How do you get a 2yr old potty trained

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Schmeca - posted on 05/18/2009

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You have to be consistent with it. When your baby get up in the morning put them on the potty. Place it in front of the TV so they have something to get their attention. Feed them on while on the potty. They will continue to try to get up, but keep placing them back on it if they get up. You have to do this everyday. You can't do it today then skip a day. Toddlers need to have that structure in their life.

Margot - posted on 05/18/2009

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When I potty trained my now 6 year old, I bought this E-online book. I was such a huge help! It said that once they turn 2, to take away their diapers and give them panties. My daughter was about 2 1/2 when I did this. Some children just aren't ready that early.



It said that you shouldn't go anywhere the first week. That you should put them on the potty every 15 minutes, until they go, once they go you wait and put them on every 30 minutes... so on and so on. You have to train their sphincter muscles.



I also made a potty chart. She got a star sticker for pee and got a special sticker for poo (like My little Pony). Then at the end of every week she got a prize. We did this for about 2 months and she never had an accident. Matter of fact she goes # 2 routinely every night.



My 3 year old was pretty much the same, just she wouldn't tell us when she had to go. We still have tell her to try and go potty. She doesn't have accidents, but she has reflux of the bladder and really shouldn't be holding it or it'll cause her to have a UTI.



Hope this helps. Good Luck!!

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Toddlers have to be intrigued enough to stay dedicated. I once heard that if they stay dry for 15 mins after eating then they are ready. I don't know if this is true or not but hey I am with you struggling with it myself right now.

Emma - posted on 05/18/2009

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i was out shopping the other day n found a potty training pack for girls..it came with stickers, a chart,pretty pink toilet seat n heaps more, she might like a reward after going to help entice her to use the toilet. She might also just not be ready to use the toilet maybe give her a week or two n try again

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Dawn - posted on 05/21/2009

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hi there i have my three daughter who is four and she knows when she goes wees and no 2 in her nappy but want sit on the toilet for more than 2 minutes

Rose - posted on 05/21/2009

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My son is 2 1/2 and last week I took the week off of work so that i could stay home with him to potty train. I put on his big boy under wear and let him pee himself. We talked about how yucky it was and how much he didn't like that feeling all wet so I told him to avoid this he needs to go to the potty. He wet himself one more time before it really took affect. Now a week later he wears big boy underwear all day and pull ups at night. He gets a quarter everytime he uses the potty. I never asked him if he wanted to go to the potty I would just take him about 10 -15 minutes after he drank something and sat on the potty sometimes something happen sometimes it didn't but he started to recongize when he needed to go.

Amy - posted on 05/21/2009

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Tanequa, I didn't push my girls. But they both potty trained around 2 1/2. I heard others say they were having the same problem your having. I didnt have too much trouble. My 4 yr. old had trouble at night and sometimes still does. Its a matter of time before shes interrested. Have you tried using "Mommy does it, too!" She may just need the comfort that your doing the same thing.

Tanequa - posted on 05/20/2009

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Quoting Melanie:

I have potty trained two of my kids now and am starting my 18mth boy on the potty this week. I let the kids pic out their potty and new big boy/girl underwear. For my older ones I did a reward chart and my daughter loved it. She was potty trained fully by 2 1/2 (this included night time). Start on the weekends when you can fully commit to it and let her wear her new underwear around but explain that it can not be pee peed in. She will get it if you are very excited and every time you use the bathroom put her on her new potty with you. They love that... Don't give up because if you miss your window of opportunity then it takes so much longer to get them going again. Best of luck to you and your daughter.



Thanks will try this ASAP

Melanie - posted on 05/19/2009

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I have potty trained two of my kids now and am starting my 18mth boy on the potty this week. I let the kids pic out their potty and new big boy/girl underwear. For my older ones I did a reward chart and my daughter loved it. She was potty trained fully by 2 1/2 (this included night time). Start on the weekends when you can fully commit to it and let her wear her new underwear around but explain that it can not be pee peed in. She will get it if you are very excited and every time you use the bathroom put her on her new potty with you. They love that... Don't give up because if you miss your window of opportunity then it takes so much longer to get them going again. Best of luck to you and your daughter.

Lindsay - posted on 05/19/2009

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Don't rush potty trainning, i decided when my daughter was 2 that it was time because everyone around me was doing it. She started off well but didnt really understand, she would tell me when she had wet her self but didnt know when she needed to go. This has been going on for 2 years she became scared of going to the toilet.May be speak to your health visitor for advice i wish i had. good luck

Kae - posted on 05/19/2009

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One way to make sure they are ready is that they are sleeping through the night and waking up dry. And oh yeah threw all the diapers up and never introduced the "Pull-up". It's still a diaper it just confused him.

Yasmin - posted on 05/19/2009

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Toilet traing is hard at any age my 2 and a 1/2 yr old girl is extremely intelligent but is terrified to sit on the toilet. My mum gave me the idea of buying an egg timer that has a bell sound and make a game of it. Set the timer every half an hour and when the bell goes of see who can get there faster and while they are on the toilet distract them at first by singing songs and counting etc. It may take a while for them to do anything but if you can cope with wet undies for a while and by putting them on every half an hour they will soon hate wetting themselves and they will soon figure out tto go to the toilet. Goodluck with it I know how it feels as I am in the middle of doing my own child. You just have to persevere and be consistant.

Monica - posted on 05/18/2009

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My daughter would do the same thing. I tried to stay away from putting pull-ups on her because she could not feel the wetness. I did get her training pants (A little thicker cloth than panties). She hated feeling wet and dirty. I took a weekend, didn't go anywhere. I had her sit on the potty after eating and drinking. My daughter was very girlie, so I would tell her that the lady's have to go to the bathroom and freshen up. She imitated everything that I did. I told her that we were going to practice keeping her panties dry and clean. (no pee pee or boo boo). She did it. We washed hands, put on lotion fixed our hair and she thought she was such a lady.

Alena - posted on 05/18/2009

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I was told to pick a time that is good everyday, so for example we picked after lunch...and everyday after lunch we ready the potty book and then go see the potty and then he should seat on it and try to go. just to get it started. start.

Racheal - posted on 05/18/2009

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My son took a while to get potty trained, but I also heard that girls are easier than boys. I started a chart where every time he went in the toilet he got a star and a treat (like a small piece of candy, M&M) then when he had so many days without an accident we took him to Chuck E Cheeses, his favorite place! It worked GREAT!! Just be consistent, but don't push too much! You don't want her think she's disappointing you or give her any unneeded stress, as this will cause her to have more accidents. I was a foster parent who took many child development classes and my mother in law is also a child therapist, so I had many sources to get help from.

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My son is 2 and 2months, he has no intrest... well except when I am in there! Then he wants to come and talk!! LOL He flat out tells me he doesn't want to go on the potty!! O-boy!! He is very "ahead of the game" in most everything else for his age.... Oh, what to do!! :)

Erica - posted on 05/18/2009

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My son turns two next month and I know hes ready.. he tells me when hes wet and when hes stinky but absolutely refuses to sit on the potty. Everyone keeps saying dont push him, when they are ready they will do it. And when they do it give them a treat like an m&M.

Tanequa - posted on 05/18/2009

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I did hear that some are not ready this early but she it extremely too smart she can come and tell me everything .......so I felt like she was ready......I m goin to try lookin into book I put her own panties...she only says she have to go when she observes others head in the direction of the bathroon....She literally tells me Mommy I boo boo Mommy I pee pee......and goes to her room gets the pull-up and wipes for me to change her.......It just really trips out!!!!

Kae - posted on 05/18/2009

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i kept a jar of m&m's he got one for peeing and two for making number 2. my son was potty trained at 17 months. plus i took all the diapers out of the house.

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