What did you do to potty train your LO. My dd is 22 months and my goal is by the time she is 26 months to have her fully trained, at least during the day. She gets most of it and is really into going on the potty but she doesnt actually go anymore. She will tell me pee-pee or poopy but then she will just fart or sit on it. She loves her big girl undies but still goes in them no matter how many times I put her on the potty. She seems ready but I'm clueless. How did you get your LO to train and how old were they? Am I trying to early?Answer Question
The current Mothering Magazine issue is all about potty training. You can find it at bookstores or health food grocery stores.
It's best is children give up diapers when they are ready, not when the parent sets a goal. Some children are 4 before thay are out of diapers. If you try to "train" too soon there can be many problems. One of the worst is anal fistulas. The child holds poop in for days and gets constipated. This goes on for weeks and there gets to be impacted poop in the bowel. It's horribly painful and a dangerous condition. There are moms on cm all the time with toddlers with poop holding problems from early potty training.
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Sounds like she's ready to me. Have you tried using a sticker chart where she gets some sort of reward (whether its a toy, a treat, or dong something fun with mom or whatever) at the end of the chart?
I started out with her only needing to get 5 stickers until she got a reward and then 10 stickers and so on until she was having all dry days. Then I switched it over to getting a sticker for having a dry night. I used the train on the train track chart from http://www.childavenue.com/pages/family_corner_pages/printables.html They have a differnt format than the train one too. Charts work well for some kids. Good luck! : )
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