Potty Training Girls

Robin - posted on 05/29/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 1/2 yr old girl and 1 1/2 yr old boy....started potty training my daughter but everyone I have spoken to said they didn't it easily but me no so easy??? She is aware when she goes in the diaper so i figured it was time??? Any suggestions?

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Jalena - posted on 06/01/2011

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We introduced the potty chair to our daughter at 18m. We let her sit on it with or without pants on. Before too long she would go every once in awhile. About 2 months ago (thanks to daycare) she's been going regularly and even does so at home. I do not see the point in rushing a child. They all go when they're ready. You just have to make the changes in order for it to happen. Like if she still wears diapers that's a BIG NO NO because it confuses her. Switch to Pull-Ups and Overnight Pull-Ups. Take her to the potty and have her sit until she wants to get up. Good praise is always best. If you treat her like a baby she'll still act and do the things they do.. Like I said there's no need to rush it'll happen in time and you'll be glad for it. Good Luck!

Also, get her some training pants and big girl pants. That's what we do and she does fine.

Amanda - posted on 06/01/2011

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My daughter was using the potty a week before she turned 2. We had been trying off and on since she was 18 mos (because she was showing signs of readiness like yours seems to be doing) and we just had to keep trying until it clicked for her. I had heard from many Moms to keep away from pull-ups, so my daughter wore the training panties from Gerber. It took her about 5 days to get her to tell me, "Need go pee-pee." When I heard that sentence come out of her mouth I knew we had reached victory!! :-)
We were prepared as we could be: books to read, a little potty seat, a seat for the toilet, lots of panties and M&M's in hand just waiting for her little brain to "get it." Really, just keep trying. If it doesn't take after a couple of days (or you're tired of cleaning up puddles), let it rest and try again in a month. I also found that I needed to make sure we were trying when I was happiest hormonally. PMS & potty training DO NOT mix well whatsoever! Haha! ;-p
Hope that helps!!

Kimberly - posted on 05/30/2011

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I'm kinda in the same spot with you my daughter tells me when she pees/poos in the nappy so I did get her a potty and everytime we change the nappy she goes and sits on it. I dont know if i'm doing it the right way but were just making it fun and relaxed and encouraging her lots. She's peed three times which is great but still encourage her when she just tries. I think if you put pressure on them they feel it and get scared making in harder but then again i'm only going off other people and my little exsperince good luck!

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