how do you potty train a girl?

Amanda - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I have a daughter who will be 2 in December she pulls off her diaper after she pees and points to her clean ones or she will bring you a new diaper wanting you to change her. i have tried putting her on the potty but she gets fussy and dont like to sit on it for very long. I have 2 nephews that i potty trained they were easy but this is the first girl and i have no idea what to do please help me

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Heather - posted on 01/12/2010

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i started training my daughter when she was 21 months. i used special stickers on a chart by the toilet n prizes from the dollar tree. everytime she sat on the potty she got a sticker. she ran around naked n i would put her on the potty every half hour or so. is she started peeing on the floor i would put her on the potty and if she got any in there at all she got to pick a prize. the first week is nothing but messes, very frustrating but by the second week she was telling me when she had to go pee or poop n within 2 weeks she was barely having any accidents at all. we went straight to underwear tho. its a mess but after only 5 months she is fully potty trained n only wears a pullup when sleeping at nite or on very long car rides. shes been like that for the last 4 months too.

Josephina - posted on 01/10/2010

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what helped me when i was potty training my daughter is i bought her a potty just her size and praised her everytime she even sat on it for a few seconds without fussing...just do that several times a day and she will get the hang of it and when she pottys tell her that she is a BIG girl and that you are very proud of her...it helped alot with my daughter...hope it helps and keep me posted and i will try to help you more...Good Luck...oh by the way potty training boys is way different than girls...i have done one of each now and i would take the girls over the boys when it comes to that...

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Linda - posted on 09/10/2012

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Always make sure that the beginners have undies that they are able to quickly and easily remove for the early potty days I purchased a size up for my grand daughter even though she in small the size 4 undies are so snug that it takes to much effort to easily remove before sitting so she has loose size six they stay up fine but just do not hug her skin tightly. With they way most little ones play they wait until its almost time and bearly make it to the potty then they have to struggle with the removing of what they are wearing and may have an accident right at the potty they feel defeated

Sophia - posted on 09/06/2012

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A little young but she is not liking the feel of being wet. Maybe she dont like using the potty. She wants to be a big girl ..... like mommy.

Laurie - posted on 02/19/2010

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Letting them wet their self in big girl panties doesn't always work either! I tried that and my daughter didn't even care that she was wet, she didn't even tell me.

JUDY - posted on 01/17/2010

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i use a doll that drinks and then pee's it out. so i put the doll on the potty and show her how it works and now she wants to do that too. try it it might just work for you too.

Teresa - posted on 01/16/2010

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well. i mean most parents would have to say pee is easy and poo is hard right? well dont get fooled my little daughter who just turned 2 poos never pees. what i do to get her poo is you know when you child do a little movements like side to side or maybe bends down. i mean i have quiet i few friends they were telling me that their sons bend down and poo well my daughter just stands their and bends side to side. well when i asked her what is she doing i said are you pooping she smiled and said no... well i pulled her diaper off put her on the potty and she poo ever since then she always wanted to poo on the potty!!

Josephine - posted on 01/15/2010

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my lill girl turned 2 on the 1st of december, that day we took the diapers away and explained to her that she was our big girl now and she is gonna go pee-pee on the potty like her big brothers than of coarse we had the issue of sitting on the potty because her brothers stand she taught she should too! but with in the 1st two three days she had it mastered day and night time we gave her constant praise and each time she went we gave her a piece of her fav fruit and that did really work an she hasn looked back but like alot of the other posts every child is different and when they are ready they will go best of look keep going :)

Amanda - posted on 01/15/2010

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thank yall so much i have tried letting her read a book she does ok with that but not every time and i tried a magazine but she ripped it up and put it in the potty after she pee-peed. She does clap her hands when she pees nows so thats good. Sometimes she will go to the potty and hit the lid when she needs to go. Monday we are gonna try the sticker chart i hope it works and THANKS AGAIN

Terra - posted on 01/14/2010

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We are in the process of potty training our daughter we started out by getting her a potty chair when we set it up we took her in the bathroom with us then put some books near the potty chair, and made sure a stool was in there for her to wash her hands and we explained to her that she is a big girl and only babies where diapers, then we went the library checked out a DVD called potty power, and also checked out a couple of potty books for her to read. We played the DVD about to times a day until we needed to return it and then we read the potty books every night and now she is starting to tell us when she needs to go potty and she says I GOT POTTY POWER. We are still working at it but it does take time and patience.

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2010

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Please let her decide when she's ready to. Otherwise u may regret it and she may not want to do it at all. Have u tried pullups? They help some. My daughter was pretty easy to potty, she decided all her own when she was ready to go potty on the potty. I've seen that boys r way different than girls. I have 2 girls, one that's 3 and one that is going to be 10 months next week.

LaLasha - posted on 01/14/2010

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I wrote a blog about this and this is how I did it and it has worked really well for me lmurwood.wordpress.com

Cindy - posted on 01/13/2010

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with my little girl she was 18 mths when i started training her ...take her everytime you go and let her sit on the potty. also praise her everytime she sits on the potty even though she dont do anything this will encourage her to go. you can also try awards like candy, stickers etc....i gave my daughter skittles each time and made a sticker chart. she loved it!!! hope this helps.

Jeanna - posted on 01/12/2010

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That is really good advise I will have to try that. Cause my daughter wont go either. Thank you

Laurie - posted on 01/12/2010

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The best advice that I was given when potty training my daughter was "when they are ready they will let you know, do not force them or else they will back fire." But to get her started I created a potty chart, every time she peed she got 1 sticker and every time she pooped she got 2 stickers. Take your child to the dollar store have them pick out their stickers, take them to Walmart (or where ever) and let them pick out their "big girl panties." For every 4 stickers by daughter got a "special prize," something small. Every time she sits on the potty even if she doesn't do anything you appraise them "great job for tryinging, you're getting good at this." I had originally tried when she turned 2 in April 09, and she just wouldn't go, than finally the weekend after Christmas we started to try again and she picked it right up. You will only be successful if your child is ready, so don't knock yourself if your child doesn't pick it up right away.

Shaunna - posted on 01/12/2010

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Sit next to her and hold her hand.. I have to do this with my 2 year old little girl. It seems to work..

Hannah - posted on 01/12/2010

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One thing that is easy to do with girls is to go to the bathroom with them and sit on the potty while they are on their "potty". Read a magazine or whatever but let her hear you pea in the toilet, show her that that's how big girls do it. Also to Vanessa wanting to train your 1 year old, I started with my daughter when she was 9 months. Try putting her on the toilet and pouring a little bit of warm water over her and saying 'pee-pee' or your word of choice. After a few tries my daughter got the idea and learned what it felt like to pee in the potty! Or, if you know your toddler well enough to tell when she is about to mess in her diaper then put her on the potty and tell her what she is doing. She wont be able to be fully potty trained untill she can tell you whe she needs to go or be able to go by herself but it's a good place to start.

Vanessa - posted on 01/11/2010

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i have a one year old who i wanna start on the potty whats the best advice to start

Michelle - posted on 01/11/2010

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girls are so easy once you get them on the potty we keep special books next to the potty and a few special toys to keep are kids busy so there not thinking about where they are as much sitting on the potty is not the most comforting feeling and being bored makes them hate it more make sure what ever you keep in the bathroom is water proof and can be easily cleaned though the BATH BOOKS are awsome for potty time BUT NO DUCKS THEY KNOW THEY FLOAT IN THE TUB AND WILL EXPERIMENT trust me we found out the hard way and well i through the ducks away i was that grossed out

Elizabeth - posted on 01/10/2010

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I left my daughter naked around the house....still do. It took a little bit but she finally started to understand what that need to pee feeling was and started to sit on her own little potty. Then it was lots of praise...and you are such a big girl. When we put underwear on we have almost no problems now.

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