Jump to content

Tips for commencing TT 2.5yr old boy


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 BeYOUtiful

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hi

Just after tips that helped you when commencing TT?

What worked best, a potty or the seat attachment?
What ready signs did your toddler show?

Jack has had an interest in us going for a while now.  We have sat him on the toilet only 3 times, 2 out of the 3 he wanted to get down.  

I was thinking of sitting him on a potty or seat attachment just before his bath every night - make it a part of his routine?

TIA

#2 BeYOUtiful

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

Great suggestions thank you Alpha Chook.

#3 namie

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

We started with before-bath toilet time and it's working well. DS1 (3yrs) loves to sit on the loo and really tries to get a wee out before getting in the bath.

I have no idea how to continue and expand on this though so I'll be looking for more tips. We have bought him some undies which he's super excited about but it's really hard to work around outings! I'm planning, from today, to have him in undies of an afternoon and try to encourage trips to the loo. We have a super cool potty/toilet seat/stepstool combo which we got through Huggies and he's excited about it I think. Will let you know how we go!

#4 findingada

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

I have just finished training my 2.5 year old boy. I usually start once they have good comprehension and enjoy helping me do things by following what I ask them to do. I have always started with a potty but that is because my boys have all been a bit apprehensive about the toilet initially. The potty also lets me know how much wee is output so I can track how much wee their bladders are holding (basically I think you don't want to fall into the trap of too frequent wees because that can cause problems down the track).   I have started training the same way with all my boys. I call it "pre-training" more to keep my psychology in check! Basically the focus is on making sure they know where poo and wee comes from. So in pre-training ...

- I start by putting the potty in a prominent place and just let them play with it. No pressure to sit on it. It's just there and I answer any questions they have.

- When we all wake up, I get DH to say, "time for a morning wee" and he does his. I get up and say "time for my morning wee" and I do mine. We do the same every morning.

- I will show them how to pull their pants up and down when getting ready for baths or when they get dressed in the morning.

- After breakfast, we go outside naked with just a shirt on (them not me!). I make sure they drink lots of water while playing and when they start to wee, I say "You're doing a wee. You are doing a bush wee" and answer any questions they have.

- When we come inside, I ask if they want to sit on the potty. If they do then great but if not then that's okay too.

- When they poo in their nappy, I tip it into the potty and tell them that is the new place for poo to play. I ask them if they want to sit on the potty and if they do then great but if not I also keep a happy face and ask them if they want to tip the poo and wee into the toilet and flush it. We say goodbye to the poo and tell it to have fun in the sewers with the other poos and wees.

- I also organise some special toilet familiarisation trips (like to the shops or someone's house that they already know). I let them look at the toilet and ask if they want to sit on it (no problems if they don't). Every time we go there again, I just show them where the toilet is.

So when I think they are happy with that I proceed to proper training.

- When I hear they wake, I say it's time to say goodbye to the night nappy and we take it off. They usually get a bit apprehensive about it but I do push this part a bit. This is the one time I will offer a reward just to get over that initial apprehension. I think it's hard for them to go from a big bulky night nappy to nuddie bottoms when they first wake so I try to keep it as gentle as possible.

- Then for the rest of the day (except for sleeps) I keep them nuddie bottoms. I occasionally remind them that they have nuddie bottoms with a gentle pat on the bottom and remind them to go to the potty if they need to wee. If it has been a few hours since their last wee, I will suggest we go say hello to the potty. Then I suggest I read a book then offer them a seat on the potty.

- I keep reminding myself to smile and keep a happy, even voice at all times even through accidents. If accidents happen, I ask if they want to help clean it up (with toilet paper first) and put it in the toilet, waving goodbye to the wee (I haven't had a poo accident but if I did, I would do the same). If they start to get a bit apprehensive about doing a poo, I tell them I know it might hurt a bit but it will feel better when the poo is playing in the potty. Reading a book while doing a poo is a good way to relax so I pick a book I can singsong without too much excitement to get them to relax (like a number book). I always keep a happy, relaxing voice while training.

- When I think they are confident weeing with nuddie bottoms and are taking themselves off to the potty, I suggest pants and we spend a few days learning how to pull pants up and down when going to the potty. I organise some trips to test their comfort with going in other toilets.

- I never withheld fluids. All my boys have a water bottle that they take to bed and I always fill it up. I encourage drinking during the day because I think it helps give more opportunities to teach them and also stretches their bladder (which you need to see happening before you can even attempt to remove the sleep time nappies).

After 2 weeks, all of my boys have woken dry more often than not so then I buy some special undies with something they like on it. I show it to them and say these are the new sleeping undies and we stop the sleep nappies. I removed nappies for travelling once they are fully day trained.

I am sad this is my last little one to train but it is a lot of fun. Try not to stress and enjoy the experience. I was a bit frazzled when training my twin boys but this time around I was more experienced and relaxed. I never thought I would say it but it really was fun. Not because we didn't have any accidents - we had plenty but I kept a positive attitude the whole time and actually enjoyed the experience. He actually went backwards a few times and I kept a happy disposition through it all. It didn't take long for it to all come together again. Have fun and relax.

#5 BeYOUtiful

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

Namie, thanks for the reply I will keep a lookout for your update.  I too am dreading outings.

Motherwrites thank you so much for your detailed reply.  I like the idea of chilling out about it all, I must keep that in mind  original.gif   Great ideas!

#6 seepi

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

Most kids find the potty less scary than the toilet.

I just pick a time when we are going to be home a lot and put them in undies. then lots of tips to the potty. With my oldest I even resorted to putting the potty in front of the tv to get her to stay on it for more than 2 seconds.

I have also used mini jellybean rewards for sitting on the potty.

It can be a stressful time, but it is important not to stress the child out about mistakes. On the other hand don't be so casual that they think there is no problem with weeing all over the place.

If you have no success at all over a few days, put the undies away and start in a month or so.



#7 FeralAussieFembo

Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Motherwrites that was such a great post, thankyou! We havent even really started but I find I dont have enough specific info on how to start. Your "pretraining" tips were especially good as that is what we are focusing on atm.

#8 namie

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Well I think today was a success. DS1 wore undies quite happily all afternoon and did 5 or 6 wees in the loo - standing up!

We had one little leak into his first pair of undies, but I think he controlled the flow of that because he jumped up and said 'Mum I need to do a wee' and ran to the loo where he then did a rather big wee for such a little fellow. A few hours later he did a rather huge wee on the couch (:/) but announced the need to do a wee. Then just after dinner he did a little wee on the floor and was quite upset with himself. I think he got distracted watching TV.

I reminded him that if he's watching TV and he needs a wee, then he needs to run and do it and then he can come straight back to finish watching. He then proceeded to run to the loo 3 more times before bath time, lol! I don't think he actually did anything those times though.

Overall he seemed pretty excited to be going, and certainly was excited to be wearing big boy undies original.gif

We have no plans tomorrow so I think I'll have him in undies from when he wakes up, which will mean we both need to keep a watch for his usual morning poo - that should be interesting!

#9 Mmgb

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Hi,

We potty train our daugther just before she reached 2. We follow the advised at baby centre, we had a potty as we noticed that even with a chair she wasn't comfortable on the toilet.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.