View Full Version : How do you teach them to pull up and down their clothes???

09-05-2004, 06:11 PM
My son is FINALLY getting the hang of this potty thing which we are thrilled about. However, I cannot figure out how to teach him to take his own clothes/underwear off and put them back on (obviously more concerned on getting them off in time). I don't mind having to help him but can definitely see the advantages of him being independent.

Thanks in advance,
Mom to Alex 11/12/02

09-06-2004, 02:22 AM
Ainsleigh is only now getting the hang of pulling her pants down, but it still gets "stuck" on her bottom. Pulling up is near impossible (again, the bottom). I think it just takes time. You can show him, and practice, but I think it's completely normal to take a while. At least, I hope so. ;)

09-06-2004, 12:44 PM
LeAnn have him put one hand in front and one hand behind and pull up together at the same time. If he lets go of one side them gently place his hand back. If they are pulling up in the back at the same time as they pull up in the front then kids usually figure out how to pull up over the bottom.