I would really appreciate some potty training tips?

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Liz - posted on 04/23/2009

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Depends on how old your child is. There are fun books and videos to show to children which encourage proper toileting. I never used the pull ups (toddler diapers), I think it delays the urgency for the child.



I used a sticker reward chart for both of my kids and it seemed to work just fine. After a week full of stickers, we went to the store and I made a big deal out of picking out the underwear and the little seat to put on the toilet. They both loved it and it worked. They did have accidents, but the accidents were during the day and caught almost immediately, they felt wet and "yucky" and had to have a bath but they did not like the underpants being wet or dirty that's for sure. So when they felt the urge to go, they hurried to the bathroom.



I was able to train my son in 1 day at the age of 2 1/2 yrs and my daughter it took 1 week and she was 2 yrs. Good luck, persistance and patience and encouragement goes a long way!!!

Rachel - posted on 04/22/2009

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First I would say dont push it...wait untill they show interest in going on the potty. Start on a weekend that you have nothing going on so that you can stay home all day and give them lots of juice so that they have to pee alot. Then have them sit on the potty every 1/2 hour all day long. If they dont go pee right away, let them sit there for a few minutes and if they still dont go then let them off but be sure to try again 5 minutes later. (I set timers all day long so that i wouldnt forget). Also, stop with the diapers and put them in underwear (or training undies). You might have a few messes to clean up but kids dont like feeling the pee run down their legs and having to be cleaned up constantly so they learn fast. If you have to go to the store or some other outing be sure to have spare undies and clothes and only give them water to drink for a couple hours prior and during the trip so that they dont have to pee as much.

Well i hope this helped...good luck :)

Erin - posted on 04/22/2009

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i have heard of this special type of training i have never done it as my son is only one, but its been treid and tested call toilet traing in a day dont know how they mannaged. but first your daughter would have to be old enough to understand what was goin on. ita all really to dod with bribery- but the other side which is wat shocked me is that they tell there children that they are the ones that have to clean themselves up when they have the accident they get givin everything they need to do it so its there responsability. then the bribery thing was buyin a whole heap of stuff toys lollies all that stuff they love and putting it on the table and explaing them when they do well they can chose anything they like. i dont know if this works but i know im gonna try when my time comes! Good luck! other than that try stickers of the favourite cartoon on there potty might help :)

Kristin - posted on 04/20/2009

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My 2 year old has started taking interest in the potty. I have his seat in the bathroom, so when he sits, he tells me to sit. He hides when he is going number 2, therefore I say... lets go in the potty. He goes and sits, then I sit even with the lid closed. I ask him if he wants a book to "relax" he usually does and sits there... I think the book takes the pressure off and the time to go by. Hope that helps.

Lyssa - posted on 04/19/2009

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A sticker chart helped a bit for us, but what actually worked was running out of diapers. I told her we were out and I couldnt go to the store and she just started going potty. So, when I did go to the store, diapers was off my list.

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i found it to be easiest by telling them why they do it and show them thier potty and just let them do it pressure only confuses them and they should never be punished for not going on the potty because then they see getting in trouble for the potty just let them know when they do good

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