Potty training and need lots of advice on what works

Stephanie - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter Brooklyn just turned 2 on January 24th and I am expecting my 2nd child in August and want to start potty training her now in hopes that she might be trained by then. She is very interested in the potty, she always wants to watch me go and always tells me when she goes pee-pee or poo-poo in her diaper, and likes to talk about the potty. I bought her a stool and a potty seat(Tinkerbell, her favorite) for our toilet, and she can climb onto the potty be herself but when she gets up there she doesn't do anything just sits there for a while and then get distracted( I always ask her if she wants to put her pee-pee in the potty) but she does nothing. But as soon as we leave the bathroom and put her diaper back on she goes in it. I really have no idea what I am doing when it comes to potty training and I really need some advice on what REALLY works.


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Pamela - posted on 03/03/2010




my son was 2 on the 12th of jan and a week before he turned two we started the timer method every 20 minutes it would go off and we would all get excited and yell toilet time and go to the toilet it took 4 days and he worked out what we wanted from him now 2 months later we have the wees down ..we still have to work on poos.. I have to remember to take him cause he wont tell me every time but when I put him om nit he goes he has been dry at night since day dot. In my opinion you need to completely get rid of the nappies there will be lots of wees so stock up on disinfected! but it will work my 11 month old has even started in the the action and well occasionally go poo or wee in the toilet.. I think keeping the nappies around and letting it be an option is just confusing for them.. good luck its hard work I really hope we get some poos soon but I don't think he gets as much warning as he does with wees

Kerry - posted on 03/02/2010




I would say give her a bit longer to decide if she's ready. August is a long way off, and once she is completely ready you'll be done in a week or two.

Girls are normally ready earlier than boys, but even so, I would say hold off for now, and try again in a few weeks.

Good luck. x

Sara - posted on 02/28/2010




Hello Stephanie

What I would do is every time you go potty take her with you. Then it's like a game. Mommy goes first then Brooklyn goes. Then the next time She'll go first then you. What I do is take my Alyzibeth every 30-45minutes. When she does great and stays dry during those times I'm going to move the time up to every hour then every two hours and just make sure and help her realize when she needs to potty. Even when there are times that Mommy doesn't have to go we take her baby doll in the bathroom and sit the baby doll on the potty and I'll pour a little cup of water in the toilet behind the baby doll and tell Alyzibeth "ok Baby went potty now its your turn" make it fun for her I knwo it's hard. Last thing i'll say is at night before bed is usually when my little one poops... so our bedtime routine follows her 30min playroom, then potty and reading a story or two until she poops then wash hands and brush teeth, hugs and kisses from mommy, daddy and little brother then off to bed. This usually works pretty well. Good Luck!!!

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