How do you start potty training?
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Jodie - posted on 02/10/2010
go and buy a potty,if you havent already got one,then just graudually interdouce her,by showing her and making her understand as a 21mnth old can,and say to her this is where your wees and poos go,its a very long process,sum kids pick it up really fast,sum take awhile.you need to take baby steps.whilst teaching her that her wees 7 poos go into potty,also xplain simply,if you feel you wont to do do wees,tell mummy and we will go on potty.make sure,that the potty can go somewhere,that she can just eventually just sit on potty herself.get to her level and chat bout it,dont make it into yukky thing,sum kids hate change,so tey can freak out and not go.make it fun for her,like shes special,especially when she does goes wees for the first time,always make a big deal,like what cleaver girl doing wees,that way,she will come to understand,that shes just cool,and goes potty,after awhile,she will get the hang of it,and just go herself,and when that time comes,make sure you say,but mummy clean potty,not you.another way for her not touch it,is that every time she comes to tell you,she wonts to sit on potty,and she goes,take her with you,why you empty it and clean it,that way if she goes without you knowing,make sure she comes to tell you,after she been,if you chat at her level,over time,she will know not touch the potty,and she will just tell you,to look in it,course shes a big girl now,and also,shes will wont you to clean it...you will find there will be accdients in her undies,but not yet,contiune with a nappy,if she can understand a way,when she feels she needs to go,again,for her to say need to do wees,so just take her nappy off,and sit her the potty.you will be suprize how bright they are.they understand a lot more than we give them credit for,but that also comes down to how you raise and teach ya kid,bout learning.all kids are different,and all parents have different ways of parenting.i will tell you now,it wont happen over night,you need to be patient and consistant,dont ever give up,if you feel its getting hard,if you just constantaly talk bout it,even if she doesnt need to sit on it.get her to explore the potty,but you also need to teach her bout the potty,your girl wont go on it till shes comfortable,im not going to lie,it is hard work,and yes you will get frustrated,course there will be alot of time,that she will just sit and not go,and 9 times out of ten,they will go in their nappy,but its only becourse the nappy is their comfort,and a potty is new to them,and it can be scary,and thats why i say,not to allow her to be scared of it,course she will be already be scared,but excited as well.thats why its important to make it in to fun thing,praise her everytime she goes,that why,she will contiune to go,and eventually she will go alone.but make sure you start with just day time potty training,shes far to young to be out of a night nappy,but i would suggest that summer time is the best time,course there will be alot of washing,yes she will wet undies,its also teaching them to control their bladder,she will know when she needs to go,but she will also need you to assit her as well,like every 20min ask her if she wonts to go potty,she may will shake her head or nod her head,and like i said,she may not even go,but if she sits on it,gets use to it,then the potty will become her comfort,and she will just go.and make sure you tell family & friends,if they have her,it needs to be contiune,with a potty it can go anywhere.a toilet will be far to scary,plus she will be able to fit on one...they to need to praise her as well,its important for your girl to be absoulate centre of attention,just on the potty,and if you can down pack the potty training,parenting will become easy and cheap,why nappie are concerned.as for night time training,wait till shes at least 2 in half heading into 3,no longer,no least,but the key there,is to stop her fluids an hr n half before her bed,and make sure she goes wees,when you are training night time.course she will wet,she could wet anyhow,wheather shes been potty before bed too.but like i said dont worry to much bout that yet.concertrate on day time training first,no one will expect you to do it all in one hit,and if they do,then they know nothing bout parenting,and normally you get the slack from adults,that anit parents. dont listen to them.if you need any other advice,just add me or send me msng,i know how scary it is being a young mum,and trying to be the best mum,as society have their own view on young mums..sux yes it does. so no matter how hard it gets trying to potty train,just keep going,course it pays of in the end...good luck with it....all the best..from jodie..