how do i get my little girl to sit in pottie an
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Dawn Marie - posted on 09/18/2009
What i did was~ Everytime i had to go to the "bathroom" i would bring my daughter and make her sit on "her potty" even if she didn't have to go. I also started putting panties on her during the day. She didn't like to get her "Big Girl Panties" wet. At night i still used pull-ups tho. But in about a week (give or take some days) she was tellin me she had to go potty... then she just stopped tellin me and just went when she needed to. She was fully potty trained at 19 months. She's almost 4 now. I wish you the Best of Luck!
Joan - posted on 09/18/2009
ten months is far too young. kids are not ready for this physically at this age. Pushing her will only result in frustration on your part. She will be potty trained - when she is ready and not a day before.However, you can make sure that the potty is part of life. Do you leave it in the toilet beside the 'grown up toilet'? There is plenty of time.
Lisa - posted on 09/18/2009
We started to introduce the different stages of potty training to our daughter from about 15 - 18 months old. We would always have he potty next to the toilet, got her to play with her toys and role play. Sit on it while she was playing etc. From this we started putting her on before her bath every night she never really went but she would sit and we would have a discussion about it. We did this for months we never forced her but talked about it. I think it is important not to rush things. Where ever possible we would leave her without her nappy so if she made a mistake she understood what happened. In the end she decided on her own, she did not want wet pants and she knew the process and asked to go on her own. The only thing was she decided when we were at an festival and the toilet was at least 10 minutes from anywhere we were. But I was proud she decided and it has been a so easy. She has never wet the bed and never had any troubles, just the occasional accident because she is having too much fun. She was trained before her 2nd birthday.
Gayle - posted on 09/18/2009
Ten months maybe a little too early to be potty training. Generally potty training starts about 2. I learned that the hardway. I tried potty training my 3 kids at about 20 months. They were not able to make the connection. I didn't get frustrated with the process, because it was I who made the error. I tried again at close to 24 months. Took away their bottles and started them on sippie cups. I painted a red target in the center of the potty chair bowl and made a game out of it for all of them. Every 20 minutes or so I would take them to the bathroom (especially after drinking). When they would poop their diapers I would put it in the bowl so the got the idea. ALL of them were going to the bathroom on their own within 2 weeks. It is very important to praise your child when they do good and never scold them when they have accidents. It takes a lot of patience. Think of it as you going for a new job you have never done before. How much understanding and patience it takes for you to "get it".
Christy - posted on 09/18/2009
I am a toddler teacher and have had experience with this. Very true with the ready signs, if she is not ready she won't go. If you push her before she is ready she will most likely rebel and not want to go at all. If she is showing she is ready it can be helpful to have a book or two that she can look at when going potty - preferably washable ones, to keep her from getting bored. Try to go often as long as she is willing to try. Also remember to praise/reward her success and attempts.
Rebecca - posted on 09/18/2009
shes still quite young you should look for signs that she can recognise when she needs to go. my god son and god daughter and my son all used to move away into a corner or more private place or even just fiddle in that area thats how we knew they recognised the signs
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