Potty Training? HELP

Leanna - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter turns 2 in 3 days, she sleeps in a toddler bed and wakes up and takes off her pants and diaper in the middle of the night when she has wet or soiled herself, i know shes ready to potty train but im not sure how to start, ive bought her a potty and ive tried to get her to use it but she thinks its just a chair, i dont know what to do PLEASE HELP!

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Pamela - posted on 05/09/2010

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Take a week where you'll stay at home. Let her run around the house in big girl undies so that it is easier for her to undress. Set a timer for every half hour (at first) and when it goes off both race to the bathroom, you sit on the big potty and she sits on the little one. Read a short book. When you are done show her that you went in the potty and show her how to wipe. Both of you should drink a lot of water. If you keep up with the half hour routine, eventually you will catch her. Every time she is able to go in the potty let her choose a sticker (or tattoo -- my son's favorite.) As she begins to get the idea, the time between timer settings can increase. There will be accidents, so anticipate this. Don't get upset, just remind her that she is now to use the potty. You'll be out of diapers in no time.

Sanja - posted on 05/09/2010

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Hi Leanne, I had same problem with my kids, and I kept trying and trying, it didn’t work out until one day they said ‘mum I need to go on a toilet’, they were not interested in a potty, maybe you should try toddler toilet seat, but anyway what I learned from my own experience is that they’ll do it in their own time, when they’re ready  hope this helps, good luck with toilet training it can be challenging, but trust me your little one will get there, they all do

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