been trying to potty train my 2 year old...HELP?

Jessica - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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She seems to know what the potty is for and we take her every hour. But each time we take her to the potty she has a wet diaper.

Any suggestions? She gets stickers for rewards and lots of praise, but has only been successful just ONCE in four days.

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Brandy - posted on 07/19/2011

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i was having such a hard time training my daughter until recently she had peed in the potty before but even with all the celebrating and everything she decided she didnt want to do it anymore, we tried rewards, scheduals, switching to different pottys, everything! she went naked we tried pull ups and underwear, and then one day at my moms she had her diaper off and i could tell she had to pee but she would not sit on her potty so my mom had her sit on the potty at the coffee table and let her play in a bowl of water with bubbles and toys in it and she accidently peed, she was so thrilled with my moms reaction that she started going everytime, and she wouldnt start going at home until my mom came over and watched her do it, now she goes all the time and its only been a week, of course pooping is a different story but maybe you could try the water thing or maybe your child would do it to please someone else like mine did, good luck!!

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Shova - posted on 06/26/2013

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I am doing the training for 5days.you can make a potty chair,that i do.....play with the potty,sit over it.Makes games.....i downloded a great app called potty training learing with the animals...you can try this one!

Celia - posted on 07/19/2011

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we tried the potty in the living room and i dont think it did any extra help, but when we got her panties we got her ones with cartoon characters on it and told her that when she went potty in them the cartoon character would cry. it seemed to help a lil bit. we worked on potty training a lil bit but one day we ran out of pullups and didnt have the money to get any (we also found out we were pregnant again) so we decided right there that she was goin only panties. when she would go potty in the panties she would come up to me all sad and say she made whoever it was on the panty cry. she didnt like making the characters cry so she gradually had less and less accidents.

Martakatherine - posted on 07/19/2011

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i kno im potty training a 16 month old(boy) and a 21 month old (girl)right now and they both have only gone once i need some helpful tips

Andrea - posted on 06/13/2010

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Here are thing i found with potty training my daughter the pull up that get cool within second of peeing,eminems or what snacks she likes and give her one or two your choice of many she get when she uses the potty or try buying uderwear with a something she likes for exsample if she like dora,elmocare bears excedra

I hope this helps you good luck on potty training

Kristina - posted on 06/12/2010

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try takein her more offten i am actually potty traing my lil girl right now to and i started taking her about every 15 min. buy one kind of candy that she can only have have if she uses the potty 1 if she pees 2 if she poops or put blue food coloring in the toilet so when she pees it turns green thats all i can think of right now hope it helps

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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My son was almost 4 by the time we got him potty trained. If you think she is truly ready to be potty trained, I'd suggest taking things away from her that she enjoys but doesn't interfere with her learning. My son loves his cartoons and I took cartoons away from him for 15 minutes every time he peed his pants and it only took a week of doing this and he was potty trained

Lisa - posted on 06/11/2010

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I stressed out terribly when toilet training my 1st child and then realised when I was training the other two that when they are ready it doesn't take very long. My other two were toilet trained by 3 & 1/2 and it went very smoothly, they had a few accidents but thats normal. I found training pants much better than pull ups and as i'm trying to talk my 4th child in going to the potty, i'm not stressing as I talk about it with him all the time. I've put him on the potty, he hasn't ever done anything in there and i've left him with training pants and he just doesn't get it yet but I know it's only a matter of weeks and he'll be ready to attempt it all on his own. Good luck!

Lelaw - posted on 06/11/2010

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you have to keep asking her and dont give her the chance to do it the diaper.. plus keep your eyes on her she might make a pose to pee in that time take her immediately :) that works alot with me little girl !! :)

Heather - posted on 06/11/2010

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I let my daughter run around naked....a little gross I know, but she is doing awesome. I brought the potty into the play room so she doesnt have to stop playing...go all the way to the bath room....she doesnt see it as an inconvenience, so she goes. I also let her "dump" it (She says "I dump it.")SO after we dump it and I make a BIG deal about it....Clapping/hugs/I'm so proud of you/little dance...she goes back to playing. She hasn't had an accident in weeks (once you put clothes on she has accidents sometimes.) Since it is warm out, I will let her learn nude and if it gets cold I will set a timer for every 30 minutes and let her keep trying.

Lisa - posted on 06/11/2010

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I found that with every child it is a little different, with my older 3 I used 3 different things to potty train them, my oldest daughter sticker chart worked great, my other daughter I took her to the mall and let her pick out her own big girl panties, and put them on her and that worked for her, her my son I had to make a game almost, I also started putting him on the potty when he was 10 months old or so, he was the easiest to train. Now with my youngest one I put her on the potty, before every bath, and she goes poop at the same time every day so I put her on the potty, now and give her lots of praise, not really trying to potty train her yet, but find that the younger you introduce the potty the less likely they are to be scared of it. So don't give up, look for something that your dughter enjoys like reading to her while she is on the potty or a small treat she likes.

Best of luck

Carrie - posted on 06/10/2010

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I had the same problem, I had to take his diaper completely off and he had a few accidents so have some carpet stain remover handy but He had to learn what the feeling was when he had to go pee and that was the only way to teach him was let him see oh i'm peeing thats what the feeling was. requires time and patience, but now my 2 and a half yr olds outta diapers completely, I hope this helps. Potty training is the hardest thing I ever had to do...well aside from labor of course, good luck. It will happen keep the faith.

Amber - posted on 06/10/2010

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We tried pull ups and as stated by Pip its just another diaper and kids know it. They are very smart and they know if they go potty in the pull up it will just be changed and so it doesn't phase them. I put my little girl in big girl panties and at first we took her every 30 min or so. Then when she did have an accident she would come to us and tell us that she was wet and it was yucky. So we would explain to her that she has to let us know when she has to go potty and we put a prize bowl in the bathroom with her favorite kinds of candy in it and everytime she used the potty we would all clap for her and tell her how much of a big girl she is and let her pick a piece of candy out of her prize bowl. Now she doesn't get the prize but she still the the praise and she is pooping on the potty and everything. I haven't conquered bedtime yet but I'm going to begin working on that in the next couple weeks...Hope this helps

Sarah - posted on 06/10/2010

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Try putting the potty chair out in the room where you play. Then once they start getting it you can move it to the bathroom.

Pip - posted on 06/09/2010

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I've potty trained 4 kids and have my twins to go I can hardly wait 2 stop buying nappies, extra $ Yay. I believe the only way is to take the nappy off completely, no pull ups either, 2 yr olds aren't silly they know it's just another nappy. Let them choose some undies and never put a nappy back on during the day, except sleep. There will be messes, sometimes plenty of messes but it only takes a few days and they work it out. Stickers are great I use them too. I give a reward like a toy or a lolly once they get a certain amount of stickers too, so they have a goal to reach. Seriously though take the nappy away and never put it back on (except sleep) or you'll have to start all over again. Good luck

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