Potty training

Darshana - posted on 11/27/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 10.5 month old girl wont sit on the potty. Starts crying & looks scared when I make her sit on it. How do I potty train her ?????

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Karin - posted on 11/30/2009

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use the small potty first...she scared she could fall in. My daughter was afraid also untill I got her the small chair. Just like Sharon says...she may not be ready either.

Jillian - posted on 11/30/2009

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Are you using the regular toilet or do you have a small potty for her? Both my girls are afraid of the big toilet because they feel like they will fall in, even if I hold them. A small potty makes them feel more secure and you can get them in flashy colors so they are mroe interested. Also, I have a 2 yeard old who will pee but will not poo in the potty. She get's panicky every time we try. So, I have decided to get my 10 month old on the potty every time she poos just to get her use to that one first. As long as you don't make it a requirement, I don't see why it will hurt to start her early.

Jenny - posted on 11/30/2009

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I would say that she is a little too young also. I started putting my daughter on the potty about that age and she did the same thing. At that age, I just don't think they have the understanding yet of what the potty is. I started taking my daughter in the bathroom with me, which I find helped her a lot because she wanted to do what mommy was doing. I would give it some time though

Amy - posted on 11/29/2009

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Search for Potty Training on-line..... one of the clues that a child is ready is that they are able to take down their own clothes and knowing they have to " go" is a good start!Also when they dont like being wet/dirty is a good sign. Make sure that she watches you allot, PLEASE make it fun! You know your daughters clues, so listen to her and be compassionate!

My boy is almost 4 and is not interested........BUT he can spell 40 words and knows his address/phone etc. Every child is different, don't rush it or it will make for more delays!

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she is probally not ready she is very young i tried potty training my son at 15 months old an he used to cry when he would pee in it which was only 4 times an then i stop cuz he was not ready, maybe you should stop an then try again when she is around 18 months that is when most people potty train the children

Kara - posted on 11/28/2009

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We just bought my daughter her own potty she is 15 months and Sharon is def right to not try and rush her she'll get there :-) but my daughter loves it! She has not yet decided to always go #1 and #2 in it lol but she loves to lift the lid and sit so she is getting the idea. The toilet rim also comes off and clips onto a regular toilet so she has her pink cushy sit on a grown person seat it doesn't seem so big or scary. It was super cheap at Walmart give it a try good luck sweety!!! :-)

Stefie - posted on 11/28/2009

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I wanted my now 15 month old to start potty training early. She only wanted to play with the toilet. I did more research and found that training too early often leads to extremely prolonged training. We now talk about going potty both when I go, and when she goes in her diaper. I have read that you need to wait until they not only can get to the toilet, tell you they need to go, notice when they go, and go #1 less frequently. I have heard that putting them in a cloth diaper that does not hold the wetness as well (ie prefold not all in one) may help them notice that peeing makes them wet. This may be part of the reason babies seemed to potty train earlier. They notice the mess and tell some one, next they notice before they have to go, and suddenly they know before hand.
To get her to sit on the potty you might try just sitting in the bathroom for now with her and reading a book. Then you can move her onto the potty and read the same book.

Alisa - posted on 11/28/2009

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Both my kids started using the potty around 3 yrs old. I didn't push them, just gave them the opportunity to try. They decided when they were ready and we had little to no accidents. We didn't even use pull-ups. I think the child knows when she's ready and when she's ready...it's done! I always told myself (when I used to get a little nervous that they hadn't started going to the potty) that he/she would not go to their high school prom in a diaper, so eventually it would happen.

Els - posted on 11/28/2009

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I started by leaving the potty around so my children could get used to it and not be afraid. Let her run around with just her underwear on if it is warm enough so when she wets she can feel it then say to her that she wee's on potty and sit her on it every time she wets! If you go out use pull ups but frequently take her to the toilet asking if she wants a wee if she crys dint force her when she does go or even just sits on the potty clap and smile praise her! She will pick it up eventually it takes time all my children were dry day and night at the age of 2 yrs. But remember all children are different and will do it when they are ready, I never started mine untill they were about 16 months but I let them get used to the potty before that. Hope thats a help xx

Tiffany - posted on 11/28/2009

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Yea I agree with Sharon,my daughter is three and is STILL not trained. She likes to sit on her potty but feels comfortable going in her pull-up. I was stressing more than her and though embarrassing for me and my husband to see kids younger than her potty trained,my daughter doesn't give a care. So I say relax and don't stress most of all don't compare your child to any other kids. Hope this helps :)

Sharon - posted on 11/28/2009

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Maybe she just isnt ready yet. Dont worry as it all takes time. I didnt train my daughter until she was 2 1/2 years old as she just wasnt ready until then. Everyone is different and it all takes time. My daughter never sat on the potty as she just went straight to the toilet as I have a little toilet seat with a little ladder attached and she loved that. Goodluck.

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