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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How long can night-time potty training be delayed? (and consequences)

It's often suggested that potty training should be done while the child is still a toddler, otherwise it can have negative affects on the child (can be embarrassing, create resistance to the training, ...
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How do we proceed with potty training?

Our daughter is 2 years and 7 months old. We would like to train her to go potty, but it is not easy and I wanted to ask how we could proceed. We already made our first attempt a few months ago, but ...
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Next step in potty training

We are having a bit of an odd situation with our 3 year old son regarding the use of a potty. When our son is walking around with a bare bottom, he is fully potty trained. To the extent that he will ...
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Potty training 7 year old

I have been trying to potty train her and nothing is working. I’ve took her to the doctors and all they said was don’t force her it will makes matters worse and said to have her talk to someone so we ...
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2 year old refuses to poop in the toilet without serious coercion

The past three months of potty training have been emotionally taxing. We've had a few glimpses of a light at the end of the tunnel, but the biggest lingering issue is getting our son to do #2 on the ...
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2.5 year old only tells me she has to pee but only when out running errands or visiting family

My 2.5 year old only tells me that she has to use the restroom when we go out and do errands or stay at another family members house to visit. When we are at home she will just pee wherever and ...
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3yr old girl not listening to “no” in school

My 3yr old toddler girl has been “helecoptered” until now and is not very independent. Going into school with basic potty training, she started to touch the yucky water when alone in the toilet. ...
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3 Year old afraid of toilets

We got our 3½ year old daughter toilet trained about a year ago. While she already showed good bladder control at an earlier age, the main obstacle to overcome was her uneasiness towards toilets, ...
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How can I fix a potty training seat being cold?

My son is five and has a potty training seat similar to one as listed on Wish: Potty Training Toilet Seat for Kids. He just complained about it being cold for his bottom. He is much worse with the ...
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2.5 year old sits on potty and immediately says "I'm done"

We have a 2.5-year-old whom we started potty training quite early (at roughly 1.5 years of age). We used the same tactic with his older brother, who was successfully potty trained before his 2nd ...
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My 3 year old just refuses to listen to me

I have a 3 year old little boy. Me and his father are both ADHD and my son's doctor says he shows signs of being ADHD too. We don't really want him to be on medication because meds messed me and his ...
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Why will my toddler be aware of having to go smetimes and other time go in her pants? She did well for a month, no it is more miss than hit

I have been trying to train my 2 year old for about 3 months.She tells us mostly after she goes but sometime before. She would tell us in the beginning and did well, now she goes in her pants. Do I ...
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Formerly nappy-free 3 year old started to poo in the diaper again but still pees in the toilet

My daughter was nappy-free even before she turned 3. She is now 3 years 3 months. We went camping for a few days and she did poo in her undies all the time but never peed in her pants. This continued ...
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My 3 y old DD is refusing to sit on potty/toilet after a bad spell of constipation? [duplicate]

My 3 year old daughter is fully potty/toilet trained apart from wearing a nappy for bedtime. She had constipation recently which was very painful for her. This has cleared now, but she is still ...
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What to do about a 6 year old who knows when to go to the bathroom but still doesn't?

My 6 year old granddaughter is a smart child and knows when she needs to go the bathroom. She just does not care if she goes in her undies or pants. We have tried everything with her. Tried to give ...
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How handle a 5 year old who delays going to the toilet and soils his pants?

My 5 year old son goes to kindergarten. When it's toilet time he is the show-off. He was toilet trained but now delays going to the toilet for play or TV watching. He once said monsters are there so ...
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What to do about 3 1/2 year old who was doing well with potty training and now using her underwear again

Our 3 1/2 year old Granddaughter was progressing pretty well with potty training. Not completely but doing much better, at home and our house. To the extent that she would get up and go to the potty ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

I couldn't find a question that fits this particular scenario. My 3 year old can use the potty during daytime. Occasionally he needs a reminder, but he is generally quite good at it. During the night ...
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How can I get my 3-year-old to poop in the potty?

My son just turned 3 and he won't poop in the potty. When he poops in his underwear, he goes to the bathroom, takes his underwear off, dumps the poop in the potty, and flushes the toilet. If some ...
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2 year old reverted to pee on floor

When our daughter was 2 years 1 month old she started asking to go to the toilet (she used to remove the diaper by herself and tell us she wants to go). Up until now she did very well - very few ...
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Advice on potty training a stubborn 6 year old

I was wondering if anybody would have any advice on how to get my 6 year old daughter to start potty training. I have tried in the past when she was younger but she would refuse to the toilet and ...
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Potty Training while on vacation- Help

My almost 3-year-old has done a complete 180 since my last potty training question 2 weeks ago. We decided to try the barebum method where she's nude, then commando, then with underwear over the ...
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Potty Training round 1000, help!

My almost 3-year old daughter was doing so well with potty training up until the lockdown 2 months ago. She had a serious regression, where she would take off her diaper and soil on the floor quietly.....
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Is it normal for a 3 year old to hold his pee during sleep?

Is it normal for a 3 year old to hold his pee during sleep for the whole night so he doesn't wet the bed. He seems to struggle doing it? I try lifting him to pee but he just throws a tantrum and ...
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2 year wont tell me when he needs to pee or poo anymore

My 2 year old used to tell me he needs to go to bathroom in beginning then he stop why did he stopped help
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My son refuses to use the bathroom at night, despite the apparent need to

My son is 3 years old. Every night he goes to bed in his underwear and the problem is he doesn't wet the bed but holds his need to urinate and you could tell when he's sleeping he's really fighting ...
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2.5 years old wants bottle of water to fall asleep

We just recently potty trained our 2.5 years old son. This didn't take a very long time luckily (about 5-6 days of "incidents" and suddenly no more). The issue now is with night training, because he ...
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Potty now means playtime for my 3 year old son

My wife and I have been trying to potty train my son for a few months now to no avail. He did a lot better when we first started training him, and now it seems his progress has gone backwards. Let me ...
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#2 potty delayed delayed; how to train the 4-yo and how to deal with pre-school?

This may be related to this question, but I'd like a bit more advise on how to deal with delayed #2 training and pre-school. Our son just turned 4, and he seems unable to recognize that he needs to ...
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How to make our son use tissue in toilet

As Muslims we are use to using a Bidet shower for purity reason. We moved to the UK some time back and now we have a toddler who is soon going to go to playgroup nursery. One of the requirements the ...
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What to do about a 4-year-old who has reverted to peeing in her pants and wearing diapers?

My 4-year-old daughter was potty trained at 2 or maybe 2 1/2. At night she had quite a few dry nights, but not all were perfect; so she has worn a pull-up while sleeping. During the day we never had ...
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How to make my 7-year-old daughter stop wetting her pants?

I have a 7-year-old daughter. She still wets her pants because she doesn't want to stop what she is doing to go to the bathroom. She waits and waits and waits until the last possible second to go and ...
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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. 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 I ...
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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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How to teach a potty trained 2-year-old, who pees every 20-30 minutes, to ask to go early enough?

We have a 2-year-old son. We have potty trained him when he was about 22 months old and thought we were over the hill - it went quite well although he never learned to ask to the potty, we just put ...
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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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