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Potty Training Fun October 28, 2007

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I don’t know why I said fun, maybe to get your attention because I need the help! I am about to begin this potty training “adventure” with my son, now 31 months. He was going pee-pee in he potty a couple times a day until he started preschool and then everything backfired and he refused to go on the potty, so I didn’t push it. But lately I feel that he might be ready again. He holds his pee if he is in public and doesn’t want to sit in a wet diaper. He wakes up at night and wants to go to the bathroom and I am recognizing that he is starting to pay attention to the “urges” when he needs to go to the bathroom. I have no idea where to begin or what to do. There are some many different opinions out there it is making my head spin. In the meantime, I think I’ll start by taking him to the store and letting him pick out “big boy” underwear and the toilet he wants to use. I am desperate, would love to hear what has worked for others. Please share. Until then, I desperately need to do some research.


One Response to “Potty Training Fun”

  1. bethiswfg Says:

    My son is now 3.5 years, give or take, and he’s mostly potty trained (he’s not night trained yet). I also have a daughter who is 9. I think the biggest thing that helped my kids potty train was just to give them the tools and then let them decide when to use it. I would gently remind them that they could use the potty instead of their diapers. I would gently remind them that I would be happy to help them.

    I also found that letting them run around the house naked, at least on the bottoms, helped them. Sure, there were a few messes to clean up til they got the hang of it, but if they were as ready as your son sounds, they caught on really quick.

    Best of luck in this parenting adventure!

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