Potty Training - Hollywood,FL

Updated on August 25, 2009
S.S. asks from Hollywood, FL
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Okay moms, I know that I have asked this questions before. But I have a new, I don't know that I would call it a dilema but a situation. The kids are going back to school on Monday, (Thank Goodness). I have been doing everything in my power to get my youngest son, who just turned 4 in may, potty trained. He however does not fully comprehend everything said to him. I think that has a lot to do with not being around other kids. He has been at home with me from the time he was born and that is it. He has his big brother but they have figured out his baby babble and he gets what he wants from them. I make him tell me what he wants before he can have anything. Here is my issue, I have had him in daycare before, he got very sick and we ended up taking him out. I have talked with the daycare that he went to about the following: we have done everything from the fun potty seat, to the fun underwear, to the cheerios in the toilet, to getting a prize when he goes in the potty and it doesn't seem like anything that I am trying works. I have stayed very consistent with it, taking him in there every 35 - 45 minutes whether he has to go or not. The daycare is very much aware of the situation and they are willing to work with me, thankfully. But my question is this, what happens if it gets to the point that I have to bring him back home because he just isn't getting it at daycare either? What do I do? I had no problems with my 2 older boys, but with him, he seems very determined not to be potty trained. Any advice or any help in this matter would greatly be appreciated. I have even thought about bringing in someone to my home to have them help potty train him thinking that he may listen to someone else a little bit better than mommy. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well, it has been a week. And he refuses to use the potty at daycare. I have taken underwear and extra clothes to daycare and I will be putting underwear on him at home and protective mats on my furniture. I know your not suppose to force them because of the regression issue, but how do I get him to want to do this. I am really worried that it is going to happen. Do I need to have him evaluated? What do I do?

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answers from Miami on

I used the 3 day potty training method by a woman names Lora Jensen (sp?). I found it online. It's been only a week and my almost 3 year old is pretty much potty trained. I just recommended it to a girlfriend who potty-trained her daughter using it in 2-3 days. I think it's like $24 for the manual but well worth it considering the savings on diapers./ Good luck!



answers from Tampa on

Children act very differently when they are not around their parents. I have worked in child care since 1990 and I have had countless parents say to me "how did you do that!! I can't get them to do that!!" My kids are the same way. They act very differently for babysitters and teachers than they do at home (in a good way).

I am sure you have been very routine with him, but the daycare routine will reinforce it. And there will be a group of little examples to show him it's the right thing to do. Don't expect it will be perfect the first week. But I think in a couple weeks he will be doing great! Good luck! Let us know how it goes!



answers from Boca Raton on

What I did with my daughter was let her stay in her underwear all day long... she would pee on the carped sometimes and I would just have to clean it up... but then I guess she would get frustrated of peeing on herself and would run to her potty chair. On the 2nd day, she went with only 1 accident. You have to leave them in their underwear all day... there will lots of messes to clean up.. but every child is different. She was potty trained at 1 and 10 months, but some kids are not ready yet. Tried the undies, maybe it will work for him.. and at the daycare, kids will act different than around their parents.



answers from Gainesville on

hey S......
boys are SO much easier than girls. Let him run around in a pair of boxers or tighty whiteys and if he p's he p's. I told my boy if he's outside and by a tree and has to p then he needs to just pull it out and go. 20 months old and i pretty much got the boy trained. he will mind getting wet by the p and eventually everytime he has to go he will let you know

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