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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 10:43 AM   1
aimee-lou
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undressing to use the toilet?


When did your LO get to grips with taking their own trousers and pants down to use the toilet. At the moment we have to accompany Earl to the toilet to help him with this as he struggles to take them off (but can if he's given enough time) and then can't really get them back on again himself.

He's literally been dry in the day for about 2 weeks now, and is just starting to go through the night. Nighttime is simple enough as I can leave him without pyjama bottoms in the night, but in the day I would ideally like him to be able to at least undress himself so he's more in control.

I have been encouraging him to do it himself but usually he's more concerned with actually going to the toilet so panics and asks me to do it for him. I try at night and in the morning when dressing and he does try but can only do so much.

Any tips or ideas of when he'll be able to do this himself greatly appreciated.



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 11:06 AM   2
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Still waiting here and Thomas has been toilet trained for ages. Will be following this thread for any tips! He's only recently started showing any interest in dressing or undressing himself so hopefully we will start to make some progress soon.



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 11:54 AM   3
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I think it will come, my LO was only just potty training and your boys age. Maybe 3 1/4 - 3 1/2 he'll find it easier.



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 14:03 PM   4
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Still waiting here and Thomas has been toilet trained for ages. Will be following this thread for any tips! He's only recently started showing any interest in dressing or undressing himself so hopefully we will start to make some progress soon.
Hiya Hope you're all ok.



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 14:39 PM   5
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We're in limbo too - DS has got to grips with pulling down, and sometimes he can pull trousers/pants back up, but he will not do it without someone there anyway!
He doesn't get much practise either as every day is a battle to get him out his PJs (I know the feeling) - no way is he going to volunteer to try to get dressed!!



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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 15:09 PM   6
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Ruby was doing this confidently when Scarlett was born so 2 years 9 months. But I always buy 'easy' clothing for her as she has been dressing herself for a while too.



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 15:45 PM   7
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Charlie can get his pants and trousers down no probs but when he's pulling them up again they are always a bit all over the place! If he's wearing jammies or loose trousers he can get them back up quite easily but he's usually got zips and buttons to deal with and he asks me to help him out. He's been trying to do it since he was potty trained at 28/29 months and it took me ages to explain he doesn't have to take the trousers and pants right off completely every time he has a pee



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2012, 20:49 PM   8
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Have you tried having him wear very loose trousers/pants? My DD has only been potty trained for 1 month, but she's managed getting her panties and skirts/pants up and down on her own that whole time as long as she lets them sit around her ankles rather than taking them all the way off. If she takes them all the way off, she usually ends up with both legs in the same hole when she comes back out. We started teaching her using very loose panties/pants, and taught her a 3-step process: pull from the front, then the sides, then the back. One month prior she wasn't able to do it at all, so I think it's something they just learn in their own time.



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2012, 07:39 AM   9
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I'd be interested to know whether this is a skill that girls tend to master faster than boys. I know that Thomas's little friend who is three months younger has been able to fully dress and undress herself for ages whereas Thomas just couldn't care less about getting dressed/undressed. I guess they will all get there in their own time though and it's not really much hassle to just go into the toilet with him for the moment. I can't see him being able to properly wipe himself after a poo for a long time yet anyway, even if he masters the trousers.



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2012, 08:48 AM   10
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After posting this Earl managed both to undress then dress himself - granted he's wearing shorts with elastic so maybe that helped. Normally he chooses jeans to wear, so they're a bit more tricky.

The wiping is the other issue - I'm not sure he'll be able to that for a long time yet!



 
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