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 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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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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What to do about my almost 3-year-old daughter pooing her nappy and not telling anyone?

I have a 2.5-year-old daughter. She is almost almost 3. She poos her nappy and doesn't tell anyone to the point her bum is red and blistered. Can anyone give me advice or have something similar why ...
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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 encourage our 2.5-year-old to tell us when he needs to go to the potty?

Our son is 2.5 years old. We have been potty training him since his 2nd birthday. It's been a long haul but we're getting there. When he is outside in his underwear he knows when he needs to go pee ...
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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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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 make an 8-year-old boy use the toilet instead of a potty?

I have an 8-year-old son. He won’t poop in the toilet, only in a potty. If we take the potty away, he’ll poop all over the floor. He’s been tested medically and been cleared. He did before he even ...
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How does Elimination Communication work?

Elimination Communication was mentioned in a comment on another question, and I started looking into it. It seems an interesting concept, but I don't understand quite how it works. How do you ...
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Toddler stopped signaling when she needs to use the potty

We've been practicing elimination communication (EC) with our daughter since she was about four months old. It's been a slow but steady path towards being diaper-free. At 14 months she went four days ...
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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 I potty train a 12-month-old?

I want to potty train much earlier than is common, when my son is 12 to 14 months old. What's the best way to go about it?
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How to make my 3-year-old 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 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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How to potty train my 7-year-old son?

I am a single mom to a 7-year-old boy. He is still not potty trained. I have been trying to potty train him since he was 3, but he just doesn't listen. I have to send him to school in a diaper and get ...
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Six and nine-year-olds will not stop having accidents

I have two boys, just turned six and nine. While occasional #1 accidents are not that uncommon in Kindergarten, both of my boys started off their Kindergarten years with lots of them, including #2 ...
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How to encourage our 3-year-old, who has 100% “miss” at home, to use the toilet?

We started to potty train our 3-year-old daughter about a week ago, after she showed the initial signs by asking to wear underwear "like mom and dad". We explained to her it means she must use the ...
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Why do toddlers hide while having a bowel movement?

I have noticed that at a certain point (some) children seek solitude to poop. It seems to happen overnight- one day the child is perfectly content filling his diaper in the living room, surrounded by ...
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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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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 do I get my child to remember to flush?

Our son is now 6. He is "going potty" entirely on his own at home and escorted but directly unsupervised in public. Our problem is that he will almost never remember to flush. This is something we ...
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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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Embarrassing experience with my nephew; Should I tell his parents?

The experience and my actions at the time: Three years ago, my nephew was three years old, in the middle of his potty training. After lunch with the family everyone went outside, he and his older ...
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5 year old only wants to poop wearing a diaper but refused to poop in toilet bowl [duplicate]

My daughter just turned 5 years old 2 weeks ago but until now she refused to sit on a toilet bowl to poop. She only uses the toilet to urinate and we have no problem with this. She even wakes up at ...
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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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My 3 years old doesn't tell me when he needs to use the bathroom

My son is 3 years old and doesn't tell me when he needs to use the bathroom. It has been 5 months now that I took his diaper off him. I just do not know what I should do. Should I put a diaper on him ...
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How to deal with potty trained 3 year old who now won't go to the potty?

My daughter has been potty trained for about 8 months and going well. Currently, we still put her in a diaper for her nap and when she sleeps at night. Suddenly, she doesn't want to go to the potty ...
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3 year old, potty training and binky separation anxiety

Have a 3 yr old daughter and a 2 week old daughter. Unfortunately, before the baby came my wife and i failed at potty training the 3 yr old as well as detaching her from her binky (mostly used at ...
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How to potty train my 3-year-old, who likes to sit on the potty but doesn't go?

My 3-year-old is quite happy to sit on potty or toilet but won't go. He will go in his training pants and hides when doing a poo. How do we get him to go?
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How can I potty train my 4-year-old daughter?

I have been trying to potty train my daughter over the summer to prepare her for nursery school. She started sitting on the potty for hours just in case she wet in spite of being told this was not ...
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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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Potty training 20 months old, doesn't know when she needs to go

We've started potty-training our 20 months old girl, during a 10 day vacation (from work and daycare). At first she would not sit on the potty, but that improved after the first few hours and now she ...
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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 do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?

My daughter is potty trained during the day and is currently sleeps with pull-up. For the past few nights she has been peeing so much that she wets her bed. We have tried to restrict her liquid intake ...
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Poop-training and cleaning up

My three year old is 100% pee trained, even at night, but as with many little guys is not poop trained. We started him in underwear, partly because preschool encouraged it and partly because he pee ...
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How can I convince my 28-month-old it's ok to poop? [duplicate]

My 28-month-old girl absolutely refuses to poop. We started potty training a week ago and she does perfect with pee. But she went to poop and freaked out. Crying and gagging is all I got... That was ...
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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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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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Grandparent put a diaper on my toilet trained child

I was out for 5 hours and my mom put a pull-up on my 25 month old daughter who refused diapers at 19 months. She never used a pull-up before though she has 2 cloth trainers that are thick but they ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How to potty train a reluctant 3 yr old who's language delayed

My son is now grown out of the largest sized diaper and still can't communicate verbally. I bought a child potty and encourage him to go potty but he cannot make a connection and so continues to go ...
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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 ...