My daughter is interested in potty training

Miriam - posted on 08/31/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 17 month old daughter is showing interest in potty training. I have a 4 year old son that is almost potty trained and I had a bit of trouble potty training him. I'm not sure how I should go about teaching her and could use some suggestions. Any advice you have would be really appreciated.

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Amberlynn Sage - posted on 09/04/2009

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my 21 month old is completely potty trained. in every country but the US that is normal.
One method for kids is a three day plan. (this needs to be three days you are home together.
before you start, take time to talk to your daughter about whats gonna happen and get the things... like a potty or seat, and training pants. Kids are great at adapting. Most people have a hard time with prolonged transitions, so prepare her then just do it.
day one: change the rules. Pee pee/poo poo go in the potty and not in diapers. and then just take her to the potty every hour or so during the day and wake her up once or twice at night. no pull ups, no diapers. "misses" (not called accidents) are treated with gentle reminders and a trip to the potty.
Day two: continues the same way, you should see some progress.
day three they should be letting you know when they need to pee and should be gaining control.

if it isn't completed... if she still has misses because she is not showing enough control, do not go back to pull ups... just keep taking her to the poty and she will get t, eventually. if you catch a "miss" in action, say "pee pee goes in the potty as you take her there...
here is website that may help.
http://www.3daypottytraining.com/

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Amber - posted on 09/15/2011

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My daughter is 18 months old she started comming into the bathroom with me and shorty after that i brought out her potty and let her check it out and just sit on it with a diaper then we started after naps and in the mornings putting her on it with no diaper and she would pee everytime she now askes to go by saying poop (which never means she has to poop ) or knocking on the bathroom door its been a slow process but i wouldnt rush her. Ive never heard the greatest turn out with parents rushing there childern to potty train but thats just my oppnion.

Cassilda - posted on 09/04/2009

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potty training can be fun and less stressful. one suggestion is wait a few minutes after meals, or they had had a drink get him/her a favourite reading book or one with pictures while you put them on the potty. Then they can relax and enjoy the book and this gives them time to empty themselves. most girls are easier trained than boys. it also does not hurt to reward them, that way you purchase less diapers. also have a few books available next to their potty which will be easily available for them and celebrate with them once they have used they potty. turn it into a fun thing :-)

Tina - posted on 09/03/2009

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When we (my husband and I) felt like we were ready as a team to potty train our 3 year old son (he was 2.5 when trained) we put him in underwear during the day (unless it was nap time or bed time) he pottied in his pants for the first few days but then he caught on. This was the only thing that worked. No diaper or pull ups, I think it confuses them. Our son did get a candy reward when he went potty and once he new what to do and could do it on his own the suckers went away. He was fully trained in 2 weeks and he doesn't even ware diaper at night.

Shirley Ann - posted on 09/02/2009

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My daughter is almost 22 months so I thought I start potty training now. We havent' yet done alot of success so far but I'm seeing that the sticker reward chart could work. At times I feel her confused as she takes her diapers off and likes panties, but then she is afraid to actually pee & poo in the potty. She is using the potty as a game. She does know when she has to poo as she feels it.. but sort of she has not as yet figured it out. But I will surely try some of the above steps which sounds good. Wish me good luck girls...

Amanda - posted on 09/02/2009

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That's great that she wants to learn. I have a 4yr old and 2yr old. My little one would watch her sister go and wanted to learn too. I made it a lot easier. She was trained before 2yrs old. but yes get her a little potty and training undies. With my experience pull-ups dont work. Kids tend to use them as diapers. But she will have accidents a lot but ask her often and encourage her. Older siblings help out a lot with stuff like that. The little ones want to do everything they do. Gotta watch those little ones. Good luck and soon NO DIAPERS:))

Biggi - posted on 09/02/2009

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My kids are the same age than yours and my girl shows interest in the potty as well. my daughter always runs in the bathroom when I am in it so I sit her on the potty so we can use our "potties" at the same time. Some times she p's,sometimes she doesen't, but she always loves clapping hands and cheering when we ' done"

Mary - posted on 09/02/2009

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My daughter showed some interest about the same time. She even used it a few times over the next several months. A few weeks ago, we had 2 weeks left before school started, so we just stayed home for several days and I let her run around naked. She seemed to know when she had to go if she was naked. After a few days of that, I started letting her wear panties and she had a few accidents, but hated being wet. She figured it out pretty quickly and 3 weeks later (at 2 years old), she's fully potty trained. I was able to send her back to school with no diapers or pull ups and she's now starting to wake up in the night to go the bathroom. She's done that for 3 nights now and her diapers have been dry each morning. The night time potty using can be exhausting because she's still in a crib, but there's not much I can do about it if she's ready. Good luck to you!!

Cheri - posted on 09/01/2009

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Girl, If your daughter wants to use the potty-congratulations!!! LET HER. I started my daughter when she was 16 months and by the time she was 2 she was fully potty trained. My son is 2 now and he still has accidents, so the younger the better. Reward her when she uses the toilet.

Tamara - posted on 09/01/2009

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I would just start showing her the potty chair, sitting her down when you go and if she has to go she will. start slowly and don't push it if she is ready she will pick it up, Girls tend a lot easier then girls (at least my daughter was easier then my son) as long as she is interested keep at it if she isn't then back off. If she isn't in to it then its just stress and frustration for both of you which can make the rest of the day harder.

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I started potty training my daughter during the summer but had to stop due to frustration levels. But the very very first thing we did was we let her pick out her potty chair and underwear that she wanted. The underwear is the goal/reward she recieves at the end of the training. We also put a sticker chart next to the potty for her to place stickers on every time she pee'd in the potty. Oh and WE GOT RID OF ALL DIAPERS and changed her to pull ups....we were just starting to get rid of the pull ups when she decided that was that and didn't want to train any more. Good Luck!

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