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Silly question about potty training mommeof2 2 kids; United States 1662 posts
Jan 10th

How long do you have you tott sit on the potty when training? A few mins or until they get fussy or until they go potty?? I take him every 30 minutes and I just wasn't sure how long to keep him on it.

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3680 posts
status Jan 10th

No longer than they're happy with. You don't want them to develop an aversion. Keep potty a happy place! :)

DaniellaEllaElla Due August 5 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Greenville, NC, United States 15131 posts
Jan 10th

I didn't take mine on a schedule to the potty. I waited until I saw signs they needed to go, then I dropped whatever I was doing and dragged them through the house like a maniac to the toilet. 38

OldSoulBeauty Due June 3 (boy); 2 kids; DipityDooBittyBopBop, WA, United States 4684 posts
Jan 10th

Just a few minutes to keep em happy!

mommeof2 2 kids; United States 1662 posts
Jan 10th

Ok thanks I figured just a few mins but a family member said 15 mins I was like lawd I'll never leave the bathroom lol. 

mommeof2 2 kids; United States 1662 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting DaniellaEllaElla:
I didn't take mine on a schedule to the potty. I waited until I saw signs they needed to go, then I dropped whatever I was doing and dragged them through the house like a maniac to the toilet. 38


Lol I do that as well but we are just starting (again) so I want to make sure I got my plan in place lol head start is in august ! He will be 3 in July so it's time to get it done.

bia. ., ., Portugal 102162 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting DaniellaEllaElla:
I didn't take mine on a schedule to the potty. I waited until I saw signs they needed to go, then I dropped whatever I was doing and dragged them through the house like a maniac to the toilet. 38


Yep this.

bia. ., ., Portugal 102162 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting mommeof2:

Lol I do that as well but we are just starting (again) so I want to make sure I got my plan in place lol head start is in august ! He will be 3 in July so it's time to get it done.


I don't think so..he's still pretty young, I wouldn't force it.

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4568 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting bia.:

I don't think so..he's still pretty young, I wouldn't force it.


This. My daughter will be 3 in June but i am definitely not pushing it on her. She says she knows how and has gone on the toilet once but i am not in a hurry to train her or wanting to make the bathroom scary because she has to sit there all the time until she goes

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8950 posts
Jan 10th

I didn't force it. When I peed, he followed me and would sit on his chair too. I guess it helped that I was pregnant and peed often. He pretty much just got the hang of knowing when he had to pee. One day I just put big boy undies on him and told him not to get them dirty or wet. He was fully potty trained within a month, pooping took a little longer because he was a hide-n-squat kind of kid.... but he eventually got the hang of it.

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5316 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting Have Heart:
I didn't force it. When I peed, he followed me and would sit on his chair too. I guess it helped that I was pregnant and peed often. He pretty much just got the hang of knowing when he had to pee. One day I just put big boy undies on him and told him not to get them dirty or wet. He was fully potty trained within a month, pooping took a little longer because he was a hide-n-squat kind of kid.... but he eventually got the hang of it.


Just literally did this. Got my 3 year old trained in about a month as well. I go about every 2 hrs (7 months pregnant) so i just took him with me. After a week of him going I put underwear on him and told him that big boys dont poop or pee in their underwear. He had 2 accidents on day 1 and one accident about a week ago. It was first thing in the morning and I think he couldnt make it in time. 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8950 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting ♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡:

Just literally did this. Got my 3 year old trained in about a month as well. I go about every 2 hrs (7 months pregnant) so i just took him with me. After a week of him going I put underwear on him and told him that big boys dont poop or pee in their underwear. He had 2 accidents on day 1 and one accident about a week ago. It was first thing in the morning and I think he couldnt make it in time. 


                            we just mastered nap time. we're still working on overnights.  I haven't even really tried over night, to be honest. i'm just so proud of him for how easy it was to get rid of diapers, lol. he drinks far too much in the evenings to even give it a fair try.

Connor&Cartersmom-14&17 2 kids; 3 angel babies; United States 133 posts
Jan 10th

With my son he had to go on his own terms. He was good for almost a month and i found out i was pregnant and he hust quit. After that he had to decide when to go. He would potty for the sitter but only her. He has now been trained almost 1 month again. 

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5316 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting Have Heart:

                            we just mastered nap time. we're still working on overnights.  I haven't even really tried over night, to be honest. i'm just so proud of him for how easy it was to get rid of diapers, lol. he drinks far too much in the evenings to even give it a fair try.


He hasnt wet to bed in about a year. I dont allow drinks after dinner so thats a big help.

A.V.N. 2 kids; 4166 posts
Jan 11th

Quoting lamb_nodules:
No longer than they're happy with. You don't want them to develop an aversion. Keep potty a happy place! :)


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