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unhappykoger
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i just wanted to know (for those that have children) how old are they? i have a 31/2 year ols and a 1 year old(nov 19) and i dont know what to do about my son. he is still not completely potty trained. i asked the doctors what to do and toddler advice sites. they all say just to wait. well that is not helping. what do i do. can anyone help me with this?????
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try http://parentsinfo.sympatico.ca

even though you're not in canada, it's chock-full of info and advice for moms.

to get a mom-to-mom point of view, try the mammas at hipmama.com


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My twins will be 5 months old on Novemeber 17th! It seems like much longer!

I'm not sure what advice to offer you about the potty training bit. The sites Negitive Nancy recomended are really great.

I've seen a few books out that are actually for the child, not the parent, explaining how it's "grown up" to use the potty etc. I've even seen a few that come with rewards like stickers, for when the child uses the potty. I'm not sure how well they work, as I've never tried them but it's worth a shot.

Good luck!


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ive read alot about this. he will "pee" in the potty all the time but he wont "poop" these are his words. anyway, i have tried the rewards and everthing i dont know what else to do. it is hard to put him in school. which is why he is not there. but o well maybe my daughter will be easier. i hope!!!

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There was this REALLY great book for kids about using the potty... it had a red cover... but I can't remember what it's called.

Does he know why he won't poop in the potty? Are you using a small plastic potty instead of the toilet?

hmmh... i don't know what else to ask. If you find something that works, let me know so i can try to use it on mine when he's potty-training age.


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I remember the name of a book with a red cover for kids called "Once Upon A Potty" There were 2, one for boys and one for girls.

The book was a story but basically explained all the body parts with illustrations, cute ones, not vulger. It explained what a potty was, how to use it, why it was grown up to use it. Why it was important to use it, how it was okay to have acidents sometimes and how proud the parents of the child in the story were when he actually used the potty.

I remember reading the story to my nephew a few years ago. Anyway, I'm sure there a lot of good books out there. Which ones have you tried? There has to be something your son can relate to.

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Hey I have a set of 3 year old twins and a 3 month old boy (I have a G/B set)ayways I found that when my twins were learning to use the potty it helped if I gave them a reward afterwards...it may sound a bit on the wrong side but my twins learned to use the potty in 1.5 weeks and they have been using it ever since and I bought a doll that had it's own little potty and when they went so did the doll...ummm it was the hardest for my son but I just got him a book and read it to him...I told him that all big boys use the potty when they can...make sure to tell him that a few accidents are ok and nothing to be scared of...I also had them in training pants you know those pull up diapers and told them that if they tried their hardest to use the potty that they could wear big kid underwear and bought them each a pack of underwaer that appield to them my daughter picked these flaurecent ones and my sons had trucks on them soo that they would have something to look forward too when they stoped wearing diapers and it worked pretty well now I think that when your son is ready that he will use the potty but untill then make it a fun thing to do...

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the problem is i already tried all of that stuff the rewards the pull-ups and alot of other stuff. i even had his little cousin (a girl) that is the same age to try and get him to poop in the potty. he usually does everything she does. and that didnt work either. im just lost! owell my mom told me to not worry about it, and the first time he does it in school he will get laughed at and never do it again. (she got that advice from a friend wiht the same problem) it seems mean but that may be the only way. thanx all for the replies and suggestions.
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