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How long did you make your children sit on the potty while potty training?

Until they did something, no matter how long it took? Or did you have a set amount of time, even if nothing happened by the time it was over?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:24 AM on Jul. 2, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (3)
  • Only as long as they are willing unless you want a power struggle on your hands.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:28 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • I had them sit there as long as long as they wanted/would. My girls liked sitting on the potty though so I think the longest I had them sit there was like 15 minutes maybe. I got bored sitting there when they weren't doing anything lol

    Answer by mommy5409 at 10:41 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Ugh! I think that was the hardest part of parenting so far. I learned the hard way. They do it when they are ready. It all becomes a power struggle. I did keep a basket of "potty books" that were only for potty time. We also had a potty fairy come, which was helpful but in the end it was up to them. I just went crazy.

    Answer by Amr515 at 1:30 AM on Jul. 5, 2011