How to get 19mos old to say peepee before she pees in clothes.

Brianna - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is potty training and she will say peepee but it will be while she is peeing in her clothes or afterwards. How can I get her to say peepee before she has an accident?

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Jen - posted on 09/13/2009

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You just have to keep working with her. Like the others have said only reward when she makes it to the potty. My daughter is 21 months and told me today after stopping dead in her tracks, "Mommy, pee-pee in pants." It was cute, but she still went and sat on the potty after wards. You just have to ask them every hour until they figure out what it feels like before they go. Something else I started with my daughter today was that if she didn't go on the potty she would have to put a diaper back on, but if she staid and went on the potty she could wear her Dora Pull up which is what she wanted to wear. I'm trying to get her to learn that the diapers aren't always going to be there. We're slowly working up to big girl panties. Good luck.

Jamie - posted on 09/13/2009

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Well we taught our girls to say "TEETEE" instead of "PEEPEE" because when they are still little and learning to speak the "t" sound is easier than the "p" sound. So that may help. Now if you child is able to clearly say both then I am not sure... just keep working with her! Good luck, God bless!

Brianna - posted on 09/13/2009

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Danae, I would like to try you method. I think the best way is to reward her so that she knows she's doing good and I know your way would be best.

Sarah - posted on 09/13/2009

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19 months might be too young to fully understand what you want out of her. She might be proud of herself for simply identifying what she just did. She might not have any idea that you want more out of her. Then again, you know your daughter and her level of understanding. I know my son would have no clue what I am getting frustrated at. He would just be excited for communicating what just happened. It's just a thought.

Hayden - posted on 09/13/2009

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put her in a cold shower after the accident...I don't use a reward system because eventually you'll have to quit it and they might act out to it...PRAISE is FREE and it makes them FEEL GOOD...

Tiffiny - posted on 09/13/2009

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I found at the beginning stages of potty training putting them on the poty every hour helped accompinied with a treat if she/he went. Also, I found that punishing for accidents made things harder. She also might not really know until she is already doing it.

Danae - posted on 09/13/2009

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My daughter did the same thing so we started giving her 2 treats. (we used to only give her 1 when she went potty) We give her 1 if she is dry and 1 if she goes. She goes whenever we put her on the potty. So the times that she is not dry she only gets 1 treat. It has really helped her be dry and not just go potty. Is she talking a lot already? We taught our to pat herself if she needed to go, because she wasn't talking when we started training.

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