Potty training 16 month old girl

Brandy - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Is it too early to start potty training my 16 month old daughter? She knows when she has to go. She pulls on her diaper when she starts wetting it. When she has to dirty her diaper, she hides and either squats or sits on the floor. We have encouraged her to use her potty chair. Should we push the issue or wait until she is a bit older?

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Jennifernider - posted on 02/18/2014

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Try and not put a diaper on her and put the potty in the area were you are most and keep asking her I grabbed a table cloth from the dollar store and put it under incase she didn't make it in time and grabbed a box filled it with candy and showed her she gets a candy every time she pees she had one accident on the floor but she got the hang of it try it out and if she's really fighting you honkd back a week and start over you don't want to force it make it fun we also grabbed stickers from the dollar store and put them on the calander every time she pooped my izzy was trained in 1.5 months completely it's best to let them run around with no diaper

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Jessica - posted on 06/10/2014

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We got the movie Potty Power from the library. Once she got into it and really liked it, and tried sitting on her little potty in the living room, I started taking her once after each time she watched the video. She was so shocked when she went pee in the potty! We gave her an M&M for peeing in the potty.

Jennifernider - posted on 02/24/2014

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U can try stickers if she pees she gets stickers I let my izzy run around with no bottoms diaper nothing so when she had to go she had to go on the potty after one acident she new she had to go in the potty I did that for a 5 days of do till she was like a pro lol then we went to panties big girl panties with princess on them and told her we didn't want to pee on the princesses she had a few acedents but then got the hang of it then when to the pants again she had a few acedents but all in time she will get it but having a diaper on allows them to much comfort I think

Jennifernider - posted on 02/24/2014

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Try giving her juice and waiting a bit then ask her proffering her a treat/ candy if she goes once they get the hang of it u can stop the candy

Jennifernider - posted on 02/23/2014

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I kept asking every few mins and then would put her on every 10-15 mins try the potty that sings when she pees so u can hear it lol it helps n it's fun for her

Julia - posted on 02/22/2014

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If she is ready then get her undies and see how she goes and if she doesn't get it in a month or two wait till she is a little older

Catherine - posted on 02/22/2014

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My girl 16 months and she pulls my hand to the bathroom door and she stands by the tiolet and pulls on her pants for me to take them off and I do I put her on the big tiolet and she doesnt do pee the first time and then second time its all over again and she pees the second time is she ready to be potty train

Amanda - posted on 02/25/2010

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first of all i want to say you are doing a wonderful job with your daughter, and with my daughter i would let her come in to the toilet with me so she could see that big girls sit on the toilet to go wee then we bought a poty and she would sit on it when i went toilet ( with her nappy still on) we tried to take the nappy off in winter but it didn't work but as soon as the weather warmed up she was taking her own nappy off and using the potty by herself and she was 2 1/2 then we bought big girl undies. but we left the night time nappies on. 4 months later she told us that she didn't need night time nappies and we have never had a wet bed yet and she is nearly four

Tiffany - posted on 02/25/2010

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If she is walking I don't see why it would be to early.....however from trial and error I wouldn't encourage you to force her because it might make her not want to use it even more...My oldest was a breeze and she sat on the pot religiously which at first was by force but she didn't complain...however it didn't work like that for the little one......My youngest daughter will be 3 in Sept. what I did was incorporate the potty chair in almost everything my daughter did...when we read, combed hair, watched tv so it wasn't a distraction. Eventually we bought the BIG GIRL underwear and emphasized school and how big girls who go to school wear underwear...she loves the color and designs on her very tute panties so she doesn't mess them up she says...

Brandy - posted on 02/25/2010

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I appreciate your help, Miss Carollynn. I will have to take her to get some panties. Never thought of that. Been thinking about the attatchment for the toilet, she freaks out if you try to sit her on the big potty. Will have to invest in one of those as well.

To Miss Christina, I have a nephew that is almost 7. We used cherios to get him to pee in the potty. We put a few in the toilet and let him aim his pee at the cherios (target practice we called it). I cannot remember what my sister did to get him to poop in the toilet. Hopefully someone has some input for you on that.

Thanks again to all the moms who have made suggestions and shared experiences. I very much appreciate it!

Christina - posted on 02/24/2010

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i have a 2 year old son i dont know how to get him to use the potty he would take off his diaper after he poop or pee but its really hard to get him to use it he doesnt talk clearly which is really hard for me please help me with the potty train thank u

Carollynn - posted on 02/24/2010

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Hi. I have a 3 year old daughter, so i know what ur going threw with the whole potty thing. If i may suggest something that i did with my daughter. At the age 2 my daughter started using the potty alone without help and we got her that way in a week with no force or not pushing her to do it.We simply went out and let her pick out BIG girl panties to wear and let her wear them. U can try this to it may help. Let her wear them and if she pees in them she will feel the wetness better then a diaper or pull up, which will encourage her to potty on the potty .U may also want to try to buy a potty seat for the big potty in something that she likes, they make all kinds of them lol. using the big potty like u is a big step for a child and i know in time ur little girl will do it.
And the whole treat for using the potty is a great idea that works wonders with kids ! I hope this helps u in some way!
Good luck

Brandy - posted on 02/24/2010

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I AM NOT PUSHING MY DAUGHTER TO USE THE POTTY!!!! I do not force her to sit there until she uses it. We have her sit there for a minute and if she uses it, she uses it. If not, that's fine too. We are trying to slowly get her into using the potty regularly and eventually to the point where she doen't need diapers any more.

I am not trying to be snippy. Just getting my point across that I am not pushing her.

Thanks for the input.

Crystal - posted on 02/24/2010

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I don't think you should push her, but if you think she is ready you should do it!!

Brandy - posted on 02/24/2010

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Thank you Miss Jessica! I do not do anything special. We just noticed her one day pulling at her diaper, trying to get it off. She needed a dry diaper. She was always on my mother-in-laws heels when she went to the bathroom. At that point we decided to get her a potty chair. At first we just sat her on it and told her when she had to potty that was where she should do it. Right now we have her sit on the potty when she wakes up in the morning. We also try to make it a point to try and get her to use it before and after nap time. When she does go in the potty we say, "yay, Aubrey! Big girl." while clapping. She gets excited and claps her hands too. This whole potty training thing is new to me (first time mom) so I am trying not to push things too quickly. Do not want to discourage her. Thanks again! Happy potty training to you. :)

Jessica - posted on 02/24/2010

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no i think ur doing the right thing my daughter is 19months and i just started showing her what a potty is and what its for, she hasn't yet gone in it, but its fun to try. may be u can give me some examples on what u do.... keep up the good work♥

Brandy - posted on 02/24/2010

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Thank you ladies for your input. We have and use pull-ups during the day (not every day like we probably should). She tries to pull them up and down, however she hasn't quite gotten the hang of getting the up/down successfully. She attempts it. Again, thank you to all of you for your input. It is greatly appreciated!

Courtney - posted on 02/24/2010

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We couldnt really afford a toliet seat for any of my kids, the toliet works good just watch her cause she might fall in, mine have! It helps ease the tranistation when you skip the small chair.

Debbie - posted on 02/24/2010

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Wondering what most moms use to potty train... potty chair or toilet seat?

Courtney - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter was fully potty trained at 20 months. We started when she got interested in the bathroom about 17 or 18 months. She has 2 older brothers and watched them at first trying to pee standing up. After a month of that she watched me sitting and it came real natural for her. I would say if shes ready, DO IT! It feels so good to get rid of those diapers.

Emma - posted on 02/24/2010

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Go for it, it sounds like she is ready, try getting her some pull up pants so she can get used to pulling them up and down, make sure you praise her loads when she does it. my daughter is 14 months and as soon as we take her nappy off to change it or get her in the bath or shower she goes and does a wee in her potty, she is not quite at the stage of knowing when she needs to go but she is doing really well....... good luck x x

Brandy - posted on 02/24/2010

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Thanks for your help. It is much appreciated. When we realized that she knew when she had to go, we got a potty chair. She has used it a number of times. We have been sitting her on the potty when she wakes up in the morning to get her used to it. We have never made her sit until she goes, we just give her the oppotunity. If she uses it, she gets a treat, if not we still praise her for trying. Is it too much too soon at her age?

Melissa - posted on 02/24/2010

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In my opinion, you don't want to "push" them into using the potty-- Because if they aren't really ready for it, it will be REALLY hard later on.... But, if you think she really is ready, GO FOR IT! My daughter is 11 months and has to have her own private time to "make". haha, good luck.

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