Potty training anyone trying?

Amanda - posted on 05/25/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I'm thinking about attempting potty training & wondering if anyone else has & how it is going. My daughter is still pretty wet when she wakes up in the am but she's picking up on so many other things that I'm wondering if she'd be ready. I'd love to get her potty trained & get out of diapers as early as I can!

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Tina - posted on 05/25/2009

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I'm thinking the same at the moment, but am not sure if it's too early?? My mother in law has said that my little lady is showing signs of being ready like (please don't laugh at this) lifting her bum up off her seated position like she is about to fart just before pooing, but I not convinced yet. Is your baby showing any signs of knowing that she is about to go?

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let me tell you its not easy, but once you get a grove it will be. Potty training should start about 2 1/2. peeing comes first. pooping IS last and the HARDEST. can take till well in the 3s to get that down.

If you have carpet im sorry. The BEST way to train is to just do it right the first time. take ONE week and from sunday to sunday Train. NO diapers! NO TRAINERS! just you and your sanity. Underwear is a must.
potty every 1 1/2 hrs. Even at night your gonna need to cut of all liquids an hour before bead and wake up once to go potty.

or start slow. Trainers and still potting every 1 1/2- 2 hrs.

REMEMBER it may take 10 mins to pee so stay calm.

when they start to wake up dry that is a good sign that it is time to start training.

Sumangala - posted on 06/16/2009

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Its summer time and yea we all wish we could save our little ones from diapers. I have started taking my son to the bathroom to remove his diaper when he wakes up. He is scared to sit on the potty so i let him stand in the shower area and make hissing sound saying pee pee time.. It took a few attempts with daddy showing him how to do it in teh potty, but now he does pee in the bathroom.

After he poops, I do not diaper him for 3hrs or so. In this 3 hrs, i tak him to the bathroom and redo Pee pee time every hour or so. He does pee as he thinks its fun.. esp as I spray water on his feet after he goes..

He does grunt and bend over while pooping, infact goes to a corner or under teh dining table when he is pooping. But there are times I miss seeing him do this, so potty training for #2 will wait.

Also can mothers of potty trained boys please tell me how u get the boys to pee into the training potty seat- do they stand or sit?? I am unsure of how to proceed.

Jennifer - posted on 06/15/2009

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I am also getting ready to potty train my daughter. she can tell me when she has gone or right before she goes so I'm going to start really helping her along. she's had her potty for a few months now just so she could get use to it but i think she's ready to start going.

Sandra - posted on 06/13/2009

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I'm about to start... kinda of waiting for her to start walking first. She likes to follow people in and sit across from them while they go so I think we're going to get a potty for her too. I have Elmo's potty movie from when I trained my son and I've started putting that on for her.

Gabby - posted on 06/10/2009

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my baby s 15mnts old.trying to sit him on his potty everyday.but still no results.dont know what do.wanna get rid o diapers a s a p.

Claire - posted on 06/10/2009

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Hi, I started training (Josh is 15mnths) after my son was interested in the toilet and started saying poopie when he needed to go, I read they Baby Whisperer book and Tracy said you can start as early as 9mnth, basically she said that its just another thing for them to learn and although it takes time you will get there. We have had very few poo accidents although the pee is taking a bit longer, I think like with all things you need to persevere because stopping and starting will just be confusing and could set you back, we decided we were going to give it a go and are just going to stick with it. My advice buy lots and lots of training pants! (: Good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 06/09/2009

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We have started potty training. We put her on the potty with a potty chair every morning and she goes. She now will go in there and put the potty chair on the toilet all by herself. Are daycare, now also puts her on the potty every 1-2 hours and she goes #1 & #2. We are so proud of her! Way to go Brooke! We have a long way to go, we are hoping by age 2!

Katie - posted on 05/28/2009

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I think it's definitely okay to introduce the idea of the potty as something fun now but not really force it. I made the mistake of pushing it too early with my first daughter (tried 17mos.) and she became really resistant to going potty. Once she was really ready it went much smoother. I guess it was a little wishful thinking as I dread the idea of having two little ones in diapers.

Tina - posted on 05/27/2009

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I put a small potty seat on the big seat and just sat my son on their with his clothes on. I am showing him what we do with 'poop' in the diaper. He is sort of understanding, but more interested in flushing. He is not scared sitting on it and helps throw his 'poop' in the toilet.

Nicole - posted on 05/26/2009

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my parents had all of us kids potty trained b4 we were all 2yrs, ive got the potty out so when my lil ones is havin no nappy time, she goes and sits on it, its just to let her know sort of wat to do and wats it for, we even get her baby to try it out as well, just to boost her confindence. We also clap everytime she sits on it and sing a made up song that we like to sit on the potty. my duaghter is only 15months

Simone - posted on 05/26/2009

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We're not potty training as such but we have got a potty and we do encourage our son to use it when he's not wearing a nappy. It's a little hit and miss but the main reason behind starting early is so we don't want him to get frightened of potty training when the time comes. Jake loves his potty and has taken to carrying it around the house and sits on it fully clothed. I think 15 months is too young to potty train but every child is different and each will suceed when ready.

Tana - posted on 05/26/2009

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I have been thinking about potty training too. I have a 3 yr old girl, who I trained at 2 yrs. I tried earlier but she wasn't ready...then when she turned 2 we tried again and it took only a few days and she was going like a big girl. When they are really ready it will take no time at all. My 15 month old daughter has been showing some signs of being ready and since she has a big sister to "help" I thought I would test the waters and see if she can do it now. I too would like to be done with diapers!!

Helen - posted on 05/25/2009

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From my experience they really aren't ready until they start to wake up pretty much dry in the morning and doing no.2's is the hardest as it can be a little daunting for them. My oldest was 4 (as he is autistic) and my second was 2 1/2 when she started and they really are not considered toilet trained until they are able to distinguish the sensation that they NEED to go.My youngest is 15 mnths and I am not even thinking about it just yet there is plenty of time for that, and trust me when they are older you will look back and think "how time does fly" and you miss all that painful stuff such as changing nappies etc...

Amanda - posted on 05/25/2009

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Well I didn't laugh but did smile @ that..about her lifting her bum! cute! My daughter, Taylyr does bend down a bit & grunt so I know when she's going. I have also semi-attempted to keep track in my mind of when/how often she goes so possibly I could try putting her on a potty when she's "ready" or I think she may be. I do have a book my mom bought me, called Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day-by Teri Crane & so far it's a great book, very helpful, witty, & even shopping lists of potty's & things to buy to help w/the process. I really am excited to start it but worried I'll do it too soon & she won't be ready. The book also has a quiz in it to take & it let's you know if they may be ready or not. So far the book has said, wait a month & try to take the quiz again. So that's what I'm currently doing. GOOD luck!

Katrina - posted on 05/25/2009

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My daughter has started telling us when she has peeed so my husband thinks she is ready. I am not so convinced, she is telling us that she has done it not that she has to go.

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