Potty training - talk to me

(6 Posts)
Taler Wed 17-Jun-15 18:01:22

DD is 19.5 months and am thinking I would like to get the ball rolling.

Where/how do I begin though??

I think she knows what wee wees are as I'll often say "mummy's just having wee wees" when I need to go and recently have been asking her where her wee wees are and she does seem to know as mostly points in the right place.

My MIL bought her an all-singing all-dancing potty a while ago which has been in the cellar ever since but think we should bring it out, let her get used to it.

Is there a 'best' way to potty train your child?

I bought a potty book (one to read to her as opposed an info one for parents) but not sure it's really having much of an effect on her.

Any tips greatly received.

Taler Wed 17-Jun-15 18:03:02

Ps the potty she was bought is one that has a pretend flush and cheers when she's done something (and who knows what else - haven't properly looked tbh). What are thoughts on These types of potties as I was just figuring we'd get her a basic one!

Artandco Wed 17-Jun-15 18:07:58

I potty trained both mine at 18 months straight onto toilet. Personally I think potties are rather disgusting! And makes it far easier when out elsewhere

Taler Wed 17-Jun-15 18:13:14

Ok so if I do the toilet thing then I need one of those smaller seats and that's it I guess? Did you just put them on the toilet every so often?

My only thing at the moment is that she can't tell me when she needs to go as can literally only say a few words.

KnockMeDown Wed 17-Jun-15 18:20:40

I would get the potty out and let her play and get used to it, with no pressure. At her age there is no rush, but no harm in getting her accustomed.

You could start to include it in her bed time routine, have a little sit, clever girl if something goes in, no negative comments if not.

Artandco Wed 17-Jun-15 18:36:23

Yes get a little seat and a step

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