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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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non-militant approach to potty training

I have heard a variety of styles of potty-training and the ones I have been told of struck me as somewhat militant. This is not to say that discipline is something I want to ignore in my kids' lives, ...
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potty training sibling of an autistic child

We have two kids (in 8 mos, we will have three). Our daughter is 4, diagnosed autistic. Our son is 2.5--never assessed, but does not appear to be autistic (displays no visible to us symptoms). While ...
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4 year old son peeing on himself

My 4 year old son is very very smart, but he pees on himself at home. Sometimes when we go out he goes to the bathroom in public. Some days he wets the bed at night at home, other days he gets up ...
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4 year old potty regression but concerned about the hysteria more than the regression

My 4 year old daughter is perfectly potty trained (with no accidents) since last June. She wears a diaper at night. lately she wants to wear a diaper all day because her best friend has regressed. She ...
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We're taking a break from potty training - what's next?

A little background, we've had some difficulty potty training our 3.75 year old boy. He's definitely made some progress but generally isn't that self motivated to go by himself. We've tried a few ...
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4.5 year old will use diaper instead of toilet because "it's not a big deal"

My 4.5 year old step son, uses the toilet during the day for number 1 and 2, but still wets the bed. He is consequently still sleeping in diapers. This allows for a small time in the morning where he ...
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Potty Training - 3.5 year old seems mostly disinterested

There may be other similar questions, and if so I'd love to be pointed to them, but our situation seems somewhat unique and I guess I'm mainly looking for advice on this specific situation, and maybe ...
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Taking preschooler for potty breaks vs letting him make the decision himself

At this stage of potty training our pre-schooler (3 yrs 3 months) can hold his pee, can usually recognize when he has to go poo and go on the potty, and has taken himself to the potty to pee a number ...
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HELP! My 6 year old will not stop pooping in her pants

I am at my wits end and I don't know what else I can do. I honestly feel like I have done everything. For the past 3 years my daughter will NOT go poop in the toilet. Dr's did say she had/has ...
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stubborn 6 year old refuses to use the potty for number 2 at home

i hope i can find someone or something to help me get my kid to stop going in their pants at home ... as they seems to have no issues at school or elsewhere but at home they will wait till the pants ...
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Kids wont potty train

I have 2 kids, ages 6 and 7. Neither of them have ever been completely potty trained. Neither of them pee themselves but both poop themselves. Both of them are in therapy, we've seen doctors and they ...
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Potty Training - From 'can hold pee' to 'goes to bathroom by himself'

We've started getting more serious about potty training our 2y10m old recently. He's definitely progressing and seems to be able to hold his pee now. When we encourage bathroom breaks and take him to ...
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What is the Best Way for an Uncircumcised Boy to Wipe After Peeing?

My son is four. His pediatrician said he should be wiping because he is not circumcised. What is the proper procedure for wiping a foreskin?
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How do I get my 6yr old to stop pooping her pants

So my 6yr old girl poops her pants at least once a day and normally it happens when she doesn't get what she wants or if the tv is on. We took her tv time away when she did this and then we made it to ...
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Baby wet the bed (almost 2 years old)

i'm new over here. also i'm new in parenting in genenral - this is my first son :) hopefully that i'm not duplicating this question, my 20 month baby is wetting the bed every single night, we haven't ...
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21m old very smart, seems ready but being super difficult

My daughter is 21 months old, she’s very bright, she can definitely follow simple directions and she seems ready. She knows pee is supposed to go in her toilet but she won’t pee in it. She’ll pee on ...
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Potty training a two year old

My daughter turned two in May and didn’t want to wear diapers anymore. We decided to let her walk around naked at home and she would run to the potty as soon as she had to go but never tell us until ...
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Do we have to put potty training on pause?

My son is nearly 3 and we've been working diligently on potty training him because we are tired of diapers, but also he's grown to be so dang big that it was nigh impossible to get him on the changing ...
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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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