Are your April 2008 babies already potty trained?

Iva - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 126 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone! I am mum from Croatia and my Lina is almost 21 months old. We are occasionally trying to use potty but most of the time Lina just says no. Any advice?

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Cassie - posted on 01/17/2010

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Hello there My son is also 21 months and he is not even close to being potty trained as bad as I would love never to change a nother diaper, he is just not ready. I would say from expierience with my first to let them take there time.. I did that with my first child and it was easy and he was potty trained buy two and a half!

Marjolijn - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hi, My daughter who is almost 3 has been pottytrained for a while, but has no idea about waking up at night to go to the toilet unfortunately...

My son loves to go potty, when his sister is on there. They sit there every night before bath and talk for a while and he often does a wee then. He always tells me he is doing a wee or a poo or just after. Frustrating though, as the potty is not always near.

Love to hear any tips on nighttime dryness and 21month old training

Kimberley - posted on 01/16/2010

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my son lucas is now 21 months and has been potty trained for 3 weeks, he seemed to get up one morning just knowing what to do and refused a nappy on or a pull up he now knows the difference between a wee and a poo and is dry all day. ive got a few friends which have children older which wont entertain the idea of a potty lol i guess its just a case of when your child is ready.

Dina - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hi

My daughter is 4 and my son is 21 months old and when he sees his sister on the potty he wants to do the same. So I put the potty in the bathroom and when she goes he goes. I say pee and if he needs to he goes. So far he has not initiated the process so it is a wait and see system in my world

Angela - posted on 01/14/2010

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Follow your daughter's lead. From her responses, she is not ready.It will go much better if you wait until she is ready.

Krystal - posted on 01/14/2010

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my daughter chloe is 21 mos old she was using the potty a couple of times a day then all os the sudden she was sayin no. any advice on not scaring them but getting them to use the potty

Kerry - posted on 01/14/2010

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My son is also 21 months and he also says no at the moment.
I read a book on potty training and you just have to be patient and keep perserveering - it may take months before they actually use it and even then they may not even do anything in it. Let Lina go into the loo with you when you go and tell her that mommy is using the big potty to peepee so she gets the idea. If she wants to go on the big potty, hold her on it....let her pla outside naked so she can pee in the garden as well.....
Good luck and dont give up!

Joy - posted on 01/14/2010

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@JOELINE GRAY..i feel you on the twins and the expensive diapers...was there once...they are ¨now three years and have just started school...we shuld start a mums of twins thingy...or is there one already????

Joy - posted on 01/14/2010

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¨¨¨¨¨nice ¨to read from all the other mums...decided to start off my ivanna on the potty seriously after this mail Iva...today has been full of accidents!!!!at some point she peed on my feet as she was swinging with me...she however has no problem with sitting on the potty as long as she does not have to pee on it..like at some point i put her on it but she woke up,went to a corner ad peed there...mymymy...we have a longway to go...but one day at a time...i hve all the articless from all of u to help.

Marie - posted on 01/14/2010

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my 21month old isn't potty trained but i sit him on it in the morning and a few times during the day so he's gotten used to sitting on it with no tantaums he has used it a few times when iv put him on there and we'v awarded him with praise and a chocolate button every time he uses it, he has just started to pull his trousers down and we'v started with pull ups so he can learn how to take his nappie off as well, my sugestion is to sit her on the pot once a day to start with and give her a toy to play with once she has gotten used to that put her on twice a day and work your way up let her start with sitting on it with the nappie on at first as it may feel unaturall to sit on somthing that has a hole in it then when she gets used to it take the nappie off and put her on for a copple of mins she may say no but just persaver mine had a tantrum at the beginning but now he sits on it for 15 mins at a time with no probs and remember to praise her for trying good luck (chocolate button is only given when he wees in the pot praise is geven every time he sits on it)

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2010

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My son is 19 mths and we are learning to say bye bye pee pee and how to flush but not learning how to potty just yet :)

Tiffaney - posted on 01/13/2010

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My baby is 21months also and she is almost done with the potty training. We are starting to wear undies now(YES)!!! I got her the Princess Potty from WalMart 4mths ago and it helped alot.

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2010

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Getting close. When I'm changing him he tell me if he has peed or pooped. He has been watching his dad. Hopefully it will be soon

Kerriann - posted on 01/11/2010

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it will sound strange but bring her in the bathroom with you, let her see that you yourself uses the potty. sit her on the potty in her diaper so she will get used to it. this should work we are trying it on my daughter now

Kim - posted on 01/11/2010

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Hello! My daughter will be 2 in April and although we've had a couple of accidents, the potty training has been a success. I am sooooo proud of my "baby girl."

LeeAnn - posted on 01/10/2010

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My daughter isn't potty training yet, but we are definetly working towards it. She takes her clothes off now, and her diapers. She tells me when she has gone potty, but also says potty when she poops. She takes the diapers off her dolly and throws the diaper in the trash can ( tooo cute!!) because baby is dirty. She cries when we sit her on the toilet, but I think once we get a potty chair she will be more than happy to do it. She likes to wear training pants, and will lay down or come to me whenever she needs to be dried. I am pretty excited about it, but don't want to overwhelm her if she is just curious and not really ready yet. We have a potty doll, and several dolls that have diapers and exta outfits, I think this helps some, because she has always loved to play with dolls, and is always trying to change them. Good Luck!!

Michel - posted on 01/09/2010

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Generally this age is too young to really start potty training. However you can buy a potty so that your child will become familiar with it and play with a potty doll to show how its used. Really until your child can pull pants up and down and whatnot don't force the issue. You'll only have more trouble inthe long run.

Rokhmatul - posted on 01/09/2010

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Its the first day for my Raka (21 months) to sit in his potty and doing what he should do with this thing. I feel surprise about this. We have been trying to get Raka having his potty training maybe for about 6 months. He cried, screamed and kicked his babysitter when we make him sit in his potty. I hope your Lina will get ready for this, it just a matter of time, just don't push her. good luck

Lisa - posted on 01/08/2010

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My daughter is 21 months and has been dry for about 6 weeks now, she wanted to do it herself, she is not dry during the night but first thing when she gets up she asks for a wee, her speech is very good so communicates well when she needs to go. All children are different they will do it in their own time so no need to stress over it. Just enjoy not having to plan your trips out around where the toilets are! (wont use a travel potty) lol

Lindsey - posted on 01/08/2010

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I potty trained my son at 18 months.. he is consistant with both pee and poo. I used regular undies and just let him pee on himself.. he didn't like it much and by day 3 he was letting me know when he was about to pee.. I also took him at 20 minute intervals for that first 3 days, and then 30 to 40 minute intervals on the 4th day untill he was able to learn how to use his bladder to hold it.. by day 5 he was on the potty and have only had a few accidents when we get real busy thoughout the day and forget to take potty breaks. for the poo in the begining you just watch their face.. my son always had that intese look on his face so when I would notice that I would run him on the toliet and let him finish it there... also I didn't use a little potty chair, (he wanted to play with it) so we used the seat that sits on the toliet.

one thing I would also say be presisnt and don't give up after the first day.. give it a few days before you rethink it..
also, if she is not ready then don't be discouraged... most kids are not even remotely interested in at this age.

GOOD LUCK!!

Joeleine - posted on 01/08/2010

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i am interested in knowing indications on when a child of 18months to 3yrs is ready to be potty trained as i have twins that are 21months old almost. please let me know. I have 4 kids all together but my other two are older and the baby stages just seem to be a memory just not enough to remember the signs of being ready for the potty step. please help me if i can. i potty training 1 child is hard and i have twins so im stressing. Diapers are very expensive potty training would be a blessing for me.

Alejandra - posted on 01/08/2010

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Quoting Nicole:

I went to a potty training seminar at my son's daycare. They advised that potty training can take place anywhere from 18 months to 3 years and that each child is different and that there is nothing you can do but to wait until they are ready. There are indications that they are ready that you can look out for. I am happy to go through that if you are interested.



I am really interested in those indications, can you explain more, please?

Lacey - posted on 01/08/2010

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I started with my daughter at 12 months and now she is 20 months and almost got it

Joy - posted on 01/08/2010

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hi iva, am joy frm kenya. my ivana puts her potty on the head when i tell her to sit on it...but i know that she will eventually pup on it coz i have 3year old sons who were totally the same

Anna - posted on 01/07/2010

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I was told by an OBGYN that if you potty train too early, it can result in bladder problem later in life. All kids will potty train in their own time :)

Monica - posted on 01/06/2010

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My daughter showed readiness signs at around 18 months. We let her use the little potty chair for awhile just to get her used to the idea. She loved it so at 19 months we put her in panties and did the 3 day method. She is pretty much day time trained now (still has a minor accident here and there) and wears a diaper/pull up while sleeping. The key is once you put them in underwear don't turn back no matter how frustrating it gets. If you get them to the potty everytime they start to have an accident those first few days they catch on quick.

Holly - posted on 01/05/2010

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My little guy showed interest in the toilet and signs of readiness around 18 months so we excitedly ran out and bought a potty. Murphy's law but ever since we brought his own home, he doesn't have half the interest in it. We read books about potty training and have a CD that is hilarious and so educational on how to use a potty but so far he will sit on it to read (with his pants still on) but no business done there yet.

Kristina - posted on 01/05/2010

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Many friends have a child born around the same age and have had a few sucesses. I introduced my daughter to her potty chair shortly after her first birthday. For the most part she know you sit on it but doesn't understand what you are suppose to do afterwards. She will figure it out with time and patients.

Sarah - posted on 01/05/2010

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go to 3daypottytraining.com, it works really well. I used it with both of my sons- the first at 28 months and now my second at 20 months.

Cinnamon - posted on 01/05/2010

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I recently started my daughter on the potty. I find that she goes right after she wakes up in the morning and from nap and is really excited about it, however she tells me after she has gone number 2 in her diaper. so she knows she is going just not in time to go on the potty. So good luck and just keep it interesting. Make it a big deal when she does go so she'll want to.

Daniela - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter will be 21 months tomorrow but she still not fully potty trained.Sarah is always telling if she potty or peed her diapers but just after she is done hihihihih.What I think is pretty funny. Once in while her diapers are dry so in this occasions I put her on her potty and once in while we are sucessfull. I'm not worry about yeat , but I know it's a process, and I'll need to be patient too.

Holly - posted on 01/04/2010

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No worries, I tried with my little girl from 13 monthe until her 2nd birthday. 2 weeks after her second birthday it clicked and she was fully potty trained in few weeks.. Dont get frustruated and keep it a positive experience for both you and your little one. And dont forget to make a huge potty party when they do go on the potty. Make up a potty dance, keep it fun.. good luck

Christina - posted on 01/04/2010

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My 1st son was potty trained by 2 and a half, my second was fully potty trained before his 2nd birthday. Now I'm working on training my 21 month old daughter because baby #4 is due in March and the less diapers I have to deal with, the better! I put her on the potty as soon as she wakes up and make her sit there for a few minutes. She usually goes, especially if she wakes up dry. If she wakes up in the middle of the night I will also have her sit on the potty. During the day she wears her "big-girl" undies and she wears pull-ups at night and for naps. She does have accidents during the day esp. when she's playing a lot or really involved in a TV program. But when that happens I put her on the potty and make her sit there for a few minutes telling her firmly but not scolding that "pee-pee goes in the potty, not in our pants" I made sure I introduced her to the potty about 6 months ago so she would get familiar with it. I'd bring her into the bathroom with me and have her sit while I went. The first few times she went, I made a BIG deal about it (jumping up and down, clapping, cheering-- my neighbors probably think I'm insane!) Even now every time she goes I still praise her. Its a working progress- reminds me of house breaking a puppy sometimes. LOL Be prepared to clean up "accidents" and remember that like any new skill, practice makes perfect. There will be set-backs and frustrations, but eventually, your child will get it! =) Good Luck

Brandi - posted on 01/04/2010

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My older daughter is 20 months and she's only interested sometimes. She has to be in a certain mood. She has never peed or pooped yet but if I say can you sit on your potty she goes and sits down. We have her potty in her room next to her toys. Since her sister was born on halloween she has really been into baby dolls. We got her a baby alive whoopsie doo doll for christmas and we are using this to try to get her more interested. She also likes when her barbies use the potty. Good Idea?

Lisa - posted on 01/04/2010

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We are on day four of potty training and my daughter is doing very well (will be 21 months on Tuesday). She's been interested for a couple of months and I decided we were just going to do it. We stocked up on the thick training pants and the first day she had one accident, the second she had five and I thought I had made a big mistake, the third day we were at church and she had a very small accident, but stayed dry the rest of the time. She is waking up at night to use the bathroom (not the most fun part, but at least she recognizes the signals). So far we've been accident free today. Best advice, be consistent and persistent. Don't go back to diapers!

Nikia - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hello I am new to this community and that was the best potty training tip that I got from anyone including my mom!!

Georgia - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter Shonah is 21 months old and almost fully potty trained , what I did was at about 13 months I bought a potty and put it in her play area amongst her toys so she would get familiar with it , then we moved it into the bathroom so she would put her dolls on it and tell them to pee, until she finally decided she wanted to use the toilet we tried putting her on the potty and she actually wanted to use the real toilet, she knows how to hole herself up and everything , so she's almost there!

Casey - posted on 01/04/2010

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My son has peeded in the potty once and pooped in the potty once, but ever since he's not really into the potty.

Tokie - posted on 01/04/2010

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I have copied the traning mothod - not sure if this works - I have just started training my son - he will be 21 months on 19th.
~POTTY TRAINING~
Introduction:
The great task of potty training has been talked about for decades. As a stay at
home mother of two, I have found there is an easier way for successful potty training.
After much research and personnel experience, this is the method I found that works.
There are two main things to remember when applying these techniques. First, children
love to learn and please their parents. Second, careful planning and consistent execution
will produce better results.
The process has been divided into four main parts for easy comprehension: 3
weeks out, 1 week out, the main event, and the follow-up. Each section of the Potty
Power is equally important and necessary for success. As you embark on this journey
remember to be patient and have fun, as these wonderful blessings that have been placed
in our care are only young once. The joy of their adventures will be with us all our days. I
hope this works well for you, as it has for me and many others.
~Please Note: This is a guide; the gender used is male for easy reading. However, these
instructions work great with both girls and boys.
3 WEEKS OUT
So, you’ve decided it’s time to Potty Train your child. Let’s first talk about signs
that show they are ready. Remember trying to train too early is frustrating for you and
your child, and will likely result in failure. All children develop at different rates so
assigning an age to when they are ready is difficult. It is best to look to their actions and
personal development for determining if they are ready. Generally 18-30 months is the
common age range. Please also check with your pediatrician about the right age for your
child.
IS YOUR CHILD READY?
Is your child communicating well? Does he speak many single words and
possibly two work combinations? (Like: juice, milk, bye-bye), He should also be able to
identify objects that he can’t yet speak such as body parts or certain toys he likes. He
needs to be able to communicate clearly or he won’t be able to tell you he needs to go.
Is he un-comfortable with a dirty diaper? Does he pull or remove his diaper after
he has messed it? Another good sign is if he leaves the room or is slightly embarrassed by
dirtying his diaper.
Can he stay dry during nap-time? Another good sign or readiness is if your child
can stay dry for longer periods of time and through a nap.
If your child displays these signs it is likely he is ready.
ARE YOU READY?
The main event runs 3 to 4 days and is a serious commitment to the household. If
you are not ready to make the commitment then postponing till everyone is ready is
advisable.
TIME TO PREPARE:
Now That you’re ready and your child is ready, the next step is preparation. As
with anything in life, if it is well planned then the results will be better. Start preparing
about three weeks out and continue till the main event. First, you need to choose the time
or days for the main event. Be sure to plan for 3 or 4 days for uninterrupted training. It is
advisable for 2 adults to be involved in the training process if possible. A long weekend
works well or maybe a couple days of vacation for the parents. Try to plan for as few
distractions as possible during this time. (No trips to the store or any outside events.) This
is VERY important. Try to limit visitors to a minimum, preferably none. This helps keep
your child focused.
YOU WILL NEED A FEW ITEMS:
1) Potty: A portable, potty-chair, not just a toilet topper.
2) Underwear: You will also need lots of underwear, for many changes during
training. There are many designs that are available that children love and
make underwear fun. I recommend buying a few of your child’s favorite
character to help motivate your child to wear underwear.
3) Rewards: You will need to purchase some small candy or any other reward
(such as stickers) that will spark your child’s interest in the activities. Keep
the reward small because these will be given after each successful potty.
4) Training pants or Pull-ups: You will need these ONLY for nap-time or
bedtime. They are NOT recommended for use during the day.
5) Mattress Protector: This is needed for your child’s mattress in case of
overnight accidents.
6) Terminology: Most importantly you need to develop and start using the
terminology you will be using during training and in the future. Pee-Pee and
Poop are two commonly used terms and are easy to pronounce for your child.
Start exposing your child to bathroom activities and have them watch and
accompany an adult to the bathroom. Use lots of repetition in your
terminology like mama pee-pee potty and daddy pee-pee potty. Also, ask him
to sit on his potty (fully clothed) while you go potty. Explain to him every
time you go to the bathroom that it is his special potty because he is a big boy.
Choose the words you want to use and don’t change them. This will help
during the main event and he hears the terms applied to him during potty
training.
1 WEEK OUT
So, you’re now a week away from the main event. You’ve been using the same
terminology referring to the potty with your child and he understands the words. You
have made all your major purchases and as the event approaches you’ll be tempted to
start early. Remember you have set a side a special time and your calendar had been
cleared. Be sure to get all your errands taken care of so you don’t have any interruptions
during the event.
FINIAL SUPPLIES:
You’ll need supplies to clean up accidents. Paper towels and a disinfectant are
recommended. Also stock up on your child’s favorite drinks. Don’t forget to have your
rewards, such as stickers or candy, ready.
PLAY SCHEDULE:
Now it’s time to organize games and activities for the main event. Have fun
games to play, such as puzzles, play dough, coloring, music, and your child’s favorite
movies or shows. The idea is to keep your child entertained. Since you have to stay at
home for 3 or 4 days, you do not want your child to become bored or distracted. Try not
to introduce new toys at this time. Stick to what they are use to, the fewer distractions the
better. In the beginning, you will want to train in areas with hard floors (tile or wood
floors) such as your kitchen, to make clean up easier.
MAIN EVENT:
DAY ONE:
The day has arrived, all preparations have been made and you’re ready to start the
main event. As soon as your child awakes you must begin the diaper celebration.
DIAPER CELEBRATION:
With your child, take all the left over diapers and throw them away. Explain to
him that now he is a big boy and does not need diapers anymore. Make it a fun event.
Cheer for him when the diapers are thrown away and have him help you throw them
away. Undress your child completely (you may leave a shirt on) for the rest of the day.
WHY NO CLOTHES?
All kids love to run naked and today’s their day. In order to understand the no
clothes concept you have to first understand that your child has no idea what happens
when they pee-pee. Up until now the diaper has done the job well. No diaper, no clothes
and your child’s going to realize immediately that things are different now. He will be
able to literally see what happens when he gets the pee-pee “feeling”.
WHAT NEXT?
Today you need to keep the portable potty with you everywhere you go. Wherever your
child goes, from room to room, the potty follows. Play games, have fun, and explore the
activities you’ve set for the day. Keep the potty with-in arm’s reach of you while you and
your child are playing.
In the beginning, when your child begins to pee-pee, sit him on the potty. He
might resist a little, because it is a new idea for him. After a few times, he will start to get
the idea and enjoy pee-peeing in the potty. Every time you put him on the potty, make
sure you say your phrase you have chosen like “pee-pee in the potty”. Always say the
same phrase and stress that he gets to pee-pee in the potty now because he is a big boy.
Naturally by the end of the day he will realize what happens when he gets the peepee
“feeling”. He might even stop mid way and finish on the potty. Give praises for each
success even if he peed mostly on the floor. Get excited, cheer, and give your small
rewards for each little success. Make sure you over-emphasize you excitement. Play
down the accidents and keep up the praises for the entire day. Never scold your child for
the accidents, as this will only produce fears of the potty.
Hopefully by now, you know your child’s behavior when he is getting ready to
“poop” so it is necessary to watch extra carefully during these times. Remember, it may
take longer to have successful “poop” merely because he has many more opportunities to
“pee-pee” during the day.
Also, constipation may become a problem during potty training because your
child many try to hold it. If this occurs, please consult your pediatrician.
WHAT ABOUT NAPTIME?
Most children this age require naps and a pull-up or training pants is a good
option for naptime. Give them a name, like “night-night underwear”. Do not call them
diapers because remember, you just told your child that he is a big boy now, and does not
need diaper. When he awakes from his nap, these should be immediately removed and
the day continues with out any clothes.
Remember that hiding the action will make your child this it is okay to pee in the
pull-up. So use them only at naptime and at night. Continue through the day making sure
to stress pee-pee in the potty a lot.
WHEN TO PUT HIM ON THE POTTY?
The only time you need to put your child on the potty is when he starts to pee-pee.
Another good time is when you have to go to the bathroom. Take the potty to the
bathroom when you have to go and stress mommy pee-pee and set your child on his
potty. This is one of only a few instances that I recommend setting the on the potty with
out them expressing that they have to go. Don’t make him sit there; this will only bore
him and make him resent the potty.
ACCIDENTS, ACCIDENTS, AND MORE ACCIDENTS!
Your child will have accidents all day. Do not get discourages, and this is normal.
Keep reminding yourself that for about 2 years now, your child has just been able to “go”
when they get that feeling. It has only been one day and you will slowly start to see more
and more successes. Spend the day cleaning up messes and enjoy your child. Make sure
to use the “pee-pee in the potty” phrase a lot and give a lot of liquids. Make sure you get
a good nights rest for tomorrow.
DAY TWO:
The morning of the second day is a little different from the first. When your child
wakes they need to be taken to the potty first thing. This is a new routine for your child so
be patient and you are ready to start your day.
Continue with the same procedures as the day before and you’ll soon notice he is
responding and may be starting to tell you when he needs to go. Big praises and
celebration will make your child feel special and motivate them to succeed.
START TO ASK:
On the second day you will need to start asking if he needs to pee-pee. He will say
“No” in the beginning as he might not completely understand it, but it is important to
introduce the questions. At the day progresses you will notice that he is going longer
periods between each pee-pee. You might even begin noticing a pattern, where they
might go every 15 minutes or every 30 minutes. This will give you an idea of when to
ask. After a few days you will notice that he will be able to go longer periods because he
can hold it longer. Don’t ask the question “do you need to go pee-pee?” every 15 minutes
if you have notices that your child only needs to go every hour. This might just
discourage him. You need to adjust as your child changes.
DAY TWO ENDS:
Before you put your child to bed, tell him how proud you are of him being a big
boy for pee-peeing in the potty.
DAY THREE:
Generally the level of success dictates the introduction of underwear. If you think
he is ready then underwear can be introduced.
Show your child his new underwear that morning. Make it an exciting event and
continue to give praise for what a big boy he is now. Tell him that he gets to wear his
“Big Boy Underwear” because he now pee-pees in the potty. Now your child will wear
only his underwear (still no pants at this time) and a shirt if you would like.
Introducing the underwear will cause more accidents at first. Your child will
naturally try to revert back to just peeing but will soon learn that it just runs right through
his underwear. Change him immediately after every accident and never leave him wet.
You want him to understand how uncomfortable it is to be wet, but if you leave him wet,
he will just get used to the feeling. Never scold your child, only reaffirm “we pee-pee in
the potty, we don’t pee-pee in our underwear.” Give praise and your rewards for every
success, even if it is a small success.
By the middle of the afternoon, your child should start to have fewer accidents
and more victories. Once he has it down and is starting to let you know when he has to
pee-pee you can put on shorts or pants over the underwear.
LEAVING THE HOUSE:
After day three you can start leaving the house with your child. However, make
them very short trips in the beginning. Give treats and praise for every trip where you
make it back home with out accidents. When you arrive at a location ask your child if he
needs to go pee-pee as soon as you get there and right before you leave. Your child will
forget to tell you because all the new surroundings distract him.
FOLLOW UP:
As the weeks continue you must keep praising and keep asking. Soon, you will
notice fewer and fewer accidents.
DON’T FORGET:
Praise all the time
Give treats
NEVER Scold or yell!
Don’t get frustrated-remember this is new to them
Don’t use pull-ups for everyday wear
Do involve the whole family
Ask “Do you need to pee-pee?” frequently for the next few weeks.
~CONGRATULATIONS~
You have conquered the daunting task of potty training. Don’t forget the two
important concepts of success:
1) Children love to learn and please their parents.
2) Careful planning and consistent execution will product better results.

Shaelan - posted on 01/03/2010

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im in the process of training my daughter too and she didn't like the potty so i brought her a bright colored Dora seat and step and now she loves it... i think its because she watches me go to the toilet and she can relate to going to the toilet more than sitting on a potty! i still haven't actually gotten her to go but but as soon as that nappy comes off that's where she wants to be!! if you make it into a game im sure it will become easier

Lisa - posted on 01/03/2010

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My daughter is 20 months and likes to sit on the potty and pretends to wipe with toliet paper. She also tells me when she has pooped and sometimes peed. It is work in progress I'm just happy she shows interest.

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Kylie is 20 months and is going on the potty occasionally, but really has no great interest yet! This morning she got up and wanted the potty right away and went pee, but the rest of the day she would not go at all !! I think that if you just stick with it and ask frequently if they have to go and get them in the routine of going on the potty, they eventually get the hang of it and go!! It has been my experience that if you push it and try to force it they don't wantto do it.

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we are going to start potty training tomorrow. My son grabs his bum and says "poo! poo!" when he has to go, and says pee also. He sits on the potty too. I was planning on starting earlier, but we just moved so I wanted to wait until we were settled in. I would also like to know what the 3 day method is. We are going for the first week go to the potty every hour, but he will still wear diapers. Next week he will be in underwear!!

Jeni - posted on 01/03/2010

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My son will sit on the potty all day long if you let him but I don't think he has any concept as of yet what else he is supposed to do. I stopped putting him on it for now, my oldest was potty trained at age 3...so i'm going to wait until he gets a little older and shows signs he is ready.

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I will like to hear about the 3 Days potty training from Nicole. My daughter is almost 21 months and she lets me know when she potty on her diaper. She points her little bottom to me and/or she talks to me (baby talk!) that she wants to be change. I'm taking everyone advice to teach myself on how to start potty training without frustrating my daughter.



I'm in same situation than Kacey ...pregnant (27 weeks) and I will start to train her without diaper...Let see what happen. Everybody's comments are very helpful for me to start...thanks April babies moms!!!!

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my son just turned 21 months an we have about 20 ish diapers left an that is it my mom has inbedded in my head that my son needs to be potty trained by 2, so thats what im going to do

An'drea - posted on 01/03/2010

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We tried it this week but our little guy is so petite even the smallest underwear falls off and trips him around his ankles making the process frustrating for him. He likes to sit on the potty and he tries to go- he tells me when he needs his diaper changed and has all of the signs of being ready- most naps he wakes up dry- I don't want to use pull-ups though - maybe at night time- because I have read they are so much like a diaper it is harder to feel the sensation of when they need to go. We will try again when his tush is a little bit bigger :)

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