Potty Training after a new baby?

Krystal - posted on 07/19/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I currently have a daughter who is 21 months old. We havent started potty training yet, as i am 8 months pregnant currently, and neither of us is quite ready. She is starting to tell me when she has a dirty diaper and asks to be changed now, so i know she is close to being ready to start potty training. But i did some research, and things like a new baby (which will be soon for us) can be a major setback in training. so we decided to wait until after baby was born before we started.



does anyone have any advice as to how long after the baby is born to wait before we start? and also does anyone have some good tips for potty training a little girl quickly?

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Kelly - posted on 08/05/2011

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My only advice is it is much quicker to potty train a child when they are truly ready - not when everyone around you is telling you they should be. I tried to train my first daughter early and it just meant months of accidents and frustration for both of us. With my second I decided I wasn't going to even think about it till much later but at 20 months she just decided that was it....she started to refuse putting a nappy on during the day and just started sitting on the potty which we put in the living area so it was easily accessible. She basically trained herself in a few days. Sure there were accidents here and there but they were genuine accidents not me trying to force her to do something before she's ready. My eldest was 2.5 before she finally was toilet trained. Keep listening to her cues, but don't rush it - you'll have a lot on your plate soon! Good luck! (Forgot to mention that her desire to potty train herself came 1 month after I had twin boys, so it was the last thing I wanted to be dealing with....but now it's done!)

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