What are some of the things you are doing to help with Potty training?

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I know all our Little ones may or maynot be ready yet but I was wondering what you all were doing to help potty train them or get them ready for potty training.

On our end our daycare has started taking her to the potty, having her sit on it until she squirms off, then replaces her pull up. When I asked they told me that they are slowly trying to get it to click that the potty is where a big girl goes to pee or poop without really pushing her to hard in case she's not fully ready.

Thanks to that slow routine my daughter can actually wipe herself and flush the toliet but it just hasn't clicked yet that "Oh this is where I pee or poop instead of my pull up" LOL.

My mom keeps telling me to put her in regular underwear for a week and it will eventually click but I'm not too sure....I've also heard of letting them run around bottomless for a few days. Still deciding what I want to do....today is a total bust as she just wants to play with her new toys santa and family gave her. So we start tomorrow.


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Shelley - posted on 01/07/2010




Here's what we've done...Van sits on the potty while I start her tub, she usually goes. When I leave her bottomless, she'll squirt a little then run for the potty. When in pullups or diapers, she'll come to me and announce "I'm peeing Mommy!" but doesn't try to get them off for the potty. If you have tile or hard wood floors, I'd have to say bottomless is the way to go. Unfortunately, it's a bit chilly for that right now. GOOD LUCK

Trina - posted on 12/30/2009




Sometimes i will let my daughter run around bottomless. The first couple times she did pee on the floor but now she will go to her potty, which is in the livingroom, everytime. but only if she is bottomless, if she has panties on she usually won't go to the potty.

Michelle - posted on 12/28/2009




it is really all about what your child is ready to do... my daughter potty trained herself at 19 months... i can take no credit because i had nothing to do with it other that having a little potty available for her... we were accustomed to her running around with no diaper at home anyway... we have all tile and just liked to let her butt breathe... watch her behavior... you will know when

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My son picked out a potty for himself. I let him play with it and sit on it. Sometimes he's okay with sitting on it with no nappy, but other times he is totally against it. I'm just going with the flow of what he wants to do, when he wants to do it. The last 2 days he's been taking his own nappy off and running around bottomless. When he doesn't have a nappy on I keep asking him if he wants to sit on the potty or put on a nappy. Mostly he just wants to play. There are the odd accidents, but that's just par for the course. I've decided to put in a concerted effort when he's 2 1/2, but if he's ready before then I'll be happy!

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