View Full Version : Straight to underwear potty training?
08-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Does anyone have tips on potty training by moving straight to underwear? How long does it usually take for the child to get used to the concept of the potty? I have tried pull ups, but my son goes in them anyway. Also, do u put them in a pull up when u go out, or just underwear? Any help would be very appreciated :)
08-12-2009, 11:17 PM
I think you have to keep them in underwear all the time. If you switch them back and forth it will just be confusing. You will need to have extra clothes with you at all times. I think my mom just kept a few extra outfits in the car at all times and she stocked up on ziploc baggies to put the wet items in. I am not sure but I think they might get it faster because the wetness is right up against the skin. In diapers and pull ups the moisture is pulled away from the skin. I think I am going to try the straight to underwear trick when DS really starts potty training. I hope this helps and if you learn any tricks along your journey please let us know. :)
08-14-2009, 04:31 AM
Kids are smart and they know a pull-up is still a diaper. It might seem hard to do but try to keep him iat home till he is pretty good at knowing whats happening. otherwise it might confuse him when he is in the car and has to go but can't.
good luck! imagine the extra cash flow from no more diapers! woohoo!
08-14-2009, 02:14 PM
Thanks for the advice! I am going to start today, so wish me luck!!
08-14-2009, 04:42 PM
My friend is taking her 3 yr old every 1/2 hour. He's in pull-ups. He tinkles in the potty and pees in the pull-ups. Poops in pull-ups. She's going to leave him running around the house on the wood laminate floors in the buff during this month. She thinks that may help him feel the wet drip and not like it. What do you moms think?
08-14-2009, 11:16 PM
mar-- I think that will require a lot of extra cleaning! :)
08-15-2009, 12:47 PM
You don't want a little boy running around in the buff because they spray everything! Tell her she will be better off if she puts him in underpants so he feels the wet and the dripping or in a long t-shirt that will stop the spray from hitting the walls. Trust me they can really spray!
08-21-2009, 11:16 AM
Okay, I've made it through three boys, and now have a little girl I put in underwear beginning in June. She's just a stubborn as her brothers, all have taken a year or more after I knew they understood the whole potty concept before they made up their minds to just go. However, the boys all wet themselves long after they started pooping in the toilet every time. My girl is the opposite, but will wet herself when she also needs to poop because she just doesn't want to do that in the toilet! I know she'll one day make up her mind to just go (in the meantime, tons of messes to clean up), but I was hoping she'd be ready for preschool here in 2 and 1/2 weeks. Any tips would be greatly appreciated, even though nothing I ever tried with my first three really worked, they just one day finally decided to go, with no specific incentive I gave them! (My little girl is already signed up for preschool, and the last 2 boys actually went in Pull-Ups for almost the entire school year when they were 3. They just didn't have any accidents at school. My only hope seems to be to let her go, though not going back to Pull-Ups, and hope being around all the other kids will make her decide to go.)
08-21-2009, 12:10 PM
Sorry girls been trying to answer you for half an hour now, but kept getting side tracked with other issues here and at home.
I have 2 boys and what we did was switch to regular undies "just like daddy's". I then had them sit for 5-10 minutes every hour. I made it into a game. They got one m&m for sitting nicely for the alotted time 2 m&m's if they peed on the potty and 3 m&m's if they pooped on the potty. I used my kitchen timer to remind me to have them sit. To this day when my kitchen timer rings, my youngest goes to the bathroom - it's a trip - lmao!!!!
Yes, they do know that pull-ups are a diaper and you shouldn't switch back and forth, though I do recommend a pull-up at nite until you have a week or two of pee-free nites.
Another FYI - I've heard that putting too much pressure on a child can back fire and make some kids totally rebell. I think there was an article in parenting a few years back about this (maybe like 3 or 4 years ago, when I was doing this the second time around).
Good luck and remember - YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A KID GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL IN A DIAPER, THEY'LL GET IT EVENTUALL!
08-28-2009, 05:42 PM
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09-09-2009, 07:41 PM
I have been having no luck with the potty training! My son will not let me put the underwear on him!! :( He throws a fit if he sees that I am trying to put them on him....he seems interested in the potty and tells me when he has done something in his pull up, but when i sit him on the potty, he sits for only a few seconds and then takes off running. Lol a funny sight but so frustrating! HELP!!
09-12-2009, 10:10 PM
I'd try not to pressure him too much. He's on the right track, he'll sit longer when he's confortable with it. This is a big change for a kid. Take it slow and he'll follow. I know it's hard when your stuck there in the middle of potty training, but remember everyone does it in their own time. Just like walking, talking, and reading - there is no right answer, they'll all learn at their own pace when they're ready!
Just keep trying and know that it will happen!
09-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Twilight - how old is he?
09-22-2009, 09:04 PM
My son will be 3 in December
09-23-2009, 07:00 PM
I just want to let you know that when your child is ready he will do it! I have been potty training my daughter for over a year. We tried lots of different training techniques and even did straight to underwear training which we quit after more than 3 weeks of trying. After this horrible struggle for over a year she just started going to the potty with no problems. It was like she finally decided it was what she wanted to do and hasn't had ANY accidents for more than 2 weeks! I say it isn't worth your aggrivation or his to push him
11-14-2009, 12:12 PM
My son just turned 3 and haven't been very diligent with putting him on the potty. He doesn't go when we do anyway. However, I've been inspired so this weekend we've put him in his Thomas the Train Undies and shown him the bowl of Pez for when he actually goes in the potty. My concern is that he is in early intervention classes everyday for a few hours and it's not an option to send him in underwear when he's not potty trained. This would mean that I need to switch to pull ups or diapers during that time and from what I've read from everyone, it's very confusing for them. Any suggestions?
05-09-2013, 12:50 AM
I have a soon to be 2yr old daughter, she basically potty trained herself and i am so proud of her and so lucky she loves going to the potty and know she loves going on the big pottw/her attachment of course, and i think thats b/c she sees mom and dad use the big potty all the time, when she started to potty train i used the pull ups in the day and took her every 30 min until she got the idea, she really took to it and she loved the pull ups b/c of the designs on them she loves minnie mouse so everything was minnie her underwear even her potty chair but i do switch back and fourth from underwear now to pull ups when we go out but she still knows to tell me if were out and about but that really works for her..I have a couple of friends that have tried the plastic undwear and they tell me they dont work, but i am going to start the training underwear soon i do think they would be better then the regular underwear..
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