How should I start potty training my daughter?

Michele - posted on 04/20/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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She's two years old and it's getting to the time to potty trian her. any ideas how to start?

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Melissa - posted on 04/21/2009

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JUST LEAVE HER WITH NO DIAPER ...AND EVERY TIME YOU GO BRING HER WITH YOU ...SO SHE WILL LEARN ...MY DAUGHTER I POTTY TRAINED HER AT 1YEAR AND 11 MONTHS ...AND SHE NEVER PIED IN HER BED OR ON HER SELF ...SO I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU... '-'

Heather - posted on 04/21/2009

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Hey Michele. When i decided it was time to start potty training my daughter i would tell her that she was getting to be a big girl and big girls go pee pee on the potty. I just talked to her about it for a few days and then said I think we should start using the potty. Lets try! It worked sometimes and sometimes not. It just takes time. Its along process. Dont let it frustrate you and dont let her know if you do get frustrated. Always praise no matter the outcome. Shes a good girl for trying.

Also, alot has to do with her. If shes not ready and you push it she will most likely get frustrated, or even scared of the fact she has to sit on the potty. When shes ready you will have the best luck.

I actually took a week of vacation from work and on my first day told her mommys staying home with you so i can help you to start using the potty. Its gonna make me so happy to see you try. By the time my vacation was over she peeing on the potty. She is still going overnight. And is 4. Like i said its a long process.

I hope i helped. If you would like to know anything else just write me in my inbox and i will get back.

GOOD LUCK!!!! :)

Jaycel - posted on 04/21/2009

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You should sit your daughter on the toilet every hour so she can get used to sitting there. Sometimes it helps too when you pour a luke warm water on their parts(it gives them the feeling to want to pee sometimes).



as far as diaper goes, start using pull ups .



Best of luck =)

Jenny - posted on 04/20/2009

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I just suggest you be ready yourself, I mean commited. If you are too lazy just one time of running to the bathroom with her it will be like starting all over. If you do it too soon for her it is also very discouraging, so make sure she is totally ready. I potty trained my 2 girls, with my first I did it way too soon several times it made it really hard and not fun at all. It should be a good experience between the two of you so I learned with my second to not rush it, look for the signs of her being ready. Also I started with a little potty thinking it was cute, she went in it but I think what really worked in the end was the smaller seat on the toilet itself. Less work for you too. I just used that for my second girl and she did great too with it.

Have fun!

Michele - posted on 04/20/2009

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Thank you very, rewards I will probably use. Melody has a mind of her own, so when she's ready..than we shall see

Thank you for your advice

Lanequa - posted on 04/20/2009

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okay i dont really know this was out of pure luck my mom told me to take her diaper off n i did she went to the toilet for the whole day when night came i was gonna put it back on her but my mom once again told me not to and i didnt she never peed on herself n that was the end of diapers... hopefully u would b that lucky good luck

Cindy - posted on 04/20/2009

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Hi Michele!

I have been doing alot of research on this subject because I plan to start potty training my little one soon.. First we have to remember that some children may not even be ready by 2 years old and they may not be fully trained until 4 years old. Hopefully it won't take that long! LOL. The first things we have to do before we even begin with the actual potty is to teach them all the mini skills they need to be able to go potty on their own. Pulling their pants up and down, wiping and washing hands. Once they master those skills we can then begin to encourage them to use the potty. Also they need to be able to understand their own bodies and know when they have to have a bowel or go pee. We really need to wait for them to let us know that they either went or need to go. Otherwise we are basically training ourselves to ask them if they need to go. This is something that we have to be extremely patient with. We don't want to pressure them too much because they may just lose interest or start having power struggles regarding the whole process. So just follow her lead if she shows interest then go with it if not just wait until she is ready. We never push our children to walk or talk so we shouldn't push them to do this either. Rewards after using a potty are good until the child expects it every time then it becomes a whole other issue when you decide to stop the rewards. The best reward you could give is saying "good job" or something along those lines. We shouldn't get angry or punish them when they have accidents either because everyone makes mistakes and that is how we all learn, including our young children, It is recommended that we use pull ups rather than the underwear this way if they do have an accident there is less cleaning. Switch to underwear when she is completely trained. Well I hope some of this is helpful to you and wish you all the best!~ By the way you should check out some other sites that can offer you more tips like todaysparent, baby center, or nestle baby to name a few. Good Luck!!!!!

Keren - posted on 04/20/2009

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we are going through the same thing...she likes to sit on her potty when I sit on mine...it makes her more at ease...also if she goes she is rewarded with a twizzler...still working on it but she is coming along. Rewards go a long way!

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