16 month old ready for potty?? advice / HELP

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  1. lovinmummy

    lovinmummy Well-Known Member

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    hi my 16 month old daughter has been following us to the toilet for the last few months.. she loves to watch us go.. and has to grab toilet paper n put it in the toilet like we do.. if we dont let her in there she screams blue murder.. dont know why.. but hey. she just has to watch us haha.. she normally comes to me when she has poos. she pulls at her nappy when she wees. and when shes in the toilet with us she pulls at her nappy like shes trying to get it off.. she has been waking up dry most nights.. well fairly dry. tiny little bit wet, but hardly anything.. we have just brought a potty and i sat her on it when she first woke up in the morning and she weed.. i praised her alot n she thought she was very clever.. i was surprised but turned out it was just lucky timing.. the next morning i tried and she wanted to get straight off it and then 2 seconds later weed on the bathroom mat.. im trying not to push it with her.. she is walking.. well running more to the point. shes not really talking as such but tries to.. she more or less gets her point across by pointing or by nodding or shaking her head.. she can say a few words but not sentences just yet.. just wondering if it is too early, if she is showing some of the signs or if its all in my head.. wondering if anyone else has tried potty training at 16 months or know of anyone that has and how they did it.. i guess i just need a starting point.. she sits on it for 2 secs then tries to get off.. we have toys n books next to it n shes entertained for a little bit but yea.. will be investing in some training pants after this box of nappies i think.. she hates having her nappy changed n maybe that will help her too?. i am 18 wks preg with our 2nd. i am not in a rush for her to be potty trained or anything like that.. doesnt bother me really, i just thought she was showing the signs of wanting to be potty trained, just thought id help her along.. anyway so sorry for the long post.. any help / advice would be greatly appreciated.. thankyou
     
  2. Leilahs_mummy

    Leilahs_mummy Well-Known Member

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    No advice because we are in a similiar situation with Leilah at the moment. She points to her bottom every time she does a poo/wee and MUST come to the toilet with me at every chance. She is nearly 14 months old though so I haven't started doing any potty training with her because I originally thought it was too young.

    But then I thought - if she is showing signs than maybe we should just try and see how it goes?
     
  3. lovinmummy

    lovinmummy Well-Known Member

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    my thought exactly! :D just hope other people have been through this and can offer us novices some helpful advice. hehe
     
  4. lovinmummy

    lovinmummy Well-Known Member

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    ok so i just asked taleah if she wanted to go potty because she was grunting and seemed to be pulling at her nappy a bit.. so shes run straight to the bathroom where her potty is and i took off her nappy n sat her on there and she was quite happy reading her book, playing with her blocks on there for 10 minutes at least. then all of a sudden she wanted to get off, so i helped her off and she did a HUGE wee right beside the potty.. all i said was thats ok. you'll wee in the potty next time. and lets clean it up. then put her back in her nappy.
    About half n hour later I asked her if she wanted to go potty coz she had darted n then was grunting like she was doing a poo n so shes run to the bathroom n I took off her happy n read her book n she did a big poo! Yay,! I was more excited than her n she watched me flush it. Then she got a Lolly. So ill just have to stick with it I guess :)
     
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    Congratulations! Well done taleah!
     
  6. mrsraggle

    mrsraggle Wifey & Mummy

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    Well done Taleah!
     
  7. lovinmummy

    lovinmummy Well-Known Member

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    thanks girls! we went out n brought a lolly jar so everytime she goes potty.. she gets a lolly. i think its good how she runs straight to the bathroom when i ask her if she needs to go. sometimes she doesnt.. but at least she knows where it is.. i am at a tossup tho between, staying in nappies or buying reusable training pants. disposable ones are so damn expensive. i had a quick look yesterday n they are $12 for 12 pants. and you would probably go through them in 2 days.. can anyone offer suggestions? thanks
     
  8. lovinmummy

    lovinmummy Well-Known Member

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    hi girls.. so taleah has been so good potty training.. and claps whenever she does anything on her potty.. my problem is im thinkin maybe i started too early. maybe she wasnt really ready. yes she is showing interest in it, but she only seems to go potty when she gets up from naps. i know she only just started but she has had that many accidents in her training pants and doesnt seem to reaslie she needs to go until shes gone. my partner has seen how much washing and how many knickers we have gone through and has thought maybe it was too early for her, she is still a baby. i just dont know if we put her back in nappies during the day instead of knickers and just use the potty at before nap time and after and wait a few more months till shes a little more ready.. if that will make her not want to use the potty for ages.. she might go off wanting it altogether..? im at a loss here ladies. please any advice help would be great. thanks
     
  9. laura_jayne

    laura_jayne Well-Known Member

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    im at the same place as u really. when i give abigail "nappy off time", i ask her what she needs to do and she goes and gets the potty and sits on it. she also knows when she needs a wee as she starts jigging about. but she has yet to do one on the potty.

    im just gonna carry on with the way things are and keep re-iterating what the potty is for and when she needs it and hope for the best. after all 16 months and being at this stage is already an amazing achievement, im sure you'll agree!!
     
  10. Nic1107

    Nic1107 Mommy to a toddler

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    I'm thinking of buying Carmen a potty sometime this week. She's shown some interest in the toilet, and she tries to take off her diapers when she's wet. Man, I felt confident in almost everything up to this point, but I have NO idea what I'm doing when it comes to potty training!
     
  11. RaInBoWs

    RaInBoWs Mum to a beautiful girl

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    its the same here LO understands what its about and asks to go on the potty and watches us on the loo but we dont get much in the potty im not really training her as i think shes still to young but i think its great that she gets the idea of it and will hopefully be easy to train when the time comes.

    we usually put her on the potty before bathtime when she has naked time but she waits til shes in the bath and wee's instead lol
     
  12. lovinmummy

    lovinmummy Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all your replies ladies. taleah has been so so good on the potty. she has her good days n bad ones where she has accidents all day then the next day she will only have one or two.. this morning she sis wees n poos on the potty! <3 so happy n she claps everytime she does something on there n she knows exactly where her lollies are when shes finished. ahaha little monkey. :D so proud of her shes doing so good. i ask her every 15 minutes if she has to go potty n she shakes her head no or just runs for the bathroom. lol. she loves her big girl training pants n i bought her nappy pants for night time n naps n when we go out.. im just wondering if anyone thinks this might be confusing her..? i out a nappy on when she has a nap and when we go out n at night time. but during the day when we are at home she just wears her training undies.. she hates the big public toilets n gets scared. so i thought id just continue doing this.. hmmm
     
  13. lovinmummy

    lovinmummy Well-Known Member

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    Hi girls so im stuck on potty training taleah again.
    Its only been a month or so we have been tryin to introduce the potty n she was doin so good, but now all of a sudden she doesn't like the potty n will just go in her undies n not on the potty. She has just lost interest. So we are back to nappies again, well nappy pants just like pull ups. Just wondering if I should just leave her now in nappies n not push her n try again in a few months when shes a bit older? Has anyone been in this situation? I don't want her to hate the potty so I don't really want to push her. Any advice please,! Desperate here xox
     
  14. lovinmummy

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    Bump. Anyone with any advice? Am I doing the right thing n going back to nappies??
     
  15. laura_jayne

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    i would say so hun. she has made fab progress so far and would be a shame to oush her further than she is ready tho.
    judging by how she has been doing tho she will certainly be ready soon and im sure she will let u know when she is :)
     
  16. lovinmummy

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    Thanks hun. Yea she has just lost all interest in the potty. So back to plain old nappies. They are way less expensive n you get a months use out of em. She was doing so good on the potty :( just have to wait til she tells me shes ready to try again. Thanks hun xox
     
  17. pinkclaire

    pinkclaire Mummy to two under 2

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    I have no experience but I would say your right not to push it. Maybe leave it a few days and ask her again?
     

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