Posted by karen on January 16, 2004 at 11:38:00:
In Reply to: Potty Training Help needed posted by Maras Mom on January 15, 2004 at 17:04:30:
: Does any one have any encouragement or help with regards to potty training? I'm using CD on a 33 mo.old & 8 mo old, using 30 diapers, so need to get my toddler potty trained. I'm getting discouraged with the amount of poop with a child that big and the mess involved. He doesn't seem to have a clue about when he goes, and isn't at all interested in progressing. It's -40 here in Canada now, so going without pants isn't an option. With my first I didn't force issue (He trained at 36 months), but afterward felt I was and am too harsh on him when he had/has accidents (4 poops in underwear this weeek), and want to change that this time! After almost 6 years in CD's is it no wonder I'm tired, and I have at least 2 more years to go, (more so if we have the 4th we want) so any help or encouraging words are most welcome. E-mail or post whichever you prefer.
I'd just like to say Congrats! for going so long with CD's. That's great. I don't really have any words of wisdom though, to give you,as I'm in a similar situation and have tried lots of different tactics with my 2.5 yr. old son...nothing has worked as he just isn't interested in the whole thing yet. So I decided to drop the whole issue and make diapering fun for he and I by getting some really cute AIO's in prints he loves from a WAHM. They have been wonderful and are just as easy to put on as a disposable. I still mostly use my ME stuff but these AIO's have been great on a very squirmy child. I figure he'll let me know when he's ready for potty learning and I'd rather just be washing diapers than have clothes, rugs and furniture to clean too!
Sorry, I can't be of more help but I can totally understand the frustration. Hang in there.