What methods have you used in potty training?

Andrea - posted on 02/21/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have two little girls 10 months apart and my oldest needs to potty train, I know she wants to but isn't too sure. What methods have you used to train your child?

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Jill - posted on 03/01/2011

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The most effective method I have used is to use a little doll or stuffed animal to model the steps of potty training. Kids love to be helpful and you can use the doll or stuffed animal to show them the 6 steps of potty training (pulling down and up underwear, wiping etc...) Then have your child help their little friend on the potty. They will feel very important and you can ask them to demonstrate for their little friend. You definitely need to make sure they are ready physically, emotionally and cognitively (google " potty training signs of readiness") If you need a potty chart that shows the 6 steps of potty training you can find one at www.pottytots.com Don't forget the most important reward you can give your children...Praise (lots of hugs, kisses, high fives etc...) Being consistent, positive and making potty training fun are they keys to success.
Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 02/25/2011

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my daughter has been interested in the potty since she was about 10 months old, she would crawl into the bathroom at my mothers house when she was in there and so one day me and my mother got the idea to put her on the potty, first it was only for number two and just 2 weeks ago we started getting her to go number one on the potty when she felt she needed to, we take her in about every hour or so and a few minutes after meals. She is 19 months now and gets so excited when she goes on the big girl potty! We reward her with stickers and a cookie if she gets a certain amount of stickers! I'm hoping to have her pretty much potty trained by her 2nd birthday in July!

Theresa - posted on 02/25/2011

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I put a potty in the bathroom and let my daughter get used to it and sit on it whenever she wanted. Once she seemd able to go in the potty each time she sat on it I started having her go in and try about every hour. Eventually she got the feel of what it felt like to have to go and started talling me when she had to go. She's now just over 2 and is trained pretty well. She still has accidents once in a while, but she tries hard. I also gave candy each time she actually went on the potty until she had it down pretty well. I used M&M's because that was her fav. She would get 3 when she went potty. I also used the same method on my 2 older sons.

Shantae - posted on 02/21/2011

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Hi, my son knows how to say he used it but won't go to the potty. When he say he have to go and do number 1 or the number 2 but he already done it. So please tell me what can i do to stop him from using it on himself and start using the potty?

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