Post # 1
My oldest daughter (4 1/2) told my youngest daughter (2) (that we have JUST GOTTEN POTTY TRAINED) that the toilet ate her monkey and the toilet was going to eat her next.
Mind you she left the monkey in question (stuffed animal) at the park and it was gone when we went back for it. And it has been gone for over a week….
Now my Little one wont use the potty and is even afraid of the little training potty.
What do i do? I have tried explaining to my little one that the toilet is not going to eat her. Showing her that the toilet doesnt eat mommy ect… But nothing is working…
HELP SOMEONE PLEASE
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
Post # 9
Or have you tried monster spray away?
and make your own spray to keep the monsters away