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POTTY TRAINING!

Hey guys! First time mom here! My son is 20 months & I’m trying to potty train him but honestly I don’t know where to start! I put him on the potty & he’s gone a few times but I need a system.. any tips.. literally anything will help! Thank you!

  • Rachel
    Mar 18

    I just started potty training my 15 month old son last week. Some may say it’s too early, but he’s been wanting to so I figured it was worth a shot. Today he went in the toilet for the first time 🙌🏻. I have him sit on the toilet after every time I change his diaper, and then when I go to the bathroom (unless I just went through the process with him within the last half hour). He sits on his My Size Potty and we count to 30. Then he flushes, we clap, and wash hands. If he continues to do well I may convert to another method, but this has been a good introduction method where he’s enjoying it so far. But these are just what I do when I’m with him at home. I do childcare 20 hours a week (until the end of May) for other families so we may get a toilet seat so I can bring it with and continue training there... but I may just wait to go hardcore training until we’re home for the summer. Probably not super helpful, but 😅 figured it was worth sharing.

  • Joanna
    Mar 18

    Read the book Oh Crap Potty Training.

  • Kerry
    Mar 18

    My son is 13 months and been peeing on the potty for 1-2months. He saw the potty and wanted to go on it. He would follow me to the bathroom every time i went still does lol. Now he uses the potty i put him on it after waking and before bed. Ill be moving the potty to his play room so he can maybe start showing me he needs to pee as atm its in bathroom but there a gate between the living area and bathroom. I dont push it too much when he gets upset and doesnt want to sit but sometimes he pees on the floor straight after. Keep the potty close or easy access to the bathroom. When you go to the toilet get him to go too. Maybe 30 mins after meals would be good and before and after sleep/nap. Be consistent and dont ask do you want to go, if given the choice a busy toddler will generally want to play so say its potty time or something along the same lines. Im a ftm and have no clue how my little one is doing so well at his age.

  • Ivy
    Mar 18

    We just trained our second kiddo a month ago. We like the 3 day method, but it has been a bit different for each of our children. Basically I committed 3 days to staying at home and letting him be butt naked. I had stocks of juice and towels. The morning of, I threw away the diaper and said, “no more diapers! We’re using the potty!” I encouraged him to sit on his potty a few times (he wouldn’t at first, so I had to find YouTube videos of other children using the potty), then I basically watered down juice and had my kiddo drink as much as he could and watch for his peeing. The moment he would pee, I would say, “oh, you’re peeing! Let’s go to the potty!” And I would carry him to the potty, which was always close by. We limited him to one room those three days. Once I figured out he was peeing like every 3-5 minutes, I would try to have him sit on the toilet to see if he would pee. If not, I’d just watch him again until he started peeing again. Each time he had an accident, I would tell him that we don’t pee on the floor, it’s yucky. And if pee made it into the toilet, he would get lots of praise. By the end of the day, he learned to actually get himself to the toilet, even though he would start peeing on the floor. It’s been a bit over a month now and he still has accidents sometimes, because he’s pretty nonverbal and can’t tell us he needs help on time

  • Taylor
    Mar 19

    How old is he?

  • Ivy
    Mar 19

    He’s 26 months, but he’s nonverbal and really behind other kids his age.

  • Taylor
    Mar 19

    Okay thank you! I’ll try the naked thing && see if that helps!

  • Christa
    Mar 19

    You might consider checking out Elimination Communication with Andrea Olson- she’s got a fantastic channel on YouTube, which is what I used to train my now 13 month old. It worked amazing for us! Maybe give it a try!!!