POTTY TRAINING

YON - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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IS IT OK TO MAKE UR BABY SIT ON THE POT FOR MORE THAN 30 MIN.

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Outi - posted on 04/08/2010

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I just kept my boys in the bathroom and kept putting them on it avery minute or so, if they jumped off, I waited aminute, read a book and put them back on, that way if they had to go they were really close to it. They also peed like every hour.
With my daughter its harder because she has a great bladder control but she is very stubborn and refuses to pee in the potty. Just this morning she woke up dry so I took her to the bathroom. We spent 4 hours in the bathroom and she would sit on the potty avery once in a while but, then i had to go give lunch for my other two and during that quick minute, she peed all over the floor.. aarghh..
but I wouldnt make them sit on it fo longer than 5 min at a time, take a walking break around the bathroom and then sit down again in a minute or so. That way their legs dont start hurting

Emily - posted on 04/07/2010

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Wow I personally do not agree with letting a child sit on the potty for 30 or 45 minutes. Children will be potty trained when they are ready!! Have you ever seen a 5 year old that is not potty trained??? So, my point is who cares if they are 2 or 3 or even four years old when they are potty trained. If you time it just right and look for the signs that they are ready, it should only take a couple days and a child will be potty trained! Believe me I have worked with children for a number of years and I have 21 month old twins who are not potty trained and I know that they are just not ready yet. Stop putting your kid on the potty for long periods of time and forcing him/her to go!!!

Holly - posted on 04/07/2010

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No it's not. My daughter was trained by 2 and I never "made" her go. I bought her a potty, let her put stickers on it, and put it in the bathroom and sometimes in her playroom. She didn't wear pull-ups when she was at home. If she wet in her underwear she hated it and eventually learned that if she wets her underwear then she'll be cold & wet so it didn't take long. I tried a couple times previously before being successful the third time w/ it only taking 3 days. With most kids the more you make them do something the less they'll want to. You have to make it fun and exciting for them or they don't care about it.

Kerri - posted on 04/07/2010

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I think that would just make them more resistant to it, if you make them sit there that long. They associate it with something negative. I would try just short ammounts of time and encouraging them for trying. It will come, don't force it.

Jasmin - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have 3 kids and they were all potty trained by 2. I never forced them to sit on the pot for very long at a time. I took them potty every so often. They will go when they are ready! I also gave treats when they went. They got tootsie rolls for poop and smarties for pee. I couldn't imagine making my kids sit for that long. I know if I sit for very long my legs go to sleep, and we all know how that feels.

Jasmin - posted on 04/02/2010

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I have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. They were all potty trained by 2 and I never made them sit on the pot for very long at a time. I took mine outside to potty. My boy had some anxiety about the toilet-especially when it came to pooping. We also gave them tootsie rolls if they pooped and smarties if they pottied. Another tactic we used for my boy was we put Cheerios in the toilet and he stood on a stepstool. That made it fun for him and he learned in no time. I personally would never make my child sit on the pot that long. I'm sure their legs go to sleep after sitting for 30+ minutes and we all know how that feels. Kids will go when they are ready-just try to make it as stress free as possible for them. My girls both thought it was cool when they got to wear panties. When we were at home I just let my kids run around in their underwear. This made it where they were more aware of the fact that they had to potty for some reason. Of course they had accidents when they were busy-just keep asking them if they neet to go. Hang in there it will be over before you know it!!!

Jayme - posted on 04/01/2010

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I hope so thats what I do with my son who is now 2. I make him sit on there for at least 45mins at a time. So times longer he knows what he is suppose to do on it. But for a reason or another he doesnt want to do it. So its like a punishment for him. If you go on your own you won't have to sit as long. Did the same thing with my daughter who is now 3 she was fully day time potty trained at 2 but still wears pull ups at night time. Hope this helps you out. No one knows what best for your child but you.

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