How to Potty Train

Updated on December 14, 2013
A.G. asks from Casa Grande, AZ
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I have a three year old down syndrome baby girl (Daisy), and I was wondreing if any of you had any kind of advice to help me potty train her, she is not talking yet, and she doesn't show discomfort when she is wet or dirty, I also have a two year old(LEELEE) that i'm trying to potty train. can she help her sister to achieve this goal? It seams like Daisy repeats everything her sister does .any help would be great thank you..

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J.R.

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I have worked with adults with disabilities for several years and can tell you that possibly having scheduled pottie time may help her get into the routine. Like when the girls wake and 20 minutes after breakfast, etc. It's great that Daisy has a sister that she can look up to and learn from.

Good Luck!

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J.R.

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I have a five year old with DS, Delaney, and her three year old sister, Mckenna. Delaney just turned five last week, but she still isn't potty trained. There are always exceptions, but most DS kids don't get trained until five or six due to developmental and physical delays. The best thing to do is to make it a routine, as much as possible, and continue to use the younger one as a good influence. A reward of some time seems to work well - we do a small thing for "trying" and a bigger thing for potty successes. If she goes to school, make sure that they are doing a potty routine at school too. Also, books and videos on pottying seem to be somewhat helpful. I'd love to talk more through email if you want - [email protected]____.com.

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Z.B.

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Congratulations on your foster kids! I belive you can tell your 2 year old to teach your 3 year old a little bit since she does exactly what her sister does. You can also use a potty training kit that awards stickers for taking all the steps necessary in the bathroom. Tell them both they are big girls now and that you are proud of them. Hugs and kisses.

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G.M.

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Hi A.!
God Bless you for being there for your friend! My sister just told me how she potty trained her daughter when she was that age, and she said that every time she went potty, she took her little girl and sat her on the potty and had her go every time she did. So, I would try that. Take her into the bathroom with you when you have to go, and sit her down on the potty and tell her its time to try and go potty. I hope this helps. I'm going to try this with my son. He's two right now and it's almost time for him to start being potty trained. Best wishes, G.

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L.M.

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OMG! My son is 3 with high functioning autism. My friend's son also has HFA. She recommended Once Upon A Potty for him (there's one for her too) and I played it 3x last night and my son came up to me and said poo-poo without me checking first and we went to the potty and he hasn't gone yet..but he did once. Yippee!

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S.A.

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It will take longer for daisy to learn to do things all by herself so its a good thing you have another child that she can learn from, you'r best bet would be to potty train leelee but take daisy with you so she can learn. I potty trained my daughter by buying her a doll that we took with us to the bathroom the doll went potty then my daughter went potty sometimes she went sometimes she dident we repeated this very hour. good luck and i hope things work out.

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K.D.

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Your second daughter LeeLee can help her sister achieve this goal since Daisy imitates her. The term is to let the children teach themselves as they tend to mimic their siblings or parents by going to the bathroom. Children are curious by nature, and it's good to know that they are adapting and transitioning well from using the potty trainer into toilet bowl equipped with potty seat.

http://pottyeducation.com

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R.K.

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Well I am the mother of two close in age so my son did follow his sister in potty training. I got them thier favorite cartoon underware and made them very special big kid underware. We went potty often and when they went i made a big deal and got excited. When they went in thier pants i never got upset. When i worked in a daycare and they did well on the potty one teacher would give one gummy bear that worked too.

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C.K.

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An AWESOME product that help me potty train my kids quickly/easily is a DVD called Potty Power - it shows other kids using the potty with music, interaction, and encouragement about becoming a "big kid with potty power." Your kids will love it! It's on the Moms Picks Page: http://astore.amazon.com/motherandbabe0c-20/002-###-###-#...

Good Luck!!

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