Day 2 of training...naked all day

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Registered: 08-15-2006
Day 2 of training...naked all day
Thu, 02-26-2009 - 8:28pm

Hello, my name is Iman and my DD is turning 2 tomorrow the 27th. She is a super bright girl, she can totally hold a full on conversation and hold her own. she has a great little brain.

We are on day 2 of toilet training but I am not sure if I am doing things right. We are doing the Naked Method and I let her run free all day only using diapers at nap and night time. she is peeing everywhere all day! sometimes she goes 3 or 4 times in an hour then other times she won't go at all for over an pattern to follow, clearly. most of the time when she goes she acts alarmed, might say "oh no" or "mommy" and then 50% of the time she will run to the potty the rest of the time she just looks at me.

I am insecure and don't want to screw it all up by being weak or showing my insecurity...toddlers can smell it.

I think this is all normal but need advice about what to expect next, or what to do next. how long do we go commando? about how long could it take a "smart" child who has picked up everything else super fast (walking 10 months, talking 15 months,etc)to potty train?

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Registered: 04-11-2004
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 8:47am

Iman, Hi and welcome to the Toilet Teaching board.

You are on the right start with your DD. When starting to potty train you should start to see some improvement by 3-5 days, if the child is ready. If you do no see the improvement I suggest taking a break, whether it be one week to somewhere up to a month, and then try again.

One thing you may want to try is to set a timer for a half hour, and when it goes off tell your DD it is time to use the potty, and then up the time when you feel she is ready.

I hope that helps. Please keep us updated on your DD progress.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 2:10pm

Hello Iman.

At 2 years of age,she is doing pretty good,you must remember,that this takes time,with some ,days,with others,it can take weeks or more.

I would suggest going with the naked method for only a couple of hours a day from now on,and take her to the store to buy some big girl panties,a few pair of thicker cloth training pants and about a dozen pair of plastic panties,keep any disposables for night and nap until you run out.

Let her run around the house for a couple of hours in the morning,after lunch at noon,put her into the thicker training pants and set the kitchen timer for 45 minutes at a time,and let her know,she must sit for at least 5 minutes,or unless she produces sooner.

Once she finds out how yukkie the wet pants are,she should start showing signs of wanting to be dry more often.

when you have company over or you are going out for a trip to the store,mall or park,put the plastic pants over the trainers until she is good enough to try with the thinner panties.( if need be,use the plastic panties over even these just in case.)

I hope this helps.

Please let us know what you try and her responses.

Many Blessings.