hi, my baby gal is now 17 month old,she doent want to use a potty,what can i do?
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Kimberly - posted on 05/07/2013
My doctor told me that my daughter was too young at 18 months. We still work with her just no pressure. She sits on her potty when I go to the bathroom and is excited about it. They don't usually get control of everything until they are two so I would suggest just take a break. Trying to force them will only prolong the process. There is no rush to get that done now. She will let you know when she is ready. Give her encouragement without making her feel forced. My daughter is 23 months now and I'm starting to get more aggressive with it as I now I have more time with a break from my schooling so good luck to us both!
Diann - posted on 05/07/2013
When the child is ready they will use the potty. My Sister was a late Potty Trainer. When my Mom took her to the Doctor because she thought something was wrong. Our dear old family doctor told her Not to worry. That she would learn in time.
She did. And so will your little one. :-)
As for WHEN, Start now. I took my daughter in with me when I went potty. She sat next to me on her set. If she did the do... She got M & Ms. If not. No candy.
Not exactly the BEST way to teach, but it worked for her. :-)
Diana - posted on 05/06/2013
I think that's still pretty young...my girl is 21 months. Although she does her #2s in the toilet with the aid of a potty seat/toilet trainer, I haven't started the pee pee training yet. She's showing readiness by saying peepee when she does pee but I'm slacking off since I barely have the energy now (I'm 3 months preg with baby #2). The only reason she does her #2s in the toilet is because I put her on the toilet since she started solids so she's used to it. Don't worry about it..we can't force them or else it would be a bad experience for them. My friends told me to also prepare some fun things asa reward each time they pee in the toilet. My daughter loves stickers and stamps so I have them ready :) my friends also don't start potty training until after they are 2yo. Plenty of time for you :)
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 05/06/2013
That is pretty young. Most kids are 2 and older. Take a break. The more you force her, the less likely you will succeed. This is something that they have complete control over. Don't make it into a bad experience for her. Wait it out for a bit. Be patient. My daughter is 3 and still won't poop on the potty, or use public toilets.
Cecilia - posted on 05/04/2013
Some children can potty train before 18 months. All of those want to do it.
When is the right time to start? When she shows interest in it. When she can stay dry after a nap ( this shows she is getting her bladder under control)
As far as how to train that is up to you. The way I do it is to simply put on undies and let them learn "oops i'm wet, oh that's what that feeling was." Best time to do this is when it is warm since undies only will cut down on laundry, but can be done any time of the year.
If you don't have a steam cleaner here is a trick, when they leave a wet spot, soak most of the wetness up in a towel then sprinkle salt on it. When it's dry vacuum. It will not leave a smell, or stain.
Dove - posted on 05/03/2013
If you wait until she is physically and emotionally ready... she will train herself with no effort from you. Introduce the concept... Let her watch you.... Ask her if she wants to go... And help her (if she needs it) when she says yes. That's all the 'potty training' I ever did with my son and it worked great. Granted he was a few months short of turning 3 before he was fully trained, but it was very easy and very successful for him (more so than when 'I' was potty training the older siblings).
Ev - posted on 05/03/2013
Also going to add that kids under the age of three have not totally developed in their organs and those organ functions for going to the bathroom with. They have not learned to control the muscles that work with going pee or poop. Their bodies are not fully developed when they are born. Like walking and talking, rolling over, jumping and so on these things come in phases as a child grows. As the others said, she will do it in her own time not yours.
Sarah - posted on 05/03/2013
Personally I say WAY too young to worry about potty training yet,especially if she is not interested. Just like wallking she will get it when she is ready. Allow her to be little and develop at her rate. Once she gets 2 yrs old then start introducing the potty, but allow her to guide you. This is her thing not yours. Encourage don't push.
Amy - posted on 05/03/2013
She's very young to start training but you can start introducing it. We had ours in the room that we spent most of out time in, it doubled as a stool so my daughter would climb and jump off of it. When she turned two we started having her sit on it with or without clothes and would read her a story. We never forced her to stay on it though.
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