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 Post subject: Grr toilet training!
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2012 21:41 
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Lewis is 3 in may now and time is ticking to get him potty trained. He went through a phase where he was really good asking for the toilet and went on it a few times. Now he will not even entertain the fact of the toilet! Refuses to even sit on it now, a potty has always been a big no no hes always preferred his booster toilet seat.
I've even bought some toilet training pants to see if they make a difference. There cars so I thought he would love them but he refers them as the too big nappies lol!
I've tried bribery (probably not the best thing but it's worth a try :lol: ) , tried sitting him on the toilet and he goes mad and struggles.

I really don't want to push him but I think he's getting far too old for nappies! Is it just me thinking this because all the other kids seem to be toilet trained?

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 Post subject: Re: Grr toilet training!
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2012 22:00 
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A guy I used to go to school with struggled with his son. Eventually Dylan was 3 and a bit before he was finally toilet trained - his gran still says he aint the best yet.
It will come in his own time. I know of quite a few 3yr olds (boys for some reason seem to be slower than girls) who are not fully trained. Dont force him - it might scare him off doing it at all.
Maybe wait a few weeks and try again. Try a wee reward system. With Ella I tried stars charts. After 5 stars / stickers she got a prize. 10 was a bigger prize and 15 even bigger ( for her 5 was a teddy bear, 10 was book and 15 was a dvd). For the first week she went back to 0 each day - andshe more often than not got all 15 in the one day eeeek) When I knew she understood I changed it to she had to get 10 a day before a prize. And evetually it was a prize very occasionally.
Pound shop was a god send in prizes. Eventually the prizes became a stciker pack etc( she can sit for ages playing with stickers)
Good luck, there is still a fair bit of time before he is 3.
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 Post subject: Re: Grr toilet training!
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2012 22:10 
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I think it's just me to be honest. I bought one pack of nappies and refused to buy Anymore, but that's no good. Looks like I'll be buying some more tomorrow lol!
I think I'll just stop mentioning it to him and tell all other family members too. I'm fairly sure when he went through his good phase he just started doing it himself.
Have tried a reward system which involves lots of cars and he's still not in the slightest bit interested lol! :lol:

Will put it off again for now and see how things are in a few weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Grr toilet training!
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012 10:18 
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Lucas started training in the July, he was 3 in the October, so don't take it to heart hun. Boys have a tendency to be slower on average when it comes to potty training.
Like Lewis, the potty was always a no go, which did make it harder than with the girls as you can't leave a toilet lying around like you can a potty!
When you do decide enough is enough and decide to bite the bullet (boys are stubborn creatures) I'd prepare yourself to be stuck indoors for a few days and have a load of pants and trousers ready for all the accidents. A lot of people swear by letting them run around either butt naked or just with pants on, but I have always got them properly dressed (it helps soak up accidents :lol:). Yes it's frustrating and yes you wanna scream "How hard is it to tell me you need the toilet?" 10 times a day, but somehow you always manage an "Oops oh dear, never mind" Take him to the toilet around 20 minutes after drinking and keep taking him every 10-15 minutes until he does something. Yes it's monotonous, but eventually he'll hopefully click that if he does something he gets left alone (until the next time he has a drink!)

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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2012 11:03 
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My 3 were all 2.5-3 when they were potty trained. Tbh, I found it a lot easier to just go with the flow & no force the issue. With all of them I tried a few times (with about a month inbetween tries) until they actually wanted to do it themselves. Kian was the hardest cos he was the first, but the other 2 wanted to be like their big bro so it was a bit easier with them (although they still didn't do it until they wanted to!) :lol:

I tried everything with Kian & in the end I bought a Weeman. It's a little mini urinal made out of plastic so he could stand up & wee like daddy! It worked really well & I even kept it for Lucas. It broke before Zac got the chance to use it though :lol: Zac just uses a step, but none of mine learnt by sitting on the toilet. They all wanted to stand up to wee from day 1! It might be worth him going to the loo when daddy does, just so he can see & then he may well do it that way.

Defo don't force it though, or make too big a deal out of it. I think it's much easier & a lot quicker to do it when they're ready. Zac was the quickest out of my 3. He got it in 2 days & only had about 4 accidents in total! A few days later he was dry at night & has only ever wet the bed once since! So it does pay to wait until they are ready :thumleft:

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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2012 09:19 
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Thanks Yvonne, your right boys are definitely stubborn creatures! Bought some more nappies yesterday and I haven't mentioned anything to him about the toilet or using it. Will wait and see how the next few weeks pan out!
He often takes his nappy off, wees on the floor (usually in a corner somewhere lol) and runs all his car through it the dirty beast lol :lol:

Will definitely prepare to stay in the house too, don't think lewis will complain getting to watch DVDs all day lol :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Grr toilet training!
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2012 09:24 
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Thanks Lou.

This weeman sounds good lol where is it from? Think I may have to invest!

Will see how the next few weeks go!

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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2012 09:42 
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This is the cheapest I could find it:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boys-Toilet-t ... 970wt_1139

It's quite hard to source in the UK, cos it's actually an Australian product, but it was worth it's weight in gold for me! :lol:

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Thanks :D

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The pull ups never worked with Grant, he just used them like a nappy. We made our own reward chart. I printed some pictures of toilets ( I'm not that good at drawing) then Grant coloured them in, we used a blank piece of paper and some blu tack to stick them on. I started with 3 "stickers" to get a reward ( pick a toy from the £1 shop). When he got better I left more out and told him he had to get all the stickers on the chart before he got his reward. It got to the stage whe he was so used to going to the toilet that he forgot about the stickers. Hope it helps but they all do it in their own time and Grant still has some accidents.


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