Anyone Started Potty Training Their Jan Baby?

Michelle - posted on 04/01/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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I think I am ready to start trying to potty train. I am working on explaining to my daughter what the pee feeling and the poo feeling is. I am on babiesrus.com right now also looking at pottys to get us started with her messing with it and learning about it. Has anyone already started this with their Jan baby? And if you have, have you had any success? And tips or ideas on making this fun and easy? Thanks in advance for your help and sugestions.

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Anji - posted on 04/09/2009

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i won't potty train my daughter until the summer after her second birthday or when she tells me that she is "weeing" or "pooing" in her nappy. when she understands what she is doing, i think she will be ready. i did this with my son and he was out of nappies day and night in 2 weeks. it is entirely up to each and every mother how early they decide to potty train but i really don't think it's good to rush these things as this can lead to bedwetting or potty fears! take cue from your child rather than from the need to be first at everything!

Aimee - posted on 04/08/2009

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The 3 day method is supposed to be great, but it is specifically designed for an older child. It may or may not work with a 15 mo. It's intense naked potty training - day and night for 3 days. It's supposed to day & night train at once which is why I don't think it will work for a child so young. They will do great with day training, but they are not ready for night training for a long time, maybe sometime between 18--22 months old. Just my opinion of course. 



My son is pretty much day trained at 15 months, but he's nowhere near ready for night training. Although the last week he's been waking up 1 or 2 times a night - every night - to go potty - he has a wet diaper when he wakes up and his diaper is still soaked in the AM. (even though he goes 1 or 2 times during the night and gets a new diaper each time).



If anyone tries ithe 3 day method with a child this young - please let me know how it goes.



 



 

Carri - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Michelle:



Quoting Carri:

Are boys harder to train then girls?? Brian will sit on the potty (the train one that sings when you press a button) and he will "read" a book or play with the button to play music... I am also thinking about the 3 day method.. anyone know about that?






What 3 day method? It there one?





http://www.3daypottytraining.com/ &... here is the link.. not really sure about it.. but i think it is a good IDEA...

Dawn - posted on 04/08/2009

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Wow- I didn't even think about this yet. I figure I will wait until 18 mos or 2 year. I heard from other sources that boys take longer to figure it out. My son wouldn't get it yet. But I am letting him in the bathroom when I go and explaining that big boys go in the toilet instead of the diaper. I want him to get used to seeing that you sit on the toilet and useing the tp. I also let him see the flush and explain the pee goes bye bye when we flush.

Michelle - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Carri:

Are boys harder to train then girls?? Brian will sit on the potty (the train one that sings when you press a button) and he will "read" a book or play with the button to play music... I am also thinking about the 3 day method.. anyone know about that?



What 3 day method? It there one?

Carri - posted on 04/08/2009

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Are boys harder to train then girls?? Brian will sit on the potty (the train one that sings when you press a button) and he will "read" a book or play with the button to play music... I am also thinking about the 3 day method.. anyone know about that?

Olivia - posted on 04/07/2009

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I have a little boy and have tried to potty train, but it seems that he is too young to let me know. I got the froggie potty from babies r us and I think it's perfect... yet he is still too young to be able to communicate with me about going. He doesn't even really talk yet. I do look forward to getting him out of diapers, though!

Michelle - posted on 04/07/2009

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I know people that had their daughter fully potty trained by 15 months. And I have also read that a women started explaining and working with her kids at 9 months. Now I do think working with them under the age of one is alittle too early because at that age they are technically still babies but after they turn one they are now toddlers. I still my little girl as my baby and always will even though she is a toddler. I dont know how long it will take to have her fully trained but I believe she will soon understand and that it make things easier and to say the savings on diapers. They say if you wait too long they will be too scared to try. My daughters fathers sister-in-law had a really hard time with her second daughter she wasnt trained till after 3 yrs old. She screamed and cried bloody murder everything she tried or even put her into panties. I dont want that. So the soon I introduce the idea I think it might be the less scary for her but then again on the other hand she still might be scared. I wont know unless I try. Now that she has a seat at my parents house she likes it and now if I hang her bottom over the toilet she is ok but prefers the seat. I have to go get another seat for our house because I bought the other one specifically for my parents house because wer are there alot.

Michelle - posted on 04/07/2009

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wow.. I didn't even know people potty trained this earlly.. I was always told aroun 2 as well.. bc then they understand a little more of what is going on.. but I like it.. it's refreshing to know that kids are picking it up at this age.. thank you everyone for posting success stories.. I have been thinking about it and wondering when to start.. he doesn't do anything out of the ordinary when he goes "number 1" but he is squatting when he goes "number 2".. so I think I might try and at least get him to go "number 2" in a "big boy potty" and then go from there..



 



again.. it's refreshing.. they are little.. but their minds are like a sponge.. aren't they just amazing.. for something as simple to us as going to the bathroom.. for them it's a skill they have to learn..

Kara - posted on 04/07/2009

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I don't mean to come off as negative Yvette.  I just don't feel it's realistic to expect a 14/15 month old to know about those cues.  I think that science supports that children are closer to potty train around age two.  If you chose to do it earlier, that's fine.  People teach their children to do all sorts of things aren't on the appropriate developmental scale.  However, that doesn't mean that it will harm them or advance them.  It just is what it is.

Yvette - posted on 04/06/2009

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Some people can be very negative about this subject  (you know who you are)    I have been potty training my child since she was 1 and she tells me when she has do go to the potty - i think it is fantastic that she is learning so young.     When i was young i was fully potty trained by 18 months old  - so why are we pushing this age back so that they are not trained until after 2??????       Good luck to you people that want to wait - but i will be feeling quite good when i dont have to muck around with those dirty and wet nappies everyday - and the earlier the better really!!!!!



 



 



 



 



 



 

Priscilla - posted on 04/06/2009

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 talked with my doctor and he said to wait till she is closer to 2 years old. I do let her watch me go the bathroom (as if I had a choice) and tell her that big girls use the potty...



 

Michelle - posted on 04/06/2009

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Everytime we go into the bathroom I explain to her that we are going to go potty. I then either pat my lower tummy or my upper thigh. I havent figured out which she was going with because when I would pat my lower tummy she would pat her legs so then I tried that. She did go after her nap on Sunday and I gave her an m&m. I know that for a couple of months now she was going in her pants when we would go into the bathroom for me to go potty she would stand about 3-5 feet away from me and go #2. I dont know if this was a coincidence or...what? Because it was happening very often. Even sometimes now. I am working on putting her on more. I dont want the difficult transition from the small potty to the big potty that is why I am helping her with taking her and putting her on the potty. Does anyone have any tips on getting her to understand the signs that her body gives.

Kara - posted on 04/06/2009

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Aimee hit the head on the nail.  To me toliet training is when you teach the child to recognize signs their body gives them for going to the bathroom.  Right now you are just placing her on the pot at regular intervals so you are having less wet/stinky diapers. I don't know that they would get the concept of being rewarded for going on the pot.  If they do, the must be leap years ahead of Jack in this area because he can be standing around after a bath pissing everywhere and not having a clue or care in the world.

Sarah - posted on 04/06/2009

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My daughter has been sitting on the potty for about a month now, she has gone #1 and #2.  It is completely hit or miss,  I put her on after naps and take her with me when ever I go.  I think she is putting the pieces together.  She sits there pretty good, usually, I don't force it.  I often give her a cup with water  to play with, and/or turn on the faucet.  I have been advised by other moms to use the seat on the big potty rather than the little stool. (harder to transition to big potty when it's time).



In the last couple days she is grabbing her diaper when she goes, it is after the fact but it relizes what is happening, Step 1?!  I also use sign language since she only says momma and daddy,  anytime we go into the bathroom or even utter the word I sign it.  I think that has helped.



I am going to try the treat thing, girl loves M&M's. LOL

Melissa - posted on 04/06/2009

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My son has been sitting on the toilet with a child-seat since before Christmas - i just put him on it and read him stories, etc just to keep him occupied. He's gone #2 and #1 a few times now and he really likes putting the toilet paper in the toilet. Just have a lot of stuff around to keep your child occupied and before you know it, it'll come.

Aimee - posted on 04/05/2009

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I think she means "you are training yourself" because since your child doesn't know when she has to go and can't tell you when she needs to go, YOU have to time it and guess. Therefore you are "training" your self by being consistant, taking her to the potty every 1/2 hour, every hour, etc. Even though she's learning to go in the potty, it's 100% on you to make it happen.

Michelle - posted on 04/05/2009

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Quoting Kara:



It is my opinion that you aren't training a child this young, you are training yourself.  I think this is good training for everyone, but I don't think I would call it potty-training.






What exactly do you mean by training myself? I am curious. I went out and bought her a training seat, stool, panties and pull-ups today. She did do pretty good today. She went potty in the big girl potty twice. Can you explain to me alittle more of what you mean. I am all ears on your opinion.

Kara - posted on 04/05/2009

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It is my opinion that you aren't training a child this young, you are training yourself.  I think this is good training for everyone, but I don't think I would call it potty-training.

Michelle - posted on 04/04/2009

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I put her on the big potty for the first time today. I dont have any potty chairs or seats yet but I went ahead and sat her up there and held her up. She giggled for a bit but just sat there with no fuss. So I decided to turn on the focet and less than 3-4 mins she went and I praised her and all that jazz. I dont think she understood any of it but she did clap. And I plan on getting her some panties and a seat along with a stool for my parents house for when we go to visit. I still am looking for more helpful tips, what I have received so far is great. So please send me more.

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We´ve been going to the potty for a few months now, and doing quite well, my daughter hates doing a poo in the nappy so we´ve had it easy really, and she now asks for the potty when she needs to go. Pees are a bit hi-and-miss, but what has helped us a lot is going straight when she wakes up, and after food, which is most likely when she´ll need a wee-wee, and then making a big fuss when she does a wee-wee in the potty. Also we´ve got a whole bunch of potty-related books in the toilet which we read there, and she has a doll with a small pottie and we play that the doll goes to potty. This has all seemed to help and make her comfortable with the potty. I think the most important thing is not to force it, as someone said, if it´s not working out, you´ll be better leaving it for a few weeks, then trying again.

Michelle - posted on 04/02/2009

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Thanks that was helpful. I am gonna order her stuff next week. Because the closet toysrus/babiesrus is an hour away and my car wont make it up there. It has been acting funny and I dont want to push it. It would really stink if I broke down up there with my little girl.

Aimee - posted on 04/02/2009

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We started PT'ing about a month ago. DS is doing very well. We're using a potty seat (not chair) because he doesn't sit on the chair for more than 2 seconds. I have to guess and time when he needs to go, since he can't tell me yet. The 1st 2 weeks was difficult. It was always hit or miss, but the last 2 weeks he is starting to understand. He will go within 2 minutes of sitting there and he gets very excited and claps for himself when he goes. He gets a reward when he goes, a lollipop, mini kit-kat, or a small toy. He is starting to occasionally try to tell me when he has to go and the last few days he's waking up in the middle of the night to go.



The first few days/weeks was difficult and frustrating, but it is starting to pay off. You just have to be consistant, give a lot of praise, offer small rewards and keep at it,.You should check out:



http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a... for help, suggestions, questions and support. Good luck. 

Katarina - posted on 04/02/2009

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I haven't yet,although did try,but my daughter doesn't even want to sit on it....will try in few weeks again ;-)

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