What's the best way to get your child potty trained??

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Jodi - posted on 10/06/2009

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Well,all it took for my son was to put "big boy" underpants on him.After that it was just consistantly taking him to the bathroom at least once an hour for about a week.He caught on pretty quick.Also making it a big deal and"celebrating" every time he was successful on the potty.Keeping a sticker chart in the bathroom as a reward worked well with my daughter.

Stacia - posted on 10/06/2009

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Don't pressure the child to be potty trained. It will happen in his/her own time.

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I used The Potty Trainer (bought online e book). It worked like a charm. In two days my son was potty trained. We started at three...but could have started earlier. He never had any accidents....just a couple at night, but none now and his is 4-1/2. I highly recommend it.

Erica - posted on 09/30/2009

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I started when my son was 1. They say a tell tell sign is when baby starts pulling off thier diaper off. First get them on the pot every morning and nite before they go to bed. I also put him on the pot every 30 mins to an 1hr all day long.The key is having the big boy/girl potty talk.Get on thier level and explain that pee and doo doo go in the pot.Dont wait for them ask every so often do you have to go.....And always praise them by letting them know how proud of them you r

Josiris - posted on 09/30/2009

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funny enough, my family tries and trains.. but if it fails and the kids keep peeing/pooping their pants.. we let them walk around the house bottomless and they have no other choice but to ask to go to the potty cause they will then end up making a bigger mess..

Shellie - posted on 09/29/2009

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I made a big deal out of it with a "Potty Party". We spent 24 to 48 hours drinking lots of water, juice, milk so that they became familiar with the "feeling".. Just in underware and never back to diapers or pull-ups, even at nightime. We practiced the whole deal...Go to the toilet, pee or poop, wipe, lid down, flush, step stool to wash hands, dry hands BIG HUGS, call daddy or grandparents or auntie to "celebrate" little present each success, cake, balloons, music, favorite charactere stickers all around the specially decorated bathroom. Step stool with their names on it. I took 24 hours for my girl and 48 hours for my boy, both at 2 years old. For the boys, because they have a longer distance between where they feel the need to pee, and where it comes out (penis) I had less "accidents", but it took longer for the poop:) Hope this was helpful, Good luck to you! Shellie

Jessica - posted on 09/26/2009

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I think the easiest way to get them to trained is to just put them in underwear/panties. It is alot of work to clean up after them, but make them help you clean it up and if they are older make them do it themselves!! lol it is the natural consequence of having an accident, and it isn't fun to have to clean it up or to just have the feeling of going to the restroom on yourself, I tried so many different things with my daughter and this was the best solution. we also used a sticker chart for everytime she went by herself

Tonya - posted on 09/26/2009

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girl its not easy, but i always gave my kds fruit snacks or gummies as a reward and that went along way, well good luck

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