how do i get my 3 year old interested in potty training

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Alison - posted on 04/27/2009

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hi there, i found that getting my children a character potty and also a special seat for the loo, helped a lot, they loved sitting on the potty and the special seat made them feel grown up, i used to get thrm to sit on the potty at least every hour, which got into a routine that they got used to, sometimes they did not do anything in it, but when they did i made such a big deal of it they loved it...xxx

Laura - posted on 04/27/2009

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I started by having apotty in the bathroom and taking my daughter with me to the toilet when I needed to go. I would say I was having a wee and would she like to sit on the potty and wee with mummy. She thought this was amusing and would give it a go. Then I put her in knickers during the day, at first she had a couple of accidents which upset her. She learnt then that she would need to use the toilet/potty when she needed to go and would then ask rather then be wet. We having just got her poooing now and my mum used a trick of giving her a book to read so that she didnt hink about it (pooing scared her) and she would look at the book until she was done. Doesnt need the book now. Another trick is rewards - my childminder gives them stickers for going which the kids love.

Chloe - posted on 04/26/2009

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I have twin sisters who are 2 and we got them trained by letting them walk around out the back (or in the house if you dont mind the mess) without underwear on. Every time they weed it went on they're feet and made a puddle and they hated it. We explained that it was wee and so from then on they told us before they did one because they hated it when they wet themselves, so every time they said wee everyone would rush them too the toilet and they would go. for the first few weeks its good to have a potty handy. Its also best to toilet train in summer. If you do it in winter when they're all rugged up you'll have alot of washing to do. Hope it helps.

Regina - posted on 04/26/2009

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Well, I got my son trained by just putting on underwear. I bought his favorite character, which was Sponge Bob, and told him that he couldn't wet Sponge Bob. It was amazing how he was running to the bathroom so he wouldn't have an accident on himself.

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