Potty Training

Melissa - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Hi, my daughter is 19 months she is very excelled and i need some tips because i think its time to start the potty :) she has her yo gabba gabba undies that SHE picked herself! and loves to wear them i bought her a potty chair/stool (safety 1st brand) and all she wants to do is jump off of it... i seriously dont remember potty training my 7 year old son... can i get some tips,
thanks!
Melissa :)

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Shalon - posted on 12/26/2010

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We started very early, as soon as he could sit up. Now at 18 mos, he is nearly good to go.. Monky see - monky do. Take him with you & cheer like your at a Riders game when they do good. Try not to punish when there is an accident.

Danielle - posted on 12/18/2010

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I started potty training mine a few months ago, very very slowly and she has definitely caught on. We did it by taking her to the potty every 30 minutes at first. Now we take her every hour or so. She still can't tell us when she has to go but she does hold it until she's on the potty. She has very few accidents at this point. We are able to keep her in underwear (except when we go out).

I would suggest getting a potty seat instead of a little potty. That way she can't jump off. You can also try having books or very quiet games for her to play while on her potty so she doesn't mind sitting there for awhile (and is less inclined to want to get off). Good luck!!

Elizabeth - posted on 12/16/2010

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My mother trained me by taking me to the bathroom when she had to go to the bathroom. she'd sit on the toilet and i'd sit on my training potty and that worked amazingly. My son, is much easier he signs potty when he wants to try, he's gone on his training potty twice. I'm not worrying about it too much until he turns 2, i've read that they don't have bladder control until age 2. I hope you have good luck. Another thing you can try toilet cleaner, or food dye in the toilet so when she goes potty it magically changes color. :)

Lisa - posted on 12/14/2010

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try and have it in toilet or bathroom and when she has a bath at nite sit her on there and during the day when you go let her go and take her a few times and see how she goes from there

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Karen - posted on 12/28/2010

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Unfortunately, I am in the same boat as you are. I am at a loss as to when I should start potty training. My daughter however, does not like to have her diaper on at all, so sometimes I have a little mess issue. I don't worry too much about that though. I have a bedet that she likes to use so I haven't bought a trainer potty as yet if that get her to practice. Any help I can get will be great though. Thanks.

Jodi - posted on 12/28/2010

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Well, I only have one daughter, but I taught PreK for a lot of years. My daughter, Emma, has understood what she was doing for the past 10 mos, however, this week, she just decided she wasn't wearing pullups or diapers anymore and just was wearing panties. I have learned over the years, no matter how hard you try, or how hard you push them, in the end...when they decide they ae ready is when it works.

Dana - posted on 12/28/2010

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My son is 19 months and I also decided to potty train. I have other boys and I did not get them potty trained until they were around 3.... he will use the potty at bath time and also after nap time. I do believe he knows what he is doing at those times. What should I do next. Should I start putting him on the potty every hour or so. I haven't started yet because when I do put him on it he is cold and he looks very uncomfortable. So is it safe to say GO FOR IT!

Jodi - posted on 12/28/2010

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My daughter is 19mos old as well. She is almost totally pottied trained now. She has a tom of different panties in her dresser...bottom drawer so she can choose which character she wants. I also had a potty chair, but found that using the "big" potty worked much better! I bought her steps so she can get on and off all by herself as well as the little seat that goes on top of the potty. The more independence I gave her the better she did. She also is extremely advanced for her age! She began potting on potty when she 11 mos but until I provided her with the tools to become more independent and to feel more like a big girl, we were just running in circles! Good Luck! She will do it when she is ready!!!!

Ricky - posted on 12/28/2010

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my son wouldn't sit on his potty, he also liked to jump off of it. So I started sitting him on the toilet like mommy and daddy do and he actually started wanting to sit (it also saves me from cleaning the little bucket).



Let her see you use the potty because monkey see monkey do. You can also take her regularly regularly like every 15 or 30 minutes. And show her that your happy that she sat on it and if she does go pee or poop get super excited so she knows she has done a good job.



I also kinda use a reward system. My son loves and I mean absolutely loves to flush the toilet, but he is not allowed to flush it unless he goes pee or poop in the potty.



If you need help keeping them on the toilet/potty try reading a book. We keep a pile of his books in the bathroom and when he does sit we read a book and he needs to stay sitting until the book is finished, and if he is really cooperative we can get 2-3 books read in one sitting.

Claire - posted on 12/27/2010

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Hi Melissa my daughter is 19 months and same kind of problem she is ready but she doesn't like sitting on the potty. I ask her if she wants to sit on it and she says no no no! I know I'm not meant to push her and I've pretended with her dolls and she likes that but can't seem to get her on there or keep her on there for more than 5 seconds.
help!!

Amanda - posted on 12/23/2010

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Our daughter just turned 19 months yesterday. When we were getting ready to start potty training, about a month ago. we got her a cute potty book that she loves to read, over and over. Also, we give her an m&m every time she goes potty (we don't give sweets often, so it's very exciting). I also ask her every 1/2 hour if she has to go. If she doesn't want to go, I don't make her. She tells me every time she has to poop, and usually pee. She's not completely trained, but so close. I actually haven't given her underwear yet. I wanted to wait until she was further along in the training, hoping she'll understand more that she shouldn't go in them. Good luck!

Sammie - posted on 12/23/2010

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My daughter is also 19 months old. We started potty training 3 months ago, when she started communicating when she has wee'd or soiled her nappy. She wears no nappy when at home, and I ask her every half an hour to go to the toilet. She is not fully toilet trained, but we are getting there :) Her day sleeps are dry and she loves wearing underwear :)

Kristi - posted on 12/22/2010

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I have 2 girls that are 4 & 5, and I started training them both when they turned 2. I never had to use pull ups with them, I just put them in underwear and jeans and they each only peed 1 time, b/c they didn't like the feel of wet jeans. But I waited until they were 2! Now my son who is 19months, is not really showing any signs of being ready, but I will wait until he is 2 and start it then. Good Luck!!

Lauren - posted on 12/20/2010

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At walmart they sell an actual toilet seat that has a lid, a toddler seat, and an adult seat all built in. It's very space efficient and you don't have to clean up any excrement. My daughter likes it because she can go on the big potty like mommy.

Kylie - posted on 12/20/2010

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Good advice on huggies website, basically letting them run around naked for three days and catching everything in the potty, they soon get the hang of it. Then regular prompting for toileting after that. I found not making a big deal about it was better than making a big deal and also saying well done just for trying, even if doesnt do anything. good luck

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2010

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im also going to have a potty seat nearby (although not all over hte house) all the time, and then when he gets it, itll live int he bathroom, then graduate to a potty seat on the toilet. Hes too little to go by humself anyway so the step stool is jsut an added hassle. I do reccomend a potty seat that is like one solid piece you lift out or the pee gets everywhere (im told for girls, too). we have the bjorn one and like it...he uses it randomly every few days or so but we are going to move soon so i dont want to start and then have to go back to diapers and then everything is all hectic etc. good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2010

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we havent started yet, but im planning on letting my son pick out undies too (im sure itll be yo gabba gabba, too haha) and we are going undies or bust. ill be supervising him 100% and putting him on the potty every 15-20 minutes all day. we will probably stick with diapers at nap and bed until daytime is covered, then well consider the same kind of approach.

Rebecca - posted on 12/18/2010

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I too, have a 19 month old I'm about to start trying to potty train. She takes her pamper off and likes to run around naked at times. I have a 14 yr. old that I specifically remember an accident at the mall happening. I think it's a trial and error type thing. Put your daughter on the potty as often as you would change the pamper by routine. Be prepared if she has accidents and remember this takes time. She will go when she is ready and comfortable. Even if she doesn't go potty when you put her on the potty, commend her for trying. I agree with the comment on taking her to sit on her potty when you go, so that way she will know & learn what you are doing. Perhaps say to her, "yay, mommy went potty" & clap. She will catch on. There are books too at the library. If she likes dolls, demonstrate with her favorite doll or baby on her potty & wipe her, then wash her hands. I noticed my daughter found it interesting when I did that w/her favorite baby.

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