need help on potty trianing for a girl

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Yvonne - posted on 11/26/2008

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this is from personal experience, and the experiences of those who used the same method i did, which was a structured method done only when our kids were sleeping all night and nap with a dry diaper for at least a month - and we all potty trained our kids within 2 wks

*dont use pull ups, just panties from day 1 and dont go back to diapers ever
*give lots and lots and lots of fluids
*give lots of foods with fluids like fruit and soups
*ask every 10-15 minutes if she needs to go potty. then take her either way.
*there will be LOTS of accidents, and bed changes, and you'll have to get up with her at night prob several times at first because of all the extra fluids during the day

my daughter was 2, started being interested in the potty at about 16 months. let her sit on a little seat when she wanted. talked about how pooping in the potty would be so much better and how she will be such a big girl when she does, etc. she was fully ready and i was fully ready. you have to know you'll have to stop in mid trips to find a bathroom, go to store restrooms, etc. but at 1 wk past 2, and 4 days into the method my daughter was fully potty trained. and has only had one accident - on a trip out of state.

your daughter may be be curious right now. but some kids do start sooner so if she doesnt get it she may not be ready yet.

Karen - posted on 11/25/2008

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From many of the moms that I speak to, it is quite common for little ones somewhere about 15 -18 mths to start showing interest in the potty. Usually that is it, an interest. On occasion they may continue, but for the most part you will more than likely see her lose interest again and pick it up later. My daughter was hugely interested at 18mths and ditched it. She picked it up again at about 2 yrs and 3 mths or so. She is now fully trained at 2 yrs and 9 mths. Let her be interested, she will let you know when she is ready. If it is now, great! If not, don't worry, she'll get there. :-)

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