Have only just spotted this thread went un-noticed. I don't have any recent experience of this, but have found these tips on Netmums that might be useful.
Hopefully some of the mums and dads will see it and reply with more anecdotal tips.
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Thread: Toilet trainin tips
24-08-2011 07:25 PM #1Newbie
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05-09-2011 11:23 AM #3
Don't rush. 18 months old is young to be toilet training. We're just starting with sod baby but not really expecting much more than introducing her to the idea of a potty now.Can you hold me like you held someone you shouldn't have let go?
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05-09-2011 06:53 PM #4
is she showing an interest in the potty or showing any awareness or telling you if she needs to do a wee/poo, or even that shes been?
12-02-2012 09:05 PM #5Cool Newbie
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It's an old, old book, but one I swear by.
"Toilet Training in Less than a Day" was perfect for potty-training my daughter. (I've included a link below if you decide you're interested.)
It starts with advice on how to recognize whether your child's ready to be potty-trained, and then goes on to describe a method that was developed for helping developmentally disabled children. You'd need a doll, salty snacks, and lots of tasty drinks that your child likes, and you teach your child to teach the doll to go potty.
It worked extremely well with my daughter. I spent about half an hour of time devoted strictly to teaching her, and then escorted her to the potty many times throughout the day, praised her a bunch for going, and then gave her treats to reward her (and make her go more.) She had two accidents in the weeks and months that followed.
The link below is an affiliate link to Amazon. (I receive commission from orders people place) but you can do your own search for it, too. I don't know how to make the link look pretty.
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20-04-2012 02:32 PM #6
But the topic said toilet training which confused me. lol this is a good idea though for potty training but then your daughter wont stop wanting treats that's the one disadvantage about it. How would you stop her from wanting treats once she's trained? I'd like to know this.A dog is for life not just for christmas.
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20-04-2012 07:28 PM #7