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Shawna Thomas Due September 18; Japan 1 posts
21st Apr '12
Quoting 3 Pumpkins:" my daughter is 2 and i dont know where to start. ive tried potty training pullups and ive tried letting ... [snip!] ... around with nothing on and she peed on the floor. everytime i put her on the potty she tries to get off of it and runs around."

I had that problem with my little one when she was 2 as well. I had a little potty for her and she hated it. So I got a seat that sits on the big potty and it worked wonders. Also, I put her in daycare when she was 26 months old and that helped tremendously!! She was potty trained within a month of daycare. I think it is because the other children her age encouraged her a lot.

Lindie (blissed out) 2 kids; Australia 12462 posts
22nd Apr '12
Quoting Brittany M. Alvarado:" Not really. I mean I get to spend sundays with him but that's about it. Unfortunately, I may even wait ... [snip!] ... off. I feel like a horrible mother ...and my son really has no desire to use the potty no atter how enticing I try to make it."


That's normal. They don't see the need to use the potty... Not like the way adults do. To us we realise it's a part of growing up and independence that a child must go through. From a kid's perspective it's confusing why they are encouraged to use a potty when they go just fine in their diaper!

Lindie (blissed out) 2 kids; Australia 12462 posts
22nd Apr '12
Quoting Brittany M. Alvarado:" Not really. I mean I get to spend sundays with him but that's about it. Unfortunately, I may even wait ... [snip!] ... off. I feel like a horrible mother ...and my son really has no desire to use the potty no atter how enticing I try to make it."


You probably will have to wait to train him when you go on maternity leave. Once you start you need to be consistent... If you only get one day with him a week that's not enough. It certainly doesn't make you a horrible mother either!!



do the 3 day potty training method.

Kirsty Hoyle Due June 23 (girl); 1 child; United Kingdom 149 posts
27th Apr '12

Well dont know what to do now she still not telling me she needs but shes refusing to do one .she actually holds it till she busting then cant kerp still.i actually had to rub her belly last time to makd her relax and go but moast of it went over me just got her to potty for a trickle.also should i go back to nappys for the night or pants on.shes got the pee bed sheets on the bed but shes not really goin potty or telling me ect shell justhold it !!

JennTwinsPlusOne Due May 13 (girl); 2 kids; Elizabethtown, Kentucky 432 posts
27th Apr '12
Quoting Kirsty Hoyle:" Well dont know what to do now she still not telling me she needs but shes refusing to do one .she actually ... [snip!] ... night or pants on.shes got the pee bed sheets on the bed but shes not really goin potty or telling me ect shell justhold it !!"


If she's holding it then I think it's a good sign she's ready to start potty training and you should probably not give in so soon. My girls sometimes do the same exact thing. They'll hold it and then be dancing around trying to keep it in. I started trying to potty train them when they just turned 2 and when they just held it so much and didn't show a lot of interest in the actual potty I put them back in diapers. I think that this was REALLY confusing to them and I wish I would've just stayed with it. In order to help them I put them on the potty and tell them they need to "let their pee pee out". I sit with them and ask if they want me to hold their hand (this calms them down so they can actually release it). I think it takes them some time to learn to release the pee at the right time (it's part of learning). Just sit with her and talk to her about things she likes. You can talk about how she's wearing big girl panties and you're so proud of her. Just continue to remind her to "let her pee pee out" and when she's calm she should be able to release it, then while she's actually going tell her "you are letting your pee pee out - good job!!" This seems to work for my girls. If you switch back and forth from and to diapers then you will confuse her and she's going to think that if she holds it long enough then you'll give her diapers (so why does she need to pee in the potty at all??). I know it's really hard, but try to be as calm as possible with the whole process. I know it was hard in the beginning for me to feel like my little ones are ever going to be potty trained, but the end seems more insight now.

Kirsty Hoyle Due June 23 (girl); 1 child; United Kingdom 149 posts
27th Apr '12

ill try that ive hid the nappys aswell cos when she wanted to go shes bring me a nappy :) fingers crossed she will do :) this gotta be the hardest thing ever lol

JennTwinsPlusOne Due May 13 (girl); 2 kids; Elizabethtown, Kentucky 432 posts
27th Apr '12
Quoting Kirsty Hoyle:" ill try that ive hid the nappys aswell cos when she wanted to go shes bring me a nappy :) fingers crossed she will do :) this gotta be the hardest thing ever lol"


I agree! It is hard!! I think it's good you've hid them & the longer you stick with it the more she'll catch on!!! Just think about EVERYTHING else you've already taught her - she learned all of it through repeating it over and over....potty training is the same way - repeating it over and over will be the best way for her to learn it.
I had a hard time with it in the beginning because there were so many accidents & I was honestly frustrated with the whole thing, but I stuck it out and it's soooo much better now!!! You just have to keep pushing YOURSELF to continue with it and I promise it'll get better! Hang in there!!
Also, I was going to let everyone know I downloaded an app on my phone called "Potty Time". It is GREAT!!!! I also downloaded it on the ipad. My girls LOVE LOVE LOVE the songs and the book on there and I really think it has helped motivate them to use the potty! In the beginning I was taking them to the potty every 20-30 min. and I'd just turn the app on the "potty song" and they'd run to the potty! They love it & it helped me motivate them! They talk about Hopkins the frog (the character in the story) all the time now! Check it out!! :)

MamaOfThreeLittleLadies Due October 20 (girl); 2 kids; Missouri 791 posts
1st May '12

So here's a question, I'm due with my third child like RIGHT around my youngest daughter's 2 year mark and I won't have much time to work on a potty chair and then the "big" potty. She has one of those fittings on the big potty so she can use it instead. Are there any secrets to that? I've been introducing it to her slowly, kind of to get her used to it, so I'll sit her on there for a couple of mins at a time maybe twice a day. She doesn't scream or anything but doesn't show much interest in it either. Any ideas on this? She's 17 months atm!

JennTwinsPlusOne Due May 13 (girl); 2 kids; Elizabethtown, Kentucky 432 posts
1st May '12

Hey ladies! So my girls have been doing good potty training...we've had few accidents & they are super excited to get stickers for their chart & candy when they go! One of my twins (twin B) was doing much better than the other (twin A) in the beginning. Twin A seemed to just want to hold it and was not as interested in sitting on the potty to get it out; however, recently twin A has figured out the concept and can go on demand. Due to this she is recieving tons of praise/rewards while twin B is not. Yesterday Twin B didn't go one time on the potty and when Twin A went, then Twin B became very upset. I'm now concerned about how to motivate her to continue to try. Today she has held it all morning and did not want to sit out the potty (of course her sister is just going there, peeing, getting her reward, and is back to playing - so you can see why she's not thrilled to sit). She ended up having an accident this morning and was very upset. I feel like she's depressed about the whole thing since her sister has gotten it down. Any advice on how to continue to motivate her? I feel so bad about the situation....I've been trying to just give her a little space with the whole potty thing, but I want to make sure she still stays excited about it...

JennTwinsPlusOne Due May 13 (girl); 2 kids; Elizabethtown, Kentucky 432 posts
1st May '12
Quoting MamaJes100712:" So here's a question, I'm due with my third child like RIGHT around my youngest daughter's 2 year mark ... [snip!] ... a day. She doesn't scream or anything but doesn't show much interest in it either. Any ideas on this? She's 17 months atm!"

I would probably just speak about the potty in an excited way - "the BIG potty is soooo cool! Mommy uses the BIG potty!!" "Big girls use the big potty...do you want to be a big girl like mommy?" I'm not sure I'd keep the little potty around if you REALLY want her to strictly use the big potty. Maybe just take the little potty away & only put her on the big potty to go. She's young still, but if it's all she uses, then she'll adapt to it quicker.

MamaOfThreeLittleLadies Due October 20 (girl); 2 kids; Missouri 791 posts
1st May '12
Quoting JennTwinsPlusOne:" I would probably just speak about the potty in an excited way - "the BIG potty is soooo cool! Mommy uses ... [snip!] ... away & only put her on the big potty to go. She's young still, but if it's all she uses, then she'll adapt to it quicker."


I haven't put her on a potty chair at ALL! I've been hoping to make it a little easier to juggle when the new baby gets here lol. We haven't seriously started it just yet, I just kind of wanted to see what her reaction to it would be and how she may handle it in the near future. She follows me into the bathroom all the time lol, so she ALWAYS gets the big girl potty talk! I also do this with her while she's on it herself! She's a smart girl, and one of those kids that is stubborn, so I'm a little concerned but not too bad!

Lindie (blissed out) 2 kids; Australia 12462 posts
2nd May '12
Quoting MamaJes100712:" So here's a question, I'm due with my third child like RIGHT around my youngest daughter's 2 year mark ... [snip!] ... a day. She doesn't scream or anything but doesn't show much interest in it either. Any ideas on this? She's 17 months atm!"


I watched lots of youtube videos of toddlers going potty. My son LOVED that. He thought it was awesome and made him excited to sit on it.

MamaOfThreeLittleLadies Due October 20 (girl); 2 kids; Missouri 791 posts
2nd May '12
Quoting Lind.:" I watched lots of youtube videos of toddlers going potty. My son LOVED that. He thought it was awesome and made him excited to sit on it."


I can't get her to sit still long enough to watch anything lol! She's on the GO right now, but when she settles a bit I will most definitely keep that in mind TY!

JennTwinsPlusOne Due May 13 (girl); 2 kids; Elizabethtown, Kentucky 432 posts
2nd May '12

My girls are obsessed with YouTube videos! They have also watched some potty training videos on there....I think it helps to know that other kids their age are doing it too. I am always telling them "everyone's doing it" LOL...then I name people they know and tell them they use the potty.

MamaOfThreeLittleLadies Due October 20 (girl); 2 kids; Missouri 791 posts
2nd May '12
Quoting JennTwinsPlusOne:" My girls are obsessed with YouTube videos! They have also watched some potty training videos on there....I ... [snip!] ... it too. I am always telling them "everyone's doing it" LOL...then I name people they know and tell them they use the potty. "


She loves that Pampers potty dance commercial on tv and dances with the kids on it when it comes on :D