He's not gonna be an "icky, stinky baby" anymore!

@foxyfire33 (10006)
United States
October 9, 2007 12:41pm CST
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the best but my son decided he's ready to wear his undies all the time. I even told him we wold have a "poopy party" since that was the only part of pott training he was struggling with. We laughed and had a great time talking abot how his "super undies" didn't want to be pooped on. He called his dad at work and told him that he wasn't going to be an icky, stinky baby anymore and was wearing undies to school. We cheered and praised him so hopefully this is the end of what had been quite abattle! He'll get a big boucny ball from his grandma if he makes it 2 weeks without any understandable accidents. And I've promised to get him pink undies after bowling on Saturday if he stays accident free til then. Hooray! 4 down 2 to go and then I'll be diaper free til the grandbabies come!
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7 responses
• United States
10 Oct 07
pooping is always the hardest thing for kids to get. I have two of my train and my third one is starting to potty train himself. Yea no joke he is going to the bath room and taken his pull up off and going. good luck and enjoying the money you will save.
@foxyfire33 (10006)
• United States
16 Oct 07
That's great for your little one! My 2 1/2 year old will go in with his dad and brothers and try to go but hasn't quite figured out how to make it work yet!
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
10 Oct 07
My son had a hard time with the whole poop thing too. He was mostly terrified of the toilet taking his poop away! (: When he was a little over 2 he decided he wanted to go pee in the potty (after witnessing a friend going) and he pretty much trained himself, he didn't get the poop down till he was about 2 1/2... We finally went to the store, bought a mac truck (from the movie cars) and put it above the toilet, we told him if he went poop, he could have him. He looked at mac and said okay momma. He continued to go poop in his underwear for two days, on the third day, he came to me and said "if i go poop in the potty, I get mac?" I said yes, that's right... he said "okay momma, I go poop" and he did, and he got mac and has been pooping ever since. (: Sometimes that extra incentive makes all the difference.. Good luck, I hope everything works out, i'm sure it will, with him being so old, it shouldn't take long..
@foxyfire33 (10006)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Yor son sounds adorable! That's great that Mack worked for you. I think mine would have been the same way when we first started if we could have gotten him pooped reglarly. By the time we got his constipation straightened out the incentives had lost their...well, incentive. I think the toilet scared him a little too and he wasn't comfortable sitting on the potty chair.
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Congratulations, it sounds like you are getting close to him being fully potty trained. I remember pooping was the hardest of the whole potty training with both of my sons.
@foxyfire33 (10006)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Thanks! It has been a long hard (literally) road. He is 4 1/2 but struggled with constipation for so long that pooping was scary. Even though he was older his doctor wouldn't recommend anything but dietary changes to help him...even though that wasn't helping either...so this has been a long awaited event. He's been more regular for awhile but I decided to just leave him alone about it until he was ready. I'm so glad he says he's ready...having 3 un-potty trained boys was getting old real fast!
• United States
9 Oct 07
That's great, I hope he does good. My son is 17 months and I think I might try to start potty training him next month. He knows where the potty is and he sees the kids I babysit use it so I think he's getting to where he would use it too if I put him on there. So I am going to try with him pretty soon.
@foxyfire33 (10006)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Well good luck with that! :) We started trying with this one about 2 years ago. He's had the peeing part down for a long time, he just struggled with pooping. My next son is already almost 2 1/2 and tries to pee in the potty so we were beginning to think that little brother would be trained before big brother!
@soccermom (3198)
• United States
9 Oct 07
My son will be two in a couple weeks, and is potty trained except for the poop part. Is this a boy thing? My girls never seemed to have this problem.
@foxyfire33 (10006)
• United States
9 Oct 07
It seems like it might be but I wouldn't know! My two girls trained both ways at the same time in just a couple months. And my oldest son trained both ways in ONE day! So I was totally unprepared for close to 2 years of training and pooping problems. LOL I just responded to a discussion about if I knew any soccer moms. I said I didn't but then here you are!
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
10 Oct 07
This is great to hear, foxy. It is a big step for him. And its great that he is the one who has decided it. best wishes and i hope it all goes well.
@foxyfire33 (10006)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Thanks kayrod! So far so good he went to shool yesterday and today in his undies. He did have on accident last night BUT it was during a big thunderstorm and our power went out. I think he ws just too distracted (and a little scared) by that. He's definitely a kid that needs to feel in control over things so the ONLY way this was going to work was if HE decided...I'm just happy everyone has backed off and let him decide, I knew two years ago it wasn't going to work the way they were pressuring him.
@twoey68 (13627)
• United States
16 Jan 08
This is wonderful! It is sometimes so hard to get them trained. My Nephew was pretty easy to train thankfully but I've known kids that were almost impossible to get them trained. Congradulations and Good Luck on the other 2! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~