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Toilet Training Potty
Toilet training: Here are a few things to try. You probably don't want to go out and buy another potty, but they make ones that can be set up on the toilet, with steps. For boys, put some 'targets' in the toilet, for him to hit. Otherwise, it's not worth arguing, it will end up a battle of wills, and you can't win. Don't worry, s/he wont go to college with it. Use positive reinforcement; star charts are great! ...Read more
Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, ...Read more
A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Potty Training: Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, effectively shape this behavior. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is toilet training but continues to hole in his poos making them hard and painful when he eventually goes how can I stop him holding them in?
Relax: In normal kids, everyone eventually is potty trained. This is a normal milestone of development.Thus it will always happen. Do not pressure your child. The average little girl trains at 26 mos/age and the little boy trains at 32 mos.Train by example until the child is ready. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Signs of readiness: are being able to walk from room to room, pull diaper, pull-ups & pants up & down, be dry for 2 hours, say "potty" or other word to indicate he senses the urge to go. Till then, let him sit on a potty, clothed, while you model using the toilet. Pushing it creates behavior problems. Buy a Little Looster stool. Read http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/toilet_teaching.html ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
We started toilet training our child and she hasn't had motion for 2 days now. Is that normal and what should we do?
Holding stool : Frequently toddlers will hold their stool during potty training. They will pee in the potty but prefer the diaper for stools. The reasons are comfort, fear, not ready to sit on that potty. If he is holding both stool and urine take a break from potty training. If just stool talk to him about your hopes and wishes. Use stickers to encourage potty use or other reward. ...Read more
Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?
21/2 yrs old son is hyperactive. Cant talk just says 50 words. Doesn't eat just drinks milk. Difficulty in toilet training. How to handle him?
Needs evaluation: The combination of all of those issues suggests there might be some type of developmental delay. Milk as the sole source of nutrition is not healthy and suggests there may be some sensory issues. This could be part of the issue with the toilet training also. Recurrent ear infections associated with speech delay could mean decreased hearing. Ask his primary to do an evaluation or refer to another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 yo was potty training great until we went away and weren't consistent. He was afraid of self flushing toilets. Now he is resistant to toilet.
Put him back in : pull-ups without discussing the issue unless he brings it up, then affirm that those public potties scared him a little, but that he chooses when the potties at home, preschool, etc. flush. Put small, safe toys in a glass bowl on top of the fridge. When he asks what they're for, the say, " Oh, they're for when you choose to pee-pee & poo-poo in the potty." Being casual is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 yo hallways seems to have darker yellow pee. No pain or other sx. He's potty training in a little toilet so it's obvious. Should I worry?
My 3 yo is potty training. On occasion when urine dries on white potty seat 1 or 2 dots may look a little red. Never red in the toilet. Took OTC UTI test that was negative. Is it just rxn btwn plastic and urine?
Probably not: The dark red/purplish stains on the toilet seat may be from small degree of hematuria or crystals in the urine or the source of the stains may be outside the urinary system, like skin or rectal region. Your child should therefore be examined by the doctor for a better assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be patient: Babies have different responses to potty training. Some are so self sufficient, independent, that they will resist anything that is n ot their idea. Others will allow you to provide direction and comply with your requests. Methods will vary depending of the personality of the child. Try not to make a big issue of it, set an example, reward successful use of the potty, do not punish failure. A great resource is a DVD called Baby Songs by Hap Palmer, the vignette “today I took my diapers off” motivates many an independent minded child to take charge of the process. Available online at Babysongs.com, the original one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tried potty training for my 23 months toddler but my trials failed. When should I start trying again?
Wait until ready: He/she may not be developmentally ready for potty training yet. Children need some core skills in order to potty train easily: able to say, 'i need to go potty' or the like, able to pull down/back up pants independently, wakes up dry in the morning. Without these skills it will be more difficult, so waiting is best. Most children potty train between 2 and 4, so there is a broad range of normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers