INFANT TOILET TRAINING!?!?!?

Jessica - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Two days ago I found an article on Infant toilet training which talked about the advantages of toilet training your baby before the age of two. My daughter is 13months old and we are looking at trying for another baby and I would love to have her toilet trained before then.

Has anyone done it? Did it work? Do you recomend it? Any information would be lovely.

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Jessica - posted on 09/02/2009

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Thanks for the help ladies. I dont think I plan to start for a few weeks yet I just want to gather info and advice so that I'm prepared as possible before begining. That was one of the big things I took from the article I found: It about the parents being ready more so than the child, if mum/dad isnt ready to commit to toilet training and being confident, positive and reasurring at all times then there is no point starting.

Did you take your baby completely out of nappies (with the exception of nights) and put them in undies or did you use pull-ups (or something similar)? Did you spend time observing your childs elimination routine and signals before starting? How long before you started seeing progress?

Please keep the advise coming.

Laura - posted on 09/02/2009

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IT DOES WORK. YOU HAVE TO MAKE A BIG DEAL EVERYTIME SHE GOES I DIDNT DO THE WHOLE TREAT THING BEACUSE IM NOT BIG ON GIVING LOTS OF SUGARS TO MY DAUGHTER BUT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS LIKE MAKING A CHART AND EVERYTIME SHE GOES SHE GETS TO PUT A STICKER ON IT OR WITH MY DAUGHTER SHE LOVES TO PUT MONEY IN HER PIGGY BANK SO SHE GOT A FEW COINS AND STICKERS. ALSO MY DAUGHTER DIDNT LIKE THE LITTLE TRAINING POTTY SHE DIDNT REALLY START GOING UNTIL I REALIZED SHE WANTED TO USE THE BIG POTTY AND FROM THERE ON OUT IT WAS A BREEZE.. YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOUR DAUGHTER BECAUSE IF SHE ISNT CONFORTABLE WITH IT SHE ISNT GOING TO GO.

Charity - posted on 09/02/2009

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My friend potty trained her daughter at 20 months and her son at 21 months. My son is 21 months and I've started a little but I haven't been very consistent, very bad I know, and I want to have him trained before he's two as well. I have a bowl of m&m's next to the potty and some stickers (they're small lady bugs so that he can play with them) for rewards. I also bought him some big boy underwear and when I get my head out of the clouds I plan on cracking down and letting him run naked and have the potty in the living room and like Tanya suggested sit him down every hour for five to ten minutes. Look for the signs in your daughter that she is ready. My son points to his diaper and says "poo poo" after her peed or pooped. I hope that helps.

Aleecia - posted on 09/02/2009

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Its ok to start potting training as soon as you feel your child is developmentally old enough to handle it. But the most important thing is to not make it stressful for your daughter. Ask her if she wants to go potty if she says no thats ok. If you try to put her on the toilet when she doesn't want to be there she is going to cry and get upset at the idea of going potty, and then it will just take you even longer to potty train her. The worst thing you can do for a child is make potty time a negative experience so keep it fun. Don't let her see you get upset if she has an accident in her pants. Just be encouraging and supportive.

Tanya - posted on 09/02/2009

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yes it does work you just have to be persistant and most importantly it's up to your baby! Reward your baby by makin potty time fun. When it's time to pee place a m'n'm in the toylate and they will get excited at it because they get to pee on it so now it's a game to them. Wake them up every 4 hours and have them set on the toylate for a couple minutes then if they go make a huge deal out of it so they will look forward to it next time. thats for at night. Durring the day once an hour or half hour is appropriate. But dont get discourage if your baby dont come through it just means they arent ready yet and thats ok. If you see no response back off because it could backfire if you turn it into a frustrating task then they will fight you about it. Be creative and persistant it worked for me and I had both of mine potty trained early! good luck

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