Kat - posted on 10/17/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter 3yrs has shown intermittent interest in toilet training for a bit over 18months. About 6 weeks ago she was VERY interested in sitting on the toilet & wearing knickers. I had small treats for rewards for keeping dry etc. Double treats & a prize if she did a wee or poo. After a few days & a couple accidents she finally did a wee on the toilet. She got VERY emotional & cried her little eyes out. I gave her her prize which she loved & was wonderfully grateful & excited. The next day she did a wee on the potty & did the same very emotional cry afterwards. She hasn't really tried since. A couple of sits on the toilet or potty, but no real effort. I do not push her at all. I only have her do it when she asks. Occasionally I will ask her if she wants to give it a go this week & she says NO. And I'm like "That's Ok, whenever your ready".
Early this year or perhaps late last year she did do a tiny wee into the potty & she got all worked up "Clean clean clean clean" & was quite emotional then too.
I am very mindful not to put any pressure on her & create a massive fear in her.
Anyone had similar experiences? What have been the outcomes? How did you best handle this situation?