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I am a mother of 4 kids, ages 17, 14, 13 and 4. The 3 older ones were so easy to toilet train, get off the bottle and dummy, but little 4 yr old just wont play that game! He still loves his bottle and dummy, I just can’t seem to get him totally off them. I can’t even get him to eat everyday food. He is extremely fussy it’s sooo frustrating. But, since Sunday week ago, he’s had a dry nappy both day and night!! At last, success with at least going to the toilet!! This too has been such a strain on the family. Now that we have started going to the toilet, lets hope he will continue now with eating and getting off the dummy, fingers crossed.


Posted by softness, 9th October 2013


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  • Congrats. That must be a nice feeling. My 3y.o. is so reluctant to use the potty or toilet. We’ll get there though.

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  • yes baby steps! soon they won’t need mum’s help at all

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  • nice story for read

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  • Fingers crossed it goes smoothly from here on in

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  • You’re lucky. My 6(nearly 7 yr old) is still soaking a nappy every night! Its torture

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  • Great news! My third is the same. And I couldn’t figure out his ‘currency’ – the first would use the loo for a story afterwards. The second, a jellybean. Sam – far out, too stubborn. Fortunately I realised the I could use the fact he is rather pedantic and things need to be ‘just so’ to my advantage for once. He seemed to realise that, when I finally got snotted off and refused him a nappy, that having ‘nothing’ on his bot was just not ‘right’. While the older two would have LOVED being nuddy. Who’d have thought? And he trained remarkably quick after that!

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  • It would be frustrating as it’s new to you pretty much. Baby steps, they are all different & boys can take a bit more time but great news on dry nappy, he will get there but yes very frustrating, my youngest took quite some time but we got there :)

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  • Good news on the toilet – I bet he moves really fast now. Can you put a little hole in his dummies so he looses the suction power and looses interest? Depends on how he reacts to not having them. I wouldn’t panic too much but you could try telling him something like hat the dentist has asked that he stop using dummies because his teeth will start to grow yucky and stick out., or if you think it would work try the dummy fairy (but he could be a little old to fool for that now!)

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  • Good news good luck. What a big boy…

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  • thats great, im having the same trouble with my daughter, the eldest 2 were great and this one seems to be hard work!!!

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