Posted in Potty Training, Tricks of the Trade, Tips & Hacks

Any tips for potty training and getting little one (LO) to tell you when they have to go, TIA!

  • PK
    Feb 18

    I’m in the middle of reading Oh crap potty training. I just got to the chapter where it starts talking about the actual training and so far what I got from it is that let them go commando so that they can learn and realize that they’re going because they might not know they’re going because they’re in diapers. Then when they realize it, they will learn the feeling that they get when they realize they need to pee/poop. So to break it down - potty training will be helping your child go from clueless, to I peed, to I’m peeing, to I have to go pee. I got the book for I think $9 on amazon. So far it’s great. It’s helping me with my own mental preparation too.

  • Neeraj
    Feb 18

    Encouragement and making a game out if it helps my daughter who now doesn't wear diaper at home before bedtime. She feels a sense if accomplishment as I say good job and congratulate her Everytime she tells me she wants to go and I help her go.

  • Trevor
    Feb 18

    I let both my kids wait till they no longer wanted diapers, versus trying to push them into “training”. Both were around 3, and they began to naturally tell me they had to go. Once we switched, there were accidents here and there, but mostly it went pretty smoothly. My advice is don’t push too hard, they’ll get there when they are ready.

  • V
    Feb 19

    Throughout the training, i constantly tell my son “tell me when you have to go potty” and i also have a visual icon of a bathroom so he knows

  • Tiana
    Feb 19

    I set an alarm every 20 min. If he goes before the alarm he gets a little treat. The alarm is still there if he forgets, but most of the time he goes in between, by himself. Been totally dry/ not poopy for 19 days in a row now.

  • Jessica
    Feb 20

    My son is 27 months and I’m doing the three day thing. Just finished day one. I put him in big boy underwear and am being OVERLY enthusiastic about everything. (We are having a party in the bathroom YAY!) I set an alarm for every 10 minutes. When it goes off we run to the potty and he sits down and gets an M&M. If he goes potty he gets 2 M&Ms. It went really well. Poop and pee in the potty! Had to change his pee underwear maybe 3 times. Hoping tomorrow will be just as successful!

  • molly
    Feb 23

    Agree with others that the baby has to be without diapers So they can realize when they have to go and then communicate with you. We read a lot of baby books like ‘I have to potty’ and ‘tiny potty ‘ and other similar books to the baby so they make an association. But some train closer to three years. I would not recommend being obsessive about it or pushing them as it could really backfire if they are not ready.