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    Default Toilet training tricks please!!

    My DS will happily use the toilet every time to wee, but when it comes to number 2's it's hit and miss. He knows the toilet is for both and we shower him with praise when he uses the toilet. But most of the time he will do it in his pants, take them off to empty it into the toilet, then tell us he had an 'accident'. I've tried the tough love and tell him I'm cranky with him, I've also tried to catch him just before he goes missing to do it in his pants. But it doesn't last he just goes right back to doing it in his pants.. Is there a trick to it that I'm missing? He is only 2.5 so am I expecting too much from him??

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    This is my son to a T, so have no advice sorry, but will be interested to see what tips people have

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    Default Toilet training tricks please!!

    My DS is 2.8yrs & I had the same issue, I would just tell him that if he didn't want to poo in the toilet or the potty that was fine but he had to ask me for a nappy as he wasn't allowed to poo in his undies. We did this for a little while & then when he would tell me I would just say well how about using the toilet or the potty instead & would show him the bowl of prizes I had for him that he could pick from if he used it. Everyday for about 2 weeks he got a prize & then I stopped giving them every time until it was just natural for him to do it and is toilet trained now except for overnight, I just used the same technique to wean him of his dummy & it worked then too

    Good luck to you all, remember praise is key, tell them how proud you are, high five them, get them to be proud of themselves at being big boys & girls instead of babies

    Our next hurdle is changing rooms before bub #2 comes next year

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    Default Toilet training tricks please!!

    I bought a whole heap of little cheapy toys and books and put them in a big tub.

    I told DD1 that she could choose something out of the special tub when she went to the toilet.

    I recycled the toys, she didn't know any different. I even put some fake tattoos, stamps etc in there. There was pink nail polish too so I could paint her nails.

    Just choose stuff you know your child will be keen to play with.

    It worked a treat for us! We did it for a couple of days and then we just stopped putting toys in there

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    I think getting cranky is unfair and expecting too much. He Is only 2.5 - that's still a baby compared to an adult. While 2 yr olds are smart and understand A lot, if your getting cranky there is a chance he could misunderstand you & start to feel like pooing is a bad thing. You don't want him to be ashamed of himself.

    I know how frustrating this is because my son did the same and I use to be on the urge of getting him in trouble when he just kept pooing in his undies! I'd call my mum up in frustration and shed alwYs say "DON'T get him in trouble or make him feel wrong because your toilet training will go backwards, this is normal you just have to keep persisting and encouraging and be positive" and it's so true.

    When he would do it, I'd say you need to tell mummy if you need to poo and I will help you go to the toilet. If you don't want to poo in the toilet yet then you can wear a nappy
    And when he'd do it in the toilet I'd be so happy for him and make him feel Like he accomplished something. pretty soon it was "Mummy I'm going to do a poo!" while running for the toilet and pulling his pants down. As soon as he started feeling proud about pooing in the toilet was the end of hIs accidents!

    So I just think you need to be understanding that he is still very much a baby, hold your frustration in and be persistent and positive, this is just a phase kids go through so rest assured many mums are having this problem I also suggest buying cheap undies you don't mind throwing out. I bought the $1.50 for 3 from kmart, I use to throw about 3 out a week for a month or two, but I really didn't mind as it was cheaper than a packet of nappies anyway. And it saves you. Cleaning them, just throw them straight out.
    Goodluck


 

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