potty training a 15 month old girl.

Mandy - posted on 07/18/2014 ( 20 moms have responded )

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How the best way to get her to sit on her potty sit she keeps standing up when I sit her on the potty

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Hockeyluvr - posted on 07/23/2014

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I started potty training my daughter around 15 months. She was fully potty trained at 2, having a couple accidents while sleeping. By 2 1/2 she quit having accidents completely. Every kid develops at their own pace, so ignore those who are telling you she is too young. My daughter started on a training potty, but she didnt like that. She wanted to be a big girl like mommy. So i bought her a seat that goes on the toliet. Every 20 minutes id put her on the toliet. SHe had a Princess book, that played music. She'd sit and read her book and not try to get off the toilet or make a mess with the TP while trying to wipe. She would always tell me when she had to poop, but it took her a little bit longer to figure out when she had to pee. At 18 months i got her the padded training underwear. That made a big difference, she didnt like the feeling of those when they were wet so she quit having accidents during the day. Good Job for trying to start young and listening to what your daughter wants.

Eric - posted on 07/21/2014

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just continue being patient with her and all will come together your doing a great job! My 2 year old is now potty training and it saves you alot of money :)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/18/2014

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I don't believe in forcing a child to do anything as far as milestones. In my experience, continually dragging a child who does not have the nerve control to tell them when their bladder/bowels need emptying only creates a sense of fear in the child about the whole situation.

My eldest, at the age of 1 would occasionally use the toilet, but it was a novelty for him. He didn't completely train until he was closer to 2, and he pretty much did it on his own, once he was ready to be a 'big boy'.

Dove - posted on 07/18/2014

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Shawnn... not the same poster, but she does do the same thing... read the responses on that one... lol

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/21/2014

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No one is putting anyone down for trying to train early. We're speaking from experience.

Mandy - posted on 07/21/2014

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Thank you very much Teresa most people put others down by trying to start early I don't make her but if she wants to sit on a potty naked then I let her but not force her I let her do her own thing

Teresa - posted on 07/20/2014

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2-4 years is Erickson's age frame for autonomy vs. guilt, when most children start to want to do things on their own but still need to know that they can be babies. Starting potty training too early can have backlashes of infantile reactions. Usually when the child starts to acknowledge a soiled diaper you can introduce the potty. Luckily for you, for some reason, girl's catch on faster unless their is an older male sibling for the male baby to learn from. My son was a good 3 years before he caught on but my 2 1/2 year old son is catching on much faster, due to an older brother. Good luck. Don't push her too hard, but I feel your pain every week I have to spend $20+ on a pack of diapers. Elmo potty training books and videos helped introduce it to my two.

Mandy - posted on 07/19/2014

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Like I said never havei forced my child if she want to sit that's fine I'm a stay at home momi have a lot of time on my hands that's why o wanted to try and start early with her because I want her to learn in fact after posting this I got her start to sit on her potty by her self and she set for at least a min I sing her songs and she has went 3 times since I've done it I reward her and clap and tell her she doing a good job. I think it is possible that she can be trained before 2

Serene - posted on 07/18/2014

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I used to work in childcare and we would have a 18-20 month potty trained, but this rarely would happend though. Usually it was between 24-36 months that they were fully potty trained.
If you want to potty train your daughter, its a job espicially at the age of 15 months. You will have to sit her on the potty every 15 mins. If she can stay dry in her diaper for 2 hours then you could try to start potty training. If she can stay dry for 2 hours then put big girl panties on her. If shes wet and not ready then you can introduce her slowly to the potty by having her wear her clothes and sit on the potty; this way she wont feel forced
When I was pregnant with my daughter my son was still in diapers and I started potty training him at 18 months, hoping that he would be out of diapers by the time she was born. I forced him to sit on the potty and I thought that he was ready. Since I forced him he started refusing. I quit trying. Then one day after his 2nd bday I threw some underwear on him and he had several accidents and he didn't like being wet. So he was potty trained within a week.

Chet - posted on 07/18/2014

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@Shawnn Lively - It's possible to toilet train a baby or child at nearly any age. Take a look at EC (elimination communication)!

Of course, the younger the child the more the parent has be to involved. The theory is that the more work associated with diapering the more effort a parent can put into early toileting and still come out ahead. As household appliances like washers and dryers became standard and then improved in the 50s and 60s, and also as disposable diapers became cheaper and better, the average age that a child stopped using diapers steadily increased. In the 50s most kids were out of diapers by 18 months, now the average age is between 2.5 and 3, lots of kids are 3.5 or 4.

Independent toileting, where you stop what you're doing in time, walk to the bathroom, undress, pee or poop, wipe as needed, redress, flush, and wash your hands isn't something a young toddler can do completely on their own. But it is possible for a sufficiently motivated parent to get nearly any child out of diapers.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/18/2014

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LOL...Mandy, I must apologize...I got you mixed up with another post about a 15 month old kid, so ignore my comment about moving way too quickly in some areas while moving slowly in others!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/18/2014

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grabbing and pulling are normal at that age. it doesn't mean she's ready to learn. Her bladder is not developed enough for her to know what it feels to need to go.

Mandy - posted on 07/18/2014

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I would say she is ready to be trained because she is grabbing her self like she needs to go and pull her diaper off its not like I'm forcing her or even pushing her to use it I sit her down she gets up so I let her be

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/18/2014

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Because she's not ready to learn. Most children aren't ready to learn until around 2 years.

Back off a bit, honey. You're expecting things to move along WAY too quickly in some areas while not moving things along well in other areas.

When your daughter is READY to train, she'll start being interested in potty functions, and how/what you do when you use it.

Chet - posted on 07/18/2014

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Early potty training requires you to be very in tune with your child. You need to watch her carefully to figure out when you should take her to the potty.

I wouldn't bother trying if she's having lots of frequent pees. If she can't stay dry for an hour or two you're just going to be taking her to the toilet all the time and having lots of accidents.

You also want be careful not to push really hard. You could cause her to develop some very negative feelings toward the potty and toward toilet training. I am a believer in waiting until the child is ready, like Dove suggested. All of our kids trained suddenly when they were around three. It was quick and easy because we waited.

Why not start by gently introducing the idea of the potty? Talk about how you use the toilet and let her see you do it. Before she gets in the tub have sit her on toilet for just a couple seconds before she gets in. Start changing her diaper in the bathroom and talk about putting poop and pee in the potty someday during the diaper change.

Dove - posted on 07/18/2014

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Wait until she's ready and you won't have to worry about any of the details cuz she'll do it on her own.

Mandy - posted on 07/18/2014

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Do you have any suggestions on like how often I should sit her on the potty? Like every 10 or 15 mins?

Chet - posted on 07/18/2014

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15 months is extremely ambitious for potty training. Normally, to have success with young toddlers, the parent needs to do most of the work. You need to basically know when your child will likely need to pee or poop and then get them to the potty in time.

Parents often use things like snacks, tv, or reading stories to keep their kids on the potty, so they can wait for the pee to come, but again, usually that's with kids who are older than your daughter.

You could try using a potty seat on the regular toilet so she can't just stand up.

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