Need recommendation for potty traing a 2 and half year old girl

Noosha - posted on 03/24/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is giving me a hard time with potty training yesterday she only used bathroom in the morning and hold it until 4 pm and after that I used dipper and she was fine. What should I do? Any suggestions? I need help, it's time for her to use potty like a big girl but she doesnt want to do it

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Karen - posted on 03/27/2011

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4 1/2 years!!! I've had 8 kids and am just finishing potty training baby 7. All have been done by the time they were 2 1/2! And, might I add, that 5 were boys.



Anyways, Make it fun. Have potty treats, whether it be candy, stamps, stickers, whatever will motivate her. Give her lots to drink so she has to go. During the first few days make it a party! Put her on every half hour or so and when she goes make a HUGE deal of it! Blow party horns, jump up and down, give her a treat. Remember, that for the first little while it will be YOU that's potty trained and you have to remember to put her on. Slowly, you'll notice she'll tell you or "yea"! put herself on the potty. Good luck to you. I think potty training is the hardest job, but you'll be thankful when it's done.



BTW only keep her is underwear during the day. They just use pull-ups like diapers.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2011

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Don't push. The worst thing you can do is push it on her ..she will most likely rebel and you will get into a power struggle. I have successfully potty trained both of my daughters and the most important thing I learned from the experiences of each ..was YOU don't decide when they learn to use the potty ...THEY decide when they will comply with this new rule.

Look for a few signs she is ready:

1 she shows interest
2 she can pull her own pants down
3 she understands the concept of pee pee and poop go in the potty

The average age of a potty trained child (both #1 and 2) is 4 1/2 yrs old. Your pediatrician will tell you this. Don't put undue stress on yourself or on her.

Good luck!

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Pam - posted on 03/29/2011

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Everyone has a different opinion about potty training. On the same note, there are many ways one can go about potty training. My first daughter was completely potty trained by 18 months. My second one was more difficult. I would give her a book or toy while she sat on the potty. We had many problems, so I finally would reward her with a piece of fruit, candy, or a small toy. Worked well.

My granddaughter was very easy to potty train. We let her sit on her potty chair whenever we would use the bathroom and she just started using it. That doesn't mean she didn't have any accidents because she did. But she did very well.

My grandson is now 14 months old. He has used the potty twice now, and he gets the biggest kick out of it! I let him hold a little bear and I sit on the toilet next to him and talk to him. He will sit there for a few minutes too. He thinks it is fun. And when he does use it, we make a really big deal out of it. He thinks its GREAT!!!

So, make it fun. If he doesn't show any interest you might want to wait. Who says children have to be potty trained by a certain age? They usually want to stay clean and dry anyway. And if it seems like it is too upsetting then wait and let him decide when he wants to stay clean.

Good luck!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 03/24/2011

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Julie,

You should rephrase that to say SOME children, because in MY CASE is it not like that, my 12month old son is doing well with it, many of the negative stigmas that come with potty training early are from outdated sources. (if you can find some up to date facts, about it not being good and damaging to the child, I would love to see them)

My oldest who is 8yeaers old was fully potty trained by the time he was two, like many children, not all, he had the occasional accident but they were few and far between.

Julie - posted on 03/24/2011

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I can only suggest potty training in summer when its hot. No nappies pull ups or anything. You'll have a day of wiping up puddles and that should be it. Kids, especially girls HATE wet nickers. Does she have some fun cute underware? Any earlier than two years is too young to worry about potty training. Children who are potty trained too early have lots of accidents and often go back for a while, so they are really not potty trained. Dont worry too much she's not that too old now. Sitting them on toilets frequently does not work and does alot of damage.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 03/24/2011

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gotta make it fun!!! dont get upset or show that you are.

Im potty training my 12month old, started when he was 10months and some weeks and he is doing really well because I make it fun for him.
Have a potty song, or a special treat she gets when she goes, also Exaggerate when she does use it saying how great she did, what a big girl.
Good luck!

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