Potty Training A Two Year Old Girl

Christina - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter at first starting asking to sit on the potty but wouldnt potty for me. The babysitter starting asking her to sit on the potty now she screams and cries and wants nothing to do with the potty. Ive invested so much money into pull ups and potty seats. What do I do? I dont want to go back to diapers but pull up are too expensive if shes just going to use it like a diaper. Should I try and put her in real panties?

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Debbie - posted on 03/16/2010

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My 2 year old is getting potty trained right now. At first it was disheartening since she would never seem to tell me when she had to go potty and then when she did tell me she had to go - nothing would happen. I went to the store one day and through the baby aisle. I saw underwear and thought I'd give it a shot. I asked her if I bought her Dora underwear if she'd wear them instead of diapers. She said yes. I then let her know that if I did this, then she couldn't pee pee or poo poo on Dora. She wouldn't want someone to pee on her and that wouldn't make Dora happy. Dora might not even let her watch her anymore if she kept getting peed on. (smile) .... There were a few accidents but really not that many. In the beginning there seemed to be about an accident a day but the rest of the times she'd use the potty. Now I can't remember when she last had an accident. It's been about 1.5 months so far since we started.

ALTHOUGH she does still wear pullups at nap and bedtime. I haven't figured out how to stop that yet. I told her that once she can go through a few naps without peeing then she'd be able to wear her Dora's then. ... But we're not there yet.

Every child is different though. With my 8 year old it seemed to take her forever to potty train. I had to wait until she was ready and then there was absolutely no diapers for her after she decided and really no accidents either.

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My daughter will be 2 next month and we just started full on potty training last week. She is really into dora so we went out together a few weeks ago and she picked out new dora panties. She still wears diapers when she is sleeping, but she has worn her panties everyday so far when she is awake. I made sure I had no plans this week either so that we could focus on starting the training. I personally don't like the pull ups because, like you said they are just like diapers. I don't think she will notice much of a difference when she has an accident.

Be prepared though because it took 2 days before she made it to the potty to pee. She started to not like getting her panties all wet and she would say " uh oh mama, panties all wet, ucky everywhere!" she would take them off and throw them downstairs to be washed.

Putting her in real panties worked for us because she relized right away that she had wet herself. After a week of her training, she has peed on the potty all morning with no accidents and pooed too. Good Luck.

Kari - posted on 03/15/2010

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My daughter who is 21 months started to ask to use the potty when she was eighteen months. We just let her do what she wanted with it. She would sit but not do anything. The best advice is not to push it on them. Encourage them. We told my daughter that she could have a sticker if she went potty on the potty. Sometimes it worked other times it didn't. We went out and bought her big girl pants. After about 2-3 times she didn't like the feeling when she would go to the bathroom in them. You could try them and see how they go you can get the plastic covers that go over them so that the mess dont get on the floor if she has an accident. Sometimes even saying that you are going to put them back in diapers will make them think twice. My daughter is now fully potty trained even at night. She will tell us when she has to go even in the grocery store. Good luck! Every child is different. Don't push it on them that just makes it harder.



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