Potty Training..

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Potty Training..

Okay. So my 2 year old DD is showing signs of being ready to potty train. She's starting to hold it longer. Today, almost four hours and made it to the potty. I believe that she is ready to train. However this is unfamiliar territory because her older Sister didn't show interest until she was over three years old. Does anyone have any advice that they can give me based on what you've experienced.

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... do what you did when her sister was 3! I had DD going every morning first thing on the potty from august to november... when she was just over 18 months old, and before she started walking by herself (she did that at 20 months, what a stinker). Now that she's 2 she likes to tell me "no" when i tell her its time to try and go potty Smile

i am using a combination of strageties right now-
first, whenever i go, whenever i think of it, and whenever she is done sleeping, i take her straight in there and encourage her to sit and try. now she's demanding to use the big potty and thinks its funny to fall in and get her butt wet. what a dirty little girl Smile

second, whenever she says she has to pee or poop, even if it means she already went in her diaper, i take her and let her try. i give her stickers when she does go in the potty.

third, i use pullups (instead of diapers) as a reward for making it to the potty too. and i let her wear undies (and a dress so she can get out of it quickly to go pee) sometimes, even if she has accidents.

i only work part time so most days i have plenty of time to spend with her even if i work a short shift. My mom and sister also watch her regularly so they also take her to the bathroom if she says anything. my mom said she went 3 times saturday! she probably goes at least once a day in the potty now, and we make a HUGE deal out of praising her, if she tries and doenst go, we praise her a little bit.

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Well, yesterday was not a good day for potty training DD. She had five accidents from 12p.m. to bedtime last night. I begin to think that she either 1, wants to see my reaction for an accident, or 2, just wants to see what panties we put her in next. lol

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Lizzie showed some initial interest a few months ago and we started, but she changed her mind so we've backed off. My son proved that they'll just do it when they're ready so we're not pushing!

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Griffin seems ready, but I've been pretty lazy about it lately. I think in summer, when he can run around bottomless, we'll get serious. We also need to get a potty seat for upstairs too. There's no way he has time to get all the way downstairs if he realizes he need to go upstairs. He doesn't usually ask go to the potty if he has to pee, but if we put him on it, he almost always pees, even if he has to squeeze to get a little out :rolleyes: The other day, he wanted to wear undies, so we let him and he stayed dry until bedtime. We were giving him a choc chip if he went on the potty for a while, but he kept flushing them down the toilet. He finally told me "no like chocolate chips" (crazy kid) so we switched to stickers.

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stickers kinda work here... but candy would go over better... except for the fit that followed if she wanted one but hadn't peed etc. i think mini-m&m's might work Smile