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 consuming. I have done nothing else all morning. It's just back and forth to the bathroom. How do I get her to understand that she doesn't need to squeeze out every little drop?
Congrats you have made the first step transitioning her out of diapers. After a couple of days she will get used to the new sensation she is experioencing. It is time consuming today and perhaps tomorrow - but celebrate her success and enjoy the money you will be saving on diapers:-)
First, congrats on the milestone! My advice is to put him/her on the potty 5-10 minutes after drinking. This will put them in the habit of going where they need to go and recognizing the feeling of having to go. Good luck!
Potty training at 2 years old sounds a little early to me. Was this training the result of your daughter wanting to use the potty or because mom and/or dad wanted her to?
Certainly girls usually get the potty thing before boys, but it sounds like starting that early might lead to frustration for you. As long as you're tolerant of accidents and willing to take a step back to take two steps forward, I'm sure things will work out.
You might need to provide some incentive for her to "hold it".
My daughter started showing an interest at 11 months. She has been going on her own in her potty since then. I just decided we might as well do away with the diapers and she is loving it. Just time consuming going back and forth every couple minutes.
She just has older siblings she wants to be like.
Actually anytime the child shows interest and hopefully before two is ideal. North America is unique in that it encourages the use of diapers until quite late. Uisng the loo shoud be as normal as cleaning teeth, eating and other skills we encourage
I agree with Lizam1--this waiting until the kid is much older to potty train is unnecessary and a recent US trend. When I was that age, they recommended 18 months, if I remember Dr. Spock's "Baby and Child Care" correctly. 24 months is reasonable!
I made this comment when my second child was about 20 months old. He showed interest before 2 years old and started going off and on around 26 months or so. Definitely because he watches big brother. It's a much slower process than his big brother.
I would try "cognitive behavioral therapy" tricks to extend the times between when she goes potty. If she goes potty, then set a kitchen timer (preferably one she can see) for 3 minutes and tell her that she has to wait for 3 minutes before she gets to "go" again. Then gradually increase that time--4 minutes, 5, 6... Then she'll start to become interested in the waiting process and watching the timer and, thereby, learn that just because going potty is new and fun there are other interesting things, too.
By the way, this concept is a good way to potty train a puppy, too: make them wait just a little longer each time until you have reached the guidelines for how long a puppy can be expected to "hold it" before the next potty break.
Expect accidents in either case, but keep the faith: potty training at older ages is just a waste of diapers and your time. Kudos for you for not waiting until the kid is in their teens ;-) to potty train, as seems to be the trend these days.
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