Potty Training how to start??????

Astrid - posted on 11/30/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone my son is now 22 almost 23 months old and he has a potty although I'm not to sure
how to get him to see an interest or when he should be using it...I have tried before bath time and he has used it once although he doesnt seem to interested in it and not sure what i should do to encourage the idea...any suggestions?>

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Heather - posted on 12/30/2009

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I just finished potty training with my son (23 months), it was not that bad. I bought a book from the pottytrainer.com and follow it. He learned with to do within a week and been asking to use the potty when he needs to ever since. The book has great info and teaches you, you can potty train without scolding and gettting angry. It can be a hard task, but following this book, he is trained and it was actually fun staying home with him to do it.

Felicia - posted on 12/28/2009

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Ok, I found this book and have read it, but not tried it. It is called Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day: Proven Secrets of the Potty Pro by Teri Crane. It says to buy a doll that wets and set a whole day aside for a potty party. Hats, Stickers, all that jazz. Put underwear on the doll and get the potty out. (It says you can use a doll that doesnt wet and just have a squirt bottle with water or lemonade or something in it too.) First, show your child how the doll sits on the potty and uses the potty. Cheer for the doll, and make a big deal out of her peeing on the potty. Do this a couple times, then give the doll to the child. Have the child "teach" the doll how to use the potty, and suposedly this works like a charm. I haven't tried it personally, but the book was written by a woman who says she tried EVERYTHING else, and when she found out this worked, she wrote this book. My son will be 2 Jan 10th, and we are going to start training on the 11th. I am going to try this method, and I will keep you all posted.

Amy - posted on 12/15/2009

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I'm ot sure what to do because I have tred to get my daughter to to sit on the potty and she freaks out!! should I think about getting a different potty??

Melissa - posted on 12/14/2009

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My daughter is 22 months old and I am afraid of waitng any longer to potty train her. She has a potty and absolutely loves sitting on it-the difficult part is that nothing happens..nothing comes out. I need to find a way to explain to her that its ok to let it all out on her potty. We've tried to sing songs..do the wee wee dance..said a little poem but she enjoys the entertainment to the point that she gets up and dances,so we're not doing that anymore. Then we tried clapping hands to encourage her but she only claps with us-and still nothing.

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I started with daughter just doing #2's as it only happens once a day and easier for them to get the hang of it.. but I have not rushed this at all we started with poops in the toilet at 15 months and im just taking it really slow ... shes 22months now and she tells us when she has to go ...but shes definately not potty trained weve never peed in the toilet and I think we will be starting more seriously this winter as baby #2 will be here likely in March. my philosophy is no pressure ... but now I am at a place where it needs to start getting more frequent and solid routine so will start soon.

Pamela - posted on 12/01/2009

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Im not sure what is meant by scold but I would not Hit or yell at a child while trying to potty train them this just turns the whole process into a negative

Samantha - posted on 12/01/2009

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and dont forget to make a HUGE deal about it especially the very first time! that helps cheer...dance ...tell him hes a big boy ...whatecer it takes lol

Samantha - posted on 12/01/2009

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my daughter is 22 months and completely potty trained.....forget pull ups buy little boy regular undrrwear or the training pants that are thicker in the crotch....put them on him on a day when u will be home with him and tell him this is not a diaper u r a big kid now so u need to pee and poop in the potty like a big kid and wen he goes in it scold him and keep enforcing that he use the potty after a few times of being wet he will start to grasp it more and everytime he drinks anything wait about 5 mins and take him and put himon his potty and tell him to go and just stay on it everyday until he starts to get the hint bcuz after they get the idea its alot easier from there

Pamela - posted on 12/01/2009

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my son has had a potty from 13 month and we did some pre potty training just sitting on it and reading books and he loves sitting on the big toilet I take him after his nap and bingo every time we get a wee and he get s a sticker and claps.. if he is in Pants( undies he wets them without fail if he is in nappies he takes them off before weeing and if he is nudey he comes and tells me he needs to go but we often get there and he wont go and then I have to follow him around and at any sign of going to go he is back on the toilet .. some days he is great 2 or 3 wees in there and some days he will even say ohh gototgogot to go and run and get on it himself ( he is the sort that loves being independent ) usually as he is climbing up he will wee but we still tell him he is so good for trying !!!! over christmas we are hoping to really get it down packed but we are going on two holidays in two weeks and have visitors from overseas so Im not sure... but we will keep trying and I think once my hubby and I decided thats it and to take it seriously it will only take a few weeks ( at the moment my husband is very half hearted about it and if I leave them alone for the day he wont put him on it at all he keeps him in nappies and we all know of corse its easier not to clean wee off the floor and follow a toddler around)

Lindsay - posted on 12/01/2009

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Pampers pull-ups website has a free dvd you can get...try that...we just got ours but I haven't watched it yet...my daughter knows what her potty is for and will go everytime we put her on it, but she doesn't always tell us when she has to go yet.

Amy - posted on 11/30/2009

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We started my son out on the potty at about 19 months (only because boys seem to take a little longer to get it down). We literally take him every 2 hours whether he says he needs to or not. And so far so good. it hasbecome a habit of rhim. And every time he does something we clap and praise ALOT. he actually likes the "big" potty now better than his potty.

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