I need advice on potty training.

Brooke - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is about to be 2 in October and I have been potty training her for about a month now maybe a little more a little less. But she only goes before bath time and before bed. And thats only because I will ask her, " ok lets go get bubbles," or "ok lets go give kisses for night night." And she says "no potty." And she will hold it and go like 5-7 times before we going to bed or get in the tub. I know I can't tell her no because she has to learn to go potty but how would I get her to stop doing that...or is it just something that will ease with time?

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Brooke - posted on 09/23/2009

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Thank you everyone! And to answer some questions. I personally think she is ready because she always says pee and boop (which is what she calls poop LOL.) But she also holds her pee for a good 3 or more hours. It's just tryin to get her to go LOL. And her potty chair makes music whenever she goes so whenever she does go the music plays and we dance and sing "we did it" like Dora because she LOVES dora. And also, i was thinking of trying big girl underwear because to me i think the pull ups are just another diaper. I tried those "Cool Burst" ones from Huggies where they are suppose to make her feel a cool sensation....yeah it didnt work. LOL. And to answer the question about her being ready so early. She's always been a little advanced. She got her first teeth yes i said teeth when she was 3 months old. So that never really suprised me, But I like the suggestion about just follow their lead until they are 3 LOL. Thank you all for your comments it helped.

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Is your daughter ready to potty train? Does she know when she needs to go to the toilet because if not then there is no point trying. I had loads of trouble training my now 4yr old. They will always push against any change so the best thing to do is wait and encourage and if it doesn't work then leave it a bit and try again. Babies/toddlers HATE change! Hope this helps.

Amanda - posted on 09/23/2009

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she will let you know when she is ready, you have to make it super fun and exciting, try singing a song while she sits, or give her a something when she does sit there for you even if she isn't going to the bath room. she will eventualy get it and like it :)

Shelly - posted on 09/23/2009

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I've found that its a fine line. =) I have 2 girls, both of which are potty trained (yay!). Follow her lead, 2 isn't 'too young', but it is a little younger than the 'norm' - which means nothing. It sounds like she's right in that first stage where the potty is more of a novelty or a game to her. BUT this is good. Since she seems really interested, I'd try sitting her on the potty randomly throughout the day. (I don't know if you're still home with her or not, but most day cares will aid in this transition.) Just let her sit with a book or something and when she tinkles (probably on accident) make a big deal. For what its worth, its a good routine to have her going potty before bath and bed anyway. I will caution you though, she may pull back right when you think you're making progress and that's okay. She could go from wanting to potty every 5 mins to having wet pull-ups again. My personal rule of thumb is until they're 3, just follow their lead. At 3 is when you need to really start 'training'. That's just my opinion and what worked for me. =) GOOD LUCK! I hope this helped!

Jana - posted on 09/23/2009

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Hi, I would say that 2 years is a bit early. Just wait a little longer until 2 1/2 years old, it will be a lot easier and a lot quicker then. Another idea is when the time is ready, hold a potty training party day with other friends that potty trains as well. Everytime they use the potty you make a big thing out of it and give a reward, clap hands and go wild.

Amanda - posted on 09/22/2009

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all you need is wait she will be ready when she wants my son is 2 1/2 yrs old an for one week he asked to go potty and now we are back to the diaper/ pull-ups and he has no interst in going potty on the big potty. and it all depends on the child casue i have a friend who got her daughter to go by just putting her big girl underware on during the day when she was home with her and she hated being wet and it helped her to go potty on the big potty

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