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05-28-2012, 09:25 PM
15 month old princess. She can say I peed. And she is very smart and has learned sign language and all. So I would LOVE to start getting her to potty in the potty. My question is. How do you get her to sit there. She likes to sit on it but then get up. And how do you get her to actually pee in it?? This is my first so I am asking for any and all advice. She has eating issues so she cannot have alot of things. But she does love scooby fruit snacks. And the leap frog video's so I didnt know how to work that into it? Advice please :):crazy:
05-28-2012, 10:04 PM
I have a 15 month old boy who points to his diaper and says poop when he does. He also does well with communicating - both understanding and communicating his needs verbally and with signs. That being said, I will not try to PT him until he shows interest in it. Today, he actually did go over to DS1's little potty and said something, and he did have poop in it, so maybe he's starting to get a clue, but I will not be trying anytime soon. I will wait until he can at least help in pulling up/down his pants and can sit still for longer than 15 seconds, which is his limit now unless he is strapped in his high chair or carseat :laugh: I also don't believe in using rewards for PTing. When they are truly ready, they are not needed. DS1 was PTed when he was a little over 3. I tried it right after he was 3, and it was a disaster. Waited a few months and it was the easiest parenting thing I had to do.
When we did it, we let him walk around with nothing and just put him on the potty every 30 minutes or so. He likes to read, so we read books while he sat. DS2 likes books, too, but he will stand while I read and shift his body weight from leg to leg...constant movement!! Since DS1 was older, he just knew that you do not pee on the floor and that you have to pee somewhere. We did a lot of talking about what the potty is, how mommy and daddy (and grandparents, and aunts and any friends) all us the potty. We read books about it. I do not think DS2 has the cognitive abilities to understand what we did with DS1 just yet, so we'll be waiting.
Is there a reason you would like to try PTing now? Honestly, there are days that I feel diapering is easier :)
You asked for any and all advice, so I hope you don't mind sharing my thoughts since we have similar aged babies who seem to be doing the same thing though I have no thoughts about PTing him yet
05-29-2012, 06:32 AM
Since I cloth diaper, I have been putting DD between my legs on the potty since she was 3 months old. Around a year I was able to catch most poos and only had to wash pee diapers. She really caught on at 18 months. We were very comfortable in the potty and would read books. There is a kid mode app on my phone that she would play with when she started telling me potty. At 18 months she was still in diapers but not using but 1 a day. After a plane ride and weekend with my parents when she didn't have an accident, we decided she was ready. She has been in panties ever since. I waited until she went consecutive days with out an accident in her diaper before transititioning. Now we go on errands and playground with out incident. I just make sure she has gone before we get in the car and before nap time.
I was fine continuing to ask and just catch #2's. but she was ready and wanted to do it. It has been great aside from her asking for my phone everytime. We have been changing that out for raisens or a snack since she loves to eat.
05-29-2012, 09:15 AM
I have just decided that she is very smart and thought I would give potting a try. Since everytime I go potty and she hears it she says I peed. And she knows what I go into the potty for. And usually when she says I peed she has. So I thought why not...
05-31-2012, 01:00 AM
I think it is a great idea to introduce the potty early, but in such a way that your not pushing it at all. This is what I did and at 18 months I put my daughter in undies and she never even had and accident. My son who is 18 months now just potty trained himself. He stopped going it his diaper night and naps and started walking over to the potty when he had to pee during the day. He is now fully day and night trained. I think the reason they did it so early is because I had the potty out from around a year and just talked about it, let them sit on it, just get them use to the idea that, that's where poop and pee goes. If you push the issue at all they will want to back off but I don't think it is a bad idea to keep the option open for them from a young age. I also think if potty training is hard the kid is probably not ready. I let them set the pace for learning. With my daughter I gave her stickers when she went, but honestly I don't think it makes a difference. I am sure she would have gotten it either way. With my son I didn't use any rewards, he was just super proud of himself and we clapped hands and such at first.
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