The best way to do potty training, I am tryin a certain way but want to know of others??

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Lucie - posted on 12/09/2008

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With my daughter it also worked with the reward system. But the baby must be old enough to be able to manage. Zuzanka was 20 months old when she came to understand. It is not worth before they realize it.

Catherine - posted on 12/08/2008

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I read a book called the no cry potty system. It was very helpful. I got it from the library. basically it took the stress and pressure out of the whole thing. We had prizes and eventually just like these other moms I took his diapers off and let him run around naked for a few days. This book said that night time training was going to happen when their bodies were ready for it and to keep a pull up on them until they were dry for at least a month straight. My son is 3 1/2 and he has been completely trained in the day for quite some time now and goes most nights dry. We have not given up the pull up yet because I dont feel like washing sheets every day. We will take the pull up off when he is dry consistently. Take a deep breath, take off the diaper and good luck. Catherine

Jyoti - posted on 12/08/2008

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We started preparing for potty training before he was 2 by first changing his diaper immediately after he went. After a few months he understood the feeling, disliked the diaper being wet and requested a change. In addition to that we made a huge effort to take him to the bathroom every time we went and explained what we were doing and that big boys use the potty...also introduced him to his own potty seat and gave him lots of praise when he sat on it, even with his diaper on etc.



After a while we just went cold turkey and left his pants off for a week and he started using it.

Michele - posted on 12/05/2008

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Pull ups or underwear did not work, neither did rewards. Finally I left him naked from bottom down, and he would hold it until he sat on the toilet. Big applause and high fives were the only rewards.

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I too had a box (a large shoe box that he decorated) that was filled with prizes. However, my son, then 2.5 yrs. old) would laugh at me if I were to have handed him just a sticker. So I had to fork out the "big bucks" (not really) and get a small Thomas the Train, small cars/trucks, tootsie rolls, bubble bath, musical toothbrush, power rangers, etc.) It worked though. His motivation was through the roof and he was completly potty trained within a week! He was lucky, or rather I was, because he doesn't even pee when he sleeps. Good luck!

Toni - posted on 12/05/2008

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The reward system worked with both my children. I had a treasure box and every time they went potty they would get a sticker. I would put the sticker on the box and every 7 times they would get a prize from the treasure box.

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