How do you know when to "push" potty training

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How do you know when to "push" potty training

Postby babyhelstrup » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:37 pm

LO is almost 19 months and tells me AFTER she goes potty. she grabs her diaper trying to take it off. or if she went #2 she comes and points to the potty to sit on it. A friend told me that she is ready to start training. Everytime she wants to go on the potty I put her on and give her a square to wipe. and then flush and say bye bye to the potty (even thougth she did not go).

Is she really ready? Should I be doing something different to help her actually go in the potty?

I've read that if you start too early that it will just take loger and more accidents. A friend said to not use the over night diapers bc it is harder to night train. Just put panties on them and be prepaired for accidents. (water proof pad ontop of sheet and back up pj's next to the bed so u can change quickly) When you start PT do you go straight to undies? I would think that using a training diaper wont give them the "wet" feeling....

Any info is appreciated..
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Postby NotBarbaraBush » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:32 pm

I think she is right on cue if not a bit on a head start.
Some days DD shows more interest in the potty, some days she doesn't want to look at it. It varies and I just go with it. I'm not in a rush to get her trained and she will let me know when she wants to pursue it more. :)

It takes a while to recognize that feeling BEFORE they go. It's a lot easier to identify it after. DD is really big on peeing a bit in the floor, stopping and finishing up in her little potty.
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Postby benney » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:58 am

At our 15mos appt the other day my doc asked if ds cared if he was wet. I said no cause he could care less if there is poopy in there let alone being wet. The doc said then I wouldnt even think of potty training yet. I wasnt really thinking of it anyway, I did think about getting a potty chair to introduce him a little to it but I think I'm going to even hold off on that. Doc said if they dont care they are wet then they arent ready to be potty trained So my guess is your dd is ready since she is trying to get the diaper off and lets you know after she goes. I would start. I hope my ds does that at 19mos, I will def start. I have already heard that boys are harder to train.
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Postby NicoleK03 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:04 pm

DS has just started telling me when he needs to be changed, but he really has no interest in going on the toilet. I'm not sure he knows when he has to pee. #2 I know he does because he alwasy goes into the other room, but doesn't want to sit on the pot. I'm not really sure how to start, our bathroom isn't big enough for a potty chair so we were just going to use the mini toilet seat but I'm not sure he is into that.
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Postby fortune313 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:17 pm

I'm starting to wonder about this too. DS started grabbing himself when he pees and will often run and grab a new diaper to let us know he wants changed. He doesn't really verbalize it but he definitely seems to be aware of what he's doing.

I'm not going to push him into it, but I am going to start offering potty time (he always wants to sit with me when I'm going and tries to go when watching DH). If he does go we'll reward him, but if he doesn't go that's ok too. When he's ready he's ready.. but might as well offer it to him if he's interested! We just got him the "cars" potty seat off, it has a great squirt guard :wink:
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