(Closed) Potty training help PLEASE

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 Does she go on the big potty or just her little one? My son is 2 1/2 too and for a while we had to keep a little potty in his bed room and let him use the big potty when he felt like it. Hes also not the greatest for wearing his undies. During the day when we are at home I let him run around naked. If he sees that hes not wearing any clothes then he knows he has to go potty somewhere so he will go in the toilet or his little potty. I still do diapers though when we go out or at night. Not sure if thats a good idea though =/ We are trying to break that one.

 This might be a little weird but it helped my son. Have you tried letting her watch you go to the bathroom? My husband would let the door stay open if Seth was around when he went. It was showing him that using the potty is not so weird.

 And we also noticed that he hates it when we watch him go! He gets all embarressed if we praise him or acknowledge him going. I thought I was helping by cheering him on but I guess it would be kind of embaressing having someone watch you pee and then clapping when you do. LOL

Post # 4
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

My brother just had scheduled pee times.  Every hour he would make his kids try to potty.  Kids often don’t have the attention span (or desire) to stop playing with their fun toys and go potty.  By scheduling it, you are making them take a break, so they can’t “forget” to go.  For his boys, my brother put Fruit Loops in the toilet for them to aim at.  I don’t know how you could make it more fun for a girl.  Maybe a poster with stickers?  And she wins something everyday that she doesn’t have any accidents?

Post # 5
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If she loves wearing the panties, maybe try taking them away from her and explaining that she can’t wear them if she doesn’t use the potty and make a big deal about it being something that “big girls” get to do.  Or, if there’s something little that she enjoys collecting (stickers for example), give her a reward every time she uses the potty, and let her pick it out so it’s exciting for her.  This worked for my nephew (I took care of him during the day)- he loved stickers, so I bought a bunch of different kinds that I knew he would love and cut them up (so they were individual instead of on a sheet) and put them in a little container.  Then every time he used the potty he got to dig thru the container and pick out a sticker. If he found two that he wanted, I told him that he could only have one, but next time he could have the other one and then he’d be excited about using the potty again.

I was going to suggest maybe getting her a bunch of panties and if she had a good day you could give her a new pair, but I think she would have a hard time connecting the two because there would be too much time between the good behavior and the reward…  No matter what you end up doing though, the biggest key is to be consistant with your method.  =)

Post # 6
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Maybe she’s just not ready for toilet training yet.

Back off for a while- I guarantee she will be potty trained before she is in school.

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