I need tips on potty training a 2 yr old...any suggestions?

Julie - posted on 04/26/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter simply will not use the potty, it's almost like a punishment to use it. I've even tried making it fun and tried making it seem like an accomplishment to go. This is my first child and family members aren't very helpful. I just need some tips on this one, please I'm despret :)

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Tesha - posted on 04/27/2009

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Delete Are you sure? Yes | No Posted by You (2:36 pm)
Hi there! I struggled with my first too on potty training. The only way that worked for me was to set a timer every 30 minutes to remind me, and she would hear the buzzer too and know it was time to go potty. It sounds like a lot but it's so easy once you get on a schedule. It doesn't matter if they have to go or not...they at least have to sit on the toilet and try. For #2, I would say, ok ready?...one...two...three....PUSH!! Don't make it too big of a deal as far as giving them things to do on the potty, I would recommend taking the books away, just have her do her business...wipe, wash hands and be done with it. Praise her and clap and cheer and make it exciting every time she goes. Make a fool out of yourself by being so proud. I had my daughter trained in ONE WEEK doing it this way! Take away the pull-ups (because it's just like a diaper and they think they can go in their pants still). If they go in there clothes, they won't want to continue doing that because they don't like the wet jeans and the feeling of wet on their clothes. Try this for 1-2 weeks...I guarantee it works!! You will be SO PROUD!!

Best of Luck!

Kinsey - posted on 04/26/2009

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I've heard about the sticker chart with prizes too. My friend did it only with toys from the dollar store. I'm in the same boat as you and am going to try it as soon as I get into my house. If that or something else works keep me posted please!

Angela - posted on 04/26/2009

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i have all boys but we used treats i know sounds bad kinda like a dog lol but we used stickers and for every 5 stickers one sticker for each time they used the potty and when they reached their goal of the 5 they got either a happy meal a snickers or some kinda goody that they only got when they got their 5 stickers

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