I wanna get my daughter out of diapers before she's 2 nd shes 19 months now any helpful tips?

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Krista - posted on 01/03/2011

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You really have to wait until SHE'S ready, or else it'll just be an exercise in frustration, and could make her upset by the potty, further delaying the toilet training.

Here's some information from the American Academy of Physicians:
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Do not start toilet training until both you and your child are ready. You are ready when you are able to devote the time and energy necessary to encourage your child on a daily basis.

Signs that your child is ready include the following:


* Your child signals that his or her diaper is wet or soiled.
* Your child seems interested in the potty chair or toilet.
* Your child says that he or she would like to go to the potty.
* Your child understands and follows basic instructions.
* Your child feels uncomfortable if his or her diaper is wet or soiled.
* Your child stays dry for periods of 2 hours or longer during the day.
* Your child wakes up from naps with a dry diaper.
* Your child can pull his or her pants down and then up again.

You may start noticing these signs when your child is 18 to 24 months of age. However, it is not uncommon for a child to still be in diapers at 2 and a half to 3 years of age.

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The thing that a lot of parents don't understand is that your child can be emotionally ready to potty-train, but may still not be physically capable of holding her bladder. So both factors have to be in place.

For now, what I would recommend would be just exposing her to the potty. Buy a potty and put it in the bathroom, and let your daughter see you when you go to take a pee. If she imitates you and sits on the potty, praise her, but don't overdo it and overwhelm her. And explain what you're doing: "Mommy is peeing in the toilet. That's your toilet. That's where we pee, instead of peeing in a diaper."

Hope this helps.

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Carisa - posted on 01/03/2011

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Most kids aren't ready until between 2 1/2 and 3. If you set this goal as a must, it might make it harder if she is not ready. We started (when my daughter was 2 1/2) by putting her on the potty before bath and encouraging her to go. We tried putting her in underwear, but we kept having accidents until she finally asked to wear them. Once she had decided, she rarely had an accident. Good luck!

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