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How can I get my 2 yr old to tell me she has to go potty before she does it?
At the age of 2 she may or may not be aware before she goes that she needs to go to the bathroom. The first step in helping her to know when she needs to go or has gone is to get rid of the Pull Ups and let her wear underwear. Pull Ups eliminate the wet feeling that can be helpful in becoming aware that you should have gone to the bathroom. Scheduled potty times can also be helpful in establishing the habit of using the toilet. Start as soon as she wakes up in the am or from a nap and sit on the toilet for a few minutes every 2 hours. Celebrate the successes and be prepared to wash a lot of wet underwear until she figures it out.
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