Potty Training Advice

posted 7 days ago in Babies
Post # 2
4019 posts
Honey bee

We waited until my son was for sure ready at three years old, and it was easy. We just got rid of the diaper and plunked him down on the potty every 15-30 min the first day. Next day we increased the time, and so on and so forth. I did not venture out at all the whole weekend, and he was in decent shape by day four. It took maybe another month or so for him to say he needed to go himself and be able to wait a couple of hours. A few friends recommended being bottomless the whole first weekend, but we were fine with underwear. I don’t believe in training pants like pull ups, I think they slow down progress since they give kiddo and the parent more security to have an accident. Its important to not scold or punish for accidents and praise potty use. 

Post # 3
1445 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m all for introducing the potty when a child shows interest but if the child can’t manage their own toileting (getting clothes on and off, wiping and flushing, taking themselves to the toilet when they need to) then they’re not really ready to toilet train. In my experience, when kids are truly ready they need very little “training” and it all just falls in to place with minimal effort.

i think this is probably a good opportunity to introduce the potty at bath time or in the mornings but I wouldn’t be going hard out with it.

Post # 4
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Las Vegas, Nevada

^ everything this poster said 

Post # 5
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club

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mama2bee71 :  our kiddo started showing interest at daycare. around 20ish months. He uses the potty at daycare as much as he can. He also uses the potty at home at night. That is a nice feat. he started using it more When he chose his own potty from target

Post # 6
868 posts
Busy bee

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mama2bee71 :  I also recommend the no underwear at home. This works well for some children. The positive thing is that she is presumably already going BEFORE she needs to use the bathroom so she might not need it, but it definitely helps some children notice before they need to use the bathroom and not after the fact. After a while, it is easier for them to notice the signs and go even when they are wearing underpants.

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