how to potty train my child?
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Tasha - posted on 03/26/2010
I put panties on my daughter and put the potty in her room so that she would have privacy. I told her to use the potty if she has to pee-pee or poo-poo. Every 10 mins I would ask her is she needs to potty if she says yes and went succesfully I would reward her with a sticker and a dance. If she wet her clothes she lost a sticker and was reminded of the potty. It worked GREAT! she understood after 2 days of non stop reminders and 2 accidents. When we go out I ask her if she needs to potty if she says no, I ask her if she does what do she need to do and she responds"ask mommy" .
Jessica - posted on 03/29/2010
My son is going to be 3 in a few days and goes on the potty some days, then other days he potties in his pants all day.....The other day he pooped in the garage then sat on the toilet and told me he pooped. Needless to say I found the giant turd on the garage floor later.
Jessica - posted on 03/29/2010
You know what worked for me. I took a weekend and let them run naked through the house. They didn't have the comfort of a diaper so they were payed more attention to the feeling. My daughter had a few accidents and then wore diapers again and then with in the last week she figured it out. She couldn't figure out when her pee pee was actually coming out. Once she got the feeling for that she was done. Just remember you will have a couple accidents.
Angella - posted on 03/29/2010
My daughter was potty trained 3 months before she turned 3yrs old and what I had to do was put her in panties (the plastic panties) and put her on the toilet every 10 minutes. If I waited 15 minutes, she had already gone in her panties. Literally, every 10 minutes I put her on the potty and after 2 days, she started to learn how to control her bladder better. So I got to start putting her on every 15-20 minutes. Then she was getting the hang of it pretty good after 5 days and by the end of the 7th day, she was potty trained!! She'd still have an accident here or there, but for the most part, she had it and was going on her own!! It just takes hard work but if you stay consistent with it, then it will take less time for them to become potty trained than if you just do it when you felt like it..........
Melissa - posted on 03/29/2010
i just started with my 14month daughter. I let her run around with no diaper all day except for naps and night time. She's doing really well. Just take them to the potty often. Try a chair that sings to them if they use the potty. My daughter likes that. She gets very happy. Good luck...
Felicia - posted on 03/28/2010
well i have a 20 month old son..and its very slow going...you just have to remember it takes time so just be patient with your child...this is what i do...when my son first wakes up in the morning and right after he wakes up from his nap and before i put him in the bath tub and right before bed i put him on his potty...it takes him about 20 minutes or so to go but he does...then he also watches me everytime i go pee..so now he runs to the batheroom every once in a while and sits on his potty to go pee...they will get the hang of it..just hang in there...and there is no right time to start potty training...i just started when my son would pull off his diapers when he was went...so i took that as my hint to start him on the potty...
Heidi - posted on 03/28/2010
I think that you can. You should try to use pull ups instead of diapers. They give them more independence in using the potty. The way I started was to start my son using the potty before bath time and when he got up in the morning. The most important thing is to set a routine at first and don't get frustrated when she refuses. They all like to say no to everything.
Christina - posted on 03/27/2010
Simran, You can set him on the potty but until he can tell you that he has to go, I would keep him in diapers. I started with my oldest at 10 months. She was walking and I would set her on the potty every hour or so and then just put the diaper back on just in case. We started taking the diaper away at 15 months or so. She is two and potty trained except for at night. Good luck
Christina - posted on 03/27/2010
Take the diapers and pullups and use them only for at night until they wake up dry for a significant amount of time. For girl let them run around with no bottoms on or just in undies and a tshirt. For boys put undies on them. They will have accidents get a rug cleaner. They will get the hang of it. Take them to the bathroom every half hour or so at first, then gradually work your way up. They will start to tell you that they have to go potty. Gook Luck
Amanda - posted on 03/27/2010
I learned one main thing when I tried to potty train my daughter who is 5yrs old now. PATIENCE. We tried potty training her at the age of 2 but she REFUSED to go to the potty. She'd sit on it but would never use it. If you asked her if she had to go she'd say no and run the other way. We even tried taking her out of diapers and putting her into panties but she'd still use the bathroom on herself. We battled this for about a yr. By the time she was 3 she still wasn't potty trained. I would get so frustrated, and started thinking I was doing something wrong because I couldn't get her to go. Then one day for no reason she woke me up and said "mommy I need to potty"..I took her to the bathroom and from that point forward she was never in another diaper. The truth is just because you (speaking in general) may think its time for potty training your little one may disagree. Persistence is always the key, and you gotta keep trying but it in the end like I found out its the child that decides when they're ready to go..not us (no matter how bad we want them out of diapers lol :) ) good luck
Allie - posted on 03/26/2010
sure you can. my two year old doesnt want to but my three year old we are potty training her now. evey hour we sit her on the potty and she normally goes right away. we got the elmo potty training video and she loves it. she has picked out her own dora panties and we got the plastic covers so incase she has an accident. three days now and she hasnt had any accidents. we get excited and give high fives for doing a great job. she helps cleans out her potty and has asked to sit on the big potty once so far. we made it out to be a big fun thing. remember if they dont want to wait a couple of months and try again. we started introducing her to the potty at 2 yrs old like we are doing with our son but not pushing him. they will go when they are ready good luck
Mandy - posted on 03/26/2010
Yes, I have trained my children at the age of 2. I put them in undies to start. For my oldest 2, I used a timer set at every 30 minutes to start and within 2 weeks, they were going every 2 hours. For my youngest who is 2, we put her in undies and just let her have accidents in her pants and took her to the potty with every accident. She learned pretty quickly that way too.
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