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DD has no problem sitting on the potty and she knows the whole process but I can't get her to actually let the pee start flowing....
Any tricks on how to do this? She is nursed so she doesn't drink a while lot of 'extra' except during her meals. Also she tells me when she needs to be changed which is always right after she goes so it seems that if I can get her to go once it will click with her, hopefully.
Naked time is the best way to help them figure it all out. When she starts to pee, let her know she is peeing. Point out to her what is going on, bring her to the potty and tell her that is where it goes. Try keeping her in a room without carpeting if you need to. Check out this link... Potty Training Raising Rocco and this one... A Bushel and a Peck: diary of potty training an 18 month old... I found these both really helpful while potty training my son. We started him at about 17.5 months. I thought I would share them with you since I saw that your little girl is about that age
You could also check out the book The Diaper Free Baby by Christine Gross-Loh (I got it from the library) as it has some helpful stuff for potty training at this age too. It has stuff about starting from birth but also has some great stuff that goes great with this age as well. My son responded really well to how we went about it and these things are very much like what we did. The most important thing is being consistent (even through the hard days which there will be some off and on) and staying positive. Just dive in and never look back if it's something you are ready to do.
If you have any other questions let me know! Good luck!
Thanks so much. We've bu it on the back burner for now as our house has come down with the flu, again. Grr. Lol.
Anyways, we had been doing no diaper time but when she would start to pee she would freak out, crying, screaming, everything. And then she would stop the low and hold it. I ended up outing a pull up on her because she wouldn't go and I could tell she was getting uncomfortable. Ill be checking out those links. Thanks again!!
I ask DS to try to push out some peepee. It works best for us when he first wakes up, because his bladder is way full anyway since he is dry at night and during naps. At first I put him on a potty seat on the toilet where I could see when something was coming out and then I would give him huge praise. Now he goes on his own - yesterday he was even dumping it on his own and telling me after he had done it LOL
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