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Any potty-training tips?

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Asked by nebraskamamaof2 at 7:24 PM on Aug. 3, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • we have a special pee pee & poo poo song we sing when she's sitting on the potty. If she gets off I stop singing & clapping. When she goes I make the world's biggest deal out of it.

    Answer by Nyx7 at 7:26 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I took diapers away cold turkey and skipped pull up went straight to big kid undies... boy they hate it when those get wet. All3 of mine were potty trained in a weekend. COMPLETELY

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 7:27 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • The sooner the better. the us starts pottying so late that in order for many children to "go" it needs to be an URGENT need and that's why many children have difficulty with nightwetting and pooping, because the don't know how to relax their sphincters when they aren't full to capacity and are used to sleeping through it. that's why when a verbal child tells you s/he has to go, s/he went already because s/he recognized the cue too late, and also why s/he tells you the truth when he says s/he doesn't feel the need to go but 10 minutes later has an accident. Patience is key

    1. use cotton training pants not pullups 2. take him/her with you everytime you potty 3. learn poop and pee patterns 4. make sure the potty is low enough for a deep, full squat

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:33 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I did the same as sweetpeas. Go to undies and never look back. Make sure your child knows to tell you they have to go as soon as they know they do. There will be alot of messes and changes of the clothes and sheets, but it's worth it in the end. Make sure to make a huge deal out of them going on the potty and don't get upset if they have an accident, just tell them it's ok let's get you cleaned up and next time make sure to let someone know before you go potty in your pants.

    Answer by starlette17 at 2:44 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

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