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How do you get a 2 year old potty trained?

my daughter she is 2years in a half, She will go to the restroom at daycare but when she comes home she doesnt want to even think about it. My two sons was so easy..... Need help first baby girl ~~~~ spolied by her daddy.

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Asked by ytapia at 3:56 PM on Mar. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • First thing is to get daddy on board. Then get her on a schedual, I suspect that is what is happening at day care. We took ours every 3 hours, maybe every 2 and they had to sit for a while, maybe 2 minutes. It was a lot of work but they got the idea and then I lengthend the time until they would ask or just go on their own.

    Answer by teamquinn at 3:59 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • If you have a few days to dedicate to nothing but potty training, you could try the 3-day method. Look in CafeMom group "potty training moms" and look for posts by Andrewsmom. She has a lot of helpful information. It worked on our 19 month old.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 4:00 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Find out what the schedule is at daycare, what times of day do they take the kids? That's usually how daycares handle young children - mass class trips to the bathroom. They do not expect the kids to ask to go when they need to. That's just setting the kids up for accidents and failure.

    Once you know, either stick with those times at home or simply take her every hour. Do NOT ask if she has to go, she will say "NO" no matter how hard she is holding it in. Do NOT expect her to tell you. Simply say "It's time to go to the bathroom." If she fights you, set a timer and let the bell on the timer be the "bad guy" that interrupts her play. But make her try at least every 2 hours. Don't expect her to tell you or to honestly answer "yes" for months and months, maybe even a year. Keep taking her, don't give her a choice.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:21 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • i used to put my son with underwear no pamper( be advice accident will happen). wake up in the morning go to the bathroom tell him is time to go pee and get clean. After the first time you go every 15 or 45 minutes or between. you see the reaction he has how he adjust to it and it will take time you get in a routine what i would do keep a jar in the bathroom of his favorite candy and every time he pee in the toilet not in pants i would give one and high 5 so he feel like i did something good and made my parent very happy. i did it with my son and every one told that is stupid that won't work he is two years old he won't understand but it did i praise him when he did good pee in the toilet and when he didn't i would get his attention and tell him that wasn't nice. he is four now he doesn't use pamper what so ever not even at night,my other son 18 month we just started we had accident here and there.but he will get there

    Answer by leg1284 at 4:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • The child is ready (her toilet training zing) sometime between 12-24 months. Look for the signs. Your child's zing (read about zing at: be indicated in an obvious or subtle way. Remember, these zing moments are temporary and if missed becomes remedial teachings. Like other areas of child development, the child is often there and ready (in their zing) before the parent is aware or ready.

    A few tips to get your house ready:

    • maintain a tone that is matter-of-fact, confident and neutral

    • prepare yourself and your house for many puddles

    • from the beginning, allow your child to participate in the clean up

    Read more tips on potty training at: <

    Answer by Zinglady at 7:47 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

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