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Starting potty training..? marmarissa Due November 28; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 6583 posts
status Apr 18th

How did you go about potty training?  DD is 19 months and (i think) has been showing many signs of being ready.   

She grabs wipes and a diaper when she needs to be changed,  she has started taking her dry diaper off during her nap,  and she will point at her (dry) diaper and try pulling it off.  We ask her if she needs to pee/poop and she either says yes or no.  We get the potty out and so far she's peed on the potty 3 times.

Does all of this sound like she's ready to start actually potty training?  And if so,  how do I go about it?

Drew90 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 6932 posts
Apr 18th

Sounds to me like you are already potty training lol.  My dd1 has been doing that for the last 6 or so months now and she still has days where she completely refuses to use the potty.  She's 2.5 so we're just gonna take it day by day and keep a relaxed approach. 

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4525 posts
Apr 18th

DD will be 3 in a couple months and still doesnt go on the potty most days. I am not really pushing her either (with DS2 being only 6 weeks old he's always needing to nurse when she wants me to help her which makes it hard to encourage her go). My DS1 is 20m old and comes and tells me he needs a diaper change but when i ask if he wants to go on the potty he says he's too little. 

♔RaisingTheriots Due October 25; TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Louisiana 1434 posts
Apr 18th

When DS turned two, we bought a potty thinking we were going to to train him. He seemed so scared of it so we actually took our time. I would let him sit before bath every night because it seemed that's when he always had to go. He then started to ask to go before he go in tub. Then at 3, I took his diaper off and put on underwear for a whole weekend. I would put him on potty every hour (i gave him a lot of water), and I wouldn't move him until he peed. I even fed him on it. Lol the first few times, I gave him a treat then after that, I gave him stickers which ultimately led to a treat after pottying so many times. By that weekend, he was potty trained. No accidents at all. Not even at night. We did have alittle trouble with number 2, but he overcame it by next week. Good luck. Stay consistent!! 

marmarissa Due November 28; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 6583 posts
status Apr 18th

Quoting Drew90:
Sounds to me like you are already potty training lol.  My dd1 has been doing that for the last 6 or so months now and she still has days where she completely refuses to use the potty.  She's 2.5 so we're just gonna take it day by day and keep a relaxed approach. 


Lol I didn't think that counted as potty training 38 oops.   That's basically what we're doing lol,  just keeping it relaxed.

Chelle2.5 Due October 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 2893 posts
Apr 18th

I started my kids early. My daughter was 2 and my son was at maybe 2.5

Thinkaboutit 4 kids; United States 2504 posts
Apr 18th

My oldest was like that at 18 months....she was fully potty trained at 24 months...I didn't really try to fully train her until 23months....at 18 months she had to pee every 5 minutes, lol

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8661 posts
status Apr 18th

sounds like you could give it a try. I had a potty chair. whenever I had to pee, he followed me in a sat to pee also. helped that I was pregnant and had to pee all the damn time. i'd say it was around his second birthday.  but, pretty much we did it during the summer time where he was in a bathing suit and could easily be hosed off if he had an accident.

we kind of just bought him character undies and told him not to get them dirty. then let him go to the store and choose ones that he really wanted.

we skipped over pull ups, they were too much like a diaper. however Pampers makes REALLY ADORABLE hello kitty ones. but I like the Huggies ones because they were designed for overnights and seems a tad more absorbent.
we did start using them for nap time and night time though. We told them they were "nite nite undies" for just in cases if he was sleeping and didn't know he had to go.

fluffyruffruff Due November 29; 4 kids; United States 4287 posts
Apr 18th

Naked training. I let mine run around the house naked. It seemed to remind them to use the potty.

Spider_Monkey Due July 21 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 525 posts
Apr 18th

DD was a little over 3 when she became potty trained. Pull ups didnt work cuz they were too much like diapers so I put her in big girl undies and pants and eventually she got tired of being wet when she peed her pants so she eventually went all the time on the potty. Pooping took a little longer tho but eventually, it clicked.

Chelle2.5 Due October 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 2893 posts
Apr 19th

Quoting fluffyruffruff:
Naked training. I let mine run around the house naked. It seemed to remind them to use the potty.


Worked good for my daughter. Definitely not my son lol.