Stay patient and don't try to force the issue too soon. It is easy to want to potty train them so we can get out of the diaper stage and free up some of the budget.
What I found was that they did well, then rebelled against it and didn't want to--so I waited a few weeks. They change so rapidly, and do thru different stages in a matter of a week or two. One day they are not ready, the next they are.
I had girls so we bought some very fancy girlie panties with ruffles and they loved those and wanted to keep them nice. We had accidents for sure, but I never got mad. They were both about 2 3/4 yr. before they were trained and then I had to remind them when they were playing so they didn't forget to go.
I agree with duffsmom: patience is key. My son started to potty train after he turned two, and it took a bit of time before he truly got it. We bought a fun little potty and used potty training charts with stickers and small rewards for all the times he was successful. Accidents are to be expected, but after a while, they diminish.
by Jami Johnson 5 years ago
Does anyone have potty training tips?I have a two year old that is pretty stubborn about potty training. She loves imitating me, and sits on her potty, even pretends to wipe, but when I go to pull her pants down she freaks out and screams "no, no, no mama". Are there any tips or tricks...
by Christin Sander 5 years ago
What are your tips for getting a stubborn toddler to potty train?both of my kids were slow to potty train and I was wondering what tricks/tips other parents had that finally convinced their little ones to give the potty a try My "baby" is 3 & 1/2 right now and he just isn't...
by L a d y f a c e 7 years ago
At what age did you potty train your child(ren)?
by Lizam1 5 years ago
Do you think that children should be potty trained before 2?I am concerned that children are being allowed to wear diapers longer and longer. In my opinion potty training is best done early as a natural part of taking care of one's body to promote self esteem. Pampers and Huggies are...
by Peeples 5 years ago
Potty training tips for toddler who goes every 2 minutes?Today is day 3 of no diapers for my 24 mth old. The only problem (which is really a good thing in a way) is she wants to go every 2 minutes it seams. She has literally gone 15 times in the 2 hours she's been up. While it's good it is time...
by Leanne Smith 5 years ago
When is the best age to potty train a boy? I know girls do it earlier at about 2, but not sure when is best for boys. Also is it easier to do it during the summer or winter?
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