Help I need potty training tips

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Jackie - posted on 02/22/2009

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create a sticker sheet taped next to the potty. put them on the potty every time you change their diaper even if they don't have to go. everytime they go potty they get to put a sticker on the sheet. bless the person who invented stickers!

Mylinda - posted on 02/22/2009

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I had trouble potty training my son, and i had just gotten a new sitter. Within one week, my son was completely potty trained. She had several different ways of getting him to use the potty. One was treats for using the potty, and one other which i thought was funny, but she would put pennies or quarters or anything that would sink in the potty, and tell him to try and hit it when he pee peed. It worked so maybe u could try that.

Melissa - posted on 01/19/2009

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Just put her in panties. Let her pick out her favorite. My daughter loves the Little Mermaid and Dora. She also hates to be wet or dirty. By letting her pick out the panties and reinforcing the fact she would get wet if she did not tell me she had to go worked wonders. She never looked back. She has the occasional accident but that's OK, they are few and far between....

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Hi my daughter did not like to sit on the potty but loved to have her hair played with. so one day i tried putting her on the potty and played with her hair while she sat i even gave her hair a trim at same time. The next day she started to bring the potty over to when i was and sit down for me to play with her hair. It was about that time she started to follow me to the toilet and after seeing me use it the following week she refused to use her potty and ask for the toilet.

Carrie - posted on 01/18/2009

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I used a special book called bye bye diapers, I put real girl patties on her except for at night and she would only get that book read to her when she went pee in the potty. When she did go we made a BIG DEAL about it. She only have one accident ever.

Nicole - posted on 01/18/2009

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Hi!  I have a 2 1/2 yr old son who is speech delayed and I think I'm going to go with the NO pull-ups rule...guess I should get ready for lots of laundry...and, I guess I'm glad daycare will work with me either way, as long as we have one of those potty seats that go right on a regular toilette.  I hope I recognize if he's truly ready or not?  Good luck!

Katey - posted on 01/17/2009

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No pullups is exactly right!

When first starting the process I had my daughter run around with no pants on so she realized what happens when she goes potty. It can be messy, but once they figure it out it's pretty easy! Only problem with this method is you kind of have to be at home only until they get it.

I just started this process with my youngest daughter and she knows what it's for, but unfortunately my husband is not working right now and even though he's home with her he doesn't have the patience to let her run around the house pants-less! :)

If you have to do daycare it is great if they are willing to let you send her in underwear, pullups do no good. We had this problem with my oldest, she was potty trained at home, but at daycare wouldn't do it - because she had to wear pullups. We moved and had to changed daycares, and they said to send her in underwear, and within the month she was completely potty trained.

Tangie - posted on 01/16/2009

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I would suggest

-No pullups

-Consistency

-As annoying as this may be, send your child to bed with underpants on and wake them once or twice at night and they will get acquainted with waking themselves up to go to the bathroom and you will have less cases of bedwetting.

Good luck, these steps had my daughter potty trained in exactly one week...

Maria - posted on 01/16/2009

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Take a day to devote to only potty time =)  Load her up on juice (or her favorite drink) and every 10-15 minutes take her to the restroom. BTW Babies 'r' us or Toys 'r' us has these Dora the Explorer potty shields that I take everywhere with me (my baby is 7 now!) because they have plastic underneath for better protection. Anyhow, good luck!

Tina - posted on 01/16/2009

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Hi again Jessica,
I just remembered the other thing, bribary works too. Go to the dollar store, load up a bag of goodies, everytime she goes in the toilet, she gets a pee pee prize, or a poo poo prize. That worked well.

Tina - posted on 01/16/2009

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#1. do not use pull ups! (they are just pull up diapers)
2. Don not use a potty. Use the seat that goes on the big toilet w/ a step stool
3. Ask her if she needs to go potty every 15 to 20 mins.
4. Go potty before bed and first thing upon waking in the a.m.
5. Do not give in or up!
Good luck it does work eventually.

Tracey - posted on 01/16/2009

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hi the bast way i trained my children was taken nappy of and put nickers or underpants on and left a potty near by and often as the child if there neaded the toilet. also take them to the tiolet with you and let them see that its what its for.

Rhonda - posted on 01/16/2009

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Constant asking if she /he has to potty...always works...encourage the potty EVERYWHERE you go and a treat each time they go..ONLY if they go. good luck!

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