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Old 02-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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How strict is the potty trained rule for tge kids club?

We have a 2.5 almost 3 yr old DS sailing with us soon. We have introduced the potty, but he is not potty trained. We have sailed before with him when he was younger and the nursery was a good fit for him then, but I feel like it's way too babyish for him now. I would love to be able to take him to the kids club and maybe have them page me if he needs to be changed? Or change him before he goes and only drop him off for an hour? Th
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Has anyone had any experience with this?
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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I don't have any experience personally, but I've seen many posts on here that say there is no flexibility at all for dropping him off. However, it seems that they have a new "open house" option which would allow you to go with him at certain times to experience the clubs. Hope this helps some! Maybe someone else can elaborate.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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I'm in the same boat. Haven't been there (yet), but from my all day DISboard lurking.. it seems they have to be fully potty trained - able to use the bathroom COMPLETELY independently in order to go to the club on their own.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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We have a 2.5 almost 3 yr old DS sailing with us soon. We have introduced the potty, but he is not potty trained. We have sailed before with him when he was younger and the nursery was a good fit for him then, but I feel like it's way too babyish for him now. I would love to be able to take him to the kids club and maybe have them page me if he needs to be changed? Or change him before he goes and only drop him off for an hour? Th
Like PP, I have no experience, but, from what I've read here, there really is no flexibility. In order to use the Oceaneers Club/Lab the child must be fully potty trained (able to recognize that he needs to use the toilet, undress, use toilet, redress and wash hands all without assistance). Also, diapers and/or pullups are not allowed in Oceaneers Club/Lab.

As noted, the Club/Lab has Open House once or twice daily in either the Club or Lab where you may take your child into the club in order to use the facility. You must remain with your child.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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We sailed on the dream last September with my then 2 1/2 year old. They will not let them come to the kids club unless they are FULLY potty trained. You can take them in during open house but that's the only time.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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My daughter is fully potty trained and 99% of the time can go by herself. With that being said, I am still going to stop in the kids club every hour or two to take her to the potty. Honestly though I don't see her staying longer than 2 hours, but who knows! Disney said its fine if I want to stop in and take her but we cannot use the kids club restroom. Its strictly for the children, no parents or cast members allowed.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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My son had completely potty trained the week before the cruise, and we didn't realize that they won't help the children in the bathroom. It is very difficult for a 3 yr old to wipe and dress themselves. On the last day, my son was in the bathroom crying because he needed someone to help him. They expect the child to be completely independent, but they will enter the bathroom in twos to assist a child if they have no other choice. We didn't know that pullups weren't allowed even though he was potty trained. We sent him to the kids club with one on just as a precaution since he had never had an accident but he was so newly trained. When they realized that he had one on, they instructed us that he had to leave and couldn't return with one.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #9
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My son had completely potty trained the week before the cruise, and we didn't realize that they won't help the children in the bathroom. It is very difficult for a 3 yr old to wipe and dress themselves. On the last day, my son was in the bathroom crying because he needed someone to help him. They expect the child to be completely independent, but they will enter the bathroom in twos to assist a child if they have no other choice. We didn't know that pullups weren't allowed even though he was potty trained. We sent him to the kids club with one on just as a precaution since he had never had an accident but he was so newly trained. When they realized that he had one on, they instructed us that he had to leave and couldn't return with one.
While I understand this rule, your story makes me sad for your baby. awwww...

I too will make sure to pull my boys out at their .. cough..cough.. #2 time. I mean, they potty independently but they aren't expert wipers yet.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:31 PM   #10
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I was just on the Fantasy for a 7 day and my 3 yo newly potty trained son wore a lull up the whole time (no accidents)! None of the CMs even mentioned it.....maybe they just didn't notice?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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When our Daughter was 3 and newly potty trained we made sure that we came to the kids clubs frequently and helped her to the bathroom prior to returning her. It was a bit more work but made for a more enjoyable time for her.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #12
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My kids are completely different out first cruise my DD had just turned 4 (2 days prior) she was potties trained at 18months, could do everything by herself. No worries when we on DCL.
We wanted to do DCL this past NOV but I was afraid when I booked our vacation our son at the time was almost 3 was not completely train no 1 accidents but 2 was a different story. So I decided to do WDW instead.
He is 4 now we plan a 7 night in DEC but at home he comes out stark naked from the bathroom and dances... (Only when he does number 2, number 1 he keeps his clothes on) confused..... Anyways I hope almost being 5 when we sail I don't have a problem...

Oh what I meant to say is my son was completely potties trained 6 months before we went to WDW, but at the time I was booking and planning I had no idea if he would... Now to get his streaking under control lol....
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:31 PM   #13
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When DD was 3 they made it very clear that no pullups were allowed in the club during the day. The only time they made the exception was at night when the kids would lie down on mats to watch a movie in their PJs because they probably were going to fall asleep.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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on the cruise we were on a child had an accident, we heard them tell the parents if the child had one more they could no longer come to the kids club for the rest of the cruise.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:06 PM   #15
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my experience

We were on the Dream in November. This was our experience.

When I called DCL prior to the cruise, they told me that the children had to be fully potty trained and no pull-ups in the club. My son was mostly potty trained, but I wanted him in a pull-up for insurance. He was also over 3 years old.

When we went to the first open house when we boarded, I asked the cast members. They said that my son would be allowed in the club in a pull-up, but not a diaper. They even said that they would change him if he had an accident.

They may have offered this because there were not as many kids on our cruise. It's possible that for a fuller cruise, you might get a different response. Also, since I think you said that your child would still be under 3, they may give a different response.
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