Im working on potty training, ne one got ne good tips?

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Penny - posted on 12/27/2009

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When I was 100% certain Quenton was inded ready, hiding behind chairs to do the dirty deed. I stayed home one weekend and kept him potty ready. No diapers or training pants at all. By Monday he was going in potty only. Rarely had accidents.
But I beleive he was ready. When you get the signals you will know when it is that time...

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LaTina - posted on 01/01/2010

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I did the bottomless method on my son. He was 18 months and he keep taking his diaper off that how I knew he was ready. He is fully trained and go to the toilet on his own. Only time I put a diaper on him is at nap and bed time or if we are going on a long car trip.

GENESISS - posted on 01/01/2010

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YES ...PUT THE POTTY IN FRONT OF THE TV WITH HIS FAVORITE CARTOON AND HAVE HIM SIT THERE...IT TOOK MY SON 1 WEEK : )...GO ONLINE AND BURN THE CD CALLED ONCE UPON A POTTY HAVE HIM WATCH IT ITS ABOUT HOW LITTLE KIDS POTTY IN THE TOILET AND THEY HAVE A SONG BOUT IT

Danielle - posted on 12/31/2009

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Andrea those are so cute, I would consider one of those if i had a boy. BUT The only thing I don't like about those is they can be more confusing to the boy then seeing daddy stand up when he has to sit. If you are out or at a friends house, your son will have no choice but to sit unless he is tall enough to reach the potty (which is unlikely). I trained my daughter on the "big" potty with no potty seat. That way when we go out and she needed to go potty the store ones would be just like home. No confussion! (sp?) Good Luck everyone!

Andrea - posted on 12/31/2009

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I don't know if you have a boy or a girl, but I have a son. He's only 3 months old right now, but when I start potty training I'm going to get something called a "peter potty". They sell it at babies r us (online at least, don't know about in the store) and it's like a urinal for little boys. You know how they have the little potties, well this is specifically for boys. I can understand why a boy would get confused when he has to sit down at home but he sees daddy stand up. If you have a girl, I don't have anything to recommend except just rewarding every time they pee...and that would go for boys and girls!

Charmaine - posted on 12/31/2009

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haha was reading this for tips for my daughter who i'm struggling with and just needed to add Chris that my son LOVED the 'make bubbles' game too worked a treat he was easy to train

Chris - posted on 12/30/2009

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What I did with my son is went with him and told him 2 " make bubbles" in the potty and he thought it was neat so it ended up as a game

Kristen - posted on 12/29/2009

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Visual reward chart, favorite treat in the bathroom, bathroom every 30 minutes, if your little one is over 3, let them walk around in underwear and soon, they will begin to feel when they have to go because they will get tired of being wet all the time.

Anita - posted on 12/29/2009

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For my first son, my husband showed him what 'men' do in the loo, then the competitions started between them! We also bought a child seat to sit over the toilet seat as it is the same as mum and dad use (just smaller for smaller bums). I preferred this over potty training as it showed our kids where to go, ie the toilet.

Leslie - posted on 12/29/2009

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I agree totally!!! Wait until your child is mentally ready!!!Too early and you will have problems later when they start school. When is ready??? When they are hiding when they have to go, when they start puling at their diaper (or taking their pants off) after or just before they go, When they tell you they have to go (or they went already), and when you find them trying to get on the toilette them selves (really big clue here...).

To help you ease your child into it; when you go pee bring them with you!!!! Let them see what your doing. Show and tell by example!!! Have their potty ready on hand. They like to mimic you remember. Potty training is no different. Ask them if they need to go don't harass them into it. If its no at the moment try again the next time you go pee. Arguing with them will only make them want to rebel more. As for treats I personally don't agree with this at all. Seeing the happy excited look on your face with clapping and a "Hurray!!!! You did it!" Is best because they only want to please you!!! Oh yeah and you need to let them flush!!! So many times I seen kids freak out because of a possessiveness they have even towards their bowel movements. They need to be the ones to flush and let it go. Hope this helps!!!

ps the cereal in the toilet works great with boys!!!

Laura - posted on 12/28/2009

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I totally agree with Danielle, I would not even use the pull-ups. A lot of kids don't mind the wetter sensation and just treat it like a diaper. With my experience, kids who use pull-ups tend to take longer to potty train than children who are put in underwear (when they are mentally ready). Make sure to visit the toilet every 1/2 hour to start and gradually increase the time. Younger kids need to visit the bathroom more frequently, as their bodies are not yet able to hold it as long, especially boys. Have fun!

Danielle - posted on 12/28/2009

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I potty trained my daughter at 18mnths in 3 days. I also work in daycare with 2-4 yr olds....Don't switch back and forth between underwear and pullups/diapers. As soon as you decide that your child is ready for potty training, put your child in underwear and leave him in them. (night time being the only exception) If he has an accident change his clothes and put on clean underwear. its a pain and the laundry does add up but if you switch back and forth you will give him the idea that sometimes its "ok" to go in your pants. Try games with him to encourage use of the potty and REWARDS!! Kids like nothing more than getting praised and rewarded for their actions! Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 12/28/2009

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I think the key is seeing that your child is mentally ready. I tried it too early with my eldest girl and had to stop and start again and took along time. I waited with my other daughter till she was 2 and she picked it up alot quicker. Just sat her on the potty and did a dance and song when she done something. I'm not afan of the sweets as a reward cause eventually that gonna have to stop and they might not be happy about it. Also when have accidents reasure them that it ok but sit them straight on potty as well so they know it should have been done in there. Let them go round at first with no bottoms on then when they got the jist of how it works get knickers on then eventually clothes. As for going out the house my daughter refused to put a pull up on and haven't looked back since. Just remember they will have accidents but they will get better.

Felicia - posted on 12/28/2009

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Ok, I found this book and have read it, but not tried it. It is called Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day: Proven Secrets of the Potty Pro by Teri Crane. It says to buy a doll that wets and set a whole day aside for a potty party. Hats, Stickers, all that jazz. Put underwear on the doll and get the potty out. (It says you can use a doll that doesnt wet and just have a squirt bottle with water or lemonade or something in it too.) First, show your child how the doll sits on the potty and uses the potty. Cheer for the doll, and make a big deal out of her peeing on the potty. Do this a couple times, then give the doll to the child. Have the child "teach" the doll how to use the potty, and suposedly this works like a charm. I haven't tried it personally, but the book was written by a woman who says she tried EVERYTHING else, and when she found out this worked, she wrote this book. My son will be 2 Jan 10th, and we are going to start training on the 11th. I am going to try this method, and I will keep you all posted.

Rania - posted on 12/28/2009

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I started with my son by putting him on the potty most of the day and all the day without diapper
he started with sitting while playing with me and pie outside the potty but now he's askin for the potty when he need
it tooks about a week

Debbie - posted on 12/27/2009

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With my first, my pediatrician told me to buy the book POTTY TRAINING IN LESS THAN A DAY. I did. it worked. Good luck. And have patience, keep that sense of humor and kno he will be potty trained before kindergarden graduation with whatever method you use :)

Johnna - posted on 12/27/2009

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If u r training a girl get her a potty she can use while your in the toilet and she can go along with u or at least see what is suppose to happen when u r in the toilet, a boy is alot more difficult I had the good luck of having my father and my oldest son around who took them under there wing and made the process a lot easier.

Pam - posted on 12/27/2009

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treats and stickers worked well for my daughter... for my son it was fruit loops in the toilet and he had to aim for them.

Faith - posted on 12/26/2009

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I'm potty training right now, need to get a start before going back to work Monday. We're using a sticker chart for every time she goes potty. She's starting to get it.

Erica - posted on 12/26/2009

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Seems weird but let your kid watch you go to the bathroom. Then, cheer for yourself and make it look like a party when you're finished. Pretty soon, they'll want to know how they can join in all the fun. :)

Ashley - posted on 12/26/2009

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my step mom and dad would give my brother a peice of candy or something he would love and as soon as he was done going pooty he was aloud to have it. he though of it as a game

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