how do i get my toddler to potty train
Terleeah - posted on 01/17/2009
As a childcare worker that has worked mainly in a toddler room, the best advice I can give is going cold turkey!! Ditch the nappies through the day and put you little one in undies. Have a mop nearby because there will be alot of wee on the floor! It won't be very pleasane for a week or two but you see things starting to improve. Encourae you toddler to go to the toilet with you, some ideas to help this are sticker charts, stamps, lollies, rewards in general but only reward when they have gone to the toilet, not before or they will expect a reward without going. If they are getting really upset, maybe you need to wait a little while and try again in a month or so. Best of luck!
Ebony - posted on 01/14/2009
i started training my daughter at 18months, what i used to do was every morning when we woke up i would take her to the toilet with me i would pop her on her potty while i sat on the toilet(i know it sounds a bit intrusive having them in the toilet with you but monkey see monkey do) and i would tell her that mummy was doing wee's and ask if she would like to she would sit on the potty for the first couple of days with no results but i would still praise her to tell her how clever she was after a couple of days she got the idea. once the morning wee was under control the rest was pretty easy i would ask her every 30 min to 45 mins if she needed to go and we wpuld sit her on there and read a story or to and even if she didnt go i praised her it only took a week.
My mum swears by either putting cloth nappies on a child so they can realise they dont like beng wet and then want to use the toilet and other people have told me to put the straight iinto underwear while incurging them to use the potty and if they wee leave them in the underwear for 5 to 10 minutes so they realise it's not nice being wet.
hope it helps
Jacqueline - posted on 01/14/2009
Here's a few thigns I learned when I potty trained dd a year and a half ago.
#1Wait til they are showing signs of being readby, curious about the potty, not liking being wet/messy, able to control bladder.
#2 Pullups may not help bc they feel like diapers. Dd used them just like a diaper. When she was ready I put her in panties and she knew when she had to go. Didn't always make it there but she learned pretty quickly that way.
#3 Don't push the issue. I tried to MAKE her potty train. NOPE You have to do it on their schedule, not yours.
#4 Dresses are a lot easier for girls to deal with than having to unbutton pants. I put dresses on dd for a few days and that helped a lot.
Hope that helps!
Beth - posted on 01/14/2009
I've been trying to potty train my 2yo for three days now. So far she's only gone on the potty after she wakes up. I've spent these past few days giving her lots to drink and catching her going pee and then putting her on the potty. I'm just hoping that she "get's it" tomorrow. If not, I will probably put her back in diapers and try again in a few months.
Rebecca - posted on 01/14/2009
When my husband and I were potty training our son we used a technique our pediatrician told us about and it worked! Take your child to the store....let him or her pick out any small toy they really want. Purchace the toy then let it sit on the refrigerator and let them know when they go potty like a "big girl" or "big boy" then they can have the toy. It seemed mean to me but it taught my son rewards and setting goals. His goal was the toy therefore he strived to go potty like a "big boy" so he could get his new toy. He is accident free and I am diaper free!
Kelli - posted on 01/12/2009
I read a book that my sister in law let me borrow. The whole idea was to never put another diaper on them again after you start potty training. You reward for going on the potty and you disapprove when they wet their pants to show which is good and which is bad. My daughter was about 21/2 when we tried it with her and it only took 5 days total for her to become potty trained completely. The book is called "Potty Training in less than a Day." We didn't follow the book word by word we took bits and pieces that fit into our lifestyle. It also kind of gave my husband and I the motivation to keep up with the potty training. Good Luck!
Stephanie - posted on 01/11/2009
easiest way i found was to wait till they are ready when they start hatting going in there nappy when you are at home try leaving there nappy off so they can tell esier when they want to go it a little hard to start with but soon they want to use the toilet i got mine one of those toilet seats that have stairs and handles they soon loved using it xx
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