My daughter is 23 months & I just started toilet training.....

Riche - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Yesterday was day 1 of potty training my 23 month old. She exhibited signs for a while of being out of diapers. We waited for the holiday to end. Too much running around & travel made consistency virtually impossible. Into day 2, I am glad that I waited. I was hoping for some help from moms on other daughters at this age. How long does it take for girls to start using the toilet. I have been vigilant about using training pants during day & having her sit every hour. I try to get her to stay put for as long as possible. I am finding that NO MATTER what I do, she has gone potty right before the hour, or right after she was sitting on toilet for a bit. She does however, go back to sit on toilet in soiled pants. I have heard toilet training could be successful anywhere from day 1 up until 2 weeks. Please offer me any suggestions that I might be forgetting, or anything else that could help make this easier. Trust me when I tell you that I have been using almost every single thing that I read about from moms in the Potty Training Toddlers Community. I am implementing a sticker/ tic-tac system with a week - ending reward. I do not wish to use any other candy type reward though...



I did not realize I would be on "SEVERE" clean up duty as much as I am...... LOL! I clean the very, very best I can but with little piddles of potty everywhere now, I am worried that my dog is going to start going to bathroom in house too. Would anyone know anything about that too?



Blah, blah, blah.... Just someone please help me :o

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Cheryl - posted on 01/04/2010

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I feel the pain. My daughter is 25 months old and I have one that is almost 3 months its really hard we sit on the potty every 15 minutes, she pees after the fact most of the time. I hope one day soon she will just go potty like a big girl. So she can have her dora panties. Good luck with your lil girl.

Riche - posted on 01/03/2010

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Quoting Elizabeth:

  "And keep celebrating each success."


What success?  LMAO....  No success yet!  I am however, ready and waiting with my New Year's Eve noise makers.  Party On!  Thank you for your encouragement.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/03/2010

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HI THERE! I have a daughter who is 21 months. We went through the SAME thing. We even went to taking her potty every 15 minutes. One of her funniest moments is when at school (daycare) she sat on the potty for about 5 minutes, got up, and peed on herself then looked at her teacher and went "I peed". Funny but a little frustrating. This lasted about a week. Just push through it. Keep a swiffer around so that you can just follow her pee path and save on paper towels. Keep a potty around that she is confident using by herself. And keep your patience. Continue to tell her where her pee and poo goes. And keep celebrating each success. I know she will get it soon. Keep up the good work.

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