Should I just wait until it's warmer?

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Should I just wait until it's warmer?
Thu, 01-16-2014 - 4:23pm

I have a 2½ year old. She knows what a potty is and has used it, but she's still not telling me WHEN she has to go. At this point it's so cold, should I just wait until it warms up some and go full-on potty training?


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Registered: 08-23-1999
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 12:03pm

At her age,if you are using disposable pull-ups or diapers.I would invest in a few pair of thicker cloth training pants and a few pair of plastic panties to go over them.

What you describe is normal for disposables,as she is unaware of the proper timing,she does not feel wet when she is starting to go.

With the cloth,she will be able to associate the feeling of wet as she starts peeing.

As with everyone,the cold weather normally makes you go a bit more often,and the cloth underwear and plastic panties are just as warm as the disposables.

Thank you for asking,and I will be here if you need anything else or help with any of the above.