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how to potty train my 2 yr old son. he goes to bath tub & do everything in a standing position. i tried to make him sit on the toilet seat but he cries & wants to get away.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:36 AM on Jul. 3, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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    When it comes to anything dealing with children, the one thing that pops into every parent's mind is "How much is this going to cost me?" Men reach for their wallets and grimace at the total on the cash register. So, why not try something that will save you money and time since your toddler will be potty-trained faster?

    We all know about the disposable diaper-like underpants that are supposed to make your toddler feel like a grown-up. This is a novel idea, and it saves you some money not having to run the washing machine with six soiled outfits on a daily basis. Not to mention the "yucks" when you have to pull off the wet and soiled clothing. But, in the long run, you spend a lot more money buying these kinds of things, on the average about $10 for a package slightly bigger than the smallest package of diapers that you can buy.


    Answer by t_cutie_07 at 3:56 AM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • When it comes to potty-training though, the old ideas are the best ideas. Instead of spending almost as much than you would on a package of diapers that would last a lot longer, why not just go out and buy regular underwear? Your child is going to need them anyway. The best idea when approaching this is to buy a package of underwear with a character on them that your child enjoys. On the average, these cost about $6 for a package of three. But let us not forget that these are at least reusable, since you can wash them, and it lets your child that going to the bathroom in their pants doesn't feel nice. This will teach them to run to the bathroom when they have the urge, instead of playing right through it.


    Answer by t_cutie_07 at 3:57 AM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • The one thing you should also buy is plastic underpants to put over the underwear. On the average, this cost $3 for a package of three. This way, you aren't stuck changing their clothes six times a day. At first, more time will be consumed, worrying about whether or not they've gone to the bathroom in their pants. The up side to this is that within a week or two, your child will be running to the bathroom when they feel the urge to go. This means no more sitting in the bathroom for an hour with the water running while trying to get them to go and then finding out that you yourself need to go.

    This method is definitely cheaper in the long run and it helps your child potty-train a lot faster. So, why spend more money, more time, and a lot more effort when you really don't need to?

    Answer by t_cutie_07 at 3:57 AM on Jul. 3, 2008

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