Where do I start when my daughter will do poo's on the toliet but is having problems with wee's and wetting herself and creating puddles?

Michelle - posted on 06/23/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been potty training my daughter for about 6 months now, she is turning 3 in November, she will tell me when she wants to do a poo and we both run to the toliet together and she has been doing this for quite some time now.

However wee's is a complete other story she wets herself all the time, she does not tell me when she wants to do a wee. If she wee's and create's a puddle on the floor she thinks it's funny to jump in it. I am at my witt's end and I have tried everything I can think of, from taking her to do a wee on the toliet or potty every hour or two to try and teach her. I have offered a sticker reward chart. Treats . But nothing seems to work I don't know what to try anymore so has anyway had a similar problem with their child please let me know

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Brittney - posted on 06/24/2012

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I would try to take her more often or have her help you clean up the puddle. My daughter didn't think it was funny to play in the puddles but she would leave them there for me to step in. I had her get me towels and she had to clean them up, then she washed herself in the bath tub. She was a little over 1, but she caught on really quick, if she made a mess she had to help clean it. It also took a total of 11 months to completely potty train her. (started at 4 months) but once she was walking I let her go around with undies and nothing and after a lot of messes (those ones I cleaned up) and less than 1 week later, she was trained. Make sure your not using pull ups (they mimic diapers) and your not using diapers (day and night).

Michelle - posted on 06/23/2012

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My daughter was the opposite wouldn't poop on the potty so we tried a different kind of rewards chart we found a toy she really wants, my daughter is a performer so she desperately wanted a real microphone as she uses a spoon right now when she sings for us. So I found a kids microphone printed out a picture of it and put it on a calendar and told her we couldn't have any accident for a certain amount of squares in a row and started putting stickers up she did great the first day and then had an accident the second and didn't get her sticker and she was quite upset because I wouldn't put a sticker on that day from then on she has gone every time on the potty we have had a few near misses but she has finally got the idea that when you have to go you run to the potty. We are going to buy her prize today as she finally got all her stickers and only had one bad day at the start. The key is it has to be something your daughter absolutely wants and will do anything to get it.

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