So we are thinking of toilet training DS in the next few days. I've had enough of nappies lol
We have a potty and one of those cushion things on the toilet. Should we be focusing on just one option though? Like only the potty. What rewards can be used? How often should we take him to the toilet? Actually just any bits of advice would be great! I'm not sure how to do this lol
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05-10-2016 06:49 #1
Toilet training tips
05-10-2016 07:10 #2
Yay good luck! I'm no expert, but...
I got DS special Thomas jocks that I unveiled on toilet training day. Just used the puffy toilet seat thing (no way am I emptying potties!). Rewarded with a sticker for wee and a little chocolate egg for poo. The first couple of days we stayed home and I asked him probably every ten minutes if he needed a wee. He had two accidents on that first day. I took an extra minute to change him out so he knew that it felt uncomfortable and that it was better to go in the toilet. He had one accident the second day, and since then he's never had an accident at home and has never had a poo one ever!
05-10-2016 07:37 #3
I was thinking if I just stay home for a few days it will be safe lol I've got plenty of dinosaur stickers so that should work! Did u put them on a chart or just give him the sticker and have fun? lol. Oh!! I hope it goes that well for us hahaha
05-10-2016 09:28 #4Senior Member
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We started DD out on the potty. I tried the padded toilet seat, but she was terrified to sit on it on the toilet.
I rewarded her with stickers. She just stuck them on her hand or wherever she wanted to.
We stayed home for a few days and just took her to the toilet every 15 minutes. We also noticed that when she needs to go, she can't keep still and keeps stepping from side to side, so when I saw that, I rushed her to the potty
We also called Nanna everytime she used the potty. She loved the praise from everyone.
In the last week, she has just decided to use the padded seat on the toilet (she started using the potty at the beginning of the year). And she hasn't gone near the potty since she made that decision
05-10-2016 09:38 #5
I'll let him stick them wherever he wants haha.
Oh if my mum wasn't working today that would be great. He asked to put undies on so we will see how that goes lol
I'll have to keep an eye out for signs. Right now he's sitting on the lounge lol hopefully he doesn't wee on it!
That's great she's decided to use it!
05-10-2016 09:47 #6
How long do I give it before I take a step back and try again another time? I don't want to prolong it if he's not ready.
05-10-2016 15:24 #7Senior Member
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I would try for a few days and see if you see signs of improvement. If you do, keep persisting, if not back off for a while
With DD, on day one she screamed about going to the potty, pee'd all over the floor numerous times and was miserable with the whole process. The next day I managed to actually get her to wee on the potty but still not happily, but she was living the praise and stickers. The next day she was actually telling me she needed to go, sometimes at the last minute, so still a few accidents, but huge improvement.
05-10-2016 16:21 #8
05-10-2016 17:03 #9
Ds preferred the potty to start with so we went with that for about 3mths and he got to the stage where he would take himself off to the potty.
(He happily used toilets when out though)
We went on holidays for a week and didnt take the potty and he was fine with the toilet all week so when we got home i had the potty then got rid of it.lol
06-10-2016 16:32 #10
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