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6/5/09 1:52 A

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She's watched the videos, we've read the books, done star-charts, etc... We're putting this issue back on hold. She just will not cooperate. My daughter is so stubborn, after trying to 'coax' her with M&M's & purchasing her favorite toy if she goes poopy on the potty, she informed us: "No, that's ok. I'll just wait for Santa to bring it next Christmas! I don't need those things now." Ughhh!


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3/4/09 12:15 P

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I bought the book "All Aboard The Potty Train" and it worked great. Hope it helps. You can get it @ the website below.

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1/15/09 6:12 P

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My Mom told me that if she went poop in her training panties to put the poop in the potty. Yuck, I know. Some kids need the visual though. Go with your instincts. If you don't think she can tell when her body needs to go, she probably can't. I'm sure it won't be long though emoticon

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1/15/09 10:46 A

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Yes Betamommy! I'm kind of terrified of it! LOL I'm not sure where to start etc. Thanks so much for your great advice. My daughter who's almost 27 months is starting to come to me and tell me she has "poo poo". so i'll go ahead and sit her on her little potty chair (even though she's already gone). I've been asking her too, "where does poo poo go?" she always giggles, "potty chair!" She doesn't seem to know though when her body is going pee pee or poo poo.

Love the panty idea. I'll try that and see what she does with it. Thanks again! Stickers sounds great too. I'll give it a whirl!



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1/14/09 8:46 P

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Oh, emoticon poop was a little tougher for her to get so I used star stickers as rewards. It was super. I was terrified of the "potty training" and it all worked out great. She got a star every time she went in the potty AND for every totally dry day she got a prize (chap stick, sunglasses). Like I said after magic Saturday it was done so she'd earned all her prizes and got a grand prize (tinker bell purse) by the next Saturday. I just read as much as I could. Looked up Dr. Phil advice, Supernanny, kidshealth.org and just went for it.

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I think the first thing is to make sure she's ready. Some signs are that she is starting to show a pattern on her own. My daughter (29 months) has been potty trained for about 3 months. I just kind of left it up to her. We started with panties (someone had given her some and she thought they were pretty) a little before she turned two and she wasn't really catching on. A little while later she wanted to try panties again and was better, but I was reminding her OFTEN. She still couldn't really tell yet when her body needed to go. The next time she asked for panties was a Saturday just out of the blue she asked to wear panties and like magic it was done. Before the Magic Saturday, I noticed she asked a lot of questions and was very curious about panties and what goes on in the bathroom. So many questions that I bought myself some pretty panties, so the conversation wasn't so boring emoticon

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1/13/09 2:58 P

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Thank you for your ideas and input. LOL guess we're on the right track then. I like the idea to take her and sit her on the potty when I go. I'll try that one next.

Thanks again!

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1/13/09 2:41 P

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Well...... LOL

There are a lot of theories on potty training, but personally, i think the right time is when your little one decides he or she is ready.

i've got 3 boys (14, 9, 3) and one girl (11), and we are currently doing the potty thing, too. my 2 older boys were over 3, and my daughter was not quite 2 when they decided it was the right time.

We pretty much let them lead the way. We have both a small potty chair and a child-sized toilet seat with stool in the bathroom. i let them pick out underpants that wait patiently in the drawer until they can "use the potty like a big boy/girl." For my oldest son, we had a stuffed animal reward that sat on top of the TV as a daily reminder that he could have that when he finally "went." We always ask if they need to use the potty, and encourage them to sit down on it whenever we are in the bathroom. There are favorite books for us to read to them to pass time, too. We rent potty videos (you can probably check these out at your library) for the kids to watch, too. The favorites at our house are "Once Upon a Potty, "Potty Time," and "Elmo's Potty Time." They usually have catchy songs that we sing when we are headed to sit down on the toilet.

Many people gave me advise about "This definitely works" that they used on their children, but to tell you the truth, i think it only "worked" because that's what approach they happened to be using at the time when the child decided they knew what to do.

The key is getting your little one to understand the FEELING of having to go. Boys are often too busy to care, i've found. Girls tend to not like the feeling of being soiled. Some of the training pants allow for a feeling of wetness, instead of drawing it away.

Another theory includes devising a schedule that you keep for putting your child on the toilet. That didn't work for me. Just remember not to get upset with your kiddo when he or she doesn't get it right away. Slow and steady wins the race, even in this. (And don't fret over accidents!) It's importnat not to get tense about the process, because you want them to feel safe as they learn. (Some little ones are afraid of the big toilet. Mister Rogers has a video about that.) Oddly enough, my kids managed to stay dry at night at the same time they trained, but every child is different.

Best of luck to you and your darling!


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1/12/09 4:44 P

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Hi Mamas,
I know how you potty train a puppy, I've done many a pup or kitten. Knowing their natural likes or dislikes there make it a cinch!

I'm a first time mom and have never potty trained before a toddler. What's their natural instincts with potty training?

Right now it's all a hit and miss! Any advice and stories about how you are doing or did it and what worked for your family I'd love to hear. Thanks!

Have a Happy Dancing Day,

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