It's that time....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I need everyone's advice and best tips on teaching Savannah to be potty trained. It is that time and I feel like I don't know where to start. Help please:)

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  1. Mighty M // March 15, 2011 at 7:39 PM  

    I can't remember exactly how old Savi is...I started Hannah around 2. I used treats like Skittles and M&M's to get her to try to use the potty. It worked, but some disagree with that practice. And then you just have to be diligent about getting her to sit on the potty as much as possible. But most people say that kids won't really train until they're ready - hopefully you are seeing some good signs of that!

    We had Eli using the potty pretty consistently for a few weeks -then last week he got sick and now he is NOT interested at all. So frustrating!

    I personally think girls are a little easier though - good luck!

  2. Brittany..Following my Bliss // March 15, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

    When they're ready, they will train fast and easy. The easiest way for me with my girls was to put them in a dress with real panties or training panties on so they could feel the wet. Is she showing signs of being ready? Are her bms predictable and is she trying to hide when she has one or does she know she's had one? I think until they have that sense about things, they aren't ready to train. Goodluck. I know Charmin used to offer a potty training kit, i'm not sure if they still do on their website or not.

  3. Ashlee McCrary // March 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM  

    Oh lordy! I will definitely have you in my thoughts. This is something that's completely unpredictable. Every child is different. Best test to see if she's ready-put her in real panties & wait til she goes. If she's bothered by it, she's ready. Rylie did this & wasnt bothered at all. Didnt say a word about the wet panties. So we waited a few more months. Also let her see you use the potty so she knows what to do & she'll want to "be like Mommy" & go on her own. There's so many methods you could do this too! There's the 3 day bootcamp & there's the longer process with pullups that we did. Just read around some & talk with Savi & see how ready she is. Once she starts going, I highly recommend the rewards system-whether it's a little candy bite after each go or stickers that work up to a bigger prize. It'll definitely help them be consistent with it! And whatever you do-once she starts, dont look back. Keep on & it'll be over before you know it!! GOOD LUCK!