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Jul 28, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
OT: when to start the boy potty training?
Expert (or not so) opinions please: when should I start this process? He likes to sit on the potty and we say "pee-pee go potty" but no results yet. I haven't been pushing it since he just turned 2. He loves to wash his hands. I think I use that to get him to sit on the potty (potty first, then wash hands).
Jul 28, 2008
amber f
I would just keep putting him on since he seems to like it. It takes a long time for them to figure out the I have to go sensation. As I'm sure you have heard from others that Boys tend to take longer, I think the average is closer to 3. I would just keep him interested in it. You could try putting underwear on and let him have an accident so he can see what it feels like and maybe relate cause and effect. My best advice that I have found to work is don't stress about it. No child has gone to kindergarten with out being trained. Also it can take months of trying and no results for a child to get it. And then it seems like a switch goes off in their heads that, "Hey this is what I'm suppose to do." And usually they do really well after they have it all figured out. I also have a chart that when they go they get to put an x on their chart and after like 10 times I give them a tattoo. And if they poop in the toliet I give them a small piece of candy every time.
Jul 28, 2008
kubicki5
If he is interested and having fun I would go along with it. My boys weren't trained until 3 or more and I think it was really developmental - when they were ready. I agree that the most important thing is not to stress about it.
Jul 28, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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I know they say boys take longer, but ds peed in the potty for the first time right before he turned 2. When he was 2 and 3mo he potty trained. It went like cake. He was so easy! I just went straight to underwear and never looked back. My ds was the type that new if he had a diaper (pull ups or regular) he could go potty in them. He had a few accidents but he got so mad at himself. You just know when they are ready. When they start telling you they are going in their diaper, wanting to be changed as soon as they are done-they give you a clear signal. Aubrey has already started to do that so I hope she goes just as easy! Good luck.
Jul 28, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
My pedi suggested that they start to go into the bathroom with you to see how it is done since they learn by example. We aren't potty training Katie yet; it was a joke about her watching me sleep through the night so she would learn how to! Maybe daddy could take him with him if he's not too shy! LOL!
Jul 28, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I think what you're doing is good for now. Just let him go at his own pace for now. JMO
Jul 28, 2008
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
Hmm, well I haven't had great luck with Donnie (he is 31 months old). He will pee pee in his potty pretty well but not consistently. We have yet to go poo poo in the potty. I put him in regular underwear the other day and he didn't pee pee in them but he did poo poo in them and then was really upset and I think a little ashamed. He asked for a diaper on after he did that. Also we have his potty in the kitchen so that he sees it and hopefully will remember to go in it. Good luck!!! -Liz
Jul 28, 2008
eswrede
Mathias Johann - 12/14/05 - GERD, Hypotonia, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia; Stopped silently aspirating at 20 months :)
First partial seizure on 7/2; First Endoscopy on 7/16; results: bile reflux gastritis.
New Meds: Zegerid & Carafate
Allergic to dairy
I think it really kicked in for Mathias when he started school (Montessori). He started in the 18 month - 3 year class at 28 months where they are all in underwear. We also switched to all underwear at home (only during the day at first). One of the things that they do in school that we copied at home was that if M had an accident it is no big deal. We get a rag to clean it up, help clean him up and put new clothes on. In the beginning I would go out with several changes of clothes. I still keep an extra set in the car. We talked A LOT about "feeling pressure" in the bladder area and that is when you need to use a toilet. It must have clicked for him when he realized that it was something he could control. It has taken longer for him to figure out the bms, but he is starting to get it. We put small toilets in each of our bathrooms too. I do know that there are other boys in his class who still have trouble so my guess is that it is dependent on each child's development. Good Luck!
Jul 29, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
Eric has done both in the potty quite a few times. He also will say when he has gone either in his diaper. Still, I think it would be very hard to push it totally right now. I'm waiting (unless he pushes it) until he's closer to 3 (March). Ellen P.S. He gets a "Matchbox" everytime he goes. So, now we have about 100.
Jul 29, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Thanks Ladies! Korbin goes with us both when we potty. He has tried to touch daddy's stream on several occasions, lol. He acts surprised when he potties in the tub like, "hey, how did that happen?" He tells me when he poos and he has done that for 6-8 months now. He used to tell me to change him but he doesn't really do that any more. I ask him if he is done pooping and he'll tell me. I think I will move his potty into the kitchen where he can see it more often. Put it in the front of him mind more. Also., we make a major effort not to shame him over his "deposits". I am afraid we will make him too embarrassed to go in the potty. I think he is almost there but not quite so we will go slowly. Once I think he has a clue that he has some control, we'll try the pants.
Check with your
doctor first!