Chrisitna - posted on 09/25/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am a new mom and my daughter is a little over 2 years old She is bright and has done everything on time or before she was supposed to... But this potty thing is a little different.. When we tried to put her on the big potty with a seat she screamed so when she was 18 months or so I got her a potty chair that sings when you use it..She loved it, I have tried to get her to use it a few times and everyone got on me for it.. saying that shes to young and will when she is ready. If I push her it may take longer , so i stopped trying to force her.. She is always going to the bathroom when i go and i have her sit on the potty when i do but she never goes.. My daughter is fully aware when her diaper is soiled and can not stand to wear them that way for even a few moments, so she will tell me or simply take it off herself... I did not know what more to do... So I guess you could sayI backed off, let her move at her own pace, and waited for her to show signs of being ready... Well 2 weeks ago her grandmother was trying to get her to come out of the bathroom and Shut the door... she replied "No grandma I have to potty." Her grandma took her diaper off and sat her on the potty and she went peepee.. Grandma was shocked and Her father and I were gone, So we were called on the phone the moment it happened...And Everyone of course acting a fool and praising her for it (jumping, clapping, yelling, and telling her what a good job she did) the whole 9 yards. But I don't think she was ever rewarded for it and it only happened that one time, I kind of think it may have scared her or something the way everyone was acting .We ask her all the time when she is going to use her potty again like a big girl, and she just acts like we are crazy.. I don't know but To me That is more than her showing signs that she is ready, Heck she did it on her own.. Now I just need some pointers on getting her to do this all the time and if i reward her what do i reward her with( i cant and dont want to give her candy everytime she goes potty, Sheesh.. thats a lot of junk food and cant be good for her) Can anyone give me advice on what to do? Tell me what has worked for your children? Also at what age did you start your child? and approximately how long did it take? Do you think we could have scared her or made her lose interest? Help, In Need Of Advice , A Little Confused ? Suggestions Please...