HOW DO I POTTY TRAIN MY 19 MONTH OLD LITTLE GIRL
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Danielle - posted on 03/03/2010
my daughter is 18 months now and started her potty training at 15 months, we didnt even plan on training her..but she got the potty as a gift. i always took her in the bathroom with me and let her get the toilet tissue..then we would let her go in the bathroom after she ate or after a nap and she just started peeing on the potty!..but try a potty that plays music when the go or the sticker thing works good too.. dont use pull ups till they are consistent with the potty and can stay dry for 3 hrs at a time
Vickie - posted on 03/03/2010
Every child is different when it comes to potty training. I would agree to only use the pull ups at nap or bed time (if she does not nap for long you may be able to let her go right before nap and make sure she goes right after) My daughter would have been trained a lot sooner if we knew her trick. She could not have a diaper (my son was still in them) or a pull up anywhere in sight or she would refuse to go in the big girl potty. Once we learned this and started to hide them she was potty trained within a couple of days. My son has been a whole different story though and we are still struggling with him (he is four and we have about 2 wet pants a day). We also never did the potty chairs, they went straight to the big potty. Good Luck and God Bless
Pamela - posted on 03/03/2010
I have to say I agree with Heather. Pull ups are nothing but a glorified diaper!! If your child is truly ready to potty train you will not need them!! My son was a late potty trainer at 3 years old in today's society, but he has NEVER had an accident or peed the bed! My daughter was 2 and a half. 19 months seems a little young to me, but if she is waking up from nap dry and has a dry diaper after going all night I would say she is ready. I am sorry if I offend anyone but if you need pull ups or diapers for nap and bedtime I don't feel your child is potty trained.
Heather - posted on 03/03/2010
I absolutely do not believe in pull ups!! They are nothing but a diaper in my mind...if you'r staying at home, switch right to underwear....i bought pretty ones for my daughter, told her all about the potty...when they wear underwear and have accidents, they do not like the feeling of it running down their leg. I would take her to the potty about every hour and M&M's were the treat for going in the potty *gave her 2-3 for going in the potty*! I put a little container in the bathroom out of reach so that she's see them and know they were for her and her going in the potty! Sometimes my daughter who go and wait for 5 mins to push out a little tinkle just to get an M&M Yes, You'll have to wash out underwear, poop will happen (just drop it in the toilet and wash on HOT water), but they will learn very quickly because it's nothing like a diaper. If you let your child have a lot of juice...watch out! because it goes right through them! Sometimes I do 1/2 water 1/2 juice and 2 1/2 yr old daughter has to go potty with 30 mins!!
Night time will only happen when you notices her diaprer is dry right away in the morning - until then, night time takes longer!
Jennifer - posted on 03/03/2010
Stickers worked for me. I went to Wal-Mart and bought all kinds of stickers: Dora, smiley faces, stars etc... We got on the website for Pullups and printed off a potty chart. Everytime she went to the potty I let her pick out a new sticker. I think it worked better than m&m's because she could carry around the chart and see the stickers! After a while we just used copy paper and stickers, worked just as good. She loved getting to pick out a new sticker so she wanted to go to the potty more often.
Roz - posted on 03/03/2010
I used sign language and my little girl was potty trained through the day at 20 months (still wore pull up for naps and night sleep) I bought a solution book at borders that had something to do with potty training with sign language and the use of a dvd/trains whistles etc. It had stickers and that was reward enough for my dd. I can't remember the name of it but it was like $30 and worked :) HTH!
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