Potty training and what to do about it

Jennifer - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Ok. so I have attempted to get my daughter Jourzey (20months) to start potty training. I bought her her own potty its in the bathroom. I also have her in pull-ups. The problem I am having is that she takes the diapers off throws them in the trash when she pees in em , but refuses to use the potty. What am I to do? she wont keep a diaper on her either, its a battle she wants to be naked all the time. She will sit on the potty toilet but wont actually use it.

Been thinking about candy or something to get her motivated.



what should I be doing that im not?

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Christina - posted on 10/06/2010

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Have you tried using a trainer toilet seat instead of a potty? Maybe then she will be more comfortable with it as she is doing what big girls do.

Louise - posted on 09/25/2010

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UM FOR A START DONT BRIBE HER MY SONS BEEN TOLET TRAINED SINCE 19MONTHS NOW 22MONTHS BUT HES VERY ON TO IT AND BRIANY UM I USED A STICKER CHAT AND IF HE DID REALLY WELL FOR A WEEK HE GOT TO CHOOSE A NEW TOY OR SOMTHING,NO AFENCE BUT LOLLIES ARE NOT A GOOD WAY TO MAKE YOUR KID DO WHAT YOU WONT THEM TO DO,MAYBE SHES JUST NOT READY YET SHE MIGHT JUST NEED A BIT MORE TIME THERES NO RUSH REALLY SHE WILL LET YOU NO WHEN SHE IS READY.

Tori - posted on 09/24/2010

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I am in the same boat you are. My daughter has been wanting to use the potty for months now. She has succeeded a few times, but she has stopped. She still shows interest and even goes in the bathroom with me. I am not allowed to use the bathroom without my shadow. I can't even flush the toliet anymore. Lol. Running water doesn't help me, nor does increasing her fluids. All increasing her fluids did was make her not eat. She is very small and it doesn't take a lot to fill her. I'm not going to do the sticker method because she already plays with stickers and sticks them all over the house. When she isn't pulling her diaper off, she is pulling out clean ones to either get a new one on or try to put them on her doll. The only time that I had success with her was when I let her run around naked. I have a baby gate in the hallway so that she can play in her room and the hallway. I put her potty in the hallway and let her play naked. If she wasn't peeing in the potty, it was on the floor next to it. I know that she isn't too young because of everything that I have said. She is ready, it's just a matter of finding the pacience to keep up with it. There are all of these "fad ways" online, but I doubt most of them work as well as they say. I read about the "Potty train in 3 days" and yes, it had some good ideas, but right at the end, it has a small thing that says it has a 3 month follow up where the kids don't wear diapers or underwear under their pants. I wouldn't use candy to motivate her, because you don't want to put unnecessary foods in her. Candy should be treats, not rewards. If you really want something to motivate her, you can try to sticker method (my mom says it worked on me), or even something as simple as letting her flush the toliet (if she's not afraid). My baby book suggets that when they go to the bathroom in their potty, have them watch you dump it in the toliet, and then flush. Maybe if she gets to flush the toliet, she's have more fun. Just make sure to keep the door shut. My daughter flushes for no reason. Lol. Good luck!

Vicki - posted on 09/23/2010

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My boy has been using the potty since he was 7 months old. The best way to begin is by timing. Upon awakening, he always had to pee, and pee a lot! He'd been dry through the night by 3 months old, which is why I got him the potty as soon as he was sitting upright on his own. In the morning I was simply waiting for his diaper to become wet. It seemed like a better idea to save that one diaper and have him go potty.

Sometimes, being naked helps you and your child know when he needs to go... Since he is so accustomed now to doing business in the diaper, that is what he (or she) will likely prefer to do. Without the diaper on, he will need to go elsewhere, hopefully, the potty! LOL

Having toys and books to keep occupied is absolutely necessary!! Don't force sitting on the potty. You don't want negative associations to delay or impact this.

My son "plays potty" now too. He will pretend to sit and pretend to wipe, but if I ask if he needs to go, he says he is playing. It's cute.

Katie - posted on 09/21/2010

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My son Elijah likes the "big boy potty" he sits backward on it and we put toys on the back of the toilet so he can sit and play. Sometimes he goes and sometimes he doesn't but if we turn the water on he will almost always urinate. Best of luck! Potty training is difficult!

Jessica - posted on 09/12/2010

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One way to get her to stop pulling off her diaper is a swat on her butt, lol. It works every time, guaranteed! But the other thing to concider is she is only two and may not be quite ready for the next step yet. Start by taking her everytime you go. Let her see mommy go potty and have her go in her potty. After she starts seeming interested, start taking her every half hour or so. This is a good time to up the fluids. The more fluids the more likely you will catch her when she actually needs to use the potty. If this doesn't seem to work, running the bathroom sink will sometimes give the "urge" to go, as well as the upped fluids.

Karina - posted on 09/12/2010

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This is my question too. How do you get them to actually urinate in the potty? Lily (21 months) will sit on the potty but does not do anything. The only suggestion I have gotten from an elder in my family was to pour warm water between her legs as she sits on her potty. this seems cruel to me.

Kimberly - posted on 09/12/2010

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I"m with you. i cant get alexa to go on her potty chair eaither. i've tried doing a potty chart and stickers for everytime she goes potty but its just not working. she will say "potty" and its not until after she's already peed her diaper. they its a fight to get a new diaper on her. i hope someone can give some good advice but i want you to know your' not alone in this situation.

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