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    Default Beginning TT and How to encourage

    my little one to do her wee IN the potty?

    My daughter is 20 months old and showing signs of wanting to use the toilet so I wanted to start toilet training and have been spending the last couple of days letting bub have nappy free time and just encouraging her to sit on the potty whenever she needs to. I am pretty sure she is ready, we have had "fun time" potty familiarisation for the last couple of months and she will happily sit on it. She will now say wee/poo and can take her own nappy off etc. What I am finding is happening though is she will say wee I will run over, she takes her nappy off and wee's on the floor. I know she wont really have that control yet so thats ok. And I never get grumpy with her. I always say uh oh, nevermind wee's go in the potty next time and we clean it up and have a cuddle. Everytime she sits on the potty I clap and cheer and make a big deal of it even though she isnt actually doing anything. And I dont want to push her so I figure if after a week or so she totally isnt getting any in then I will stop and try again later.

    I'm just not sure how to encourage her to actually go in the potty? I've bought a book she loves, showing the pictures on how to. And she will watch me and will happily grab paper and wipe her own bottom, but yeh just wont wee in the potty. Any suggestions? And aslo do I just offer it to her - like my mum said every half hour or so just ask her is she needs to go and wants to sit on it? Or should I more try to work out what times of the day she normally goes and then at those times, pop her on in the hope we will just catch one so she can see and we can make a big deal out of it?

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    I should say also that whats kind of happening is if she doesnt need to do a wee she will sit on the potty for ages, reading etc. But if I think she might need to do one she will sit on it but only for a flash then gets up and does her wee on the floor...

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    My DD is a bit older 36 months and we have just really committed to TT I no longer have her in nappies except at sleep times.

    I never ask 'do you need to go?' but just say 'don't forget to tell me if you need to wee or poo'.

    It seems to be working but it took a full week before she actually did anything on the toilet then about another week to make to the toilet pretty consistently.

    We now have days when we have no accidents at all and others when do! Hugs, it's a long hard journey and not letting them see or feel your frustration is the key.

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    Ok so maybe I need to make my starter goal 2 weeks ish then rather than a couple of days. I didnt really think about it actually taking her a week or so to even get one or so in there. I think I've just so worried about not wanting to push it so not really sure how to encourage without pushing. Thanks for your info. We'll keep trying. I've just got her to decorate the potty too with stickers thinking she might sit on it if its fun looking rather than just a boring white seat. hahaha I dont know I suppose its all learning isnt it?


 

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