Potty training - help please.

Veronica - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




How do I start to train b'cause when I show her, she pick it up and play with the potty.


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Candi - posted on 11/10/2009




Don't feel bad. I'm in the process of training my 2 u\yr old son and he wants to play with it more than use it as well. I try the reward system and sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Of course I'm a single Mom now and was still married with my oldest son. He was potty trained very quickly because he watched his Daddy go to the potty. Now with my younger son it is a bit harder because Daddy is far away and he has no one to watch go to the potty except me. He watches big brother and it helps some but he refuses to tell me when he needs to go. Right now we are trying the reading on the potty and going soon after he eats and drinks. It seems to help. I will also let him sit on the potty and watch some of the tv shows he likes. It seems to be a very slow process with him. His older brother hated being wet or poopy but seems he doesn't care as much. Keep trying one day she will get it. I know usually girls pick it up more quickly than boys but she may be one that is taking her time.... Mine definately is!! Good luck!!

Latifah - posted on 11/10/2009




My step daughter was trained at 15 months. 10-15 mins after she ate or drank we would put her on the potty. While on their we sang sounds and read books. Now my 1 year old son is another story. Boys need to follow their Daddy into the bathroom whenever Daddy goes. You can tell when a woman is training boys. We sit them down. When my son is watching his favorite ETV cartoon I sit him on the potty in front of tv with his cup of water (usually after he eats) and he tells me when he is finish. He calls for me and claps because he went potty. I hope some of this helped. GOODLUCK

MaryAnn - posted on 11/10/2009




Some kids don't use a potty at all! My 3 yo only learned on the toilet and it took awhile to figure out the best way to get her to go when she was ready. One trick was that I gave her a freeze pop every time she peed, and it only took a month to get rid of the freeze pop trick. The only way to get her to have a bowel movement was to tell her it was the potty's num-nums (gross but, it worked like a charm). So while books are helpful they can only go so far. You have to figure out the best way to help them learn. Parenting has been the most " creative" occupation I've ever had! Good luck to you and your daughter.

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I am sooooooooooo frustrated with trying to train my 3year old boy. My daughter done by 2years day and night. so different, I have tried little presents, bribes( getting a dog), letting him run around without the nappy, telling him that spiderman on his jocks will be upset if you we on him, I'm lost. He either goes in his pants, or on the floor. He tells me he needs a wee, and then refuses to go to the potty or the big toilet.

Kaye - posted on 11/10/2009




Get a good book thatn will give you tips on how to get started, you can use it all the way through to your child being dry. The most important thing is before you start is making sure your child knows when they need to use the potty. Can they tell you when they need to go verbally? if not I'd leave it a while, or it will drag on for a long time and you will both get frustrated.

Kaye x

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