I need help potty training my 18 mo old

Carrie - posted on 06/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have 2 boys 8&6 we had no problems with them at all with my 18 month old daughter I have no idea she is definately ready with every sign there is I just need some help !!!!

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Carrie - posted on 06/27/2009

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Thank you so much for all the advise I am starting to see that each kid is going to be diff my boys were so easy and she is such a challenge but I did the bad thing in thinking that she would be much easier and she is still a little young were just gonna take our time... As for the pull ups I have to agree they are the same as a diaper works fine for night time but not good to potty train with...

Dorothea - posted on 06/26/2009

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In addition, I also stressed that the Underpants were "Big Kid Pants!" My kids loved that!

Dorothea - posted on 06/26/2009

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I have four children. The first, a girl at age 2, I had no problem at all, I was amazed, the second, a boy at age 2, was a little harder, he kept wanting to go everywhere! (outside in the yard, on the floor, in the closet, wherever he was at the time, lol!). The third, a girl at 19 months, again I had no problem, and the fourth, another girl began at 2, finally finished at 3! I think it just depends on the child. I also found that as long as you use pull-ups during the day, it is more difficult. I don't know about your children, but mine would jsut go in the pull-up. It wasn't until I only used them at night-time (calling them night-time pants) that they quit having "accidents". They soon learned that if they "went" when they were wearing underpants, it didn't feel so great! lol! It worked for me. Out of 4 kids, I only had one bedwetter! (Thank heavens!)

Carrie - posted on 06/25/2009

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Thank you I have been letting her do the naked thing for about a week now I think I need to just like you say relax basically I have this need to always want to rush but it will probly happen faster and with less problems if I just let her take her time Thank you very much!!!!

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My 2 year old daughter has shown all the signs since she was 17-18 months too, but she rarely wants to go on the potty. It's summer now so I let her wander around as much as she likes without the diaper on (at home) and then I just don't push it. She often sits on the potty when I go and sometimes she wants to try the toilet. ´

I try to not stress about all the signs and let it slide naturally.

She loves M&M so maby is should start giving her one of those everytime she actually leaves a present ; )

Carrie - posted on 06/24/2009

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Thank you so mcuh for the advise... I did not actually potty train my boys until they were 2 1/2, but she is so ready she hates to wear a diaper will tell me when she has to go pee pee or poo poo. But I can see why you would think it's too early I would too if it was not for all the signs being there she's ready except she just does not want to actually go on the toilet she's not afraid of it she just refuses. I did buy some gummy worms last night which I am not crazy about giving her junk BUT that is probly going to be what it takes for her to want to actually use the potty...

Cassie - posted on 06/24/2009

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Firstly I am surprised that you are having trouble with a girl! I always heard that boys were definetly harder to potty train! But I wouldnt worry too much, she is still very young to expect her to get potty trained. Relax for a while and try again in a few months. Also my daughter got potty trained by getting an m&m everytime she went. My son is two and doesnt seem ready at all so I'm not going to push it yet.

Maureen - posted on 06/23/2009

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When I was potty training my daughter we had a sticker sheet next to the potty. Every time she sat on it she got a sticker and then when she really used it she got two stickers. Once she used it regularly she just got a sticker every time. My kids weren't potty trained until 3.5. It was easier for my son but he is younger. Good luck.

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