A Popular Topic: Potty Training

Jen - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter will be 2 in 6 weeks. We've had a potty since shortly after her first birthday and started "potty training" around 18 months. Considering we both work we really didn't take her to the potty everyday until this past week or so. On Sundays it's just her and I so I concentrate on taking her to the potty every hour or so. Today she has done the best ever. She asked for a pull up this morning so I put her in one and directly after peeing in it she told me, "Vannah pee-pee in pull up mommy." So I took her to the potty after my mom recommended I take her even after she has gone. Of course she didn't do anything and I told her she had to put a diaper on since she had pee-peed in her pull up. Anyway after nap she asked for a pull up and while she was eating she again announced that she had peed. Knowing she goes number 2 shortly after lunch I took her to the potty and she went. I told her that since she had gone potty she was able to wear her big girl pants (cloth trainers). She then had 2 more successful potties until she tinkled in her big girl pants and went back to a pull up and again announced that she had gone. Basically I guess I want to know how to get her to realize to tell me before she pees. Is it something that I should just wait on or is there a way to teach her? I'm going to send her to day care tomorrow with pull ups and ask that they take her before and after nap and probably once more in the afternoon. The thing is that my daughter has pretty good bladder control so it's always hard for me to know when I should take her to the potty. I try to ask every hour, but she doesn't actually go once an hour most of the time. She has sat on the potty for an hour before and not gone. Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Gail - posted on 10/26/2009

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bribe her with candy. honestly. my nephew had some problems with potty training. my sister tried many different things and she asked his doctor for suggestions. and he said to put a kind of candy he likes in a jar on the back of the toilet and every time he used the "big boy potty" he was allowed to take a piece of candy. sure enough he got the hang of it.

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