First time mom trying to potty train a 2yr girl?
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Michelle - posted on 04/20/2010
yes it is normal let her play with the potty at first,then she can put her bubba (doll) on the potty and then its her turn.let it take its course,don't stress.When she dose go to the potty make a big deal,cause its like a game at first.I never stressed about nite training that will just kick ikn on there own,
Charlene - posted on 04/20/2010
I used trainer pants for a while and found what an utter waste of time they were, she would just go in them like a nappy if she was too busy then laugh after when we had to change them!! Sticker charts are good and going crazy over the top with praise when they use the potty/toilet. After using big girl pants it took 4 days before she was completly dry as she was mortified when she wet herslef:)
Laurie - posted on 04/19/2010
I did not push potty training with my kids. I put the potty in the bathroom, let them pick out big girl under pants and sat back and let them lead the way. Works best if the whole thing is their idea. They naturally want to do what the older kids are doing. Keeping struggle out of it always works best. My daughter , now 24 says you never really had trouble potty training us did you and I say " no I had nothing to do with it. It was your body you and only you knew when the time was right for you." Kids are so smart aren't they ? ;)
Kristin - posted on 04/19/2010
What's a cheap reward you can give her for success? Mine like stickers, so I got a cheap calendar and a bunch of stickers. Each time they went in the potty, they got to put one on the calendar. After a while, they got a better sticker for having no accidents all day. When we went X days with no accidents, they got to go pick out their big boy underpants. Finally, disposables are fine for when you are out and about and will remember (hopefully) to get them to a potty, but at home they just make it harder as they have no clue that they are wet.
Consistency and patience are what you are going to need most of all. Also, if she just isn't ready, don't push as you CANNOT win this battle. Good luck.
Stephanie - posted on 04/19/2010
We had a "fun" potty so our son had that issue too. For potty training, I left him without pants or a diaper. He didn't have that security of going in his pants and knew he couldn't just go on the floor. I put his potty in the living room and he starting going on it himself (since I didn't need to help him get his pants down or anything). It's been great ever since.