Potty training

Virginia - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I need advise on how to potty train my 2 yr old. Any one have any idea's? Post

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Sam - posted on 06/09/2010

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Let your child take the lead!!!



The saying is if your child is dry after an afternoon nap then they are ready to be potty trained as it shows they can hold their bladder.



Introduce your child to the potty by allowing them to explore it and have it in the room that they play in the most. Allow them to come into the toilet with you and let them sit on the potty whilst you are in there so they can try!!



Allow them to roam around without a nappy throughout the day and ask them randomnly throughout the day if they need a wee or anything else.



You have to expect accidents....don't get cross with them just explain that if they need to use the potty to say!!!



At night you can buy waterproof bed sheets so your mattress doesn't get stained or smelly and you can also buy bed wetting alarms which can wake your child before they have ana ccident.



Hope it helps xx

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DeAsia - posted on 08/06/2010

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@Shantell thank you so mch for these words and I wish you nothing but blessings and all the success in the world. Lil man will get it, boys can be lazy but i promise he'll get it :)

Shantell - posted on 08/06/2010

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@DeAsia Thank you for your words. Its hard but it will be done. I think he's learning more and more each day and so am I. Nursing school will also be a challenge for you but I believe that you can do it. I have a lot of family support and that helps me to get through. Lean on the people around you who are willing to help you accomplish your dreams. Much luch and success to you.

DeAsia - posted on 08/05/2010

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@Shantell I can only imagine how it must be to work and go to school, so I tip my hat off to you for doing so because its not easy. I will be applying for nursing school in a couple of years so I know I better be prepare as well. Just take your time and do what you can lady. Just take him to the potty when you have the spare time at home and just let him sit on it until he does something. Whatever is easier for you, and for him as well works best :)

Shantell - posted on 08/04/2010

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I have read alot of the comments and I wish everyone well, but just like DeAsia said I think boys are a lot harder to train. My son will be 3 in January and I have him still in pull ups. I am a working mother and I go to nursing school. Its hard to do something with him and can't continue it because he's not with you all the time, so you have no idea what the person who is taking care of him does. I can't put him in underwear because he has to be potty trained for daycare and I don't want to keep him in pull ups. He knows when he has to poop and tells me right away, but doesnt seem to know when he has to urinate. Is that just backwards or what? I know I have to keep trying but its hard when my life wont slow down with work or school because of the kids.

DeAsia - posted on 08/02/2010

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I really think its harder for boys than girls. My 2 yr old is just about potty training and he's a boy! I cant believe it, but I just had to get him to do it and not be lazy. With a little help of staying on his butt about it, i just starting putting him in underwear. Kids dont like to have wet clothes on them period. Pull ups are okay, but that still give them the option of "okay, i dont feel like using the potty, so imma just use it in my pull up". Now my son sleep all through the night in underwear, takes his own self to the potty with no help, flushes the toilet and everything at the age of 2. Pooping, is the hardest for them to learn. But taking them to the potty after every meal, every 15 minutes, or when its convenient helps alot. They'll get it :)

Evelyn - posted on 08/02/2010

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I have tried enlessly to Potty train my Twins but not successful, I guess they saw mummy peeing , now my boys do not know how to pee standing, but do it kneeling down, even on diapers......Im stuck.

Jena - posted on 08/01/2010

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I just potty trained my toddler. I was going to do the whole "Let's wait until she's ready" approach, but she is starting preschool in the fall and needs to be potty trained. So I went ahead and ordered some 3 day potty train manual from the internet. I partially followed that, but found that having a toddler not in diapers at night to be a little ridiculous. Instead of following it completely I took bits and pieces...

My main suggestion is not to half do it. Pull ups don't work for many children and my best piece of advice to use only underwear. Candy rewards did not work for my daughter so I got her fun little potty gifts. She loved this and though it was expensive I only had to do it a few days. Five days after starting to potty train her I can now say she poops and pees in the potty all by herself!!!

Becci - posted on 07/05/2010

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yeah i have one, my little girl isnt potty trained yet but if you leave them to it they usally sit on the opotty in there own time. ellie went on the potty for just over a week and then didnt bother so she just wasnt ready. children also telln you when there ready. hope this helps. another try is to get stickers of their fav character and stick them on the potty ellie has disney princess' x

Carrie-Ann - posted on 06/19/2010

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My daughter refused to use the potty, but once I got a toilet seat and put her on there, she never looked back. I've also always let her come to the toilet with me and let her know what I was doing so she understood.

Diane - posted on 06/14/2010

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I'm not sure what to do either. A few months ago my son started showing interest, so we got a potty, read the books, even started wearing training pants. After two weeks he begged to go back to diapers and won't even sit on his potty. I guess we'll try again in a few months. I'm not in a rush or anything, just not sure when/where/how to start. I guess I'll know when I know! Good luck!

Christine - posted on 06/12/2010

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I agree with Sam our son for months he would put undies on have the potty in the lounge or were ever he would put it and go take his undies off sit on the potty pretend to go then put undies back on he would do it for a couple hours at a time he would have accidents but he never told him off or got crossed with him, we always told him it was ok and just clean it with no fuss. Then all of a sudden he relised he had gone wee on the potty and he has never looked back. Just give them time and make sure you are ready as well that is very important for them. good luck

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