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Created on : Thursday, June 30, 2005, 01:08:55 pm
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March 7, 2009, 12:57 pm CST

Potty Training

Quote From: stretton80

Help please my 2 1/2 year old daughter is daytime potty trained and has been for the last 6 months she rarely has any accidents, she still wears a nappy at nap and nighttime but as said she is dry throughout the day. I picked my daughter up from nursery tonight and the girls informed me she had wet herself several times in only a couple of hours, they also said this was very unlike her, and the previous day she had been at her Nana's for the day and she had also said she had damp panties a few times throughout the day. Do you think she may have a water infection? I am confused please help.

Hi there concerned parent.


If i understand your txt correctly, your daughter didn't wet herself during nightsleep before. But when you picked her up from nursery the girls informed you about the accicedent?? Now, this is usualy not a problem to worry about. You have to understand that one of the things that can cause this is tention, fear, an exciting moment (like a birthday) etc. So if your daughter didn't wet herself before, but when she was with other people (maybe in another place), she did wet herself. This can be because of the tention. This doesn't mean that the people who she was with, did something to her (like fear her), but it's just another situation for your daughter, and this may cause this.

If you are worried about a ''water infection'', go and see a doctor just to know for sure. If everything is fine, you may take what i said in consideration and act upon it. If she doesn't wet herself why she is sleeping at home, and everything is normal (no party's etc) and she still continues, then you may ask your doctor for support. But don't worry, this is normal with kids of that age. A person who is specialised in this kind of issues can give you lots of useful information and tips.


March 7, 2009, 1:05 pm CST

Potty Training

Quote From: onemoretyme

I currently have custody of my 2 1/2 yr old grandson. We have had him for a year now. About 9 mo ago he was getting the idea of a potty, so we bought him one. The kids he spends the day with are around his age and was interested when they were interested. One of the girls parents stopped training her when she had accidents. Now he doesn't want to go either. He used to tell me that his diaper needed to be changed. Not anymore. He knows when he is pooping, because he "hides".


Some things have changed in our lives, but not major. He sees his mother, but she is just a playdate. There is no "connection" to her. She will start taking him overnights one day on the weekends (keep me heavily medicated while he is gone, please) and I am not sure if she will follow through with potty training? WHAT DO I DO?

Hi there.


Kids of that age canbe very stubborn. They want to do everything as they wish, and the do not allow you to tell them something. The are young adolescents haha. Funny as it may sound, i know that this is difficult for parents. 'What you may consider is giving hem rewards for peeing in the potty. You may consider making a calendar with free spaces for stickers. And everyday he keeps his pants dry, you paste a sticker on it. And if he gets 5 stickers, you buy 'm a present (or do a game with him, or whatever he likes, you are the one who knows best). Try to avoid commanding him, and respect his wish to do things in his way and in this tempo. 

I hope i've helpend.

May 21, 2009, 8:00 am CDT

18 months

Hi ,


I have a 18 months old boy. He has his own language, cant speak yet (just few words). He poops twice a day, within an hour of eating or drinking milk. My question is when is the right time to start the potty trainning? And what is the best way for him to get used to do potty in pot and not in diapers?


Thank You



July 15, 2009, 7:37 am CDT

Potty training boy

Hi! I have no problem getting my three year old son to peepee in the potty as often as I want--but he often immediately or soon after will wet his pants or the floor--I have him help clean it up and take him back to the potty but he doesn't seem to make the connection that he should not be peeing EXCEPT in the potty (and yes we use potty presents!) Poo has never happened in the potty--Advice please!
July 26, 2009, 11:17 am CDT

2 Year old in Big Boy Pants

Hey All! My two year old boy will go to the potty when I tell him to throughout the day and have no problem. However when my husband gets home he wil immediatly begin to have accidents and it drives me crazy! He can't really tell me when he has to go yet, but I can tell the signs. Is this some sort of Power struggle, because he just wants to see his fathers reaction or what?! ARGH!
August 7, 2009, 9:55 am CDT

It Works

I have a soon to be 3 yr old granddaughter that we have been trying to potty train for almost 9 months. I saw this episode on Dr. Phil on potty training in a day and kinda guffawed at it, but thought what the heck, I will give it a try. The next day I went out and bought the party blowers and party favors instead of confetti and everytime she went to the bathroom she would call "Goofy" aka her granddaddy at work. I promise you starting the next day she has not had any accidents at all and we are going on week 3. I didn't do the baby doll, though. I just explained to her about everytime she eats or drink it has to come out, lol!
You made me a believer!!! LOL
I am sooo glad I saw this show...

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