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How do I teach my daughter to hold it? (potty training)

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Asked by vr3star at 12:23 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Like, until she gets to a potty? Or, are you just starting? We might need some more details. Potty training doesn't really teach them to hold it, just to put it in the potty initially. Then, they learn a bit more control and can wait as you run from the back of target to the front...

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 12:27 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • she just naturally will . its a sign of potty training readiness when there are drier or fully dry diapers for longer periods of time.

    Answer by sati769leigh at 12:27 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Between 1 and 2 is really too young to hold it. Most kids don't have the physical ability to hold it in till later, thats why a lot of kids have trouble wetting the bed, they aren't physically capable of holding it in. If you're just starting potty training take her to the potty ever 30 minutes or every hour.

    Answer by mrspierce06 at 12:35 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • You don't.

    Until her body is mature, her bladder will automatically and naturally contract to empty itself. Her kidneys need to start concentrating urine. Until she understands the feeling of fullness and the urge to go, there is no force on the planet that can 'train' her to do anything about it... except end up with serious physical or psychological disorders by trying to make her do something that is as impossible as asking her to fly --or get taller faster.

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:36 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • She usually is able to sense that she has to go but sometimes she doesn't make it. So she's capable of letting me know she has to go but it seems like she's just having a problem holding it until she gets there. Sometimes she will just run to the bathroom on her own without even telling me she has to go.

    Comment by vr3star (original poster) at 12:44 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • thast cant really teach her. My second child was easy and this was her issue too most her accidents were as she ran to the potty but as time goes on they are able to control this more and more. You can look for signs when she has to go to help her get there faster.

    Answer by hill2 at 1:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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