how do u start potty training a 2 year old

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Cherie - posted on 08/22/2009

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once u start u cant go back. If the child is home with u all day, either just let them run around with no pants at all of underwear. You kinda have to watch them like u would watch a puppy, soon as they start to go to the bathroom on themselves, tell them no and rush them to the potty/toilet. If they go, praise them so they know this is what u want them to do. It will take patience, but soon they will get tired of feeling wet. Also, take them to the potty every few hours, and after eating. This worked for me, I was home with my daughter for 2 weeks and it took about this long cuz i watched her all day long. It will get frustrating, but they will get it as long as u stick with it and give a LOT of praise. Good luck!

Sabrina - posted on 08/22/2009

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I took him out of diapers and put him in "big boy underwear". He had a few mistakes but realized that he was supposed to go in the potty. For the first few days we had him sit on his crib matress because if he had an accident it was easy to clean up.

Sarah - posted on 08/22/2009

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also....please please please do not reward with food!!! i have gone to a ton of trainings and have heard of many studies where they have found that children who are rewarded with food are more likely to have eating disorders when they get older.

Sarah - posted on 08/22/2009

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i am a teacher of 2 year olds at a child care center and when i change their diaper i just sit them on the potty...if they do something i give them a ton of praise and if they dont then i just put them back there at their next diaper change. usually once they pee that very first time on the potty they are hooked on trying it all the time.



i do have one kid right now who is pretty much deathly afraid of the toilet so i dont try to push the issue. i just ask do you want to try the potty this time and it is completely up to him when he is ready.

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my son isnt two untill november but one day i found him staning next to the toilet trying to pull his pants offf then his nappy sayin poo poo i quickly put him on and help him and he actually did a poo i was so amazed since then he has only done wees i put him on as soon as he wakes up in the morning n after his nap n before his bath i found it helps to tip a cup of warm water over his doodle and with out fail everytime he does a wee i never used a potty i did buy one but he wasnt interested he just wanted to be big like mummy .. so i brought the child insert seat there only like seven dollars so i would give all of that a go.. my friends three yr old still isnt potty trained cuz ppl keep saying dont rush her!! i have another baby on the way so i wanted to get mason out of nappies and feeling like a big boy before the baby arrived :) good luck

Viola - posted on 08/22/2009

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my daughter just turned 3 yesterday and shes potty trained has been for 5 months or so and it was a challenge when there ready they will do it even now she still has accidents cuz she gets to excited or doing something she wont go to the bathroom its frustrating but it takes time good luck

Nicola - posted on 08/22/2009

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Dont push him to do it, if he can pull his trousers down and tries to take his nappy off he ready. I started my boy by putting him on his toilet after a drink with a book we got only for toilet time, also done reward system with stickers and treats for the first week. I started my boy so young coz he kept getting a sore bottom with nappies!! Started him at 18mnths!! Also when he had been to the toilet i gave him lots of hugs and claps an told him how proud I was of him for using the toilet. I would also let him come to the toilet with me so he could see what i was doing an that its a everyday activity that we all do. If your using a potty sit him on it while your on the toilet and mabe put the tap on.
trick is to talk to them lots. Let them know everyone goes toilet and that nappys are for baby's.
Also let him choose some big boy pants with his fav charector on and let him run round with nothing on and when you see he needs to go take him to the toilet or potty.
We still have a few accidents but he's doing great for his age.
Its hard work but you dont see a 20yr old in nappies.
good luck an i hope this helped.

Marie Stella - posted on 08/22/2009

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just wait,.. don't push your child if he is not yet interested,. just introduce him by showing on how to use potty,..

Denice - posted on 08/22/2009

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Just start place them on the potty few minutes after they have ate and when they wake up in the morning. Show movies and read books to them, just make it seem fun to do so that they want be scared some children are scared of the potty.

April - posted on 08/22/2009

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My son was not ready right when he turned two. If they aren't interested - don't push it.



All you can do is encourage them and introduce them to (or buy a small one - I tried a couple and I really like the singing one. It's worth the extra $) Keep showing them the potty and see how they react.



Another thing we did was the sticker chart - that didn't work for us. He was kinda into competitions - so we had daddy "race" him. Daddy went in the big potty and Cadyn went in the little potty and they raced to see who could go first!



Good luck!

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