how to potty train my daughter

Andrea - posted on 09/03/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hi i would appreciate some help i have no idea how to potty train my daughter and its time

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Brittney - posted on 09/03/2012

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Do not use diapers or pull ups, use undies or bare bum. You have to be persistent, so you have to keep reminding, keep taking her to the potty. Let her come in the bathroom with you when you have to go, when she has a wet diaper tell her she is wet and you are going to make her dry. When training, you have to take them frequently...I did every 30 minutes. Don't let people put you down by saying she isn't ready, I trained my daughter starting at 4 months (routine trained by 6 months) and on her own trained before 15 months. It is possible and I don't believe in those readiness signs, its just a scam to keep the diaper companies happy making more money.



I would get a small potty and put it in the room she is in the most often and every so often (like 30 minutes) put her on the potty and tell her to go potty, if nothing happens then nothing happens, just try again in another 5-10 minutes. For out and about, just make sure she goes potty before you leave and once you get to where you are going. Good luck! and if you have any other questions, just ask!

Amy - posted on 09/03/2012

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Are you talking about your daughter that's not even two yet? In general I would say its to early to potty train but you can introduce her to the potty. Also if your child is showing the developmental signs of being ready you can try. Things you should look for are the child's ability to sit for a few minutes, can dress and undress themselves, can follow simple directions, has the language skills to say they have gone to the bathroom, does she respond to praise and want to please you? If she's showing these signs then take her to the store to pick out new underwear and a reward, we did stickers. At first she got a sticker for just sitting on the potty, then she got one for actually using the potty. My daughter had a few accidents the first day in just her underwear but caught on very quickly. Remember that by starting this early you're not guaranteed to have her trained earlier than most if she's not ready. By the way my daughter was 2 1/2 when she potty trained.

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