toilet training girls

Lauren - posted on 11/20/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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how did u toilet train your daughters, and at what age were they?

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Heather - posted on 11/26/2009

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When my daughter started showing interest at the age of 18 months I got her a potty chair and would ask her every few hours if she needed to go. By the time she was 26 months she was potty trained during the day, but not napping or bed.

Marley - posted on 11/25/2009

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I am also currently potty training my 2 year old. My mother always told me that when I was little my doctor told her tat the body's mature rate usually starts head to toe. Meaning that most babies develop their listening and speech skills, then their motor skills and lastly their waste control. So that is what we have done. My daughter would always follow me or any family female into the bathroom at about 1 1/2 and we just told her what we are doing and why. about two months ago she started to take an interest. If she asks to go we let her sit there, some times she pees and sometimes she doesn't. Lately she has been asking to go more often and actually goes. We give her a little treat and make a big deal about it when she goes. Hope you have an easy time. I just think that one day it will happen and I will relize she isn't a baby anymore but a little girl growing up.

Cheryl - posted on 11/24/2009

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My daughter was 3 1/2 years old. We tried every strategy. What worked was giving her an actual date of start, ie/ Monday she was told that on Saturday we are going to start using the potty. On the Saturday of starting, we got her a Webkinz that she could earn by supper time on the start date (for her willingness and cooperation) and showed her the online games she could play every time she used the potty, stickers and a sticker chart and a bucket of dollar store prizes for successes (5 stickers earned a prize). Every day we counted down to the start date, ie/ 4 more days, etc. It worked like a charm!



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Denise - posted on 11/20/2009

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I'm currently potty-training my daughter, so i'm not sure if i will be of much help. But i started my daughter when she started following me into the bathroom, she was about 15 months. I learned that if u buy "Big Girl" underwear and let her run around in them or bare-bottomed, it greatly reduces the laundry u have to do in an accident. I always tell her after she goes that she is awesome and give her a high-five. It makes her smile and she now let's me know when she's going to go. I keep her in underwear all day at home, but switch 2 diapers 4 naps and when she is going out somewhere. I hope something i said might help u.

April - posted on 11/20/2009

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My daughter is 2 1/2 and goes on her potty except in the middle of the night and wont go poop on it. I introduced her to the potty at 1 1/2 and she didnt take to it but then at 2 she started feeling proud of herself to go on the potty. I rewarded her with stickers. We hung a potty chart on the bathroom wall and she got one every time she peed. It takes time and they say not to push them too much,that they will do it when thayre ready.

Lara - posted on 11/20/2009

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My daughter was 3. She was a little tricky. We tried absolutely everything. Pull ups, and panties and bribing her with her favorite candy to reward her if she went, nothing helped at all. So one day I told her that we werent playing this game anymore and I made her sit on the potty till she went potty. I know that sounds horrible but I have a very stubborn child and it really worked with her. Once she went potty I made a big deal about it. I jumped up and down and clapped my hands and told her what a big girl she was. Once she saw me get excited she wanted to do it again and again. She hasnt worn a diaper or a pull up since. You have to find what triggers her emotionally. Once you find the one thing she responds to the most use it to your advantage. My daughters was she wanted to be made to feel like a big girl not just be told. And it worked wonderfully for her.

Amber - posted on 11/20/2009

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I started at 2yrs.( with big sister's help,5 ) we have a little potty chair that's just her size. She loves sitting on her potty while big sister is on the big potty. Pull-ups also made her feel like a big girl without alot of mess to clean up. Hope the info. helps.

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