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 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 ...
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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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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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Can cold weather cause a potty trained child to wet the bed again?

My four year old daughter has not wet the bed in about a year. A few nights ago (on an unexpectedly cold night) she did. There are several questions here about bed wetting and regression, but I'm ...
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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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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 can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?

We're having problems with our 3.5 year-old boy concerning potty training: Since his birth it seems, that being cleaned is much more unpleasing to him than running around with brimful diapers for ...
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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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Explaining the concept of underwear to our toddler

Our 21 month old toddler will use the potty when we leave her bottom bare - she has been successfully doing this for a month. Tired of cleaning stinky diapers, we leave her bottom bare when she is ...
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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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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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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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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....
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Potty Training 2.5 year old - Regression?

I spent three days this weekend (took a day off work) potty training my 2.5 year old daughter. She has been showing signs of being ready for a while - telling me when she wets her diaper, talking ...
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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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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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Are “pull-ups” worthwhile?

My son will be 3 shortly. We've introduced him to the potty, and he happily sits on it (he even has a "sittin' on the potty" song he sings)... with his pants on. On occasion, he will sit on the ...
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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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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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Potty Training my 20 month old boy

My son is 20 months old and I have started potty training him. He has been interested in the toilet for a month or two. He will pee and poop whenever I sit him on there, but still won't let me know ...
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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 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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Toilet training not quite finished

I started toilet training my 3yr old in April 2015. Everything went really well and after a couple of weeks I thought he was there. I soon found out that I was wrong. Although big accidents are a ...
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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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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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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 trained 2 1/2 year old wetting the bed again

My son is 2 1/2 years old, 6 weeks ago we went cold turkey and stopped him wearing nappies and put proper pants on him. He wet the bed the first night and that was the only accident he had! However ...
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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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Getting a kid to tell you Before they go to the bathroom

we have a 2 year old and we've been trying to do some potty training. She is very interested in using the potty and likes underwear. She also is very aware of when she goes. She'll tell us right after ...
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What can I do about 3 year old holding in pee all the time?

I have taken away pull ups/diapers during the day for my 3 year old. Since then, he has gone on the toilet a few times, but usually he will hold it in as much as he can, and then once he can no longer ...
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my daughter just turned 4 years old she doesn't like going poop in the toilet

My 4 year old daughter knows how to pee in the toilet but when its time for her to poop she goes in her diaper. she has another year of preschool and soon its off to Kindergarten. We do ask her if she ...
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How a child can tell if his bottom is clean enough?

This is the situation. My 5 1/2 year old is concerned because he does not know if his bottom is clean when he wipes himself after a BM. He knows that sometimes his bottom needs a lot of cleaning and ...
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Losing mind over potty training! [duplicate]

Help! I'm losing my mind in this process... My 3 year old boy wants to wear pull ups and stays dry most of the time. And tells me, I'm all dry! But, When he sits in the potty... Nothing! I don't think ...
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How to get 3 1/2 year old twin boys to go potty before bed

We have 3 1/2 year old twin boys. One is potty trained completely except for overnight. The other is much more resistant and taking much longer to potty train during the day. The main scenario I need ...
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How to go out with a toddler learning to use the potty without diapers?

My little girl is about 2 1/2 years old now, and she's been doing bare bottom potty usage for the past two months or so with good success (not including poop because she's upset to go poop at all so ...
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What to do when toddler keeps using the potty to stay awake at bedtime?

We are working on potty training our two year old girl and it is interfering with our bedtime routine. She will often keep requesting to use the potty, knowing that we will take her out of bed to go ...
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How do we deal with potty training at daycare?

Our situation is that potty training is going well at home, but really badly at daycare. We have an appointment with the daycare staff next week to discuss strategies. My son, who is 2.5 years old, is ...
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Our 2 year old refuses to poop anywhere

I have a two year old (Oct. 5 2013) that started holding his poop in about October of 2015. Up to now, he has allowed himself to go on average once every seven days in a 6 month span. Our family ...
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2 year old that was going potty, and asking to go everyday for 3 weeks straight then all of a sudden resisting going

I'm a nanny for a family that has two children, one boy age 4 and one girl age 2. The 4 year old goes to school and I have one on one time with the 2 year old. The parents wanted me to start potty ...
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Do cloth diapers actually decrease how long a child stays in diapers?

I've heard that cloth diapers encourage a child to not soil themselves, as they are less comfortable than disposable diapers, and that this leads to being potty trained quicker. Is this true?