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#1 Jasperaliyana2729

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:28 PM

Reallly need help. Have nearly 3 year old and a nearly 19 month old. Going to start toilet training them both but just don’t know where to start?? Just found out I’m pregnant with third baby so want it done before Christmas!! Please tell me where to start.

#2 Kabu84

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:51 PM

The book 'Oh crap, potty training'  was recommended to me by a few people. I did it with DD when she was almost 2 and it took 2 weeks (mind you those 2 weeks were soooo hard). It's basically a crash course in toilet training that worked really well for us. The author recommends it for kids aged 20-30 months.

#3 Jasperaliyana2729

Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:10 PM

Thanks so much. Will look it up!!

#4 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:56 AM

Ok you need to adjust your expectations. Kids are trained when they are ready. You can be setting yourself up for real struggles if you push this. Doing 2 at the same time may not work. I would see how your eldest goes first. Having 2 in nappies is not a bad thing. Having a deadline is not going to help.
All the best.

#5 born.a.girl

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:22 AM

Gosh, that's courageous, two at a time, with one not yet two :)

If you start too young, all you'll end up with is months of misery and accidents.  Ask me know I know.  She was dry overnight, but constant accidents during the day, which I interpreted as 'she's more than ready', but of course it's more complicated than that.

In your shoes I'd only be doing the older one, and only if they seem ready.

People I know who've waited until they're well and truly ready have had it mostly sorted in a couple of weeks.

#6 Jasperaliyana2729

Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:22 PM

The youngest already tells me when she’s doing a poo/wee and when I put her on the toilet she goes. They oldest he just has no idea. He still tells me after his done it and won’t go on the toilet.
I think the saying is true. Girls are faster then boys

#7 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:13 PM

Then train DD!

#8 iwanttosleepin

Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:32 PM

I actually disagree with the 'wait till they are ready' idea.  I say give it a good try and if it doesn't work wait a while and try again.  

if they can demonstrate a dry nappy for a few hours then that's enough for me.  none of mine showed any of these elusive 'signs'.

Toilet training a 2 year old is way easier than a defiant, evil 3 year old.  So much easier to bribe at 2.  My boys would have been so much harder at 3 than at 2.

I trained all 3 of my boys almost immediately after their 2nd birthday.  My 3rd boy had told me 'no, I'm going to wear nappies for ever'.  a week later I had a week off work and he probably only had 5 wet undies ever.  Night trained 2 months later.  Only issue was that he would only pee standing up from the floor (like his brothers), which resulted in quite a few messes as he could only just get his willy over the toilet bowl.

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