nedd help potty training!!!

Tara - posted on 12/06/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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hello my little girl is 17 months and i have been trying to get her to ues the potty...i leave her daper off for 2 to 3 hours and ak her if she need to pee every few mins.. sometimes she will go and sit on her potty (but not pee) and then she will pee on the floor and look at me and say i pee...everytime i go to the birthroom she come in and sits on her potty....i have tryed the candy thing....and i some times sing the potty song so she will stay on the potty.....she is a very clean kid......she is always cleaning or putting stuff away...i was thinking that may be she dose not want to get her potty dirty? it like she knows what the pottys for but dose not wont to get it dirty! what can i do?

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Nicole - posted on 12/07/2010

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My daughter is almost 19months and we are working on potty training too. We have her potty in our family room where we spend a lot of time instead of the bathroom. She was never interested in it while it was there and it goes to the whole -out of sight out of mind-. Anyway, I'm lucky and she tells me half the time when she needs to go but I always sit next to her on the floor and sign songs with her while she sits. The songs seem to distract her enough to keep her sitting instead of getting up and playing all the time. If she tells me she needs to potty, I only let her out of her diaper for 10-15 minutes max otherwise a little longer if I want her to try. It's still early. Just keep working at it and wish you luck.

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