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Potty training a herculean task

Smita
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Updated on Sep 08, 2015

Hi friends! Before start, I must admit that I have gone through most of the potty training talks in this forum... But still left clueless. My daughter is 14 months old. Started introducing her to the potty 2 months back. I have a diaper on her only when she naps, while going out and at night. I kept telling her what's pee, what's poo when she passes. Initially the refused to sit in the potty but after a few day she agreed to sit provided I sit besides her. But the problem is even after 2 months she hasn't understood what's to be done in the potty. She probably thinks its a stool she is being made to sit. How can I convey to her that what the potty is meant for. I have tried making her sit in the potty after she has done her pee/poo but it still is not working. Also she pees after almost every 1. 5 - 2 hours and poops about 2 times a day. At this frequency, she could easily be potty trained. Please advise...

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Smita

| Sep 08, 2015

Thanks Naga, your advice really gives me hope. I know its still early but there is no harm in trying as long as we don't stress her. I will keep encouraging her ....

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Naga Tumuluri

| Sep 08, 2015

Potty training is always 3 stage process. After 6 months of successful weeing he realized what happens in the backside and it only took us one day to train him to sit in the toilet and a reward sticker and he successfully was pooping in toilet after almost 9 months of daytime success and realizing that he had dry nappies at nights we have stopped using nappies at nights. The process may seem very easy when I say it but remember he had several accidents and my son used to feel embarrassed for the accident , we used to encourage him that it's going to b k. I feel if u gave your daughter a little more to understand the concept it will b helpful to u both. Also if u are comfortable it doesn't hurt to show how u use the toilet so she understands Wat actually happens. We had a add on seat with a little ladder that was detachable so he did use the main toilet. He played going up and down on it for around a month before he actually started. Also u could try taking her to toilet every 20 minutes. U may get one success of her toileting in it and that is all it Mau take for her to take on. I hope this helps and happy toileting.

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Naga Tumuluri

| Sep 08, 2015

Hi Smitha, I understand your problem. I am sharing my experience as we have recently finished potty training my son. It is quite important for the child to understand how there body works. The child needs to understand what part of the body does what job. I have been advised that until a child is 18 months old they cannot understand how their body work. While it is very essential to try to train them at early age we need to make the transition a positive experience for them. After my son was 18 months we used to leave him in undies at home. Once he started realizing how he wees, we used to carry him to the toilet whilst he was in the process of weeing. I know it was messy but he then started to realize this is where the wee goes. It took us nearly a month to get him to tell us wen he wants to wee. My son goes to childcare so it helped him watch as they started tohttps://www.parentune.com/parent-talk/naughty-kiddo/293 toilet train kids at the same time we did.

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MAYANK DEEPAK KATIRA

| Sep 08, 2015

Same problem with my son too any suggestion

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