Stephanie - posted on 02/09/2011 ( 40 moms have responded )
My daughter just turned 3 in January and we have just started to train again. I tried when she was 2 1/2 with no luck as she is just soo.... stubborn. She doesn't do anything on the potty. We made a huge deal about "the potty fairy" coming to bring her a potty and she was so excited when she found the package when she got up that morning. She loves the idea of getting rewarded if she goes. We made her a special treasure box that she can pick a toy from when she uses the potty. The thing is, is that she wants the prize but doesn't want to earn it. I ask her if she wants to try to sit on the potty and sometimes she will and other times she says she doesn't want to. but she has never actually peed or pooed in it. She will sit there for 5 or so minutes and then jump up and say I'm done. I ask her if she peed and she says yes even thought she has done nothing. I am really confused on what I should do. How do I explain to her what she needs to do. We have talked about the fact that when you drink it goes through your body and make pee pee etc. she doesn't seem to get it. She has asked me to help her pee pee on the potty,but I try to explain that I cant make her pee. Sometimes I think she is just not listening to anything, or just doesn't want to hear what I have to say. I have listened to lots of advice but none has worked for her, I even bought her a doll that pees and she just likes to feed it and make it pee, she doesn't want to do it herself. I need advice desperately. I need her out of pull-ups(she pretty much thinks they are diapers) since I have a son that is in diapers.