two year old little girl when is their a great time for potty training am i early

Nicole - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )

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two year old girls when is a good time to starte potty training ??

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Kelly - posted on 08/31/2011

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My daughter is 26 months and has decided that she wants to start. We are taking a really relaxed apporach. When her brother would run to the bathroom she woulod always follow him, so for about a month once he was done she'd get up (fully dressed) and make a peeing noise (pshhhh), then she started saying mommy need to pee. So I'd strip her and put her up, even if she didn't do anything I'd say, "good try princess" and cheer a little for her. As of last week when I put her up she actually pees so we are making sure to follow through, asking her often if she needs to go, etc. If she has an accident we just change her, and let her go. She is so proud of herself she is doing better every day. I feel that doing it this way is helping her to recognize the way her body feels when she needs to go. Even if it takes us a year I think the way we're going is what is going to work for us. The big thing is to trust your judgement, if she seems interested let her play if she doesn't want to know about it leave it alone. The one thing I don't like is all the "advice" that says to do it fast "Potty train in a weekend" sure it works for some people but who needs that kind of stress? :o) Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Angela - posted on 08/10/2010

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I have mixed feelings about starting to potty train my 22 month old because she has been ripping her diaper off and always is telling me there is poop in there, even when it is just pee. The problem is bedtime. She has been refusing to go to bed quickly lately and I am worried that she will attempt to get up multiple times if we take down her crib and put her in a big girl bed. How can we potty train her if she doesn't have access to the potty at night? Any ideas ladies on how to get her to go to bed/potty train?

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Not in my opinion. If she is two already you are running a little late....LOL not to worry if shes ready then she is ready. As soon as my children wanted to use the toilet or showed interest in it I began training, they were both potty trained BEFORE age two.

SHERESSE - posted on 10/27/2009

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all reality kids are very smart n they will let u know when its time to start

Kayleen - posted on 10/27/2009

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Whenever they show interest in the potty. I purchased a little potty for my daughter to get used to before we really started working on actual PT. She would sit on it briefly with her pants on and then we worked up/down to no diaper. We read books and try to make it fun enough to stay there long enough for a possible potty attempt. But you can't rush it. If she won't sit there you can't force her. Show her how to flush the big potty, read potty books. If she is not interested don't worry about it. I get lots of requests to sit on the potty (at 22 months) but usually only once every few days will she actually go potty on the potty. Are there any older siblings/cousins/daycare/playgroup friends who are actively PTing? If she sees them using the potty she might be more interested. Good luck.

DRUSILLAH - posted on 10/27/2009

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you are not too early dear.mine is one and haif and alread using her potty perfectly.

Ellen - posted on 10/26/2009

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I think that is definately not too early, my first son was potty trained very easily(probably because of the amount of time I had available to spend helping him with it) at the age of 1 and a half. However, my second son has special needs and he will be 3 in feburary and is still not potty trained. We are working on it though. The reward system worked very well with my first son. And everyone loves encouragement and to make it easier we give him stuff to drink and try for 2 hours every half hour then rest. Make it as fun as possible and the whole bye bye poopo and peepee helps and not to force it on them too harshly.

Daisy - posted on 10/26/2009

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Keep your eyes open to suttle hints that she's ready. I wouldn't push the issue or stress about it. Each child is different and they go when they're ready.

Lots of positive reinforcement and praises goes a long way. I used to sit my kids in the toilet with a couple of books...or maybe a portable dvd. And made such a big deal when they went...trust me, patience is a virtue.

Sabriyyah - posted on 10/26/2009

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when the child starts showing signs like pulling off there diaper or pillup dont like being dirty or having there hands dirty then usually they are ready! my daughter was trained at 1 1/2 becasue she couldnt stand being dirty so it was very easy to train her have fun potty training!

Bernice - posted on 10/25/2009

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Now is actually a great time for potty training. Usally with girls potty training is easier than boys.

LILLIAN - posted on 10/25/2009

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then i would sing to them, the song peepee in the pottie,and they thought that was the most happiest day and song

LILLIAN - posted on 10/25/2009

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my children were potty by 16month the youngest,and the older was at 10month,believe it they were fast, i did like this i bought a potty and put it in the bathroom, i left then with there underwears,and when they peepee on there undies i ran to the potty with them and told them peepee in the potty not on the underwear,and i keep doing it one day they were in the potty doing there thing and i was so happy,yeah they slack here and there,and i also would sit in my potty sit,to show them, everyone its diffirent good luck try it

PAMELA - posted on 10/25/2009

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Nicole a baby's spinal cord is not fully developed until they are at least two and a half so let nature take its course. She will start to show the wee tell tale signs of facial expression and maybe hiding a wee bit when she does the toilet...Ive seen it three times over with my own girls and I hope this helps a bit.
Pamela

Susan - posted on 10/25/2009

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If your girls are sleeping through the night and have a dry diaper in the morning, it is time to get them used to the potty. I always try to get my son to go before or after bathtime, because that is when they are most likely to go to the bathroom.

Chris - posted on 10/24/2009

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my kids were around 2 years old when they started potty training...it was really easy to figure out because when they needed to pee or poop...they would sit ouside of the bathroom door. when i see they do that, i walk them to the bathroom toilet and help them get on and do their business. that's how my kids learned.

Rita - posted on 10/24/2009

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No you are not early l would say a bitt late but it is never to late summer is a great time for toilet training you need to be patient and never get angy you have to ask her/he do you need to go to the toilet quite often and if she doesnt reply take her to the toilet sit with her and wait with her and if she doesnt dont worry keep on doin it and say bravo!!good on you what ever give her courage.
good luck

Lori - posted on 10/24/2009

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I could not use pull ups with my daughter she still called it a diaper...I had to deal with the mess and put panties on her, but she was dry in about 1 week for the most part after that

Lori - posted on 10/24/2009

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I agree...don't force it just encourage it!! I sat my daughters potty chair in front of the tv and bought her "The Potty train DVD" and made it a game...she loved it...then once she was going on the potty chair...she decided on her own she wanted to go on the "mommy potty" LOL I also praised her for doing good, and did not punish her when she pottied her pants

Jammie - posted on 10/24/2009

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yes, if she shows interest in it. she will do it. when i potty trained by boy, not only did he have to be ready, i found out i had to be also.

April - posted on 10/23/2009

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You will know when shes ready...I potty trained my kids by leaving them naked and when I seen them starting to pee I said let go to potty and they did....there is a book that you can buy on the internet called how to potty train in 3 days. It works

Chris - posted on 10/23/2009

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Both my girls were off nappies by 2 and off night nappies just after 2. Get the nappy off and leave the potty in the middle off the room 2 year olds are very clever wont take long. I'm lucky my Mum has my girls when I'm at work and she put the same effort into potty training as I did, childminders may not be so committed. good luck.

STACEY - posted on 10/23/2009

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is she showing signs that she's ready to use the potty? does she follow you or anyone in your household in the bathroom alot? every child id different.i got mt daughter her potty at 15 months and by 19 months she was out of diapers/pull ups.just buy the potty and sit her on it while watching 1 of her favorite shows during the day and see if that works. because it worked for me!!!!

Lindsey - posted on 10/23/2009

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I don't think there is a "right" time. I have a friend who's daughter was potty trained at 14 months, which was crazy IMO, but her little girl wanted to potty and not wear a diaper. I think on average two is a good age for girls. Just make sure she's interested. If she's not then it may be too early. I Iearned not to comapre my son to other kids early, he walked early, but didn't potty train until three, they are all different.

Kristina - posted on 10/22/2009

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All kids are different. I have 5 kids 3 are girls. All 3 of my girls started around 1 1/2. I had a potty seat in the bathroom next to or in front of the toilet.Every time I went in I was fallowed and she would sit on her little potty at the same time as me.They picked up on it pretty quickly. I never made them do it but girls like to copy mommy.Eventually they started going on thier own.

Angela - posted on 10/22/2009

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My daughter was two when we started potty training. Try showing her cute little panties, like with characters on them or gymboree has really cute ones. Explain to her she can have these as long as she tries not to potty in them. My advice would be try now with just underwear instead of pull ups. I didn't use them because I felt they were a waste of money. Hope it works out. Good luck to you

Hannah - posted on 10/22/2009

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I just started on my two year old. I found a good way to tell if she is interested is to buy her a book about it to accompany the new potty. I can recommend the one I am using, called 'Big girls use the potty'. Once you've read her the story a few times, if she is interested she will no doubt start talking about her potty and be wanting to try it. If not, even waiting a couple of months at this age can make a BIG difference in their attitude. Good Luck!

Chelsea - posted on 10/22/2009

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My little learned how to use the potty at 2 1/2. She did very well. All kids are different, you should really just watch for the signs that she ready. Good Luck!!!

Shirley - posted on 10/22/2009

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i began my daughter potty training after her 1st birthday and she was trained by her 2nd birthday...it depends on if the child understands what the potty is used for.

Bobbi Jo - posted on 10/22/2009

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Every kid is different, my daughter was potty trained at 18 months, but that was because she was ready. Wait until she shows you that she is interested in trying. My suggestion is to take her in the bathroom and have her sit on the potty a couple of times a day just for her to get used to it, slowly she will figure out what she is supposed to do.

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well its different with everyone, you should try maybe getting her used to a potty, either one for her own or a potty seat. you should talk to her when you do have to change her diaper, and ask her if she has "pee" or "poop" get her to learn the difference and when she tells you she did "pee" or "poop" and knows the difference and can tell you she has, thats when you should which to pulll ups! and just go from there. its a long process and a bit fustrating but you will be so pround when she does it on her own! my little girl mastered the potty, without me having to take her myself everytime, and without wetting the bed at night. at 2 years and 9 months, she'll be 3 in november and now gets out of bed on her own in the middle of the night all by herself, i have taught her how to use a Dora stool too, to reach the light switches and things like that! so good luck to you and your little girl!!! happy potty training!!!

Nicole - posted on 10/22/2009

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Quoting Kelley:

as soon as she shows interest herself. you may need to wait til she is close to 3yr old.



thanks i'll wait ,till then ,

Kelley - posted on 10/22/2009

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as soon as she shows interest herself. you may need to wait til she is close to 3yr old.

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