What is the next step?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-03-2006
What is the next step?
Mon, 06-01-2009 - 10:04am

Our DD is 27 months old.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 12:20am

Hello Ann

Initiating is normally the last step in the training possess.

As she is so good at using the potty,you might let her go naked for a few weeks to let her get used to seeing what happens when she gets the urges in the tummy to go.

At this age,you should really start using cloth training pants with plastic panties during the day and leave the diapers for nap and night time only,this way,she will feel the wet much more and as soon as she goes in the pants.

Please keep us up-dated on what you try and her responses.

Many Blessings.


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2004
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 11:10am

Ann, Hi and welcome to the Toilet Teaching board.

The previous poster gave great information. One of the last steps is for a child to tell someone that they need to go. What I did with each of my boys is to tell them they they could use the potty whenever they need to over and over, and finally one day it sunk in. Now they constantly tell anyone before they go. One of them will run in the bathroom, and run back out to find someone that he needs to go. So it will happen. Please keep us updated on your DD progress.