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whats the best way to potty train a 2 year old? any tips?

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Asked by kalebsmom07104 at 12:25 AM on Nov. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Skip pullups and go to underwear!

    Answer by apexmommy at 11:09 AM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • Amen to that apexmommy! Pull ups are useless.

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 11:28 AM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • we just pottied trained my two year old and we went out and bought a whole lot of panties and told her if she did it we would buy her a choo choo train i was 5 days and a lot of ooppies but she did it and she say "look mama i potty big girl"

    Answer by pynki1985 at 12:39 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • sorry forgot we wlso threw out the diapers even at night and she did real well

    Answer by pynki1985 at 12:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • We symbolically threw out the diapers at 19 months... but we did keep some "night diapers" around for nap/bedtime. It took about a week of watching her like a hawk and moving her to the potty as she started to have an accident, offering an m&m for even partial successes, before she was telling us when she needed to go fairly reliably. We dealt with 1-2 accidents a week for a few months (usually when she was too distracted and we were trying not to take her against her will), and since then, she almost never has an accident. She's 2 1/2 now, and I can't remember her last accident. We're just now starting the naptime training, though, and we'll see where that leaves us with nighttime.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:12 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • I AGREE no Pull ups! they are just another diaper anyway! I took mine to the potty every hour and after about 3 days we had it down!

    Answer by rebeccadac at 9:53 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

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