Potty Training

@jesf1988 (202)
United States
December 30, 2009 4:39pm CST
I am a twenty one year old mother of two. My son is seven months old and my daughter is 25 months old. She is very intereted in the potty and will tell me she has to go 98% of the time THAT DAY. The next day she will tell me right after she goes everytime like she isnt interested in going on the potty that day. I am unsure of what I should do because people say if you push potty training on a child they will be like 3 or 4 before they are fully potty trained. I know she is two and shes not behind by any means but she is interested in going so I would just like to know if anybody has any suggestions on how to get her interested in going all the time. Thanks ahead of time
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Hi Jesf and welcome to my lot. I trained my kids to go to the potty by every time I went to the bathroom I would take them in there with me. I had all of mine potty trained by time they were about 9 months old. I didn't like changing diapers so I wanted them to learn ASAP.
@jesf1988 (202)
• United States
31 Dec 09
WOW nine months is so early and I thought I didnt have a problem because she was two! haha she always goes in with me when I go but I guess one of the other problems is she refuses to used her potty chair she doesnt like that it is different from the one I use so she uses the big potty and I just hold her up because she also doesnt like the dora the explorer seat thing that goes ion the big potty...so I have to hold her up so she doesnt fall in
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@free_man (7335)
• United States
1 Jan 10
Hi Jesf. I would put my children up there and hold them too. She will get the hang of it the more she sees that you are real proud that she used the potty. Good luck!
@jesf1988 (202)
• United States
1 Jan 10
Thank You Yeah i hope she starts getting the hang of it a little better than she has. at first i started with M&Ms and I would give her a few of them every time she went on the big girl potty. well then she would just want to go sit on it every 5 minutes so she could get some candy. So that did nto last very long.
@dorannmwin (36654)
• United States
31 Dec 09
What I've done with both of my children is when they show that they are ready for toilet training, I've started putting them in underwear. Then while they are wearing their underwear I would take them to the bathroom every 45 minutes and have them sit on the potty. I also accepted the fact that there would be accidents and I never got angry with them over accidents. When we had accidents I would talk with them about the importance of going into the bathroom when they had to pee.
@jesf1988 (202)
• United States
31 Dec 09
Yeah thats a good idea that I havent tried yet. Maybe I will have to go out and buy her some underwear. . . I did get those feel and learn pull ups and they didnt seem to help, she would just start taking them off herself when she wet in them. Yeah like yesturday she never wet in her pamper all day! She went on the potty every single time she had to go....she was dry all through the night, and this morning she refused to go on the potty, she just looked at me and said "im peeing" and then said "pamper please" .... so Im not sure why she looses interest from one day to the next but maybe getting her some big girl underwear will help out so thank you for your suggestion.
• Canada
11 Jan 10
It is my experience that most children won't be potty trained until they are 2.5 to 3 years old. Sometimes longer. They may be able to tell you sometimes like she does, but don't expect consistancy yet. Before 3 they usually don't have the control or are just not able to pay attention until it is too late as they are very involved thinking about other things. You have to remember that noticing when to go is a new thing to someone who in a diaper never has had to pay attention before. So sometimes the first signal to get their attention is when they already feel wet. It is also a free will choice for them. Some children simply won't be potty trained until they decide to be. Of course trying to give them incentive is helpful sometimes. Try having her train her doll as she is being trained, this gives her much incentive to be the big girl. Hope this helps. I have three children, all grown now, but all were potty trained about a month or two before they were 3.
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
My daughter had learned when to use the toilet before she reaches 24 months. What I did previously was to immediately bring her to the bathroom everytime I sense that she needs to poop. I just let her sit on the potty facing the wall while holding her to get her balance. It's like making her understand that whenever she feels something unusual on her stomach, I would bring her to the toilet. It was a daily routine that she gets used to and most likely to remember everytime she needs to poop. Eventually she learned to let me know if ever she needs to go to the toilet in a few weeks after that.