i want to start potty training my 2 year old, any tips?

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Donna - posted on 11/03/2009

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put them in panties and do't change but my healthskills book saids about 2 and a half to 3 is the best time but all children are different.

Geneyem - posted on 11/02/2009

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Thanks everyone. She goes to the potty here and there, but doesn't pee but only poos which is fine with me. But its been hard to be consistent because I have a 3 month old girl who takes a lot of my time. But I will definitely keep all your advice in mind. Thanks again!!!

Candie - posted on 11/02/2009

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I bought several potties. I put one in the bathroom, livingroom, and bedroom so that when she had to go she went right to her potty and went. I took diapers away the first day and never put them back on her. I also felt that pull-ups confused her. They feel similar to diapers i guess and she would still pee in them. I only used them while she was sleeping. No matter what routine you decide to use. Make sure its one you can keep consistant and don't forget to sing and dance after they go. Make it fun. don't force the issue each kid will do it in their own time. I have friends who it took their kids months to get it down all the way. Just don't get discuraged stay positive.

Dana - posted on 11/02/2009

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I started potty-training my daughter when she was about 22 months....she wasn't completely into it so I ended up stopping for a little while...when she turned two I started trying again, I took her diaper off all day and let her run around bottomless...she had a few accidents here and there but didn't like it running down her leg, so eventually, she was on the potty doing pee-pee all the time. Number 2 is a different story tho....she didn't like going on the potty so I had to watch for her mannerisms when I knew she had to go and eventually she got it! Just be patient and consistent!

Jaeme - posted on 11/02/2009

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Take her/him shopping to pick up undies and make a big deal of it. Then keep them in the undies and ask every 1-2 minutes if they have to go potty. (I did this with both of my girls at 18 months and within two days they were both completely potty trained). There will be some accidents but don't give in to the diaper temptation...just get her cleaned back up and put clean undies back on and start again! Good luck!

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I let my two year old daughter pick out her potty and undies....i also bought the potty training dvd with elmo but there are many available at the library... i had a fun box next to the potty with books and toys from the dollar store to make potty time more fun...offering lots of liquids helps...i would also time how long it would take her to go after a meal and drink so that i could ask her if she had to go...i would let her go in with me when i went and then i would make a big deal out of "mommy used the potty" and finally i used these charts http://www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.c...

they are free printables...i would let her pick which one she wanted and we would place a sticker on it when she would go pee or poo...NO PULLUPS....i found it confused her...i started her naked which worked because she recognized when she had to go then one day i just told her no more diapers and hid them and put big girl underware...she had 2 accidents the first day after about a week of being consistent she was fully potty trained with no accidents during the day...i still but a dipe on at night but she is getting the hang of that to... its been about two and half months and shes doing great....be patient, have fun and remember that this can be something scary for them :D GL!

Michelle - posted on 11/02/2009

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hi geneyem. when i started potty training my son(2yrs5mths) i let him choose the potty. i took his nappy of at different times during the day and let him sit on the potty for 1 week. i put him straight into pants the nxt week and after 2 days he gained control of wee and by the end of week 2 he gained bowel control. done in 2wks and two weeks later nappies gone at nitetime. i used star charts and bought him a book about boys using the potty(Easons). my son is now happily using the toilet as he says he is a big boy. he will be 3yrs in Dec

Tiffany - posted on 11/02/2009

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best advice i could give, be patient :o) be consistant, try to get them in the bathroom every 20 min if possible but make it exciting, not a chore. Sing song while washing hands after words ect. The funner you make it could be easier for them to love it! Good luck

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