potty training a girl

United States
December 6, 2006 8:18pm CST
I have a daughter who will be 2 on the 22nd of this month and I am trying to potty train her. I am sick of the diapers. Everyone tells me to wait and she will do it on her own. I don't want to be changing her diapers forever. Someone help me please!
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@dhicks30 (1948)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I have to agree that she will do it when they are ready. But you can show her that it is fun, lol well not fun but that it is not going to hurt her. Let her watch you, and have her sit on the potty chair when you go. Even if she doesn't go give her toilet paper let her wipe. She will think she is a big girl. Make a big deal about it.
@Krysha (48)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I'm shocked that people say they will do it when they are ready. I'm not disagreeing here but wow. Honestly I've got 3 kids and I put them all on the toilet every 20 mins or so and sat there with them talking or whatever til they either went or at least tried to push something out. 2 is a great age for it - they know what the wet feeling is. They need to be out of diapers.
• India
8 Dec 06
Get a pottychair for her & make her sit on it everyday for sometime & inact her to put some pressure to get potty out of her system. This will not help instantly but she ll get used to it in somedays. Do not stop diapers right away. Give her sometime to get into that mode & it ll be fine. Ur a MOTHER. Do`nt get impatient with these small things, there will be alot of them which will come up as she is YOUR daughter & everyone knows you LOVE HER.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec 06
Girls are harder to train and that is me talking out of experience Girls will not go till they want to go but keep putting her on the Potty everytime you change there even turn it into a game
• United States
7 Dec 06
If she wakes up first thing in the morning and is dry then she is ready to be potty trained. We didn't have much trouble with ours she was 3 and learned in about 2 weeks.
• United States
7 Dec 06
If she wakes up first thing in the morning and is dry then she is ready to be potty trained. We didn't have much trouble with ours she was 3 and learned in about 2 weeks.
@riskey58 (248)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I had a son and a daughter and I found it was easier to potty train a girl then it was a boy.You just have too keep trying, and when they are ready it will happen fast.
@lissaj (532)
• United States
7 Dec 06
When she is ready, you will know. When she starts telling you she needs her diaper changed, or doesn't like being in wet or dirty diapers, then it is time. You have to start slow and it takes a lot of patience and time. Make it fun, only make her sit there for 5-10 minutes at a time, read a book, play a game. Give rewards. I gave my children stickers when they went, and after 10 stickers, they got a bigger reward.
@DRoddy77 (1780)
• United States
7 Dec 06
lol, when you have THREE kids in diapers, then you can talk about being sick of diapers! My oldest is finally potty trained except at night time and he just turned 3. My twins just turned 2 and I know they arent ready for the potty yet. Whatever you do, dont try to rush it. I tried to push my oldest into it too early and it didnt work! It just makes you and the child more frustrated!..
• United States
7 Dec 06
I have always thought that girls were easier to potty train then boys. My neieces just did it on their own. my nephews had more of an issue
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
I know you want her out of diapers but she may not be ready yet. You can slowly introduce her to the toilet, let her sit on it but if she seems to be acting strange and resistant, don't push and wait a month. Then introduce it again. My daughter was... well 4 and a bit before she realized it was time to start using the toilet! Later than usual I might add but she will do it on her own time. Try not to stress, I know easier said than done but you can't rush her out of diapers either. Just KNOW she will be out at some point.
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yeh they are right, she will just one day want to go potty, but if you would like to try something, try silk panties. She won't like them getting wet, they get cold fast and she will want them changed and when you change them explain to her that they wouldn't feel that way if she went to the potty.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Start by purchasing the "pull up" diapers. Also, some children are afraid of the toilet. Purchase your daughter a "potty chair". Leave it where she can see it. Allow your daughter to sit on it without trying to make her to "use" it. Explain in age appropriate language that its special and its hers. Don't force her on it. Don't try to make her use it. Reward her when she does want to use it, even if she is just sitting there in the beginning. Take it at her pace and don't force her. Little ones develop at different rates and some have bladder/bowel control before others.
@kris55 (853)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
Is she using pull-ups yet? I know they are expensive, but I found them necessary when I potty trained my boy. Also, I know boys take longer to train, but I would say he was in pull-ups until about 3 and a half. Yes really expensive. Try the potty rewards, watching mommy go potty, etc, but whatever you do, DONT force her to sit on the toilet for extended periods of time in hopes that she will learn. Some people thinks that works, but I dont. Good luck!!
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
After you deal with a few messes in underwear, you'll start thinking diapers are great again :). Actually I don't think she's too young, if she is showing willingness to train. I think my daughter was about two and a quarter, and she just learned right away with very few accidents. My son was another matter though. I tried to push a few times, because he was getting close to three, but ultimately he just started using the toilet when he was ready.
@silkkat (231)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
Both my girls were older. They just started when they were ready. I wish they would've started earlier but I guess they just weren't ready. It seemed one day they just figured they were big girls and were ready to. Try giving them treats everytime they go to the bathroom and maybe the incentive will work. Sorry I couldn't be more help.