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getting a 2 1/2 year old to sleep in her own bed and potty trained

im 22 weeks and 5 days pregnant in due january 25th i would love my daughter to sleep by herself and be potty trained by the time the baby is born

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Asked by MarissaDavis29 at 3:41 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I would honestly start with one at a time. Pick one battle and then deal with the other. If you move her to her own bed and then potty train may be easier than potty training and then moving her to her own bed. BTW she may regress after baby is born with the potty training so be patient. I am in the middle of potty training my 2 yo for the 2nd time around. She was trained before her birthday and then we started to pack to move and she completely regressed. We were in our new home for about 2 mos and she wanted to pee in the potty and she we are training again with an average of 1 accident a day.

    Answer by coala at 3:48 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • well good luck then lol. Not trying to sound mean, but if your daughter isnt ready and you force her to be ready it wont go well for either of you. It's best to teach slowly. Give her a tour of the bathroom, have her sit in there with you when you go (they learn by example), buy some potty dvd's and books. Let her pick the potty and her own underpants (she'll feel like a big kid). Do a routine. When she first wakes up in the morning, after meals/drinks, before/after naps, before you leave the house and while you are out, before bedtime...etc. catch on to her cues. If she normally has a bowel movement 15 minutes after she wakes up, take her to the potty around that time. Dont do nighttime training since that will happen naturally. Dont scold over accidents and be consistant and patient.

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:49 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • for sleeping by her self id just lay her down dont give her a choice lay her down and tell her yu will be in the other room that there nothing to be scared bout .... it dosent hurt to let a kid cry justmake she yu check on her ever few minutes when shes crying and just keep telling her it ok and that shes a big girl now........ potty trainin is something im working on now with mine so theres not much advide i can give except be consistant with it

    Answer by ilovehersomuch at 4:09 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • i would start w/ the sleeping on her own. Potty training isnt something I would force. It seems to work better when THEY are ready. Regardless I wouldnt do them both at the same time.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 9:47 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

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