Any ideas for potty training?

Kayla - posted on 06/24/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 2, they have started potting training him at daycare, but I dont even know how to start at home, his father wont show him. Whats best the child toilet seat or the full potty chair? Any suggestiona on potty training is appreciated!

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Karen - posted on 06/26/2011

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Okay, so I don't have any advice more than the very good ones already posted here, but this association of music and potty training reminded me of when I was trying to potty train my son. I used everything I could think of, including making the bathroom a pleasant place to be, and that included having music playing while he was sitting on the toilet. That wasn't the trick that got him potty trained, but many years later, when he was in his teens he taught himself to play guitar...and he would spend more than an hour sitting on that toilet practicing, sometimes twice a day! I kid you not.

So beware! If your child has any kind of musical talent, associating the toilet with music may end up having them spend hours in there practicing it! LOL! :-D

Sacha - posted on 06/26/2011

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With our 2 year old we got him the Fisherprice musical toilet that can be turned into a step stool and toilet seat for the normal toilet.

We started him training by staying at home for the weekend with him and letting him run around with nothing on. We put his potty in a place where he would see it all the time and let him play all day like normal, but constantly asked him if he needs to go to the toilet. He went on his own and we had a few accidents but it's normal. After 2 days we started having him wear undies at home only and he would go to the potty like always with it being still in a place to see him. The next step was moving the potty into the bathroom and putting him in jogging pants or shorts with elastic bands so he can easily learn to pull them down on his own.

from there you move on to going out of the house a bit with him without him wearing a diaper and telling us when he needed to go to the toilet.

It took us 5 weeks to train him and now he is dry in the daytime and pull ups at night!
What ever you do stick to it! And try to avoid using any diapers at all or he is just going to use it as a crutch. Pull ups at night is different since they can't tell that they need to get up and go to the potty, that comes with more time.

Good Luck! I hope you find something that works for you too!

Amber - posted on 06/24/2011

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My son had the singing potty chair, dvds, and lots of stickers. Start by sitting. There was a lot of "I can't hear you" at first then "Did I just hear you" Make a game out of it. We also rented movies from the library to help encourage him. He didn't stand up to pee til after he was 4. Hope this helped

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