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Post by Ezekielsmummy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:48 am

My 2 yr old DS decided to toilet train himself. which was awesome but we now have an issue. He has been toilet trained for about 1 month and has recenly startedyelling at me he doesn't want me to come in and help. but doesn't even want me near. also unless i sit him o the toilet he sort of stands on the seat and squats... its kinda scary I keep thinking he will fall i but he doesn't want me around! what to do???

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Post by 4fun » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:35 pm

maybe a kiddy seat? We use a stool and DS pees standing up so he ca do it all himself (sometimes we get the floor but close enough... better than undies). When its number 2's he goes puts his own seat and then calls me when done, he can wipe himself but cant reach the toilet paper well and he pulls to much. Maybe I could put some already torn pieces nearby or something but they'd prob get wet, you could try that too though I suppose
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Post by Ezekielsmummy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:27 pm

I might try the stool and hi standing. he has a kiddy seat but says "i'm not little mummy, i'm a big boy" and won't use it. grrr for independant 2 yr olds! but boy is he a cutie
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Post by 4fun » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:25 pm

He calls it "do wees like man" haha.

If you having a willing DH (or I know my uncle showed my brother) it helps to have them show them how.

We had to teach him because here a number of the toilets are the old squat style and he refused to pee being held to use them so DH decided to show him how to stand and there's been no turning back.

We find he needs help learning to hold it though and he forgets it gets stuck down sometimes and so can wee on his legs but he's learning those things atm. He likes to be like a big man though... hopefully yours will be the same... good luck!
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Post by foggylog » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:34 pm

well i learnt tonight, do not praise DD for doing poo on potty, until she has finished. or she gets up to inspect what's done when not quite finished asnd you end up with poop on floor was gross but funny. and i have learnt my lesson :)
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Post by michansam » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:43 pm

foggylog wrote:well i learnt tonight, do not praise DD for doing poo on potty, until she has finished. or she gets up to inspect what's done when not quite finished asnd you end up with poop on floor was gross but funny. and i have learnt my lesson :)
lol! :lol:
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Post by michansam » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:46 pm

Has anyone else had problems with weeing in things other than the potty?

DS is doing really well, but every so often he just decides to use something other than the potty... stacking blocks (DS2's complete with holes!) lower shelf on the wooden work bench. Very frustrating for me. I'm trying to be calm and explain but... very frustrating.
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Post by Lozz » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:30 pm

I will have a read through this tonight after the kids are in bed. DS is 3 in july and I "think" he's ready-he tells me he needs to go to toilet and please mum nappy so I'm guessing hes kinda ready. I had it soo good with DD she did it herself in 1 day!
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Post by tegs » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:21 pm

[quoteHe runs and tells me "Mummy, I do wee! I do wee!" He grabs his privates and crosses his legs and jumps around for dear life. But he screams and cries when i ask him (very calmly) to sit on the potty. I help him of course. But even if I get him on it, he just sits there and won't relax enough for anything to come out. quote]
my one and a half yr old does exactly that we try and have "potty time" every day where we just sit on it as a seat and read a story but if she needs to go she hops up and wants a nappy on?????
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Post by Matilda's Mum » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:41 am

We had some success with a toilet time book that has a little button in it- which makes a flush sound, talks about wearing underwear and flushing the loo, using toilet paper, and washing your hands etc etc. Our 27 month old loves the 'toilet time book' and HAS to have it within 60 seconds after she sits on the potty or she wont go! (Although last week the wees came out before we even found the book!). Wearing just knickers around the house/yard is also good as they realise how yucky it is when your pants get wet. But I think you do need warm weather to keep that up as its turned cold again here and i dont feel its fair to her right now. But in the next 2 months- definately will resume that. Oh- and 10 minute reminders were beneficial "do you need to go to the potty?", "make sure you do wee's in the potty and not your pants- remember that you dont have a nappy on, only knickers!".

The only problem we are finding now is that we had 1 GREAT week where she would use the potty 4 times a day (with a few accidents in between, but thats ok), except she is in daycare 3 days a week and just loses the ritual when she's there. This week she has refused to go to the potty at all.
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Post by burmeselover » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:52 am

I've just started toilet training my daughter who is 27 months old. She's happy to sit on the potty and has relaxed enough to fart but nothing yet. She stands up to go to the toilet - I know because she poos and pees in the bath when she is standing upright. She needed to wee this morning and sat for ages on the potty, stood up and started to wee, looked down and stopped herself and I quickly helped her onto the potty but nothing. She held on for another half hour and eventually wet herself and asked me to clean her bottom.
How do I transition her from standing up to sitting down to toilet?
I am putting her in trainer pants or regular undies during the day and a nappy for daytime naps.

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Post by Matilda's Mum » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:01 pm

Sounds like we have similar themes with toilet training a 27 month old! I just bought a little toilet seat insert from the shops (only $5) and because my little girl has just refused to even use the potty anymore, we made the jump straight to the toilet instead.
Like you, mine will wee in the bath standing up. And she will stop herself from weeing if she does go in the potty (or even toilet) but I think that may be normal- and even a positive thing when you consider they must be able to control those muscles down there! Sounds like youre off to a great start- keep with it :) Might I also suggest asking her every 15 mnoutes or so if she wants to go wee on the toilet- especially if youre at someone elses place? ie- we went to her granparents the other week and she went to the toilet 5 times while we were there! Yes, it was every 15 minutes or so and only a dribble, but she liked the fascination of using a 'new/different' bathroom/toilet, and having others recognise her achievements. That day we continued with the toilet even when she got home and didnt have a single wet nappy all day. However the next day she wouldnt use the toilet at all. We have good days and bad days- they will learn, just be consistent and try new things :)
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Post by Ezekielsmummy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:46 pm

Hey Guys i need help!

Ds1 (3.5years) toilet trained himself pretty much at 2, we haven't had any night problems at all untill a few months ago and its becoming a once sometimes a twice a night occurance. It really distresses him even though we haven't made a big deal out of it. I'm very sure its about Matthew's death but not sure what i can do to help him.

I would love for him to stop the bed wetting but mostly to help him.

Any idea's or tips?
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Post by Esther » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:48 pm

Wish I could help! DS has been regularly wetting the bed every night this year after a period of being dry. He'll be four in a couple of weeks. He also hates it, especially the bit where you really do have to get wet clothes off and clean them up a bit - he gets "shivery cold!!"

We've got some great bed protectors that are an ABA group project. Although some nights he only wets his pjs and top sheet.

Sometimes it's just a matter of time :roll: I did have a chat to a physio who specialises in incontinence issues and she gave me some ideas, but I don't think DS is ready to try them yet. You might find some ideas, or links to physios here

http://www.continence.org.au/

Are you seeing a counsellor with E to talk about Matthew? Maybe you could bring it up with them? I also think DS is worried about our baby coming, but there is also a bit of family history with the bed wetting as well. It can be very normal for children under the age of 5 to wet the bed. Bed alarms and such work for much older kids.

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Post by fellare » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:33 pm

I've been doing EC from practically birth, but not very succesfull. Now it's summer, we have a wooden floor and ds is 12 months, I like to go full time. So far we've only gone with timing, trying so hard to get him to communicate, but alas. He's usually happy to sit on the potty and poop, wees are a bit harder.

question is: how do I go to full time (during the day)? do I just put him in undies? I'm a bit scared to do that for some reason. It's fine when he's naked, but I just can't see him in clothes without a nappy (besides, he'll be in 0000 shorts as the 000 fit ok on his skinny little bum, anything else is too big)

He started to hide when needing to do a poop. He used to be fine, so I'm not sure why suddenly he'll crawl outside, just to poop, then come back in like nothing happened. Any tips to change this?

any other tips? anyone else tt this young?
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