Potty Training

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Have any of you started or masterd the potty chair yet? My daughter thinks its a toy and wants to play with it and carry it all over. Granted its a 3 in 1, so its a potty chair, snaps to the adult seat, and a step stool, but for as much as she plays with it, you would think it were a toy box or something.

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Felician - posted on 08/13/2010

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What i did is two things i went and got treats and put them into a plastic jar with a lid and made sure that he knew that this was the potty jar and u had to use ar atleast attempt to use(at your descretion) the potty to get a treat. #2 we went big boy underwear shopping and bought underwear with his favorite super heroes. hope this hlps xoxo

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Cindy - posted on 08/22/2010

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Hello Jillian is 20 mo and made 2 bm 's in the potty. Will tell me pee or poo and says she needs to use the potty but is urinating through the pull ups, or underwear or plastic panty ( I bought them all). From all of your help I will stick with it I feel frustrated too.

Tanya - posted on 08/21/2010

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glad to hear that I am not the only one struggling, my daughter sits on the potty, does nothing and then screams "I'm finished"for me to wipe ... nothing!
But we continue with the game and put her on whenever she asks. good luck ladies.

Kristie - posted on 08/19/2010

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i found that the potty chair was not really helpful. we got the little seat that goes on the big potty and that worked best for us. also, bribery works! we gave our son 1 "treat" for pee pee and 2 for poop. pick their favorite treat and run with it. gummy snacks are his favorite.

Melissa - posted on 08/18/2010

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Mattie is all about the potty. She wants to sit on it, even if she is fully dressed. Around the house we use pull ups and she has started to tell me when she needs to go. As far as playing with the potty, Mattie hasn't done that even though it's like a royal throne.

Amy - posted on 08/18/2010

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My daughter is 20 months and I bought her a potty chair about 6 weeks ago because she was showing interest when I would use the toilet, and she was telling us almost every time she would pee or poo in her diaper. She went in the potty three times in the first 2 days we had it, but then she decided she didn't want to anymore. I decided not to push it because she is still pretty young. But, she would carry it to the living room, put her babies on it, and carry it back to the bathroom. I figured it's not hurting anything because at least she's showing interest in it and she knows what it's for. Maybe if you show your daughter how her stuffed animals can sit on it and "go pee pee in the potty".

Christina - posted on 08/18/2010

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My son is 20 mths and can't even say potty so I'm pretty much waiting until he can communicate with me that he has to go. I do tell him when I go that this is going potty and he hands me the toilet paper and flushes and washes his hands but doesn't understand the whole concept. He'll tell me when he's ready my doc says is usually at 2 or a couple months after.:) Good luck everyone!

Kelsey - posted on 08/18/2010

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My son has been Going pee on the potty since he was 18 months he is still in Diapers because he doesn't tell me when he has to pee... i started by putting him on the potty when i go pee and before he has a bath he goes pee every time he has a bath..

Daisy - posted on 08/17/2010

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My son nearly 20 months is not the least bit interested in using a potty of any description to go pee or poo in, but is all about mommy and daddy using it and he loves to tear of bits of toilet paper and pop it in the toilet and flush the toilet then wash his hands... So I am not even pretending to potty train. I am gonna wait until he decides he actually wants to use it hahaha That and well I am not excited about the process:)

Danielle - posted on 08/17/2010

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I tried potty training with my daughter who is 20 months. We put her in underwear thinking that she would get the feeling of wet undies and not like it and want to pee in the potty instead. Fat chance! She doesn't even care that they are wet. Plus she was peeing like every 10 minutes. We have decided to put potting training off until she can hold more urine at a time. Not sure what else to do. We tried stickers or gerber fruit snacks for rewards but she didn't seem to really care.

Chantelle - posted on 08/17/2010

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We are done, but we started at 3 months, when it was still my watching for facial expressions, or keeping an eye on the clock, and patterns. Tristan goes on the toilet most of the time, but we have a small potty that goes in his play room, or traveling with us, and even though he knows what it is, and what it is for he still plays with it, drums on it, stands in it, and put toys in it. So just because they play with it doesn't necessarily mean they don't understand.

Annette - posted on 08/16/2010

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They say the best time to start your potty training is when your child has a solid movement most of the time and around the same time of day. Just like they were infants your child should have a normal poop schedule. You don't want to force potty training if they are not ready. It will seem like a endless task. Sometimes mommy and daddy and who ever is ready to be free of the smelly diapers before you child. Like everything with children consistance is key. Good Luck.

Tammy - posted on 08/16/2010

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Yeah my son does the same thing!!! He sits on it but doesn't seem interest in yet!! He plays in the big potty and will throw toilet paper down it!! I have a question for everyone though!! Should my son have regular bowel movements like you and i would? Like they are thick but not whole yet!!

Adele - posted on 08/16/2010

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My daughter also plays with her potty, but when I when I undress her before bath time, and put her on the potty , she screams like mad. Hope it will get better later on. She sits on it with clothes on and plays with her babies on it, so she knows what to use it for. Maby I must use the treats aswell.

Jenni - posted on 08/14/2010

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my daughter thinks her potty is a hat and is scared to sit on it.. but i figure she will do it in her own time its early days yet

Annette - posted on 08/12/2010

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I had the same problem with my son when we started to potty train. I did the sticker system with him. Fo r everytime he went potty in the seat of useing the clip on seat to the toilet I would give him a sticker to stick on his potty chair we explaind that it was for potty time only. We did not let him use it as a stool until he was older and using the clip on part on the big potty. Best of luck to you. I think this is a really hard task for parents and child. I am now starting with my daughter and I hope it is easier this time around.

Mindy - posted on 08/10/2010

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My daughter plays with her potty chair and climbs on it, she sit on the BIG potty but she doesnt go to the bathroom yet, i know she is only 20 months, she will get it when she is ready. My son was hard to potty train

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yea, same here. I figure when she starts to go more regularly then I will switch her to the pull ups, but until then diapers are still easier

Ashley - posted on 08/08/2010

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with my son he loves goin potty on the regular potty, but will also play with his potty. hes always more likely to go on the big potty. but havent gotten outta diapers yet:( lol

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