it's time to start potty training, any suggestions?

Laura - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my little boy is turning 2 this saturday and the plan was to start potty training right after he turned 2. i've never potty trained anyone before and if anyone would like to give advice it'd be greatly appreachated. thanks and take care ladies :)

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Sinikka - posted on 09/24/2009

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i would def also say wait until hes ready, we are introducing zeph to the potty but he doesnt stay dry at all so i know his body is not ready.
take it slow and dont try to push it, introduce the potty and just let him get used to it. i have an older son and we tried right away in the beginning he got really frustrated and hated it so i took it slow and did a lot of positive reinforcement, prais for just sitting on the potty even if he didnt use it and such, and after i let him take control it went real fast he was potty trained during the day before he turned 3 and it took alittle longer for overnights

Sara - posted on 09/24/2009

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I've successfully potty trained two kids now, even my two year old is potty trained already, and the very best advice that I can give is this. Potty train when the child is ready, not when you are ready. If your child is showing interest in the potty and waking up from naps with a dry diaper and going 2 hours with a dry diaper, and wanting to be changed immediately after going in her/his diaper, then its time to start. If not, then wait. There is no time period on when to start potty training. You can start just because your child is two and it can take months and months or you can wait and it can take weeks or even days. My oldest was almost three and was completely potty trained, even overnight, in three weeks. My youngest was 18 months and only wears pull ups overnights cause she sleeps for 13 hours at a time. Every child is different, the point is, your plans and your child's plans may be different, so unless you want it to be a huge frustrating struggle, I really suggest that you wait until your child is ready.
Good luck to you in whatever you decide to do.

Els - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son turns 2 this sunday, and we've started the training last week. Just pull up pamper on and we're putting him on the potty every 2 hours. And if he just gets out off bed and after eating... We're just letting him get used tot the potty first and learn him to stay seated for a few minutes. And yesterdag he was succesfull for the first time...

Els - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son turns 2 this sunday, and we've started the training last week. Just pull up pamper on and we're putting him on the potty every 2 hours. And if he just gets out off bed and after eating... We're just letting him get used tot the potty first and learn him to stay seated for a few minutes. And yesterdag he was succesfull for the first time...

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