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July 15th, 2009, 09:36 AM
lmarie13's Avatar Super Mommy
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We've worked with Ava a little on the PL thing. But I haven't pushed her and she didn't seem ready. So I left it alone. For a few weeks Ava comes to me when she's wet and wants a new diaper. Then a couple days ago she started coming to me pointing to her diaper and say "puh puh" when she went poopy. Today she took her diaper off, dropped it on the floor. *then* she peed on it. lol I said Ava what are you doing baby? She grabbed her Elmo goes potty book and showed me.

So. I need some tips and help here. Ava is not very verbal. She does not use many words and no sentences really. So I have to read all her non-verbal cues and signals she gives. She is very good at the non-verbal communication.

So help a mom out. How do I do the whole potty thing? I'm clueless. lol

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July 15th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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The No-Cry Potty Solution is a great book. It's helped us already. Also, I have a dvd called Elmo's PottyTime that we play a lot.

We sit her on the potty before and after tubtime, and after naps/sleeps. We read books while on the potty to help her relax and it's helped introduce the potty to her in a positive way.

Good luck!
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July 15th, 2009, 05:07 PM
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I'd keep doing whatever you are doing,it sounds like she's interested and understands the whole concept. The books and videos are great ideas,anything to keep it fun and casual.

Naked time works GREAT too!!
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July 16th, 2009, 07:48 AM
broxi3781's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I'll be honest, i never really did do much with potty training. I always felt if they werent pt by 3 I would really work it but DD picked it up her own at about 2 and DS by 2 1/2. We showed them what the potty was for, read books and watched Bear in the Big Blue house Potty time and when tehy started going well put up a chart with stickers and a toy when the chart was full, but that was it.
I never actually sat one on a potty or anything, and I think most do pick it up on their own.
With Billy, well after he knew how to use a potty properly he would pull his trousers down and pee in the garden because the dog did, and once he even took it into his head to pee out the upstairs window where the whole estate could see him, but the basic learning to use potty was easy and effortless, because I just waited until they wanted to do it.
It sounds like she is starting to want to try so I would keep her potty close by, and read lots of potty books, but I wouldnt sweat it either if she goes through spells of using it alot and then doesnt use it for awhile either, just let her make the choice. Naked time does help though at that age though, as long as you have easily cleaned floors. Thank god we went all wood floors! Carpeting with my boys wouldnt be the best idea.
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