Potty trianing!

Jessica - posted on 07/01/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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has anyone started potty training yet? if so i need some advice. My daughter will be two on the 11th of july but only wants to get on the potty when she wants to. it kinda gets on my nerves because she will tell me she has to poop but when i sit her on the potty she wont do it, the only way she will go on the potty is if i sit her potty in the living room and let her go on her terms. is it too early to push potty training?

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Melissa - posted on 08/02/2010

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thanks well we'v taken a break from it so im just going to let her tell me when she wants the potty. yeah i understand i have a friend that his daughter turn 3 going on 4 and he just got her potty trained.

Donna - posted on 08/02/2010

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like i said, i really think they just wont do it if theyre not ready. dont be worrying thinking that your daughters 2 and shouldnt she be potty trained?? i have friends whose children were potty trained at 14 months, and also other friends whose daughter is still in pull ups and shes 3 and a half. give yourself (and your little one) a break from it and just take it as it come. after my first failed attempt, i put the potty in a cupboard, but my daughter knew where it was. when she suddenlywent to the cupboard to pull it out again and tried to sit on it in her nappy i guessed she must be ready after all. dont put pressure on yourself or your little one. when she feels comfortable with it, she will let you know, and you will be amazed how quickly she grasps it! good luck! xx

Melissa - posted on 08/02/2010

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my daughter just turned 2 the 6th of july and we are trying potty training and my daughter does the same thing but i keep trying but it doesnt seem to work

Donna - posted on 07/30/2010

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i first tried my daughter on the potty at 22 months. for the first few days i really thought we had cracked it, she was wearing big girl pants and had no accidents. then she suddenly refused to go to the potty or the big toilet totally. i was so frustrated!!! i thought our nappy days were over! then a freidn told me if you have more than 4 wet pants a day to stop and try again a month later. i did just that, and when i started again i didnt hold out much hope. surprise surprise, my daughter took to it instantly. she has been out of day nappies now for over a month and has had only one accident. she wears pullups to bed and even wakes up in the night to let me know she needs to pee. it really is true that if theyre not ready, theyre simply not ready, and i believe that because i got so frustrated about the accidents the first time round, i pushed her further away from progress. my daughter doesnt speak very well at all, but she has her own way of letting me know when she needs to pee when were outside the house, and when were at home, she goes to the potty all by herself with no prompting from me. i would say just take it as it comes, she will get there when shes ready!

Kristy - posted on 07/23/2010

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best thing to do is to go with her flow. let her tell you when she wants to go an even if she doesnt let her know she did a very good job trying. you dont really need to "push" potty training just ask her every hour or so if she has to go and if that mean bringing the potty in the living room then go for it and as she uses it more and more slowly move the potty towards the bathroom. and one day she'll be going when she has to and in the bathroom. but it takes months and months to get them fully potty trained. my son turned two on the second and he mostly going when he needs to or he lets me know he needs to. just take your time and talk with her .

Amy - posted on 07/16/2010

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my daughter will be 2 on monday, july 19th, and we started potty training when she was about 13 months old. at first it was just pooping on the potty. i never got a potty chair, i started out with a regular toddler potty seat on a regular toilet. i would know when she was trying to poop, so i would immediately put her on the potty. as she got older, she would tell me she needed to go and we would go in and go on the potty. sometimes it would take forever, but you just have to sit there and make them feel comfortable. she was doing sooo well and thought she was going to be out of diapers by the time she was 18 months, but them we had to move from Louisiana to New York ( Army)... since the move she hasn't wanted to go on the potty and totally backtracked. i still put her on the potty often, many times with no results, but i sit in the bathroom with her for about 20 minutes at a time, reading books while she's on the potty, or playing simple games like patty cake. sometimes she goes, most of the time she doesn't.... i think if we didn't have to move, she'd be fully potty trained by now!

Michelle - posted on 07/16/2010

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my little boy says no to the potty all the time, i think its best not to rush him!
He will do it when he is ready!!

Nazia - posted on 07/15/2010

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i have also not yet started his potty training.i dont think its too late.i have heard not to push them..
just relax dont take it on your nerves.it takes some times.. i am also waiting to have some more tips.my son turned two on 11th of july..so i have started telling him what it is..he tells me when he already done it.so thats a good start at least he knows what it is..

Jennifer - posted on 07/13/2010

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Yes what Stephanie said. We had the potty set up in the living room for months, I actually just moved it into the washroom yesterday and my dd is doing great with it, but I know she liked it better in the living room

Stephanie - posted on 07/13/2010

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Oh and if she wants to go in the living room, let her. Once she has mastered that, show her that the potty goes in the bathroom.

Stephanie - posted on 07/13/2010

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Yes, definitely don't push. I introduced the potty to my daughter at about 18 months, because her pedi said it was a good time to start. She started off really well and went pee in it all the time. She then got sick and totally stopped going. I have been trying to get her into again, but she is just not interested. I take her in the bathroom whenever I go, but she still doesn't want to. If they are not ready don't push them because they might get scared. I let my daughter do it at her own time. There is no rush, unless you want to brag to others....lol. Good luck and just remember she won't go to college in diapers!

Jennifer - posted on 07/13/2010

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My daughter turned 2 on the 10th and she is potty trained! She woke up one day and told me she didn't want a diaper anymore, and she was good! I still put a diaper on at nap and bed time but if I try to put one on her during the day she has a melt down. I also introduced the potty when she was 10 months old and she had been pooping on it on her own since 12 months. So maybe thats why she decided so early?

Jennifer - posted on 07/10/2010

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I have been tryin to push my daughter too (2 on the 9th) and at her yearly check-up at pediatrician I explained what we were doin and how she would react. She has went on potty few times but screams while doin it. She usually will hold it in til I am not around (when diaperless)or til she gets diaper on. But anyway ped told me just to take a break and not to rush i because if they r not ready you could make things worse.

Edel - posted on 07/10/2010

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I have just started potty training my little girl, who will be 2 on the 27th of july. I started training 3 wks ago. She is great with her wee's but her poo's are a whole other story. She will tell me she is weeing but wont tell me she is pooing till she already done it. Anyone have any idea!!!!!

Stacey - posted on 07/09/2010

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I have heard not to push it as well. If she wants to go in the potty in the living room let her, thats what i did with my 1st son. I also kept him naked so he could just sit down and go as easy as possible. Also give lots of praise when they go, make up a dance or song for when they are done. With my son that turned 2 July 7th we are working on it now, we cant use the portable potty as he will use it to climb on anything, but if he does we sing teamwork teamwork as we take his waste to the big potty. Good luck and mainly do what you and your daughter feel most comfortable with. Parentsconnect. com had some good articles too.

Ann - posted on 07/08/2010

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I have heard not to push it, let them do it in their owntime, my daughter just turned 2 and is getting interested but not consitantly, we have a few special potty books we read when we are sitting there and she is more often than not wanting to go sit on it for awhile, but I think when she is ready it will happen I dont want her scared of it! you can also let her flush the toilet, my duahgter likes throwing in a piece of TP and watching it flush down :)

Airlie - posted on 07/08/2010

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My daughter is the same. She's my second so I'm not that stressed. Recognising the feelings before anything comes is a great start and should be praised. My older daughter was allowed to just give it a go when she felt like it so nappy pants worked well at that point and she trained on her own at about 2 1/2.

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I don't think it's too early. My daughter (who will be two this Saturday, 10 July), started telling me at 21 months. I decided to stay home for a week and have no nappy on her at all so if she did have an accident (luckily only two), she would feel it coming and say something and every half hour I would sit her on the potty. By the end of the week I was confident enough to take her shopping with me, in knickers. Good luck with it, don't forget to show some excitement and encouragement when there is success :)

Olubukola Shittu - posted on 07/07/2010

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is not too late 4 potty training my daughter start when she was 22mnts,wen i started i do praise her 2 go nd seat down on her potty nd target her 2 wee or poo now she go buy herself.except wen de toilet is busy she will tell me mum seat down mean she wnts 2 wee.she is 2 years now.praise ur daughter wen she is going 2 wee or poo okay.take care.

Ingrid - posted on 07/06/2010

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just starting as well my son just turned two yesterday (monday the 5th). i could use suggestions as well, good luck to other mommy's taking on potty training!

Dorothy - posted on 07/06/2010

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my name is Dorothy Newcome. I am new here to Circle of Moms. I would like to get to know women on this website. It is always good to have new friends to chit chat with. I have a daughter that will be 2 years old on Saturday, July 10. She loves Elmo so we are giving her an Elmo birthday party.

Andrea - posted on 07/05/2010

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I just posted this to another conversation, and it fits your need too!:
I have not yet potty trained my son, but I will be soon. Check out this website: http://www.3daypottytraining.com/
It gives you some information, but if you want the full book, you do have to buy it (bummer). But I have heard that it works great. Be patient and consistant. And in those frustrating moments, what always helps me, I always pray to God. His peace always helps

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