potty training black toddlers

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  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I just threw the black infants in there! :x: But seriously family I have a toddler (will be 2 next month) who is fighting her potty training. I'm not trying to buy anymore diapers, and am at my wits end! Does anyone in the family have any tips for me?
     
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    Hi Brother Pan ... it's been some number of years since i potty trained a child, but i am currently with my Brother and his Family, and he has a 3 year old son ... Matthew ... who i love and who loves me back! :love:

    Anyway, Matthew ... Max for short ... is in the potty training stage. Now i must admit that i am so very impressed with my Brother's wife ... she is from Jamaica and i see so many things that i believe are cultural, that she has, that leaves me in awe of her magnificence!

    So i'm going to share what i've been witnessing her do, in regard to potty training, which is not what i did back before pampers even existed (nawww, just kidding, but it was long ago!).

    My Sister does not spank Max if he potties on himself. She does not even make any big deal about it at all. She might softly say, "Oh Matthew, why didn't you tell us you had to potty?" but that's about it.

    Max does wear pull-ups during the night (or if they are going out) and he wears "big boy underwear" all the rest of the time. You can almost tell when he has to potty, because he gets to bouncing from one foot to the other and all fidgety. So when we see that, we might have to tell him to go potty, because he's having too much fun to stop doing what he's doing.

    One thing i noticed about Max, being a little boy ... he does stand up to potty (he doesn't lift the toilet seat) ... but if he dribbles on the toilet seat ... he gets a little bit of tissue and wipes it off! :)

    Brother Pan, if you have a washer and dryer, you might want to buy the thick cotton underwear, and plastic pants that go over them ... (i used these with my babies because there really were no pull-ups back then) ... to begin transitioning Baby Pan from disposables to "big girl panties" ... but my small experience with Max gives me to know that it can and should be a very easy, relaxed, comfortable experience for the child.

    If she makes a boo boo, it's okay, just clean her up, get a new pair of underwear, new plastic cover, and wash the dirty ones!

    She'll eventually catch on and this could save you disposable diaper / pullup money!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Destee...I'll keep that in mind!
     
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    Keep this advice coming, please! My son will be 1 in a few weeks.. how soon is too soon to train? He knows what a diaper is a eevrything right now. If I ask him does he stink, he goes over to his diapers and waits. If he's wet, he tries to put his hand in his diaper. :) Smart kid. But, he's not even walking yet, but that's a whole 'nother thread.......
     
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    I think he is too young to potty train sister Toylin...count on pampers to continue receiving your funds for the immediate future.
     
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    lol @ goes to his diapers and waits ... :lol:

    Sister Toylin, i think too soon would be if the baby isn't walking yet.

    After they start walking, seems like you could begin slowly moving them in that direction.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    I agree that he's too young. My sister has a 2 year old. When he was 1 and some months (don't ask me the exact age) his day care teacher starting potty training him. It worked for about a month, but now he won't go near a toilet, and he runs when you try to change his diaper. I was just wondering if you try to train them too early if you can mess them up or something........
     
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    what we did brutha Pan was watch the reaction and notice the face expresion
    we started taking her to the potty and i got one that apraise her when she tinkle
    or go she became fun of the sound and our clapping telling her she a big girl
    even when she slip we never down her , we started out by putting her on the potty
    daily at times we felt she may go from the times we had been changing her pamper
    she still in the act of learning my son learn kinda fast by 2 1/2 he was ready full time
    we did the same steps and much what destee stated to make this happen another
    thing i had notice in trying to potty train was she always grap her backside like she
    don't want it on her but she make this face and stand off to herself let's me know
    she is going now i ask her she nod yes and she be 2 in JUNE i'm still teaching
    and learning all together what a task potty training .
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the advice brother Rich...my daughter has serious constipation (we had to take her to a specialist for it), and this has slowed her potty training. Still we take her to the toliet when she has to go...her facial expressions are unmistakeable!
     
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    I'm still working with this faze of training ..........I thought girls was more
    easy then boys they learn faster , she got the tinkle down pat but No.2
    she say something moreso often after she made the mistake can't catch
    it every time ...

    what is a good word to tell her when she have to go and do No.2 ??

    Ladies what did y'all tell them and how long was it before your child / children
    got it down pat to perfection ?

    Help us brothers out .........................
     
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