(Closed) “The toilet ate your monkey and now you’re next”

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Awwww…poor little one.  Unfortunately, you won’t be able to tell her not to be afraid.  Can you find a monkey that looks like the one that was lost?  Then, you could say, “See the monkey didn’t get eaten, it was lost in the house behind the couch” (or something like that).  Otherwise, you may have to use some cognitive behavior therapy with her.  Have her work on getting close to the potty in small steps…standing near it, touching it, sitting on potty for 1 second, 5 seconds, etc.  Each time she is able to complete each step, give her some type of reward.  Hope this helps some and she conquers those fears soon!   

Post # 4
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ha ha that is awful!  I really feel for you.

Can you try sitting on the potty holding her while you read a book or something? 


Post # 5
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have the 4 1/2 yr old sit on the toilet with the seat up and show the little one that even if she falls down into the water she won’t fit through the drain!

Post # 6
101 posts
Blushing bee

Aww poor girl. 🙁

What if the toilet magically gave her a better stuffed animal? (“Oh look! The toilet ate your monkey so it could give you _____!”) However, I could see that starting some other problems.  <_<

Post # 7
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Kids are so evil to each other! I would put a stuff animal in the toilet and even flush it so your daughter can see that the toilet can’t actually eat anything, but what it’s suppose to. 

Just read this to my husband, and I’m sorry that we are giggling but only because we can imagine this happening in our future, he suggested putting some type of wire over the hole.

Post # 8
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

This happened with a girl at daycare and her little brother… he would shake terribly when we took him into the bathroom and we had to ask his mom what was wrong. She said his older sister told him the toilet ate his favorite cars… (she flushed them) and then it over flowed which was also terrifying for him.

We started tossing food to the potty so it wouldn’t be hungry when he sat down to go. We put in cheerios when he was super scared and slowly started to change it over to tiny peices of toilet paper because everyone knows the toilet monster loves to eat toilet paper lol. He actually started to get excited to go to the bathroom and feed the potty. lol

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