Meghan - posted on 08/09/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is almost 2 and we have been slowly encouraging her to use the potty since she was 15 months old. I know that is a little young, but at 15 months she started telling me she had gone "pee-pee" and wanted her diaper changed (sometimes even taking it off and bring the dirty diaper to me). So my mom suggested I buy a potty and let her try it. Well, at first she did good and used it about 5 times during the first month when I would take her. But then I began school and her nana started watching her and, of course, never took her. So since I have been trying to get her to go. I don't force her to go, I just suggest it and sometimes she runs to the BR and sits down, other times she says no. When I do get her to go to the BR she sits down for like 30 seconds then takes off running and won't come back. She hasnt actually gone in her potty in 6 months! I know she is still a little young, but she did it before so I know she can. And she will even come to me still and tell me as soon as shes gone cuz the moment she tells me I feel her diaper and it is still warm. I have bought pull-ups and used them for a while, but they don't seem to be making a difference. So I dont know what else to do.
Should I just wait it out and see if she does it on her own?
Or does anyone have any suggestions about things that worked for them?
I really hate dealing with diapers and I know my girl can do this, so help please!!!