Wanting to potty train, my girl is 2 and is afraid.

Brandie - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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How do I do this? She knows when she needs to go she just wont have anything to do with the potty.

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Denise - posted on 09/27/2009

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Everytime I went to the bathroom I would sit my daughter on the pot to get her used to it. That way she could see that "big girls use the pot."

Kelly - posted on 09/24/2009

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I made a potty chart and after so many stickers got placed on the chart she got a reward. Also she really liked decorating her potty chair. I gave her stickers and markers and it really made her comfortable knowing she made it her own.

Annette - posted on 09/24/2009

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you need to invest "what to expect the toddler years" the same book that was written by the same lady who did "what to expect when expecting", in there it has ideas on how to potty train your little one and some of the stuff I have read was letting them run around naked all day long so they can get in touch with their natural body feelings

Deborah - posted on 09/24/2009

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get her own potty chair cheer for her when she duz use it or make up a song....give her treats or stickers when she duz....

Brandie - posted on 09/23/2009

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Awe ty , that is a good idea, yeah she is 3 in january I just worry I am behind lol."

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If she's afraid then she's probably not ready. Some children aren't ready until they are closer to 2.5 or 3. Does she have a small potty chair? I put my son's potty chair in the family room where he could see it all the time. He would sometimes sit on it (with his clothes on) which was fine. I wanted him to get use to the idea. We talked about what it was used for and I waited for his interest to peak before trying. You could also take her to the bathroom with you and talk about pee pee in the potty. Let her practice flushing the toilet for you so she isn't afraid of the sound it makes.

Lara - posted on 09/22/2009

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I found potty training was best in the summer months, when you can let them round around without a nappy and see where it takes them (I would often leave the potty outside when my little girl was playing and let her decide when was best for her). Also, you get potty's that have fun stickers that change colour when they 'go potty', which sometimes makes the experience more fun - as they get to see a change in colour or picture. I don't think there is a magic recipe for this - just encourage them, praise them lots when they do sit on the potty (even if they just sit there) and reward them with lots of postive attention (like playing their favourite game) when they do sit there or give it a try

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