let's talk about potty learning

@mememama (3077)
United States
April 7, 2007 2:57pm CST
What have you or what will you plan to use for potty learning (potty training is another term, dang internet lol)? Any tips? I think my son will be ready soon and do not want to touch nasty pull-ups-yuck!
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
15 Apr 07
With my oldest we lots of naked time, brought the potty chair into the living room to sit on while coloring or watching cartoons to get him used to it, and I let him follow me to the bathroom all the time. Once he got the hang of peeing in the chair I slowly moved it closer to the bathroom, then finally next to the seat. Oh and I let him flush, he LOVED that. LOL Plus using cloth diapers helped a lot. He could feel when he was wet and was eager to get rid of the diapers.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I think the cloth is helping, sometimes he brings me a new diaper, but of course that's way after the fact lol.
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@superchook (1786)
• Australia
8 Apr 07
I have a son that turned 2 a couple of months ago and I just kept asking him if he wanted to use the potty, he kept saying no, so I told him that was alright. Then one day about a month ago, he just came up and said that he wanted to use it and he did. He does really well doing his wee, its just the poo he needs to work on, he has done it a couple of time now. Good luck.
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• Australia
15 Apr 07
Thanks for the best response!
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@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I don't have much advice for you because I've never potty trained a child, but one thing that worked with me as a child was bubbles. My mom would let me blow bubbles on the toilet and only on the toilet, and I freakin' loved blowing bubbles! I figured out eventually that when I had to potty I should tell my mom because bubbles were the reward. I don't think it took me very long. I had my own training potty, too, so I could go sit on it by myself if I wanted. I'm interested in how to train boys, though, because it seems like a harder job (what with aiming and all!) so once you get it figured out let me know! I'll be in that boat in another year or two!
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
8 Apr 07
my friend said she just threw cheerios in the toilet and told her son to aim-it worked! I just don't know what kind of cloth diapers to use.
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@syndibee (799)
• United States
15 Apr 07
i'm actually starting potty learning right now (my son just turned a year!) i'm making his training pants myself, still trying to work out my pattern but they will have elastic on front and back just like underwear and snaps down the sides for those oopsie incidents and it will come off like a diaper. once i have a pattern worked out i will be offering them for sale along with my line of diapers. i will be offering both waterproof trainers and regular ones that will either need a cover or be for advanced learners who don't have alot of accidents. there are alot of WAHM's who make training pants for toddlers....good luck with your endeavor into potty learning
@mememama (3077)
• United States
15 Apr 07
You'll have to keep me updated on that ;) I think we're going to try this summer when he'll be closer to two years old. I'm starting to let him go nakie in our backyard to discover what he can do with "it" lol, it's all fenced in real high so no one can see him. But that sounds like a great training diaper!
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
7 Apr 07
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