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    potty training

    Please, could you share your experience and recommend a book on the subject? Cheers

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    This is something you really need to wait until your child is ready for. For my eldest it was 2.5yrs and just before she started pre-school.

    For six months before, we talked about using the toilet and also she watched "Once Upon a Potty" which I bought as a set from Bookazine. It had a video with a corny song, a book and a doll with a potty. I bought the girl version.

    Then I also talked about the "Nappy Fairy" who would come to collect all her nappies when she didn't need them anymore. When she could use the toilet all the time during the day, we would put her nappies in a basket at the end of her bed, and during the night the Nappy Fairy would come and take them for a new baby. In return she would leave a gift!

    The combination of school to look forward too, the Potty song (she can still sing) and the Nappy Fairy worked for us.

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    Potty Training

    Pee trained both my kids at about 2 years old.

    My daughter started at a school and she saw the other kids going and wanted to imitate.

    Also tried to do a bit of Pavlovian technique. I noticed she had a tendency to pee when put in her evening bath. So I started putting her on the toilet before the bath and make a phhhhhh sound and also run the faucet a bit. This I hoped helped create an association between peeing and the toilet and the sound.

    We also took of her nappy at home in the daytime and kept the potty in the living room and after a few times of peeing down her leg (not very comfortable) she would sometimes go on the potty. Other times I would put her on the toilet every hour or two and make the phhhhh sound and if she did pee, would praise her.

    She was mostly day trained in a couple of weeks.

    Poop took longer w/ her.

    My son (contrary to what the books say) trained earlier. He was about 22 months. I did the same thing w/ him (peeing before the bath, making the sound, etc.). Instead of leaving him bare-bottomed, I put him in underwear because w/out undies it would have just sprayed around.

    Poo training was also quick with him. He usually had a movement in the morning, so we started sitting him on the pot for it. He was fully daytime trained by the time he was two.

    Also the video "Once Upon a Potty" was fun and a little useful.

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    I'm trying to potty train my son who is now 2 yrs and 4 mths old. For some reason he is terrified of the potty. Have never forced him and due to the fear am putting if off further. I take him to the bathroom to pee at regular intervals and he likes to stand in the tub and pee. But suggest sitting on the potty and all hell breaks loose !

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    Maybe he likes standing while he pees?

    Sometimes I would hold my son up while he peed in the toilet. Also, we had a stool for him to stand on to pee, and to balance his feet on while he poo'd (this was after he got used to poo-ing in a potty on the ground).

    So, try and see if you can hold him up in front of the toliet when he pees.

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    Thanks Loupou, I've tried that too. I have a small stool in the bathroom and the soft toilet seat that you place on the normal sized toilet. Tried both..making him sit on the toilet is a frightening experience for him despite showing him a "potty traning book" - he loves that book though. Calls it his potty book. But he won't sit. So I tried making him stand on the stool to pee into the toilet but no that scares him too. He has always been afraid of bathrooms from a very young age. When we went on holiday to Singapore in Jan...getting him into the hotel bathroom was a nightmare even with all his familiar bath toys and soap. When we visited back home it took him a week to go into the bathroom without a fuss.

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    Lipe

    I toilet trained my girl at 22 months. Used Gina Ford's "Potty Training in One Week". Worked well for me (Kris was indeed trained in one week). Hard work for the first few days though. So must pick a week when you and the little one can fully devote the time and focus on the training.

    GF points out signs to look for in terms of readiness. Go through the checklist. If the little one is not ready, wait.

    Good luck!

    Lai San

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    Success :)

    Last week my son agreed to stand on a footstool and peed standing into the toilet. Just two days later he agreed to sit on the potty :) Now it's a ritual he loves...pee and then flush by himself and then wash hands.

    I guess we just have to wait until they are ready ! Now the next step is poo. One step at a time !

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