potty training and taking a pacifer away from a 18 month?

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Brittni - posted on 03/20/2010

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First of all, you have to do one big thing at a time...You can't just take diapers and the pacifier away all at once...It won't go over too well...lol....

With potty training, they have to be ready before you can start trying anything...You have to see signs from her before it will work at all...You can't force a baby to potty train or you will be taking 10 steps back...My son is 20 months old and I can see plain and clear that he is not ready...If he can do his business without even skipping a beat and he doesn't even mind it there, he is not ready...When he comes to me to have me change his diaper, or starts showing an interest in the potty, we will start slowly...I did buy a potty and it sits right next to our toilet so he can get the idea of using the bathroom...Start small and work your way up!

With the pacifier, Julian only took it at night and for naps...One night, I just took it away and he cried for about 15 minutes and that was it...He never saw a pacifier again...It was much easier than I expected, but you have to be strong...It's worse for you that her, I promise...She may cry longer, but you have to not give in to that...She is old enough to self-sooth, for sure...

As for the dog, Julian continues to share with our dogs...lol...You just have to keep telling her no...Get down on her level so she can look into your eyes and you don't seem like such a big person looking down over her and yelling...We use timeout a lot, too! It really does work!

Sara - posted on 03/19/2010

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One thing at a time. If you potty train now it can make the process a lot more frustrating and drawn out then it would be if you waited til he was 2. Take the pacifier away right now. Potty train later.

Andrea - posted on 03/18/2010

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My son never took a pacifier and he is going to the bathroom saying pee, so I got him a toliet seat. I think it is never too early, our kids can do some amazing things with our help.

Lydia - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son does take off his own pants and diaper but my aunt says it is to early to potty train him.

Vanessa - posted on 03/09/2010

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My brother started sitting his daughter on the toilet at 7 months and she was completely trained by 20 months.....my daughter will always say poopy and we take her up to sit on the potty or toilet whether she has to go or not because we don't want to discourage her.....she wants to be a big girl.

Natalie - posted on 03/09/2010

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i stoped kyla havin her dummy at 5 months.. it werent easy but my sister gave her 1 n she didnt really no wot 2 do with it, i havent started potty training her yet, but she is trying to remove her nappy wen shes dun a poo... n she says "yuk... poo poo!" x

Jaime - posted on 03/08/2010

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i got a son a new dummy with a different end on it and he hated it and he never touched it again so hes been off the dummy for two months now dont know aboout toilet training still need to tackle that one

Rachael - posted on 03/08/2010

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My daughter doesn't take her pacifier at all at daycare, but has it at night. I just cut it about 2 weeks ago and she doesn't like it as much. I heard you can keep cutting the tip until they just don't want it anymore. As for the potty training, she sits on the potty before bath time and tells me after everytime she poops and most times that she pees (she still calls it poop though). She is definitely not able to take off her own diaper, let alone take down her own pants, so we are baby stepping it. I'm not pushing her to potty train, although I did just buy an Elmo Potty DVD after watching a youtube Elmo potty clip that my daughter absolutely loved.

Kimberly - posted on 03/07/2010

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&& my advice on potty training...its when you feel their ready to me. My daughter is 20 mnths and i've been teaching her about potty training for a while now...i got her a little potty, and she loved it! I would give her a surprise for going potty! I read some stuff about it, about making sure they understand the difference in what they do in the potty...make names..pee wet poop ewwy..whatever you want to teach them there is a difference, and before sticking them on it...take them potty with you..that them get invovled with anything to do with the potty before. :)) hope that was a little helpful!
&& once you use pull-ups dont switch back and fourth!

Kimberly - posted on 03/07/2010

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Okay i need some advice on getting my daughter Capricia to stop wanting her "sucky thing" soo much! She is 20 months old, and she has always been really good at becoming more of a big girl! I just cant get her to not want it!! I know it's her comfort thing, but i freak about her teeth!! This is a little girl that brushes her teeth, and i dont let her drink bunches of sugars! I just hate it, because i feel like she is to old for it! I've heard of changing the comfort from it to something else, but that doesnt work! Please help! thanks!!

Jenny - posted on 03/07/2010

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My son never used a paci, he is 20 months....I would agree that potty training at 18 months seems very early.....My niece will be 3 in May and my bro and sis in law are still working with her on using the potty, so just be patient! Good luck :)

Bonnie - posted on 03/07/2010

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Our 20 month old bit a hole in his paci and now he seems to have lost interest in it. Plus we have told him it is only for babies (like his younger brother who is only 5 months old) and that he is a big boy now and does not need it anymore. Also in his daycare class none of the kids there use paci so his teachers kept hiding it from him. Again out of sight out of mind.

ALEXANDRIA - posted on 03/05/2010

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my son is 20 months and he did do the pacifier thing in the beginning, but when we lost 2 in one night it was a wrap and he never thought about it anymore it's time to get her off that and potty training he shows interest in it and i can tell he ready so i'm hoping he'll be completely trained by 2.

Anne - posted on 03/04/2010

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Oh, and we're the only country/culture to typically introduce toilet learning so late in life. Most other cultures have their babies trained by this age and don't make diapers so big like they do in the U.S.

Anne - posted on 03/04/2010

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Actually Maria Montessori, child dev. specialist, says the sensitive period (when the child shows the most interest in something) for toilet learning is between 12 and 18 months. My son wears underwear at school (he's 19 months now) and LOVES the potty. We don't do it at home yet only because I can't commit to that, but he does use the potty. He likes flushing it, seeing when we go, etc. It's definitely not too early to start.

Tracy - posted on 03/02/2010

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Unless your child is really showing strong signs of being ready for potty training, I would not start. Most children are not ready until between 2 and 3 years old. If you start too early, you can actually create an aversion and delay potty training. It seems that a lot of moms are trying to push potty training early any more, but I would not recommend it. Their bodies simply aren't ready. It has nothing to do with intelligence, so relax and you child will tell you when they are ready.

Brandee - posted on 03/02/2010

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I would suggest doing one thing at a time. We cut a vertical slit in the end of Brandon's paci so when he sucked on it the end would deflate. He threw it down and said it was broken. We also only allowed him to have the paci to sleep with for about 2 months before removing them completely. We have not attempted potty training yet. Like I said, one battle at a time is enough for us!

Nicole - posted on 03/02/2010

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I think this is early, i strated to potty trainned my daugther when she was 2 and a half years old.

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