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summerstorm
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   Posted 4/19/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone on here potty trained a kid?  I have a 3 year old who we are trying to potty train (without much success) and obviously i am not much help with the pooping part!  (btw regular poop is really gross!  much grosser than what comes out of me!) 
Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

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   Posted 4/19/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't give up, it can be done but at the speed of your child's willingness in my experience. I started out letting my stepson (yes, his real mom didn't do it) pee outdoors which made the real potty easier and when he would poop I just wouldn't change his pull ups that instant. 5 minutes of poo on his butt encouraged him to tell me when he had to go. And yes real poop is really gross and I work in a hospital!!
crohn's for 25yrs, 5 bowel resections, reaction to remicade.
currently on pentasa and prednisone as needed. 5 yrs of iron infusions.
 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/19/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL we let him pee outside already, twice now he has pooped on the front porch too! Not cool, lol

My thing is, my kid is so smart, he can multiply and spell, but cant figure out the toilet!
he's just so trifling about it!

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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
key word..smart!! Maybe if you act like it doesn't matter to you then he will think he won the battle??? LOL too!
CD for 25yrs. Includes 5 bowel resections with perm. ileostomy, iron infusions, many fistulas and luckily more good days than bad. Currently recovering from ileostomy revision.
 
 


Bennie
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   Posted 4/19/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if you are having issues with peeing or pooping or both. We used to let the boys pee on "tinkle targets" in the toilet. Originally they were little pieces of paper with a bullseye or a fish on them (my mom bought them). Then we switched to cheerios.
Pooping is another story. Oldest son would make me put on a pull-up so he could poop (peed in the toilet just fine). As soon as he was done with his business, he would ask me to change him. That only lasted about 2 weeks luckily.
I though youngest son was going to be the first child to prove the statement "don't worry, no child ever goes to college not potty trained" wrong. I could put him in underpants at 8 am and he would hold it until late at night. I would put diapers back on him and he would pee away. He was pushing 5 years old when he finally decided to use the toilet.
Good luck.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect! Living and loving life as a teenager should!
 
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/20/2009 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
bennie, i am sorry to say this,but i am so glad to hear that your kid was almost 5!
We are having trouble with pooping. Peeing is going fairly well, still accidents though. Today for instance, the kid comes in walks into the bedroom and just pees! So i clean it up and he asks for some paper towels, i give him some, and he goes back in the bedroom, puts the paper towels downand pees on them! OMG what made him think that was ok? lol. After he did that today i said, And why do we think potty training is a good idea again? lol
I really dont think he understands what it feels like when he needs to poop, and i just cant explain it to him, and my husband is saying i dont care about it, because i said i can't help him understand that feeling.

chinup-we tried that, he wont fall for stuff like that. Or bribery, only kid in the world you cant bribe, lol.

LadyHawk701
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   Posted 4/20/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Summerstorm~ We are potty training our little boy who will be 3 on Friday.  It's been a rough go, but he will now tell me when he has to pee and will sit on the little potty (he wants absolutely nothing to do with the normal toilet) He does insist on holding hands though.  He used to just sit and scream at the top of his lungs and 45 minutes later he'd let his pee out.  It could become quite deafening in our echoy little bathroom.  As far as the pooping goes we have not made much progress.  I'm hoping to have him totally potty trained before we travel back east to visit family this July or before that next thing goes wrong with me and i'm back in the hospital.  He sees me empty my bag a lot but that doesn't help.  Big sister has offered to let him watch her go, but he doesn't really care about that either.  So he will hold it in for days, until he finally lets it out, usually while he's palying quieting in his room so no one can see.
 
As far as him ever standing and going, I'm sure it will happen someday, but now he shows no interest at all.  He won't even touch let alone hold himself down there and screams bloody murder if anyone else does.  Hmmm, we all know that will change:)
 
I dont have really any suggestions to share but I wanted you to know I'm in the same boat and to wish you good luck and happy pooping:)
 
33 yrs old, Mama to my darling daughter (7yrs) and my little boy (3 yrs)
Diagnosed with UP in Feb 2005 Developed into UC by Jan 2006
Hospitalized July-Aug 2007 Pancolitis Contracted C Diff.
Salumedrol, Antibiotics Prednisone Imuran 100mg
Double dose of Remicade every 4 wks STOPPED BEING EFFECTIVE
Had a total colectomy Aug 1st 2008 2 step J-pouch, disconnected and reconnected
2 takedown sugeries, infections, leaks, multiple drains
Will be keeping my loop ileostomy, will not be removing disfunctioning pouch at this time
 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/20/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
lol thanks!

mine never had a problem touching down there, he is all about that!

the peeing isnt so much an issue as long as we remind him.

Miss UK
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   Posted 4/20/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Summer I've been doing this just lately with my son.  I was really worried as I don't go for either ends the way he does haha.  I really believe the children do it when they are ready as a few months ago there would have been no chance but now he's pretty much dry day and night. 

Having said that for the first time I went out today for the day stupidly without spare bottoms and he wee'd.  I went to town buying all the bits I brought a portable potty which is handy and also some bright bots off ebay though pricey are well worth it.  I used star charts too and made a big deal of any success and went the chocolate treat route even though I've always been against giving him sweets.  Maybe your little lad isn't quite ready but it can change in a matter of weeks so don't dispair it will happen soon.  Could books help? or making up a story you think he would like involving the toilet process? I could make you one up but I'm worn out tonight from my made up magic pixie stories he insists on 'and they all live happily ever after' haha.  I just need a way to get him to go on a proper toilet he will wee in it but no poo's so awkward for going out without a potty ah the joys of motherhood haha good luck!

LadyHawk happy 3rd Birthday to your son :-)


36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/20/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Miss uk-motherhood is awesome isn't it, lol. NONE of what i went through with UC or with this bag is nearly as gross as some of the stuff my child has done in less than the four years he has been alive, lol.
Whats a bright bot?
My mom made him up a story about a year ago, and he loves to read it, he loves to make books actually (he's a nerd!) but that one hasnt seemed to make a difference. Although i would love to hear one of those magic pixie stories!
I'm so sorry you got stuck out with a wet baby today, that sucks! good luck to you also!

Miss UK
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   Posted 4/21/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Summer luckily he only made a small patch onto his jeans so I just took his pants off it was such a warm day and all the kids were muddy it didn't really matter.  Bright bots are like normal pants with a plastic bit between for small accidents I think thats just the make of them I'm sure you could buy others under training pants.  The magic pixie stories well I usually make them up according to what we've done in the day with a very obvious message on how Pixie is such a good boy if he does what he's told haha (my monkey doesn't). 

I was thinking when I got this ileostomy maybe it's not as gross to me as I'm used to changing really filthy nappies haha.


36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
lol i think that having a kid def made the ileo less disgusting, being a mother is the most disgusting thing ever!
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