Yulia - posted on 05/29/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
Yulia - posted on 05/29/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
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Beth - posted on 05/31/2009
I agree with lots of these posts. My daughter turned two and started showing interest in the potty. We got her the potty watch, it was more of a reminder for me to put her on the potty at the right intervals, but worked. We gave her a sucker for poop and jelly bean for peeing. We had her help decorate a tupperware container to hold her treats. She loved it, we tried stickers-not enough of an incentive for her. We also did the books by the toilet and had the little potty in front of the tv-to start. We used pull ups, but agree that they are just glorified diapers. When we went to underwear she did not want to pee on Elmo, and when she did she did not like being wet to her feet. We only use pull ups if we are going to be out of the house for a long period of time and I am not sure where potties will be. Has not had a accident in weeks, took almost 4 months from start till now. But do not rush them, each child is different. Good luck.
Denise - posted on 05/30/2009
Pull ups don't work, the child feels they can still pee and poop in them. You might have to start out with no underware and make them sit and try every half hour to an hour and once they get the idea use underwear!! Defiantely have to make a big deal give hugs, clap etc!! We have a small kid potty downstairs and insert upstairs.
Janelle - posted on 05/30/2009
My daughter loves watching the DVD - Elmo's Potty Time. This is helping her to understand the concepts. I also tell her when I am going to the toilet by telling her I am going to the potty - and she is developing the understanding. Slowly but surely she is now starting to understand - a lot of times this only equates to her telling me that she has done a pooh in her nappy but that recognition is a start. Start to introduce the concept and don't stress about it. I know lots of kids who weren't trained when they were well and truly three. My daughter has just turned two and we are going slowly but surely.
Heather - posted on 05/30/2009
With my 2 girls I made Using The Potty a very exciting Big Girl experience. We read potty books while they sat on the potty and cheered when they went. Once they go enough times they begin to learn the feel of having to go. I rewarded them with a piece of candy, but that was a few years ago. Now pull-ups has a "Potty dance" on their website that you can do with your child when they go along with a lot of helpful advice from experts. I did not punish my children for having accidents, I kept it a positive experience and we did a LOT of "tries" at fist. If you have the time, I suggest starting with potty tries every 15 - 30 minutes all day long. This requires all of your time and dedication but is worth it. Both of my girls were using the potty in under 2 weeks right after their second birthdays! I plan to take a week of vacation when my youngest turns 2 to do the same thing. If you can't be there all the time, ask your sitter to join in with potty time.
Aseel - posted on 05/30/2009
hi ... i bought a book called toilet training in less that a day ... the summary of this book is that u have to bring a doll that has a potty and make ur kid teach this doll how to potty u can of course put some water in the doll`s potty and make ur kid see it and take it to flush it away ... the book contained photos of a baby using a toilet so it helped alot there is an elmo toy with a potty and it says its potty time and sings too so i think the kids love it... and u have to reward ur kid with candies each time they really use the potty right and put her in the naughty corner for 2 minutes if she do it on herself... good luck:)
Krisandra - posted on 05/29/2009
You really can't teach her to go potty. She will go when she is ready. My daughters dr. told us that a lot of toddlers don't even have the muscle developed that helps them hold it in until they get to the toilet at that age and thats why there are so many accidents. Encouragement is always good, and when she does go potty make it a big deal it's all about her! Oh and another thing from my experience one of those fancy little toilets with music and lights and all that stuff usually just turns out to be toy. I think training them on a regular toilet is the best plus it makes it easier when you are visiting someone without a little toilet they will have more confidence using a big girl one. You can always use a stool for a little boost up.
Mary - posted on 05/29/2009
My daughter started showing interest in the potty on her own at around 18 months old but we didn't want to rush or pressure her into things so we bought a potty chair for her to more or less play with. She thought it was pretty neat and whenever I had to go potty I'd take her with me and ask her to sit on her potty and "read" me a story from her stack of books we kept in the bathroom. She started wanting to use the potty like mommy and before I knew it she was going on the potty the majority of the time. She's had her share of weeks where she seemed to regress though and of course accidents when she's so involved in playtime she doesn't pay attention to her body.
From leapsandbounds.com I purchased a Potty Watch which came highly recommended and I LOVE IT as much as my daughter does! You set it for every 30, 60, or 90 minutes and it'll play a little song and light up reminding her it's time to go on the potty. When she hears it and sees it light up, she actually stops what she's doing to tell me she needs to go on the potty, most of the time she'll take herself. I also have a reward system for accident-free days(which is being allowed to stay up until Daddy gets home from work which is only like 30 minutes past her normal bedtime LOL). Whatever works, right? Needless to say she's been doing great and has very few if any accidents now!
Basically, don't pressure her into anything she's not ready for but take her to the bathroom with you, get her a potty seat to spark interest not fear and let her ease into it at her own pace. She'll let you know when she's ready! Good luck!
Lisa - posted on 05/29/2009
If she doesn't want to sit on the toilet.. try one of those inserts for the real toilet... my daughter wouldnt have a bar of the potty but when she saw me going to the toilet she wanted to go on it too.. so i bought the insert and it worked a treat... yeah we did a chart too and chocolates work as a bribe.... lol no just a treat for encouragement... and make a big fuss every time they sit on the toilet/potty it makes them think they are doing something right...
Amy - posted on 05/29/2009
Don't rush her... even if you have to wait a while until she fully understands. I tried potty training my little one when he first turned 2... He wasn't having any of it so i waited... He's now been nappy free for about 2/3 months and he'll be 3 in august. He had a sticker chart too. One for a wee and two for a poo. And special treats and lots of clapping and encouragement... each child is different and will do it at their own pace.