21/2 year old potty train....

Hazel - posted on 02/13/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 1/2 years old and Ive been trying to potty train but it doesnt seem to be working. She doesnt hold just wees when is needed. What do you think is the best age? Any tips? Maybe I should wait???

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Hazel - posted on 02/16/2011

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My duaghter wont go on the potty she wants to go the tolilet. She see mum going on the tolilet and wants to do the same. She does understand what the potty is for and is sitting next to the tolilet rather goes on the toilet. She does tell me when she needs to go on the toliet if needed but most time i think its a game for her. Yesterday she ask to go on the toilet didnt do anything but she wipped. Then 30min latter she went into her room and did poos and wee. Brandi I might give it go at 5 min and so on,.. Hope it works.

Krista - posted on 02/14/2011

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It is hard to stay positive when trying to potty train, especially when other people around you have had success with their children. Try to ignore the pressure so you don't pressure your child. If it becomes a power game back off completely for a couple days and try a new approach. It seems like it takes forever but you'll be surprised how quickly it is all over. Keep encouraging her to sit on the potty and praise, praise, praise when she gets it right. Don't plead and cajole for her to sit. Do you have to use the toilet? If she won't she won't. Let her come in to the bathroom with you when you go...mine follows me in anyway. Talk her through what you're doing. "We're going out. Mummy needs to pee. Do you want to go after me?" It feels like every conversation becomes about the potty but learning to feel when it needs to come is a big step. Keep talking about how our bodies work and how to work with it. If you can leave her bare bottomed during the day it helps to feel when it comes. If she's still wearing a nappy it will just wick it away and she won't feel it coming because she's used to just letting go when her bum is all swaddled. Good luck to both of you and don't worry. She'll get it.

Brandi - posted on 02/13/2011

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my daughter was the same way, but we started setting a timer to suggest when she tried to potty. we started setting it at 5 min intervules, and praised her just for trying and sitting on the potty and did a potty dance if she did potty. after about 2 hours at 5 min we increaded it to 10, then 15, 30, 45, 60 and eventually shje would go when needed, and learned the feeling of having to go. iti took her about 6 months of doing this till she was fully trained. also we made her sit on the potty right after she woke up.

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