It's Potty Time!

United States
April 23, 2007 8:44am CST
My baby's almost two. I'd like to potty train. I'm not as gung ho as i was witht he other two. I can actually barely remember the techniques i used witht them. I remember renting a video called potty time fromthe library for my oldest (14yrrs) geez that was forever ago! Anyway any suggestions?
3 responses
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I started taking them to the bathroom every time they had something to drink. Of couse that was many years ago and mine were all potty trained my 15 months.
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• United States
23 Apr 07
I think i am more apt to use this method over the timer suggestions. I can barely remember to use the timer for baking let alone for potty breaks. You know if i really imagine it though that buzzing noise may be a fun thing to answer to i can imagine my baby getting excited to realize it means hurry run to the potty when it goes off. What happens though when i cook and the thing goes off? LOL
• United States
23 Apr 07
with both of mine, I just stayed home and set the timer for every 15 minutes. Every 15 minutes, we would go sit on the potty and sing and clap and all. When they would go potty, we woiuld do the potty dance. LOL We also talked about pottying a lot. I put them in real panties and underwear...not pull ups. I only did pull ups at night. The pull ups were too much like diapers. I had several messes to clean up, but they sure did learn a lot better.
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• United States
23 Apr 07
Yep I agree with you on the pull ups. Too expensive and they just encourage using the diaper longer. I think as i am now remembering back i just put the undies on and stuck to it. (used diapers at night and nap too) but the switch over to undies and just letting them know they were done with diapers and we use the potty now or get wet kinda pushed it along. thanks for the memory jogger!
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@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
23 Apr 07
It's been a long time since I've potty trained a kid, but I do remember using the video which they really liked a lot and you can still probably get it somewhere. I do know that boys are harder to train and usually train later than girls. Here are some helpful tips that might make it easier for you this time around: It may help to give your child more liquids so that you can increase potty training chances. This will help your child to build muscle memory and help them train quickly. Use your oven timer or a watch with an alarm and schedule to take your child to the potty every thirty minutes. Have your child sit for a couple of minutes and read a book together while he?s still on the potty. Turn on the faucet or place your child's feet in warm water to encourage urination. The sound of rushing water is often all the encouragement they need.
• United States
23 Apr 07
UUUUGGGH i don't wanna! It is so much work and takes so much time and patience. Thanks for your suggestions. I'm looking for something, um more lazy like ;0