I am having trouble potty training my daughter??? Any ideas?

Laurie - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter is going to be two on the 27th and I am trying to potty train her and I am having trouble. Any ideas???

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I potty trained my daughter at 20 months. I did the take her pants of and let her run around the house naked for a couple of days. Yes I had pee pee messes to clean up, but she only had to pee on herself twice before she realized it's easier to just go on the potty. She was never interested in the little potty, so we bought her any potty she wanted and she chose a seat that attached to the big girl toilet. After the initial couple of days I did the sticker chart thing, I also went to the dollar store and picked out like books, yo-yos and things so she got a dollar toy when she did a poop. I had her daytime potty trained in about 2 weeks. And night time trained with in a couple of months.

Now my son is 26 months and wants absolutely positively nothing to do with potty training. I have tried my usuals with him and it has not worked what so ever. With him I am assuming that he is just not ready. And my thought now is that He will be potty trained eventually. He won't go to kindergarten still in a diaper. I am learning more patience with him than I had to have with my daughter.

Good luck finding what works for you and your daughter!! Promise it will happen when she's ready!

Heidi - posted on 07/17/2009

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My 31 month old daughter is currently potty training. We have be going every hour to sit on the potty. i have had to just have her in "big girl" panties because pullups feel like diapers to her and she just is lazy and goes in them. It is hard and perserving is sooo hard this is week for doing okay but still not brave enough to go out without a pullup but she is starting to get it. We do sticker charts and when she goes poo poo in the potty I have a basket that she gets a special prize out of. It is really hard for her. I have to leave the room and she has to do it by herself. Also I let her pick out the stickers at the store and so she is super excited to get it. Just some ideas. She also might not be ready yet. Some kids take awhile!

Laurie - posted on 07/16/2009

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My son was the same way and doctors and other mothers told me never to push them into it that she just isnt ready every child is different as well what works for one isnt going to always work for the other my daughter was very easy to train my son on the other hand tried it all stickers cereal in the potti to aim at ect... but nothing worked and than one weekend 3 weeks ago at his dads he just started and has done it ever since. though that was the third time trying

Laurie - posted on 07/16/2009

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I was having the worst time potti training my son, I really thought that he was going to be 10 before I got him to train but one weekend he was at his dad s house and started from there he will be 4 in Sept he s been trained for 3 weeks. Dont give up they will when they are ready PS That was not the first time either we tried to train him that was actually the third time fist time he got sick second time his dad walked out on us of 5 years and we were in the middle of training both times we tried a few times there after but he really did not want nothing to do with it so we stopped and than one weekend at his dad s house 3 weeks ago he just did it.


Your little girl will potti train when she is ready I was always told not to push them into it if they resist than wait a bit longer and try again.

Amanda - posted on 07/16/2009

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Ahhh, Pulling my hair out !! My son now 3 1/2 was fully pottly trained by 2, but my daughter is not programmed the same obviously. Shes 2 1/2 and just not interested at all. I've made several attempts to get the ball rolling using the usual tactics n bribes and no go..literatley. I think I'm gunna have to wait for her to be good and ready. Mum blames me for not starting in her first 6 months as she had two of us under three n coped, to be honest that wasn't helpful at all! A strange thing is that within our coffee group (Most mums with two kids or more now all under 4) I've noted that all our boys n girls who's verbal skills are/were above average for their age, potty trained alot earlier !! Go figure, cos they can all sure as hell understand us fine regardless of how well they can talk. Strange but true. Regards to all

Tiffany - posted on 07/14/2009

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my daughter is 26 months and whoever said girls are easier to potty train must of never had a girl. my daughter absolutely wants nothing to do with her potty. she knows when she has to go but she just refuses to use it. tried stickers silly songs and dances, letting her runa round in just big girl underwear worked for a few days and she soon lost interest in that too. I guess she will just start using it when she is really ready.

Lesley - posted on 07/14/2009

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im having the same trouble my daughter is nearly 2and a half and ive been trying since she turned 2 ive realised that she just isnt ready yet ive got 2 other children one is older and he was fully potty trained by 3 i guess it all just takes time they will all do it in there own time once they are ready too. i plan to try again in the next few months and if i still dont have any luck ill just wait another couple of months. just let her do it in her own time let me know how it goes. good luck

Tammy - posted on 07/14/2009

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Hi there! My daughter is 3. I had a rough time with her til my Mom gave me an idea. I made a sticker chart. She loves stickers. If she pee'd she got 1. If she pooped she got 2. SHe also loves washing her hands so that was a plus. Find somethin she loves and reward her with it. I havnt used the chart now for months. She just loves washing her hands with her special Nemo soap. Hope I have helped at least a little.

Sabrina - posted on 07/14/2009

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I put the pot in front of the t.v. I also woke them up about every half hour. Throughout the night as well, so they would know what it felt like when they had to "pee-pee." Worked like a charm. Tried it 2 times and within 2 days and 2 nights, they were potty trained. They still had "accidents" but not too often. Hope this helps.

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