How can I potty train faster??

Miranda - posted on 07/06/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 22 month old daughter is getting ready to be potty trained and I would like to figure out a way to make it go faster. She's taking her diapers off right before she poops and she takes the diapers off after peeing only once.

I'm in need of help now..

I'm tierd of worring if she's taking her diapers off when ever she's out of my sight.

Please let me know if you could help.

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Jennifer - posted on 07/09/2010

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my LO is doing pretty well with her routine. you are soo lucky that she is already taking the diapers off it will make things go so much faster. buy her some big girl panties. I found some on hanes.com in the clearance for under a $1 a pair, i got about 20 pairs. Try and catch her going and then run her to the toilet. tell her to tell you when she has to go and say this about every 5 minutes and ask if she is dry and give her praise when she is. Show her how to pull up and down her big girl pants and show her where she needs to go potty. I also let my LO go with out pants for 2 days and just let her pee outside or on the floor (we have hard wood floors, easy clean up) I also watched for signs when she needs to go poo. lots of gas or she hides. Yesterday we were out running errands and I bring sanitizing wipes and wipe the nasty public toilet and load on paper and wash hands and sanitizing gel after. but she did good. no accidents all day. but you just have to stay on top of her and get an idea of her schedule. I take her first thing when she wakes up after she sleeps. I use pull ups when I cant keep an eye on her 24/7 or if we are out running errans and during the night. This helps with the added stress of extra clean up. But I still call them big girl pants and still ask her if she is dry. When she has an accident I ask her why she did not tell mommy she had to go and if it is poo I show her in her pants and put it in the toilet and tell her she need to poo in the toilet not her pants. I put on some clean panties and tell her to tell mommy when she needs to go and and ask her if she is dry and give her praise.



Lots of praise when she makes it in the toilet or if you take her and she goes. I also give her books and try and calm her down if she is too excited to sit on the toilet long enough to relax. Once they are relaxed their muscles will let go and they will pee. Poo, a book works well. I use it as a learning experience and we go over numbers and animals. It has really increased her vocabulary.



I hope these help. Good luck, her already taking her pants off is a good start.

Bree - posted on 07/16/2010

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kitchen timer. take her every 15-20 minutes. i was told by a long time nanny. it helpled with my first daughter. every child is different though.

Kell - posted on 07/15/2010

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Don't worry - kids will potty train in their own time and they all get there in the end (none of them will be wearing nappies to college, I promise!). Don't push her too hard though as chances are you'll just stress her out and set her back - you don't want to put her off the potty completely!

Vanessa - posted on 07/11/2010

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i wouldn't push her. because the more u push her u will backset her. and she may not potty train for a few more yrs. i have seen it happen

Lisbeth - posted on 07/06/2010

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So stop worrying and keep her naked that is the easiest way to potty train just make sure she has a little potty in the room she is playing in. Also ask her and take her to the potty I think it is every half hour she will get to go sit my lo says it and asks for a book to read she is 21 months and the only time I put a diaper on is when we are going out some were.

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Noha - posted on 07/23/2010

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It was easier with my girls ; but till now it's very difficult with their brother . So I get him to go after he is awake , otherwise we r yrunning after each other al the time , though I got him to say the word " potty" , he says it after he is discovered !

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Either put her in underwear or leave her naked.
We only use pull up/diapers when we are going further then the neighborhood park or going in the car or for a bike ride.

Chelsie - posted on 07/22/2010

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iv also heard of the potty training in three days ebook. i have heard wonderful things about it and once i can afford it i am also getting it. i commend u on having bubby take the n appy off themself already. thats awesum.

Angela - posted on 07/20/2010

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LOL u r so true i was worried cuz this is baby #4 and he is not helping me at all...u just made me feel soooo much better:)

Kayleen - posted on 07/20/2010

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Jeez Sawyer is no where near potty trained or taking his diapers off. I got him a potty when he was 15 months because he was pooping regularly on the toilet, but he had corrective surgery on his genitals when he was 18 months and he has hardly done more than pass gas on the potty ever since.

Kenya - posted on 07/19/2010

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I luv this group. Its comforting to know that there are women out there that just need support. Whether your married or single whatever. I just needed to shout out all the ladies in Circle of Moms...

Josie - posted on 07/19/2010

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I use pull ups n my son is almost 22 months old he was doin the same thing I put pull ups on him n he don't pull them off

Anele - posted on 07/19/2010

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Hi. My son just turned 22 months. I followed this guide called "Potty Training in 3 days" .... We had success with it by day 3.... no accidents since the evening of day 2. I got it from a friend of mine. It is an "e-book". It is called 3 Day Potty Training and is written by Lora Jensen. You may be able to get it off of her website is 3daypottytraining.com. Good luck.

Gina - posted on 07/18/2010

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you can use over naps, they think they like knickers but it helps keep the mess contained if she not quite there yet.

Melissa - posted on 07/15/2010

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We started potty training as soon as she started taking her own diapers off and running around naked. Now we are potty training and tried a few things before we found what works for us. In the beginning, Pull Ups didn't work because they were too much like diapers. We also had a sticker chart for when she peed on the toilet and that seemed to give her some sense of accomplishment. I tried giving her toys and that didn't really help, it mostly distracted her. So finally I bought some cotton training pants. Within just a few days she stopped peeing in her panties and realizing she had to go to the potty. The past few days have been really great. She is telling us more often when she has to go and she's going pee almost every time in the toilet. We found that giving her M&Ms when she goes works WAY better than the sticker chart. So most days she wears panties during the day and either a diaper or pull ups at night. However the last 2 nights she hasn't wet during the night and wakes up dry. She usually has an accident when she is playing or if we are out. She hasn't gotten comfortable going on big toilet without her seat on it. So try a few different things but I definitely recommend getting training panties. We haven't figured out how to get her to poop in the toilet but she is just barely 22 months old so I think once we master peeing then the pooping will come. When she has an accident I tell her that she needs to tell me before she goes and that "we don't pee in our pants" I think she is doing really well for her age. Most kids dont really master it until after age 2.

I agree with Jennifer Smith- lots of praise and make a big deal when she goes. Now our little daughter gets excited and says "I did it!" Keep trying and don't stress. Once you get something that works you will be very successful.

Chantal - posted on 07/12/2010

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my son is 21mths and he uses the potty,he wears pullups but he hasnt got the hang of pulln them down when he wants to go on his potty,and the only time he wears them is bedtime and when we go out.my 3 daughters were trained long b4 this age but every child is different and they will get there in the end as u dont want to frighten them as that will set them back even more,so mums a lot of patience and praise, all the best x

Diana - posted on 07/10/2010

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I experiencing the same. She takes her nappy off but it only seems to be when she's with me. When she's with the nanny, she doesnt ask for the toilet. I was on leave for 3 weeks and only put nappies on when she went to sleep or when we went out and a lot of the time, the nappy stayed dry. Then when we were at the shops, she'd ask to go to the toilet and even though she had a nappy on, I'de take her to the toilet. But when I went back to work, it all changed. Now its weekend and she's fine again. No nappies during the day!!! I bought the pull ups and called it panties but with the nanny, she just wee's in them and they're darn expensive so I've decided that she mustnt wear a 'panty' during the day and we'll see if she asks the nanny for the toilet! But I agree.... lots of praise and ask lots of times if she needs the toilet.

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