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 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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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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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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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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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 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....
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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?
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Night time potty training for four years old

Our 4 years old son is very good at using toilet during the day, but he still wets his nappy more often than not (he wears nappies only for the night). He doesn't seem to be bothered about this at all....
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Fake Poo/ Pee Trips

I am wondering if anyone has any insight on this situation we are in. My boy is 20 month old, hes been able to tell us when he wants to poop for sometime now. He usually poops once a day in the ...
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My 3yr son wont tell me when he needs to go to the bathroom [duplicate]

When my son was two he started letting me know when he wanted to go to the potty. He then started nursery and went back to old ways of not letting me know. He's now three and I've taken him out of ...
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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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Is using a potty described in this video for 1 month++ old baby safe?

Is using a potty described in this video for 1 month++ old baby safe? I'm referring to supporting the child on the potty as he poops. My wife is strongly against it as there is no support for the ...
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How can you tell if a toddler went pee in the potty?

Sometimes the pee is such a small amount I can't tell unless I watch. We have a sit down potty and can look, but this is impossible with the kind that sits in the big toilet. Unfortunately there is ...
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Two years old potty regression

My 2 y.o has been potty trained for 3 months. Recently he changed a daycare and started to pee on the floor just for fun. I tried to educate him, but it's only getting worse. If I undress him, he can ...
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help, my 3 year old son will go to the potty when I take him but will not go on his own even though his potty is RIGHT THERE!

He's 3 years old and has been peeing in the potty since 18 months. However only when I take him... he goes to daycare 5 times a week and the teachers say he stays dry most of the day.. when I have him ...