October 27, 2009,
S. asks from Denver, CO on March 12, 2006
"Looking for Tips on Potty Training Twin 2 Year Olds
My Sons just turned two and I know for boys thats early to think about potty training, but they are ripping off all clothing at every chance. Which leads to a lot of messes. Any advice ? Also we just had to remove the cribs because they are crawling out, so the mess is not contained.
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K. answers from Denver on March 13, 2006
As a mother of 6-year-old twins (and a two-year-old daughter)and the former president of Double Delights, I have a lot of experience in this area. My daughter also took off her clothes constantly and her twin brother liked to "finger paint", if you know what I mean. It was a disaster. However, I think you will drive yourself nuts trying to potty train at this tender age (especially given all the other changes that they are putting you through). I think a more important question is how to keep them dressed. For this, I would suggest dressing them backward so that they have no acccess to the zippers or snaps. Also, put them in a couple of layers, all backwards. so that they have a lot more to take off. I hope that this will help you to have just a few more minutes of sanity, whatever that is!
Hang in there.
K. answers from Denver on March 13, 2006
I don't have much advice for potty training twins but I also live in the Park Hill area and have a son that is almost 2 1/2 and a daughter that is 8 months. My sister has 18 month old boy twins in CA. I'll ask her if she knows anything about that yet. Let me know if you would like to meet sometime. I know a few other moms in Park Hill that stay home or stay home part time. I work M-F 9-4 or so.
Look forward to talking to you!
K. answers from Denver on March 12, 2006
sorry, no potty training advice. Just a unpleasant phase right now. good luck with that! I have 2 boys 2 & 4 sounds familiar. would love to get together, however. We are new to Co. moving to Broomfield area. Could meet for kids museum trips, parks, etc. Twins boys, I'm sure you are exausted!
A. answers from Denver on March 13, 2006
I only have one 2 year old and he exhausts me. I can't imagine having two, lol. I'm still working on the whole potty traing thing and it's slow but I've made some progress. Patients. They will only do it when they're ready so I;ve figured out. But some of the things that have worked for me are:
setting a timer in the bathroom (about every 45 minutes to an hour) for 'potty time'. when it goes off, my son runs in to the bathroom to turn off the timer. I then let him set the timer for 5 minutes and give either a book or special toy which he can only play with when he's on the potty.
Also having a favorite treat that he only gets if he goes in the potty. 1 for number 1 and 2 for number 2.
THat's all I have so far but if i find anything else that works i'll let you know.
A. answers from Denver on March 12, 2006
I feel your pain sister. I have twins that are 15 months and just now got my 4 year old potty trained. I wish I had some super duper training tip for you....but I don't. Our doctor suggested a potty chart, where they get a sticker every time they go in the potty and then for every 10 stickers or 20 or whatever....he got a dollar and a trip to the dollar store. After a month or so of potty training and him going on his own he got a remote control car. I am also a stay at home mom and exhausted as well almost to the point of being a social recluse....so sad. Anyway....if you ever need someone to chat with give me a call or send me an email....###-###-#### or ____@____.com in there....I hear it gets easier. =) Still hopeful. -A.
T.D. answers from Phoenix on October 27, 2009
I went through the same thing with my little one. I don't think it is ever too early to get them on the right path as far as the 'function' of the whole process. I certainly found it helpful to have my oldest help with the youngest, considering the younger sibling usually copies everything the oldest does. I had my little man using public bathrooms in a few months... even in a <a rel="follow" href="http://www.mesawasteservices.com/providers-Denver-CO.html... potty rental denver</a>.
Hope everything worked out for you.