Im Having A Little Trouble Potty Training My 2 Yr old Any Advice????

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Ashley - posted on 01/08/2010

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While potty training my now three year old we did a rewards system based on how well the "potty training day" went i made a chart for the month and started with easily reached goals such as only one accident a day getts them a sticker for the day. three days of getting a sticker she got to pick out of a treasure box. each week we uped the rules untill she was sleeping through the night in big girl underwear. NO PULL-UPS they just take the place of diapers

Leslie - posted on 01/08/2010

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When it was time to potty train my daughter i thought it was going to be a nightmare.. BUT i just stayed on top of things and asked her every 15 minutes. When you give the little one a drink ask every 5 minutes so they can learn to go potty shortly after a drink.

Shannon - posted on 01/08/2010

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I too had trouble getting any of mine to start using the potty. I went out and bought potty chairs that they would like and toilet seat covers, and all kinds of other stuff for potty training that turned out to be junk. (my youngest one wouldnt use the potty seat to use the potty, but ended up running around the house with a dora potty chair on her head!) I found that the best thing I could do with all three of them was to put them on the potty when I went. If they went, I praised them like crazy. It didnt take long before they were going on their own all the time during the day. As soon as I backed off of trying to make them go, they went. A month or so after they started using the potty they started to refuse to wear the pull ups to bed. Now a year later with my youngest one, and we have no accidents not even at night.

Charity - posted on 01/08/2010

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My daughter was trained at 20 mths and this is what I did:

-Model going to the bathroom for your tot
-Buy a potty preferably one that is attractive to your tot..eg, Dora etc
-Buy underwear, pull ups, diaper...use under wear for the day at home...pull-ups going out anywhere and diapers for the night.
-Buy Elmo Potty Time Video/Potty Books for your tot
- Look for signs your son/daughter is ready to potty train- can pull up and down his/her pants, is dry for more than and hour, can indicate he/she needs to go or has gone potty..etc.
-Always put your tot on the potty or insert seat before and after bed, nap, meals...etc.
-In the begining reward your tot for their success a cheesie, smarty, cracker..etc. But once they have established what they are doing lay off the treats and maybe give high fives or something of that sort.
- It's a process that does not happen over night so dont expect mircles over night!
-Do try and stay calm when your tot has accidents because if not you could cause him/her to regress rather than move forward.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/08/2010

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the best advice i can give you is to use big boy or girl underwear. If you use pull-ups kids just think they can just pee or boo in them. Real underwear help them feel when they go. I had both my boys potty trained by 2 1/2 doing this. Good luck and if ya keep up with it they will be big kids before ya know it:)

Dominee - posted on 01/08/2010

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Rewards....that's all that would make my son want to go. We got mini oreos & m&m's and told him he could have 1 if he went pee or poop in the potty, it's not great but this doesn't last long as after like a week or two then it was only one for poop and then it was like a sticker or a popsicle for a day of dry underwear. Oh, and everytime he even sat his butt on the potty we would clap and cheer and hi-five him.

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