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Questions tagged [potty-training]

The transition from diapers to the potty. See also the tag [toilet-training] for the transition from the potty to the toilet.

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Should I potty train my 26-month-old who goes potty every 5 min and makes it to the potty only half the time?

My son is 2 years and 2 months old. He has been pulling off his diaper and peeing on the floor and pulling it off when he poops for about 6 months now. He tells me when he has to go and after he has ...
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How to deal with spillage when my 6-year-old son uses the toilet?

My son is 6 years old and I have been dealing with spillage in the toilet. He himself is very concerned and tries to avoid it by holding his 'thing' and pointing it down. This way he is successful but ...
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What to do about a 4.5-year-old soiling underwear shortly before bedtime when he usually uses the toilet?

My 4.5-year-old son was well potty trained. He has only recently started to soil his pants. This always happens in the 30 minutes before bedtime, always when he is in his room playing alone. He tells ...
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How to motivate a 3.5-year-old to use the potty when she knows how to, but is strongly opposed to it?

My god daughter is about 3.5 years old. She has demonstrated she is aware of when she needs to pee/poop and if naked will ask for a pullup to be put on just so she can use it. I believe if she ...
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How do I get my 3 1/2 year-old to poop in the potty and not on the floor?

I have a 3 1/2 year-old son who poops on the floor. He knows when he needs to go because he hides and poops on the floor. He will not poop in the potty. I bought him a child potty to poop in and he ...
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3.5-year-old still pooing in underwear

I have a 3.5-year-old daughter, who has got peeing on the toilet down fine, but poos are another story. We've been on the change from nappies to undies for about 6-8 months. She will simply poo in ...
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Moving from the training potty to the toilet

My youngest, 2.5-ish, is successfully using the toilet, and generally accident free. He has been at this level for a couple of months, and I would like him to start moving from the little "potty", to ...
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How to potty train a toddler? [duplicate]

My son is 2 1/2 years old. He has been going potty on the potty off and on since he was 18 months. He was interested due to having cousins just a little older than him. Unfortunately the problem we ...
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Toilet/Potty Training (4 Year Old Daughter)

I've read a few of the other posts here regarding the same topic and I've tried the answers that were given. My daughter is four years old and still in pull-ups, using them like diapers. She is ...
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My 8 year old pees and poops his pants

I am at a loss. My son is almost 8. He was fully potty trained by 2 1/2, but now isn't. I have tried everything; taking away TV, toys, etc. I have even grounded him. I have even tried to be calm and ...
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How to help 3-year-old stop breaking down about going to the bathroom?

My son is 3 years 11 months old. He's been potty trained for about 10 months now. Things were just fine early on, he would go potty when we asked him to with no complaint. For the last few months ...
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Daycare not allowing our 3-year old to poop in his diaper

Final edit: We discussed this with the daycare and it turns out our son is a very unreliable reporter - they just ask him whether he wants to go to the toilet or not. Thanks for the help! Our son is ...
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potty trained 2 year old toddler pees every 20-30 minutes?

we have potty trained our son when he was about 22 months and we thought we were over the hill - it went quite well although he never learned to ask to the potty, we just put him on the potty often ...
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How to get 3.5 year old to spend less time on the toilet?

My 3.5 year old boy is very well potty trained at this point, though he still usually needs us to tell him to go to the potty (he likes to hold it in a long time). He is capable of going completely ...
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Can I use one time use puppy pads for toddler potty training while they sleep at night?

I'm starting to potty train my child at 20 months by not sleeping with a diaper on. It gets tiring to change / wash the bed sheets every night. I was thinking of using disposable one time use puppy ...
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How can I teach my non-verbal child to let us know when he needs to go potty?

So my 22 month old boy has been showing a lot of signs for potty training. He kept his diaper dry for a whole week at night. He can go 3 to 5 hours at school without a wet diaper, and he constainly ...
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Potty training tricks

This is probably already been asked. My 3 year old son will tell us that he needs to go potty but only after he has already used it in his pull up. Right now we can't afford to constantly buy pull ups....
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3 year old boy potty training regression

The boy has been potty trained for more than 6 months and very seldom has had accidents in that time and never wets the bed, but in last couple weeks he's had several instances of getting to the ...
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1.5 Year Old Playing Tricks About Wanting To Pee, How To Handle? [duplicate]

My 18 month old daughter already has figured out that she ought to use the potty for pee-pee and poo-poo. She also makes effort to use the potty, although she sometimes informs of her need to use it ...
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Using the Potty [duplicate]

My 2 year and 10 month old started to poo into the potty 3 months ago, he would have a bowel movement once a day since then, but it only lasted for 4 days. He now wants his diaper all the time, and he ...
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How to get 12-month old to pee on potty and not floor?

It's day 6 of potty training at the Fry household. My son is days away from being 12 months old. The majority of his pees and poos happen within 3 minutes of us taking him off the potty. Any advice on ...
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How can we 'gracefully' stop taking our 5yo for a late-night toilet visit every night?

We have a 5 year old daughter, L. Her development is normal, she is a bright, happy girl with perfect daytime continence. She has no problem using the toilet entirely unattended. However, we have a ...
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8 year old son soils himself

I have an 8 year old son who refuses to use the restroom. He does #1 in toilet but not #2. This has been going on for less than a year, I'd say about 8 months now. Before that, his potty routine was ...
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Potty Training a 3 year Old Foster Child

We just started potty training a 3 year old boy when we got him 2 months ago. He poops on the toilet but he does not understand the concept of when he needs to go. When prompted, he will use the ...
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3 year old pees pants but doesn't notice

Our three year old boy has been "potty trained" for over a year but he still has constant accidents. When he does, he doesn't even notice his pants are wet and just keeps playing. It's rare for him ...
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Almost 4-year-old still refusing to poop in the potty

My son is almost 4 years old. He has been pee trained for about 9 months but will not poop in the potty. In the last year I've tried rewards, treats, bribing, star chart, cutting a hole in his pull-...
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How to teach a 3 year old to use an appropriate amount of toilet paper?

We're potty-training our 3-year old, and we'd like for him to be learning how to wipe himself after he goes. However, if he is unsupervised he frequently uses an excessive amount of toilet paper. On a ...
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How do I manage my toddler's fear to use the potty?

My LO is almost 15 months. She just started walking and has been really good at climbing on chairs for a while so I figured we'd buy a potty, no pressure, just to get her used to the idea. I sat her ...
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How do I get my 3 year old to stop pooping in his pants?

My son is 3 years and 9 months old. He has an amazing personality. In short, he takes the world by his terms. He has been working on potty training for sometime now and I understand there will be ...
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Time lapse between potty-training and poop-training?

My three year old has been potty trained for about three months -he still wears pull-ups at night, but they are often dry, and during the day he wears underwear. However he will not yet poop in the ...
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Will sitting on the potty for a boy affect his standing later during pee time?

My boy not 3 yet is fully potty trained, the problem is he's sitting on the potty even during pee time. Should I try teaching him peeing while standing or it will come naturally and just let him ...
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Five year old wets through night pullup

My son is almost five. We limit the amount of fluid he drinks several hours prior to bed. He always goes potty as part of his night time routine. He wears night time pullups during the night. As of ...
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My two year old will not keep her diaper on and will poop in bed and on the floor

My daughter first took an interest in toilet training around 20 months. She was afraid of the adult sized toilet but enjoyed using a smaller child sized replica. She did great at first always asking ...
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Potty a 2 year old, who uses the potty in day care, and not at home

My 2 year old daughter, has been potty training with pull up for the past 3 months. So far at day care she uses the potty perfectly, with no accident. At home she doesn't want to go at all we ask her ...
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3.5 Year Old Boy Crying, Not Potty Training, Does Not Listen, and Is Mean To Others

My son has been horrible lately. Most of the day he is throwing a fit and crying about everything. He rarely follows directions. We have been trying to potty train him for around a year as well. We ...
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How to help 3 year old realize that he has to pee?

My 3 year old has been potty trained for over a year but hasn't gotten to the point where he can tell me when he has to pee. I just take him throughout the day and he goes. However, if I wait too long,...
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My 3-year-old won't tell me that he needs to use the potty

My little boy has just turned three years old. I have only just recently stopped the nappies, but my little one doesn't like the potty. I've worked on that he sits on it with his tablet watching kids ...
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How to persuade toddler to wear pullup nappies?

Our 2.5yo is currently going through potty training. She wears normal nappies and this is a little problematic as the velcro strips don't last long when they are repeatedly taken on and off again. ...
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3 1/2 yo. girl urinates without telling anyone - but only in school

For the past 2 weeks my 3 1/2 yo. girl has been urinating in her dress without telling anyone in school. Before that she used the bathroom in school. She has been potty trained for more than a year, ...
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Help. 4 year old won't potty

OK. He's 4. He's had speech issues so communication with me is tough and he still isn't telling me he needs to go. I've been asking him and making him go pee about every hour. When it comes to ...
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3-year-old says they need to go, then don't go

My three year old daughter has routinely needed to use the toilet once at the beginning of bed time routine, and again at the end of the routine. However, she's started to say she needs to go at the ...
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5 year old defers going to the toilet until it is almost late

My 5 year old son does not want to go to the toilet even if he has bowel movements and later he has to hurry. Occasionally he even poops to his pants (recently it happened to him in the kindergarden). ...
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At what age should a child be expected to learn to “hold it”

When out with my 4 year old, we go to the bathroom at EVERY place we go to. I call it bathroom tourism. I don't think he has to go nearly as often as he indicates, but, since he manages to conjure up ...
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Potty Training a stubborn 3 and a half year old

My son has not been willing to potty train at all. He won't even sit on the potty - no matter what incentive we try to give him (candy, tv, etc). We have even taken to telling him that he will receive ...
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Two Year Old Won't Toilet Outside of Home

I have a two year old who is still in nappies and she will not do a poop outside the comfort of her own home. This is despite spending two days a week at daycare (she loves going to daycare and ...
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3 year old not even close to being potty trained

My son will be 3 in a few weeks and I am concerned about his total lack of interest in potty training. He refuses to sit on the potty (the big one and little one). How will he possibly train if he won'...
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Potty training set back after estranged father returns

My 4 year old granddaughter was fully potty trained. Her father recently moved back to the same state and her parents are not together. She stays dry but now won't use the bathroom for B.M.'s. I feel ...
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Transitioning to Underwear [duplicate]

Our two year old son is almost fully potty trained. He will use the potty for both pee and poop, and he has even taken a few naps (when we forgot to put on a diaper) and woken up dry. However, he is ...
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My boy just turned 4 and is about to start Pre-kindergarten. He won't poop in potty, only pull-ups

I don't know what to do. He won't do poop in potty. He is completely pee trained, no accidents. It even takes him forever to go poop in pull-ups because he is playing. He is an only child. He will ...
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What is the proper way for boys to wipe/clean their pee and poo after using the toilet?

I've been teaching my 2 year 8 month old son to take a small piece of toilet paper and dry his penis then get another larger piece of toilet paper to clean his butt when he pees and poos in the toilet....