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I dont stress it

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TRIXIEPIXIE84's Photo TRIXIEPIXIE84 Posts: 5
8/23/10 8:22 A

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This may sound crazy but this is my .02c...I have a 6 mo old and we have already started getting her used to the idea of going in the potty...its called Elimination Communication and you basically just watch for signs of them going potty. With Lexi its fairly easy...shes a grunter lol So as soon as she starts grunting we take her diaper off and sit her on the potty and she will eventually go. We sit her on it in the morning and usually before bed. It may be a gimmick...but from everything I've heard/read it has worked and they get potty trained alot quicker. I know for those that have toddlers this isnt really super helpful but i thought that I would throw this out there for those that have infants and it might be a little helpful.

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8/22/10 9:02 A

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I have the fisher price froggy potty. It's wonderful, and only $15! http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Preciou
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8/22/10 12:11 A

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I tried to potty train my 21 month old a few weeks ago using the 3 day method since she says pee and poop right before she goes. She wants no part of it. I figured its not worth emotionally upsetting her right now since she is still very young and its not urgent. She didn't poop for the entire 3 days that I tried. I only got her to pee once on the potty but not quiet the way we would want. She said "there" closed the lid, sat down and peed on the lid. The next morning I let her have her diapers back for now. One thing that I would recomend is don't get a potty seat that does anything. Even come apart. Even though she has had this seat for months it still fascinates her to take it apart or to just stick her foot in it to make it play music. I am getting another one before I try again that doesn't even come apart. We will just make the musical one a footstool.

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8/21/10 7:00 P

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My 2.5 yo son has been trained for about 3 months now. Since I'm a stay at home mom, (and most of our house is hardwood floors!), I just let him run around naked. For the first day, I'd take him to the potty every half hour, and would give him a m&m each time he went, 2 for poos, the 2nd-5th days were every hour. When he'd start to pee on the floor, and I'd tell him he's a big boy now, and I'd take him to his potty, and let him finish there. By the 6th day, I didn't have to remind him anymore (other than before nap and bedtime and first thing in the morning). After the first week, I cut the m&ms down to only for poos.

I started calling him done training when we went on a 3 hour trip to my sil's house at the end of June, and he held it the whole way there, and told us as soon as he got out that he had to go. And on the way home, he'd told he needed to go, and held it for 5 mins so we could find a gas station.


Good luck! Also, remember that every child is different, and might not be ready to be potty trained. The average age for boys being 100% trained is 39 months now. It's a bit younger for girls, but only by a few months.

Edited by: WORKPEACEFULLY at: 8/21/2010 (19:02)
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KARLAYITO1 Posts: 10
8/21/10 5:53 P

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every kid is different but this worked for me.by the way im typing with my 1 monyh old in my left arm so dont mind the spelling. when my girl turned 2 i started reading and renting any childrens books & videos about pt (with out any pressure or even suggesting that she should try it, yhen i pretended her favorite stuffed animal needed to go and i would sit it on the potty and rewarded him for trying, for leeting me know he had to go and encouraged him to do it again when he felt like going (the toy) I did this for a few weeks, until mia decided on her own that she wanted to try it. she always got areward for even trying (a small marshmellow) the one day she did and a few months later it became ahabit & i didnt need to reward. good luck! and try what works 4 u

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8/19/10 10:27 P

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I just potty trained my 19 month old and I used a method that I read about on the internet. For 3 days (they suggest a long weekend) the child has on no pants, diaper, or underwear. It sounds crazy, but it worked really well. There were a few accidents on the floor (luckily wood) but after 3 days she wears underwear and is potty trained.
Before we started she was telling me that she had to go and had gone a few times and they say your child should be doing this before you try this. If you search under Google you cant get all of the specifics. It is not a great way to spend 3 days, but I think it's worth it in the long run.

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8/17/10 12:30 A

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i started potty training when my son was one cause he would say pee pee and poo poo. hes two now , i put him in underwear and waited like five minutes after he went from the potty and told him this is where you go pee pee and poo poo everytime. if he went in the potty i got really excited and we sang the "potty song" i just made one up. i did look rediculous but he would go just to hear the song. hope this helped cause i did it when he was one and only said like 8 words.

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MIJAMARLOW514's Photo MIJAMARLOW514 Posts: 49
8/4/10 3:29 P

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Thats awesome Zenbaby! Yea, this week I tried putting her on the potty every time she wakes up in the morning and after her nap. She has went 3 times which is super exciting. I reward her with mini playdohs. Still trying .....I think I am going to try the schedule next. Hopefully that will help some more!

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8/3/10 11:08 A

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I am in the process of potty training my almost 2 year old, and so far she actually does pretty good. I think that the thing that really helps the most is to start with a routine. I started by putting her on the potty first thing in the morning when she got up and then right before she went in the bathtub at night. Those were times when she would usually go on the potty, and then I would praise her and get her to connect that she just went pee pee in the potty. Then after she got the hang of that, then I just continually ask her if she needs to pee pee on the potty...sometimes she says yes and goes, sometimes she says no. I also like to give her a small treat when she is doing really well, like a sticker or a small cookie, and I will let her know before hand that she can earn that treat by going on the potty.

We are not there 100%, but I would say about 85%. She does much better at home with me then when she is at daycare because they are not as consistent, but they have noticed a huge improvement in her telling them that she has to go since I have really started to push her this last month.

Goodluck, definitely a challenge!

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8/2/10 4:18 P

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Please post your successes when you have some! My son is soon turning two and I want to start working with him on it. I so dread it, but hopefully it will be a success. Going today to get him a training potty.


"Don't let those who will not start, keep you from finishing!"

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8/2/10 8:43 A

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I'm with you- any advice would help! My m in law told us to get the training pants cause they are more uncomfortable when they're wet, but I'm not convinced... good luck!

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MIJAMARLOW514's Photo MIJAMARLOW514 Posts: 49
8/1/10 8:15 P

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I need help does anyone have any ideas of potty training? My daughter just hit 2 and she says potty but always after she goes potty So not quite sure how to help her learn to go before? Any advice would be awesome!

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