I have twin two year old girls, as well as two older children (7 and 8). I had no issues whatsoever potty training the older two, and they were both pretty easy going about it. The twins are another story all together! I don't know if it's so different since there's two of them or what? First issue is that if one of them "tries" to go potty, the other "has" to as well, so we're going through diapers like water right now between the two of them. Second, is that one of them has done pretty much nothing in the potty, and seems to think that as long as she sits on it for a minute at the same time as her sister, mission accomplished. Third is that when I do manage to catch one of them right before they poop or something, and run them to the potty, they totally freak out! Start crying and screaming, and WILL NOT poo in the potty. We do a reward system for now, so if they do "go" at all, they get a gummi bear, which they've quickly caught on to getting. Most times though, they will sit and hold it until we put a diaper back on, and then less than 3 minutes later......you get the picture. Just wondering if anyone can offer any suggestions who's been here before?? I didn't think doing this with twins would be so terribly different than the first two....apparantly I was wrong!!! Thanks!
Get 2 potty's sorry but i'm having the same prob. so i'm not much help :/
The book "Potty Training, 123" by Ezzo includes a method of potty training in 3-4 days. It takes everyone in the house to leave and let the ONE kid and the ONE parent home to train without distractions.
Check out the method. You might find it helpful to do this with one twin at a time, two different weekends. Could be successful. Even if you decided to stick with the longer route - it has lots of good ideas for that too.
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