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    Default The Countdown: 8 pullups left!

    I'm starting to feel nervous...LOL

    We have told DS (4 yrs old) that this is the last pack of pullups and once they're gone, it will be underwear only. Even said that we'll have an 'underwear party', lol.

    So I imagine by saturday the pullups will be gone....and i am in this now and not turning back. I'm getting nervous about it! lol .... just how it will work out, will i end up having to stay home for the next month...(not really, i do have the training pants to put over top)

    the one thing that still nags at me a bit , only because i've read so much conflicting info: because he is SOOOOOO reluctant to use the toilet for BM's, should i allow him to use a pullup for a BM? i've heard it suggested before. but that could get tricky because even though he's not holding it too much anymore, he tends to let small amounts into the pullup throughout the day (i can't tell you how done i want to be with that).

    aside from the poop part, this is it....i am praying it works!!

    any other last words of advice are welcomed
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    *crossing my fingers*

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    No advice really but good luck!! We let our son cut up the last one to show he was done and it really meant a lot to him. It has been four month I think and if someone asks about diapers he says no I cut them up and am all done.

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    maybe a tiny reward for every 'movement' or day thats accident free. a sticker to work up to something big like “big boy underwear' or m&ms etc. good luck. DON“T make big deals out of oopsies. just say heh they happen fresh start next day or next diaper.

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    Good Luck!! My potty training is random to say the least, but wanted to say for my oldest who is fully trained, she held off on the bm's too. If I caught her making that “face“, I'd just ask her if she wanted to go to the potty, and if she said no, I said “maybe tomorrow then“. One day, she just never did it again. I don't know why!

    I've heard boys are tougher than girls...and I can believe it, I can't get over the poopage difference, I am not looking forward to potty training if this keeps up!!

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    lol - i thought this was a workout thread...never mind!
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    I have nothing but support for you. Good Luck. I hope it works out well. I agree, don't fret about the oopsies. They'll come and go. Miss A still has her moments when she just plain forgets. They are fewer and farther between, but it happens. Stay strong, and don't wimp out, as much as it seems easier, it won't be in the long run. Good Luck. (we used to buy those lego candies for the boy when he was potty training, best investment ever)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSunshine View Post
    maybe a tiny reward for every 'movement' or day thats accident free. a sticker to work up to something big like “big boy underwear' or m&ms etc. good luck. DON“T make big deals out of oopsies. just say heh they happen fresh start next day or next diaper.
    this kid has foiled our attempts to use incentives EVERY time...lol. i still give him a treat whenever he uses the toilet. and in spite of my reluctance, we even went ALL out and tried a system of giving him small treats if he stayed accident free for the morning, afternoon, or evening...and then giving him a chance for a bigger prize if he went the WHOLE day. with the little treats, he'd get it and pee in his pull up right after ...“i just peed“. ggrrr!!! and a few times he's gone the whole day and picked out his special prize and then immediately lost interest after the hoopla was over...lol. so the past several months we haven't mentioned or encouraged anything. if he uses the toilet we say that's great, when he doesn't , and tells us (every single time), we just say “okay, lets get changed“. what a turd!! LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by RetroMama View Post
    I've heard boys are tougher than girls...and I can believe it, I can't get over the poopage difference, I am not looking forward to potty training if this keeps up!!
    i've heard that too. and the developmental clinic said that preemie boys are often really late with it....but they have no idea why, lol. and now that i have a girl, i've noticed a big poopage difference too!

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    lol - i thought this was a workout thread...never mind!
    ROFL!!! i'm laughing so hard right now...that's hilarious!!!! LOL
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    Just wanted to say you aren't alone there are others, we are in the process right now and we have good days and bad days, but stay strong they do get better.
    Just keep telling yourself all the money that is saved with not having diapers/pullups!!!
    Jen

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    good luck!
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    I have two words for the BM's, “tight pants“
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