anyone have any tips or ways that they potty trained there little ones...any tricks or tips ?

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Meg - posted on 08/09/2009

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For us....DD was sitting on the potty with pants on when I had to go pee...so when I felt she was ready to start potty training I just started putting her on the potty when I thought she needed to go...when she first woke up in the morning after eating, before and after nap...I never pushed her...I just wanted to get her used to it...then about after 2 months of that...I basically stayed at home for a full week...let her go around naked and had the potty out in the living room with a sticker chart and she really loved the stickers so she started telling me when she had to pee...and in a week she was fully potty trained...I know not ever kid is that easy...but thats what worked for us....good luck!

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Alicia - posted on 08/11/2009

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I told my son we are having a potty party and made it a big deal!!

A wk before we started, I made a little calender for that week to count down the days for his potty party. Everyday we crossed out the day and talked about what is going to happen: how he is going to be a big boy now, wearing underwear, no more diapers,etc..We went to the store and bought big boy underwear. I used a potty chart which consisted of 3 rows of boxes of x's then 6 then 9. After my son completed each row he got a prize. We only put an x in the box of rows when he went pee or poo but I started it on a Sat and he was finised with the chart by that Monday afternoon. By the time he got to the last row he didn't even care about The prize anymore.He had a few poo accident and pee acident and once he exp that feeling that was about it. He started using the potty by himself. I still remind him to go when we wake up and through out the day but when he has to go he tells us and goes.There is a few times here and there where he is playing and doesn't want to stop and then he has an accident but that is how they learn. He is still wearing pulls at night. But hope this gives you another idea. Good luck!!!

Brenda - posted on 08/11/2009

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I always sat boys and girls down to go potty so they learn to go poo once the boys get the hang of it let them aim for cheerios to let them shoot them down in the big potty. Give them a smartie or m&m as a treat once they do it.

Jennifer - posted on 08/10/2009

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Rewards worked for my son. I refused to give candy but as long as u call it a treat it will work! Fruits snacks made from real fruit, drinkable yogurts, and yogurt covered raisins were big hits in my house! Initially one treat for every successful potty is good but once they get the hang of it only give treat at the end of a successful day. Otherwise u will end up with a tot who will squeeze a couple drops of pee out to get a treat! I was also not having luck with pull ups b/c my son didn't care and would go in them b/c he could. So he got underwear and never anything else! (Except bedtime!) He had a few accidents the first week but after that he has never looked back. That does take patience and a mop and Resolve but it worked cuz' they have no choice!

Shannon - posted on 08/10/2009

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I had my step son for 16 days straight because his mom was out of town, I was determined to potty train him during that time... he was almost 3. the first 2 days I just let him run around with big boy underwear on and no diaper (big mistake! and big mess!) so the next 2 weeks I gave him one piece of candy for pee pee, and 2 pieces for poo poo. I didn't give him any candy for those 2 weeks unless he used the potty, and by the 2nd week he was telling me that he was going to the potty by his self!! Just make sure you brush their teeth!! =)

Nikki - posted on 08/10/2009

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when they r ready they will let you know my older dtr was 18 months and said pp and went from then on my son was older but the same thing he was ready and went we let them watch when we went to the bathroom my dtr with me and my son with daddy so they didn't get confused but they will let you know don't push them or they won't want to do it and won't do it good luck and take you time

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