only one trying to potty train daughter

Tiffany - posted on 06/12/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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i live with family and my boyfriend (daughter's father) and im trying to potty train my daughter but no else is trying to help.yes i know shes my daughter i should be doing it.her dad helps some times but i think he feels uncomfortable in the bathroom with her.there are 2 other people in the house that dont even ask her if she has to potty...the babysit some times too and still dont ask her then.

advice on what to do?

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Larysa - posted on 07/20/2012

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Hi Tiffany,
I felt the same struggles that I was the only one trying cause my hubby wasn't much help.
One thing I did that really worked well for 2 out of 3 of my kids
1) I bought them fun underwear let them pick them out so that they felt like big kids and had them wear it in the day.
2) On the bathroom I taped up a big sheet of paper all deocrated with 3 columns
you guessed it one for pee pees, one for poopies and one for washing hands while singing ABC song.
3) everytime they made something in the potty big or small I gave them a sticker that they would put in the proper column wWhen they reached 10 stickers in one column they chose from a goody bag (as a reward)
4) reminding them every 30 minutes ( to do so I just use the oven timer) and as they start to get the hang of it you increase the time in between potty times. And tell the rest of the family what you are doing so that they can be aware and that encouragement from them would be appreciated.
I wish you luck and Iet me know if you try it and how it works for you
L

Alisha - posted on 06/29/2012

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My daughter is 16 months and Is FULLY potty trained. There ain't such thing as to young to potty train. Call me Ol' School but I am not going to be changing nappers at 2, 3, 4 years old. We started potty training her a day before she turned 1 and it has worked. I got so much bad mouthing from it but Honey it Can be done. Stick with it! Shes wears big girl panties and hasnt been in a diaper since she was 13 1/2 months. Stay blessed!

Brittney - posted on 06/28/2012

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I don't think it is possible to be 'too young' to potty train. I started when my daughter was 4 months and she was able to go on her own by 15 months, but I hadn't changed a poopy diaper since she was 6 month old or the occasional accident. I made sure to take her to the potty at regular times and eventually she started to tell me (if we were in public) to avoid an accident. At some point your daughter will want to stay dry and will tell you when she has to go to avoid having an accident.

Patricia - posted on 06/26/2012

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i have learnt that you have to do it yourself my hubby won't do any thing and i have 10 kids i also think 12 momnths is a bit young yet

Brittney - posted on 06/24/2012

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I was the only one who trained my daughter (who will be 2 in a few months)with absolutely no help from my husband. But I'm also the only one who watches her. Start by taking her into the bathroom with you when you have to go, then take off her diaper/pull up or undies and put her on the potty to go, she may just surprise you. Just keep it up and eventually when she has to go, she will either tell you or someone or just go all by herself.

Jennifer - posted on 06/22/2012

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i am the sole parent in my house that is trying to potty train my 4 year old son. my husband had told me he felt uncomfortable helping with anything that has to do with the bathroom. he doesn't mind if he has to give him a bath but anything that involves removing any part of clothing he feels uncomfortable. there is 3 other parents in the house but my son chooses to only sign to me to go potty after he goes in his diaper.

we moved in with a friend and he is so fasinated by the 2 kittens that are locked up in the room we have to walk threw to get to the bathroom now. how do i get him to tell the other parents as well and leave the kittens alone when he has to go potty before he goes in his diaper?

S. - posted on 06/12/2012

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You rather ask them to help you or you do not leave her and you be the only one to potty train her (but even when she is fully potty trained the adults in the house still may need to ask her if she needs the toilet)

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