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Old 10-24-2007, 05:37 AM   #21
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Not at all! I did the same exact thing!
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:06 AM   #22
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My kids used to love to play in the bath tub. This was before I knit, so I always took a book to read. I'd sit and read and they'd play forever, it seemed. I say knit while you wait! ;-)
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:35 AM   #23
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The best advice I can give after pt'ing two girls- wait till she's ready. Otherwise it will just stress you both out. It will happen when it happens; don't let anyone tell you it's time. If she's ready, then it's just a matter of practice. I put my girls in panties (the thick, absorbent kind) and did a lot of laundry for a week or two- and then they were trained. #2 generally takes longer, and lots of kids are 'afraid' of using the potty for #2. Not sure what that's about, exactly, but apparently for a little kid there is something really disturbing about seeing a solid 'part of your body' going down the drain. Makes sense, I guess. I think taking your knitting in there is a GREAT idea because it will let you have more patience- and patience is the key.

Also- overnight can take a LOT longer than daytime training. My first daughter training at 2 years, 3 months during the day, but couldn't make it through the night till she was 5. It's just not physically possible for some kids to hold it that long. Rather than continue buying diapers, we just got her up mid-way through the night and took her to the potty.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:40 AM   #24
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Ugh the dreaded potty training! You aren't a bad mom as many have already said. Also, don't waste money on potty training books - it sounds like you and your daughter are doing great. It takes time and if the child isn't ready it takes way longer. Just keep doing what you are doing and take your knitting with you.

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:27 PM   #25
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:25 PM   #26
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Rather than continue buying diapers, we just got her up mid-way through the night and took her to the potty.
this was key to our overnight successes.... she was 2 1/2 when we started PT. daytime was no problem: we had a schedule, every 2 hours we visited the bathroom.

night time was different. she would get her last drink around 7, go before bed, then one of us would wake her up at 11 or 12 and put her on the pot, then back in bed. then she was ok until morning.

we only had to do this routine for about 2-3 months. then her muscle control grew/ developed and she's been fine since.

(and there's nothing about knitting while the child is sitting that could make you a bad mom!!! )
did I say one project at a time?

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Old 10-24-2007, 04:32 PM   #27
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Any time my boys want me in the bathroom I either, clean the bathroom, fold clothes, read a book or my favorite knit!

So Knit away Mama!

My husband called me the Pavlo of PTing. It does take a lot of commitment on the parents part so it's not for everyone. If you would like to know what I did send me a message.

What I can say is what ever method your doing to train your daughter just be consistent and she'll be trained soon enough.

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