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  1. Desirae

    Im in the same boat. I just had a newborn and my oldest daughter turns 2 today. Weve been trying and she enjoys going on her little potty but ive been ready to commit. Just a busier schedule plus breastfeeding a newborn. Im already exhausted. Ready to give it a whirl, thanks for the advice!

    • KiaraKatherine

      Congratulations on your newborn! I totally feel this mama, it is not easy! It will happen! Do what works for you and your family! When the time is right everything will fall into place and your little one will be using the potty!!

  2. Kayla

    I’m getting ready to potty train my 2yo twins and reading your tips & tricks has really helped me prepare for it! Looking forward to starting my journey! Thanks so much! 🙂

  3. Heather

    This was a great read and seems like it’s going to be really helpful. How long did you give your little one to sit on the potty before you allowed her to get up and try again at the next interval?

    • KiaraKatherine

      Hi Heather! Thank you for taking the time to read my article and I hope that it helps you successfully potty train your little one! To answer your question, If she had to pee it usually happened pretty fast. I would let her sit there for 1-2 min to try if not. Most the time if she waited that long she didn’t go, she just wanted to play with her potty toys which was ok. You start to understand your child’s body language and you will know if they truly have to go. I was giving her tons of water, so like I said if she had to go when I put her on potty it happened right away.

  4. Jayme

    I am on day 2 of doing this same method, but my daughter has yet to pee on the potty and has had numerous accidents all over the house. She sits on the toilet and literally pees on the floor within 2 minutes of getting off the toilet. What do you suggest? Should I wait and try again next month? Or stick with this a little while longer.

  5. Susie

    Thanks for this. We are on day 2 and feeling frustrated. Day 1 seemed horrible, but Day 2 we are doing better sticking to an every 20 minute routine. I am keeping the faith!

  6. This was super helpful! Thank you! My LO has a bad cold right now, so she takes a cup to bed. I might wait until it passes to get her started. Any advice for kids who get thirsty at night?

  7. Kristen

    Do you give a M&M for just sitting on the potty or do they need to actually go? My little boy (2yrs) can squeeze out a drop of pee just to get a treat 🙂

  8. Denise

    Hi, thank you for this article!
    We’ve been wanting to potty train our baby since she turned 2 (she’s 2 yrs and 8mths now)but there’s so much info out there, it’s kind of overwhelming. I was curious as to what kind of toys you put on the potty toy basket vs the prize toys. We’re trying to get everything setup to start asap. With this whole coronavirus situation both me and the hubs are home and it’s the best scenario for this to finally happen!!! *crossing my fingers!!

    • KiaraKatherine

      Hi! You are very welcome! I agree, there is so much info and that’s why I wanted to sum up all the info I gained and put it into one article because it worked for us!! So for potty toys- I put regular toys that she was into at the time. For example, stacking toys, musical toys, a bath toy.. basically anything to keep her entertained for a little (was not anything fancy) but I made sure the toys in the basket were only played with during potty time. For the prizes, I just went to the dollar store and got a couple of “New” toys for her. Bubbles, a doll, kitchen accessories. Whatever the store had at the time! Anything that was new, was exciting for her! I am right there with you- my second daughter is now 2 and I have to do this all over again! I’ll pray for you, you pray for me! We’re in this together 🤣 good luck ❤️

  9. Tawnya

    Hi! Love your potty training tips and story, I came across this on pinterest. I decided to potty train my 2 year old (well closer to 2.5 @ the end of May) since I’m off work due to the virus. Started on Monday and she is doing great. When did Aliza start telling you she had to go pee pee in the potty? My daughter hasn’t told me she needs to go so I just put her on the potty in hope she goes. Sometimes its a good pee, sometimes a tinkle, sometimes nothing. I ask her if she has to pee pee and she says no. I told her “tell momma when you have to go pee pee” and she just shakes her head yea haha, so curious when that part will happen.
    She is loving the reward gifts, such a great idea.

    • KiaraKatherine

      Hi!! Thank you for reaching out and taking the time to read my post! I want to say Aliza was closer to 3 when she would tell me she had to pee and actually have to go. When we first started the first week I took her every 15 min. Then I would extend the time little by little. She would not tell me verbally but she would fidget. When I asked her she would say yes, sometimes no but i knew she had to go. I would just constantly remind her that she has to “use her words” and tell me when she has to go. It eventually started to happen! So don’t worry she will get there! You are doing a good job mama 👏

  10. alejandra

    im so glad I found your article/blog. my little girl will be 3 in July and I’ve tried a couple times before and she advanced to sitting on the toilet which was a great step for us. I fell off the boat and no longer insisted in training her. however now with this quarantine we are living I found it a great time to start again. im home 24/7 with her. I had no idea where to start, I guess id have to start with taking away the bedtime milk. which I know will be a task. thank you so much for all these steps. question, do you think I should take away the milk at bedtime first and then start potty training or do both at the same time?

  11. Thank for your post! We just adopted a little girl and it’s been 22years since we have done potty training! Your post was informative and fun to read! Afterwards I ran out got everything and now we are ready to go! I’ll comment back on our experience! BTW Your daughter is beautiful!

    • KiaraKatherine

      Hi Angela! Congratulations on the adoption! That is an amazing blessing. I as well am adopted 🙂 I am so glad my article was helpful and good luck!! This is the perfect time to do it, just successfully potty trained my second little one with the same technique! Thank you for the compliment ❤️

  12. Danielle

    I’m getting ready to potty train my little girl tomorrow and I loved this post! You are hilarious and I feel so confident now! Wish me good luck!

  13. Natasha

    Thank you so much for this!!!I really didn’t know from where to start but after reading your txt I can see some lights, finally!Thank you

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