Leah - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
Leah - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
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Shannon - posted on 02/05/2009
I bought a book called Potty Trainning in a Day. It said to set aside one whole day for it. you put the potty in the kitchen or living room(somewhere your willing to spend the day). Its all about rewards. You give them juice, pop, candy, and chips or something salty to make them drink all that liquid. then you give them a treat for just sitting on the potty, and for every other step and make a huge deal about it if they go in the potty. It worked for us. Good luck
Amie - posted on 02/05/2009
I found my girls were a lot quicker to toilet train than my boy. I don't believe in pottys because then you have the problem of moving onto a big toilet later and what do you use when not at home? I have a step (available for about $10 at K-mart or toys are us) that has the childs favourite character on it that helps them reach the toilet. With my boy we had a sticker chart on the wall in the toilet, he got 1 sticker for a wee and 2 stickers for a poo. When he got 20 stickers he got a matchbox car. I would recommend staying away from using food as rewards as it develops bad habbits later on. One of my girls wanted to come out with me one day and I said she couldn't because I was down to my last nappy, she responded with"I'm a big girl I no need nappys" and she has been dry day and night since. Another of my daughter chose her special big girl undies and did not want to wee in them which worked in our favour, kids willtrain themselves if they really want too. With all of my kids if you put a nappy on them they would use it, so although it may mean a lot of accidents try and keep the nappies off, even if that means playing in the backyard with a little rudy bottom.
Ellen - posted on 02/04/2009
My best advice on Potty training is find what you child likes best as a treat. One liked m&ms and t he other liked cheerios. My mom told me with my oldest that it is had to train when it is cold outside. Harder on the little ones and lots more accidents. So wait, if you can, warmer weather is just less stressful.
Now that the weather is right, try making it as pleasant as possible. I took my girls in to see me us the potty and that big girls use the potty and not a diaper. I changed from cloth diapers, my girls had sensitive skin, to training pants and rubber pants, This way they felt really wet. We went every 30 minutes and sat for a few minutes with a book. If there was success then lots of cheering, clapping and a small reward of candy. Peeing got one and pooping got 3. YEAH!!!!!!!
We also had a trip to the store to pick out big girl panties that they would get to wear when they were ready. I also had 1 bed wetter and 1 who was pretty much dry at 18 months day and night. They both slept in night time diapers for about 6 months and then only the bed wetter did. I later was given a great idea that I would have JUMPED on if I had thought of it. I also suggest this one to new moms for the sheet changing speed of it. Use a crib protective sheet under a bed sheet and layer them for as many as you desire. Then you only need to pull a set off if there is a night accident and the bed is still made underneath. This is great when you are changing a twin bed nightly or several times a night. My bed wetter averaged 3 times a night no matter what we did for years and years. They do eventually grow out of it though, YEAH!!!!!!!!!
Tiffany - posted on 02/04/2009
When I potty trained my daughter I first started by putting panties on her when it was convenient for me and she didn't do so well. I finally decided to totally take away the diapers. I put panties on her all day and night. The first few days she had a few accidents but after the 3rd day she only had one or two accidents. She was totally potty trained within the week! At night I put the plastic panties on her over the regular ones so it wouldn't make a huge mess. Luckily she never had an accident at night!
I also work at a daycare and I'm trying to potty train several kids at once. I try to take them to the potty every 30 to 45 minutes. I made a weekly calendar and when they use the potty I give them a sticker to put on the calendar to show that they used the potty. They really like the stickers! I had one kids who hated to go to the potty but now goes with no problems.
Susan - posted on 02/04/2009
Try to have her wear her undies and when she goes and goes on herself she will feel yucky. Make sure she hear you say yucky and even make a face that way she won't like it. Then show her that you go to the bathroon and don't get yuck on you.
Nicole - posted on 02/04/2009
hi evry childs different 4 my son i stayed in 4 3 days n sat hm on the potty with toys rund hm, till he gt up and kept tryn him on it evry 5mins and jus entertained hm while e was on it by singing songs wid hm or playn wid ez toys, by the third day he ws using it by himself.
Brenda - posted on 02/04/2009
Personally the advise I would give is get the most simple toilet you can find get that. You want your child to know what time it is and its definitely not a game so sounds and color should be present. I feel that I have a lot of knowledge when it comes to this topic because my 2yrs old who will be 3 soon has been potty trained since the age of 1. I also help other family and friends to potty train there kids as well.
With kids its has to do with the kid they are and as I'm sure you know that every kid is different. Lucky you have a girl because they also catch on easier then boys....With her you really just have to be consistent if you can get her to pee once in the potty thats great and if she does then you need to ask every 15mins. Everyday so that she gets use to thinking about going to the bathroom and sitting on thew toilet.....Its all habits she is use to doing her buisness in her pamper so that what she will do.\
You also have to move her up to pull ups and off diapers so she can get the picture that she will no longer get changed but have sit on potty. Make sure you also explain all the new things that you will be introducing because communication is a big part of understanding. She may not be able to respond but she will show and prove.....Goodluck
Peg - posted on 02/04/2009
Worked like a charm for both my kids!!
Kristina - posted on 02/04/2009
I wish someone would tell me too! My daughter so so excited right at 2 and now tht she is 2 1/2 she has no interest at all and she's really good at peeing or the other and then screaming for a diaper change?? Help!
Krissy - posted on 02/04/2009
i just sat my little one in front of the t.v. on thier little potty and put on cartoons....they soon forget that they are on it and they go, and when u realize that they went praise them and tell them how big they are and give them a little treat ( some m&m's or something), they get bored on the big potty in the bathroom with nothing to look at....give it a try and let me know!
Sekeena - posted on 02/04/2009
hi leah the best time to start potty training is when your childs nappy is dry in the mornin.wen my daughter;s nappies were dry in the morning i thought i'll try her with knickers on and hoooray we've never looked back.she's in knickers day and nite now.
Michelle - posted on 02/04/2009
I used "Gina Ford Potty Training in a week " with both my children - my daughter was 26 months when i done her she was dry day and night within a week and my son who is 3 in april i started two and half weeks ago is now dry.
It worked for me. Good luck
Zemi - posted on 02/04/2009
Be Patient. I have a 2 year old too. I bought the Elmo Potty Time DVD (which she loves and knows all the songs to), I got her a pretty pink potty. We go potty together. She narrates a step by step. And now we've moved to having her wear panties around the house. Bad idea at first but at least she is getting to the potty more often and without my prompts. If u get any other ideas plz share. Thx.
Amanda - posted on 02/04/2009
my daughter was potty trained at 2 she was not interested at all but then i found out that she likes colors and they have those blue tablets that clean the toliet everytime you flush it well I turned our water blue she peed and it turned green she was amazed and ever since i have had no problems. It cleans your toilet while teaching her 2 things going on the potty and colors could try it maybe I just got lucky it was that easy
Stephanie - posted on 02/04/2009
Just go for it. I took the nappies off my little girl, when I saw the signs she might be getting ready and had plenty of spare leggings, trousers etc ready for her accidents. The pairs I had ready went down through the week and by the end of seven days she was fully potty trained. She had the odd accident at night - but home free otherwise.
Don't be tempted to put her back into nappies again though, ever - as it will send confusing signals and will undo all your work.. :)