Posted in Potty Training

Potty training ideas?

  • PK
    May 14

    I read the oh crap potty training book. I think it’s only $10 on amazon. It has a few chapters on mental preparation for parents which helped me since I’m kinda a clean freak. Then the book walks you through potty training and any issues that may come up. Step one is being naked. Step two go commando. I don’t agree completely with everything the book says about potty training but it has helped us as a guide at the very least. Every kid is different. I did a lot of googling during the first days even though i read a whole book about potty training.

  • Elizabeth
    May 14

    I been googling a lot too but my daughter doesn’t seem interested in it 😑 she walks away every time

  • Lesley
    May 14

    I recently potty trained my 2 year old cousin. I don’t believe in giving sweets as a reward. What I did was 1) have him pick out a toilet trainer he liked 2) an activity book he could use ONLY on the potty 3) the first day or two I had him wear his pants and no undies so if he did have an accident, he would feel uncomfortable having peed or poo’d on himself Three days later he was able to tell me when he had to go, he was able to go into the bathroom by himself etc! At night he still wears his pull up. It can be frustrating but always remember that this is something that will take time to learn. They’re use to the sensation of a wet or poo’d diaper so it will take time to adjust. Also if they do have an accident, remember that it’s only an accident!

  • Ashley
    May 14

    The book “Oh crap potty training” was amazing. I read it and implemented her ideas and my 3 year old son was potty trained in a week. It really worked and without too much of a headache or frustration.

  • A
    May 14

    I kind of found with my twins that when they were ready - potty training was pretty easy with very few accidents. In the beginning we had a ton of accidents but I think it was just that I was pushing them too soon. We also used what I called, “tinkle treats.” Which were gummy bears. But really I honestly think the big thing is to not stress about it and just let them do it when they are ready. I much rather change a diaper than lee off the floor.😂

  • PK
    May 14

    What got my son interested in the potty was us just leaving the door open when we use the toilet. So my son has sat with me while I pooped, peed... same with my husband. And we tell him what we are doing and let him see the contents. We don’t reward him with treats for using the potty either. He just loves to flush toilets. And the rule we have is whoever’s poop or pee is in the potty gets to flush.