Need Help On Potty Training My 13 Month Girl

Danielle - posted on 02/04/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hello. I want to start potty training my daughter. She pulls at her diaper when she has peed or pooped and if I ask her if she peed she will nodd her head. It seems to me like she is starting to show the signs.



A couple times a day I will take her diaper off and take her and set her on the toilet and tell her that she goes pee and poop in the potty. she will sit for a couple seconds than want off.



Im not sure how else to get th potty training going. I can't tell when she pees until its too late and she doesn't make a face anymore when she is pooping so I don't catch her till its already done.



I need tips on how to get this potty training on track.



Any advice will be awesome.



Thanks!

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Brittany - posted on 02/21/2010

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Well i started at about 15 months with the potty chair, the little seat you put on the toilet, whole nine yards and none of it worked! She was just not ready. She told me when her diaper or pull ups were wet but would never go on the potty.. So i just kept trying and took her to the bathroom every 15-30 mins after having something to drink until she would pee. I didnt use the little pottys or seat just old school sitting on the toiler. Lol.. Then a miracle came- my neice came to visit and she was in her panties. My sister told me the best way was to go cold turkey, take off those diapers or pull ups, put on her panties or leave her naked. After 3 days of ALOT of peeing on the floor and in her panties, and telling her she had to be a big gilr, she was done and we havent looked back since.
For about the first 3 months of doing that while we went to public places bring pull ups. She wasnt used to the idea of peeing outside the house. But she didnt like the idea of pull ups more. and we got past it fast!
She is now 3 1/2 and sometimes has accidents when she gets to playing! Keep trying and one day it will click. They do say girls are easier than boys :)

Janet - posted on 02/21/2010

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When my daughter turned 13 months we bought her a potty, and everytime I had to pee or poop I'd take her to the bathroom with me and have her sit on the potty. Sometimes she would go and other times she would sit on it with her diaper on. After a few months she started to ask to go and she would try in her own, by the time she was 2 she was fully trained. Hope my suggestion may help.
Janet Morash

Stephanie - posted on 02/20/2010

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Let her follow you, ask her every 2 hours if she needs to go and let her sit on the toilet for a short amount of time. But don't get upset if she has accidents when you think she is potty trained. She will not be completely Physical able to be completely trained until she is 36 months of age. (Just because of the development of sphincter control). Good luck!

Danielle - posted on 02/20/2010

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That's what I did. I bought the potty and sat her on it for a few seconds to show her what it's all about. I did that for a couple days and than I would start asking her if she had to go on the potty about every half hour. She finally did it and I gave her so much praise (never been so excited about poop before) and then she would get a treat after that. She caught on very quick. I haven't changed a dirty diaper in three days. I find to catch her before she pees is a little tricker but she will get it. Just can't get frustrated is the only thing I guess.

Nora - posted on 02/19/2010

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EDIT: Sorry, i didn't read your update Danielle, that is amazing! So young too, i think i am going to start a little sooner myself. I have another baby on the way and i dont think i want to spend all that mula on diapers!





Every child is different. My daughter's nanny is a registered nurse and she started potty training her toddler a couple months shy from 2 years old. To their surprise, her daughter did not want to do it! She understood but she wasn't ready. Sometimes you have to wait until the child is mentally and emotionally ready. Kinda like weaning from breastfeeding.

My daughter is almost 14 months. I am going buy her a potty trainer --just to get her at least thinking about it so when the time comes she wont feel so foreign to the subject.

Danielle - posted on 02/19/2010

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Just wanted to thank all the mom's for the help. and to bring good news, that my daughter is doing amazing potty training. She has very few accidents and enjoys going on the potty. Reading books really helps. She hasn't had a poopy diaper for three days and has very few pee diapers. Night time is a little different but she is learning to control.

Giseli - posted on 02/04/2010

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She's very young,but nothing is impossible>Let her wear underwear all day long and always take her to the potty and explain to her what to do,but i still think she is too young,my daughter finally got it when she was 21/2 years old:)

Theresa - posted on 02/04/2010

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Go ahead and try sitting her on the potty now and then, but don't really expect her to get trained. 13 mos is really young. She probably doesn't totally understand the concept and she doesn't have enough controll over her muscle to go or not go at certain times yet. They say between 2 and 3 is the best time to potty train. But I don't think it hurts to let her sit on the potty as long as you're not getting frustrated with her. That will only make it harder for her.

Marcy - posted on 02/04/2010

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Just keep showing her the potty and maybe every other hour or so, take off her diaper and put her on it., If she goes, she goes and make a big deal out of it. if she doesn't just put her diaper back on and carry on with your day. She is pretty young...good luck! My little guy is 3 and a half and we are at the tail end of potty training...its been a long ride for us.

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