Any tips on potty training??? HELP!

Alma - posted on 04/16/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 years old and has the concept of sitting in the toilet but will not tell me when she needs to go

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Alma - posted on 04/16/2009

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WOW... Thanks for all your advise, I guess now it's just a waiting game. I will try the sticker trick, I've heard of it in the past. I will update you on my toilet training experience, you will be hearing for me soon!!! Thank again.

Krista - posted on 04/16/2009

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I used a reward chart with my daughter. She would tell me after she went instead of before. I gave her a sticker to put on the chart everytime she told me she had to go and sat on the potty whether she went or not. When one line of the chart (5 stickers) was filled she got a small toy like a bouncy ball or a tootsie roll, her favorite at the time. Then when she filled the whole chart up we did something special like go to Chuck E Cheese or have a picnic in the park. It worked well for us. Good Luck!!

Liz - posted on 04/16/2009

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I have 2 girls and when i wanted them to start potty traning i took them to the store and let them pick out their favorite pair of big girl panties with their favorite design ! (my kids loved Dora!) and i told them now when u have to go peepee loets go to the bathroom because u dont want to peepee on Dora! and also i took them into the bathroom about every 30 mins or so to try to go and they caught on very quick!!! Good Luck!

Jessica - posted on 04/16/2009

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i know this sounds funny but i put cheerios in the toilet and he tried hitting them everytime he had to pee it was like a game plus i had a potty chair that made a rewarding sound everytime he used it

Trish - posted on 04/16/2009

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my son turns 3 at the beginning of may and he has only been out of nappies for a month, to be honest when i brought him out of nappies he was still wetting constantly and not telling me when he needed to go but i just thought he's gotta come out now and tried him and suddenly he started doing it with a lot of reminders from me and regularly just sitting him on the potty he's gettin there and now is averageing 1 sometimes 2 accidents a day and some days doesn't have any. the thing you've got to remembr is that the child needs to have the physical skills to know that they need a wee before it actually comes out and if your child doesn't have this then it doesn't matter how much encouragement you give them then they still won't get it, some children get it as young as 18mths whereas others are closer to 3 and a half. just as long as she knows ahere she should be doing it, go to the toilet infront of her yoiurself so she knows it's the normal thing to do and lots and lots of encouragement when she gets it right, I used to give mine 1 smartee everytime they got it in the potty. but most of all remember it will come eventually when they're ready.

Lisa - posted on 04/16/2009

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Potty training is much harder for you than it is for your daughter. If she is not ready it will not matter how hard you try, she isn't going to do it. Having any concept of using the potty means that you are getting closer. She needs to understand why it is necessary. My daughter just wanted to be like me, so that gave me the advantage. Trying making it fun and exciting. But if you put too much pressure on her, it isn't going to happen. It sounds weird, but enjoy her being in diapers for now. Once she is out of them you won't be able to leave the house without stopping at three or four stores so she can go...

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