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What the fastest way to potty train a one year old who is turning two?

Potty training for more than a week and its getting frustrating

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Asked by Jayboo2120 at 6:22 PM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Well, has baby shown signs that they are ready? Cause if not, and you're trying to train for your own benefit, you aren't going to get very far.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 6:25 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • A child will potty train when they are ready, some kids it takes longer than others and there is nothing wrong with that, if you push too hard you will only set yourself and your child up for a long road ahead, potty will not be fun, it will be scarey. So slowly until they show you they are ready. Being 2 does not mean they have to be trained.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 6:31 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • My kids weren't potty trained until they turned 3. Whenever I would try before that, they wouldn't catch on, show any interest...nothing.

    Answer by kaysha at 6:35 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • it's frustrating because she's probably not ready yet. you have to wait until she starts showing signs, or else it will turn into a negative experience for her. my daughter is 2.5 and has only had it down for about 4 months.

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:07 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Frustration is a sign that you need to back off.

    Pack it all up. Put it all away. Calm down, regroup, and try again (slowly) in a month.
    The more frustrated you are, the less quickly she will learn. Truly. This is incredibly stressful for the child and you don't need to add to her stress (and distress).

    There truly is no "fast" way. Every "fast" way out there works with some kids but not others.
    And be aware that full "potty training" still takes months to years even when the child learns to stay dry in a weekend. There are many steps and most parents happily leave out the going without being asked or told step, working all of his own clothes step, wiping properly, going when not at home, etc, when they brag about their "fully" trained child.

    When you do try again, try the bare-butt method. That one seems to work for most (but not all!) kids.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:02 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Wait until he's ready.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • My daughter is almost 2-1/2 and she showed signs that was "ready" when she was about 18 months old. She would want to go to the potty like the "big people" and took her diaper off whenever she felt wet or dirty. Then when she was closing in on age 2, she reverted back to wanting to only wear diapers. It was pretty back and forth - very frustrating. In the last few weeks, she showed extreme interest in going to the potty more and every morning when she gets up, we both go to the potty "together" and again at night. We've been having her "bare-butt" throughout the house and its been working real well.

    Answer by AneesasMom at 8:51 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • how do u know when ur child is ready?

    my dd is 20 mon and she loves to go and u can put panties on here and she will wear them and then all of a sudden she will bend down and let it go .

    I had it easy i had a ds first and he was so easy.

    I was just wondering how it works with little girls?

    Answer by austinhayleemom at 12:38 AM on Jun. 22, 2009

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