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  1. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @JennyPenny: yay! thats great news! what are you sending lo to school in clothes wise??

    LO peed in the potty twice today unprompted! I was about to call it quits, but maybe it actually clicked? We have another full day tomorrow to practice so fingers crossed! Girl can hold her bladder for a realllly long time so we only have occasional chances to practice!

  2. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    We've had 1 accident in the last 3 days and it was kind of my fault so overall he's still doing good. He seems to know when he has to go so I don't have to remind him a lot.

    @JennyPenny: just curious, what is your LO using for a potty (standalone potty or insert on big potty or just big potty) and can he use the same at daycare? Our preschool has small versions of a regular potty but M is using an insert on top of the big potty. I hope the small potties dont trip him up!

  3. T.H.O.U.

    wonderful clementine / 24134 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: ive heard of pumping them full of liquids to get more "practice!"

    My son has been going back and forth between floor potty and seat on potty.

    Today he did the urinal at a red with DH.

  4. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: we also gave ds lots of liquids the first couple days so he had more opportunities. Now it seems like he goes every 2-3 hours.

  5. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: I'm going to send him commando which is what we've been doing at home since the book recommends no undies for a few weeks. I packed some undies (and extra pants) to take with me tomorrow though in case they have some sort of policy against being undie and diaper-free.

    @kodybear: We've been using a little stand-alone potty. He's asked to sit on the big potty a few times and has peed there too. He also peed on the big potty at a restaurant. They have a miniature version of a real potty at daycare so I think he'll be fine there. I think M will do fine with a small potty, especially if there's other kids in his class using it too.

  6. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @JennyPenny: We did that woth my son and he still prefers commando 1.5 years later 😂

    Planning on doing the same with my daughter but she almost exclusively wears tight leggings. im not sure if that will be the same as the loose pants my son wore. Maybe PJ pants for a couple weeks?

    @kodybear: @T.H.O.U.: This girl is so stubborn she is not cooperating on the extra fluid front. I even bought juice, and she wants nothing to do with it. Figures Thank you for the suggestion! We will keep pushing

  7. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 702 posts

    We had mixed success during our overnight trip but our friends decided to potty training their 2 year old as well and the peer pressure was so helpful and adorable. Highly recommended if you happen to have friends in the same boat. We had a lot of laughs!

  8. oskarsmommy

    kiwi / 625 posts

    Well we are on our last day, and my son is still resisting. He fights us every time we ask him to sit on the potty, and keeps having accidents.

    Fail. We will be sending him to school in diapers tomorrow

  9. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @JennyPenny: what was daycares reaction? One of Ms teachers was super supportive about trying underwear from day 1. Another teacher u could sense she wasn't thrilled 🙄 I'm hoping he does okay and hopefully that supportive teacher will help! It seems like a couple kids got trained over break

    @oskarsmommy: aw man, I'm sure he will pick it up once he's ready.

    @Mrs. Pajamas: Sounds cute!! I hope peer pressure will help M do well today at preschool! Esp w the unfamiliar potty

  10. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    @kodybear: They're great. They weren't thrilled about commando and want to do underwear, which I think will be fine. But otherwise they're completely on board Apparently he had a very small accident this morning though so maybe the undies are hard to get used to I hope all that peer pressure helps M do well at school. Though I so can't imagine being a daycare teacher with a bunch of newly potty trained kids on my hand....

  11. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @JennyPenny: haha yeah. the hesitant teacher was concerned with poop. But surprisingly poop has been the easy part of potty training so far as he's gone once a day in the potty since last week (hopefully didn't jinx it..) but yeah having a bunch of kids potty training doesn't sound fun. The other kid that I heard sounded like he was still in pull-ups tho. So I think that teacher liked that better. But to me, it seems kind of going backwards if I sent him in pull-ups after doing welll for almost a week in underwear. We'll see what happens. I'm okay w pull-ups if he's not doing well but only after trying underwear a few days. E had to go back in pull-ups at preschool and it took her a couple months to get it there.

  12. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    Im currently in line at walmart buying undies and wine/chocolate for los teachers 😂😂😂 her school prefers no pull ups...so were doing this haha

  13. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: haha awesome! That's great ur preschool is like that. I wish ours was like that but I think the majority like pull-ups.

    M ended up w no accidents! He did poop in his pull-up at nap but that's okay. I'm pleasantly surprised and was hoping for 2 or less. So proud! I'll have to talk to his main teacher tomorrrow to find out more.

  14. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    @kodybear: That's great! We had 1 real accident at daycare and a few messy mishaps as a result of the new potty apparently. I guess I was wrong about the mini real potty not tripping him up.

    DS spent 20 minutes on the potty this morning working on a poop. It was successful (yay!) and I think that's a good sign that he knows what he's supposed to do that he sat there that long. I just wish it wasn't a struggle. Definitely made me late to work though. I guess I need to start factoring in more potty time in the AM.

  15. ShootingStar

    coconut / 8472 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: You're lucky your daycare doesn't like pull ups. Ours insisted on us using them until he was further along and it was a huge mistake. It totally delayed the process because it was essentially a diaper.

  16. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @ShootingStar: yup same for my daughter! She was fine at home but at preschool she wore pull-ups for another couple months and treated them like diapers!

    @JennyPenny: only 1 accident is good!!! Awesome!! M doesn't seem to need to go potty for a couple hours after he wakes up but E did I remember. And yeah it made me late a lot of days. She would poop in the morning which took forever. Good thing my work was flexible.

    M had a poop accident last night after dinner. He said he had to go potty but he had just gone pee like 5 min before so I didn't think anything of it. Womp womp. He seemed upset so hopefully he knows not to keep doing that...

  17. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    I think I'm jinxing everything I'm saying now!! He had another poop accident this morning and I was around. He didn't say he had to go potty but just went while he was playing 😕I won't say anything else in fear of jinxing it all haha

  18. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 702 posts

    @kodybear I totally sympathize with the dejection after poop accidents. My DD will say "potty" when she already has a poop in her pants. I keep meaning to show her the play doh trick mentioned in the OCPT book. She's had a few successful poops in the potty so I just tell myself it's better she's actually going and not holding poops out of fear because that's a psychological barrier to overcome, this one seems more physical and surmountable to me.
    I'm so so nervous about how daycare is going to go. There is one other girl that is potty training so she will have a little friend but just in case I started researching other places. I don't know how to be more patient with this process. Any tips from moms who have potty trained other kids before? What is a realistic expectation for how long it will take for her to be solidly day trained so I don't stress every hour!?

  19. lilyann

    nectarine / 2878 posts

    Today was day 1 of potty training at daycare. I am very anxious to hear how he did! He made it to daycare dry, 30 minute commute, which is something we kind of struggled with during the break.

  20. gilmoregirl

    persimmon / 1273 posts

    I was a little nervous sending my kid to daycare in undies this morning cause he's been out for more than a week and transitioned to a new room today. But he did great! One tiny accident right before I picked him up.

    He's actually been staying dry for naps and nighttime which is a surprise, but we are sticking with pull ups for a while yet.

  21. Nutella

    persimmon / 1045 posts

    Just popping in after reading everyone's stories and for some support - we've also done the potty training in the new year (3 day training method) and it seems to have gone well, especially for wees and overnight.

    But regarding poops, LO (almost 3) seems to still like to 'hide' and start the job, then come running out saying he needs to go potty! At which point half the job is in his underwear....

    Does anyone know how to get around the hiding thing? When we were at home all three days we were able to shadow him around but he is back at daycare tomorrow and there's no way they'll be able to stalk him like we did during the intensive training! He is very rewards-driven so I know he understands it's a good thing, but there appears to be a mental block with this particular part...

    Hope everyone else has a winning day!

  22. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    @Nutella: I know that the book mentioned that some kids really feel like they need privacy when pooping and that you should offer it if that's the case. Is there any way to put the potty in a special private spot where LO wouldn't need any help?

    We had a poop accident at daycare today but lots of successful pees there and at home. Making progress...

  23. Nutella

    persimmon / 1045 posts

    @JennyPenny: I should have mentioned he goes straight onto the toilet - we skipped the potty but just use a baby seat thing on the main toilet seat.

    Sounds like you are def making progress and lots of wins in there! Definitely something to feel proud of

  24. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 702 posts

    Ugh I'm so frustrated and confused about what to do. DD made such great progress 5 days at home then today I sent her to daycare, explained everything, and when I picked her up she was wearing a diaper. The teacher explained that for sanitary reasons, especially since not everyone is potty training they can't have accidents. I get that and totally sympathize but they told me she has to wear pullups during the day and that seems pointless! How is she going to learn that way? They told me they've been potty training for years and it just takes a while but that's the only way it will work. Tonight when she got home I asked her to use the potty and she cried and said she was scared and wanted a new diaper when I took hers off from daycare. I tried to talk to her about it, but just let it go. About an hour later after dinner we prompted her again and she was crying and saying she was scared so we just set up camp in the bathroom where her potty chair is and read books, etc. Then she peed and pooped in the potty all on her own. So exciting! So obviously she's ready, making progress, but the different rules at daycare and at home are going to be so confusing! @shootingstar and other mamas that had to do pullups at daycare: any advice?

  25. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: my daughter had to do pull-ups at preschool. There was about a 3 month period where she was trained and in underwear at home but in pull-ups at school. The reason being she wasn't in a potty training class and the teachers weren't supportive of underwear. She switched beteeen the two pretty well tho. For some reason at school she peed frequently in her pull-up but at home was fine. I definitely think she was capable of being trained at school sooner but she had to want to do it, and the pull-ups didn't help. But she got it eventually... it definitely sucks tho

  26. lilyann

    nectarine / 2878 posts

    Day 1 in underwear at daycare: 1 pee accident, 1 poop accident and an "almost" poop accident (finished in the potty). Not as bad as I thought, actually. He had another accident on the way home last night, which was discouraging but I think we are making progress. 2.5 months until baby 3 is due, hoping it clicks before then!

  27. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: Ugh, that stinks! I have no personal experience but the book I read mirrors what @kodybear said. It'll still work, it just might take a bit longer. Hang in there!

    @lilyann: We've been accident-free at home for 5 days now, but daycare is a whole other story. I'm hopeful it could click by the end of the week, but maybe that's wishful thinking. I think you'll definitely be done with that set of diapers before the new one arrives

  28. Nutella

    persimmon / 1045 posts

    @lilyann: @JennyPenny: my LO has day 1 in daycare today so I'm curious to see how it goes. Reduced number of kids due to time of year so he may get the attention of teachers when it's time - but I'm not sure!

    @Mrs. Pajamas: that sounds frustrating indeed - it's hard enough without any backwards steps from daycare! Good luck!

  29. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @Nutella: how'd your LO do on their first day?

    Hope everyone's lo did well today! We're up and down here. Good days and bad days. Bleh

  30. lilyann

    nectarine / 2878 posts

    Day 2 at daycare and only had 1 pee accident all day! So happy with the progress.

  31. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 702 posts

    @lilyAnn that's amazing congrats! Dd is not using the potty at daycare because they take her at set intervals whereas at home we just let her go when she has to go and she's done great unprompted. no accidents at home in 2 days so I've come to peace that I'm doing my best at home and that's going to have to be enough until she gets the other method at daycare. This morning was super exciting because her diaper was not very wet and when she peed it was huge. So it seems like she's consolidating her nighttime pee already!

    Lesson learned that the 3 day method doesn't really mean 3 days. Boo. I had high hopes!

  32. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    DS had a great day yesterday. No accidents at daycare and essentially no accidents at home. He didn't pull his pants down far enough at one point so he peed all over them, even though he was sitting on the potty

  33. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    Did anyone else have a huge sleep regression this week tied to potty training? our girl was up from 11pm-4am tuesday night chatting and asking to go potty over and over. 😲

  34. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: Yikes! No, we haven't seen anything like that. Is she in diapers at night or did you do night training too?

  35. lilyann

    nectarine / 2878 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: Bummer Our daycare has a potty in each class that is accessible at all times and they are encouraged to go on their own and at intervals. It has really helped when they are in the classroom!

    @JennyPenny: Yay!! That's so awesome!! I am hoping we are accident free soon!

    @Mrs. Lion: OMG, no! That sounds horrible! So sorry

  36. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @JennyPenny: Diapers at night! last night was fine so either she was REALLY tired or we are past it haha. we shall see i guess.

    yay for accident free!!

    Tuesday was good...only one accident and that was because she sat on the potty to pee and didnt pull her pants down. yesterday was accidents all day long...probably because she was exhausted. so far only 1 accident today so hopefullyvwe are moving in the right direction!

  37. JennyPenny

    nectarine / 2460 posts

    Major win today! It was accident free at school plus right when I picked him up he said he had to go potty. I asked if he could hold it until we got home and he said ok. We made it home dry (10 min drive) and right when we got home he went pee on the potty!!!

  38. Nutella

    persimmon / 1045 posts

    @kodybear: he went really well thanks! Dry all day and went to do wees with his teacher twice! That were so proud of him as were we!

    @Mrs. Lion: yes!! At night we go through about ten rounds of getting out of bed to go to the toilet, but only a one or two will be a real go. So it's hard because it's not just crying wolf, he is trying to go! But I do of course struggle not to suspect it's another stalling tactic!

  39. Nutella

    persimmon / 1045 posts

    @JennyPenny: that is a mega-win!!! Nice job

  40. kodybear

    pear / 1616 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: no experience but that sounds terrible!! Hopefully last night was better!

    Great job to all the LOs staying dry!!

    Ds has been averaging about 1 accident a day at preschool. Not too bad... he did poop in the potty yestersay after a couple days of poop accidents so that's a win! just curious what everyone's thoughts are about switching back to pull-ups at preschool. I think 1 accident a day is fine, maybe 2. But 3 or more for a couple days straight would make me think about switching back. Just curious what everyone else's threshold is or if they'd just power through with underwear as long as they could

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