am »

I wish everyone better luck than we have had.

My oldest is 5, and still in pull ups.  We've spent the last few years in and out of pull ups/diapers/undies.  We've fought, punished, ignored, conjoled, and finally gave up.  We realized that the reason he's probably still in them is because he has two little sibs (2.5 and 11 months), and this is his way of getting that attention.  So we now have him change his own pull ups (that seems to be working btw).  But he starts school in September so wish us luck.

Thank the Gods we are cloth diapering the other two or we'd be broke from buying pull ups (still haven't found any reusable pull up solution that doesn't leak at night, he can't pull up and down the cloth covers and the ones he can pull up and down leak badly.)

We're going to try a potty party again, that's where you throw a hgue celebration that says he's out of pull ups.  But we've tried similiar before and he went right back to pull ups after a few days.

My cousin was four when I finally potty trained him. There is massive back story to this but the tdrl is that my aunt and uncle work Mon-Fri. While my aunt comes home at 11pm my uncle doesn't come home until Friday night and is gone Sunday night. The people that were looking after him didn't want to potty train him so when my aunt and uncle tried it failed. I ended up looking after him for a year and pretty much asked him how he would feel if he were in school using diapers when his classmates would be going to the bathroom. Since he loved the idea of going to school he decided that he would be potty trained. After he found out how important it was to go to the bathroom on his own it was simple. Might be something to try and it might work for you the way it did for me.
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« Reply #28: July 02, 2011, 01:45:58 am »

My cousin was four when I finally potty trained him. There is massive back story to this but the tdrl is that my aunt and uncle work Mon-Fri. While my aunt comes home at 11pm my uncle doesn't come home until Friday night and is gone Sunday night. The people that were looking after him didn't want to potty train him so when my aunt and uncle tried it failed. I ended up looking after him for a year and pretty much asked him how he would feel if he were in school using diapers when his classmates would be going to the bathroom. Since he loved the idea of going to school he decided that he would be potty trained. After he found out how important it was to go to the bathroom on his own it was simple. Might be something to try and it might work for you the way it did for me.

I had issues getting up at night until I was like 8/9 then it turned out down the road that I had a mild case of scoliosis that was impacting some of the nerves in my lower back area so I literally didn't always get the warning signs so to speak. It might be worthwhil investigating alignment etc if nothing else works.
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