ho to potty train girls who started late
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Amy - posted on 09/09/2009
i had my daughter (now14) and my niece (now 4) both potty trained (daytime) in 1 day . put them in underware with a peir of rubber pants over them and if they pee leave them in the pants for a few minutes. they dont like the wet feeling and learn fast that if they pee in the potty they are not wet.
Sarah - posted on 09/09/2009
my daughter was just over 2 and a half when we started traing her.and for the first week we put little knickers on her and all she seemed to do was wet them.we then realised that ti her it might feel like she still has a nappy on.we took off the knickers and let her wander round the house in skirts and dresses and before the end of the second week she was asking to use the toilet.she never seemed interested in the potty.shes still has the odd days when she either forgets or get distracted and we have had a few accidents but overall she has been no bother.even though i felt like all i was doing for them first few weeks was wiping up pee its worth it when ya see how grown up your little girls are.
Sara - posted on 09/08/2009
We have a 3 year old who is good most of the time, but she tends to not even try when she is at my moms sometimes. Often we have found that when she is intensely playing with her sister (almost 8) and her cousins (4 and 8) she simply forgets. We have done many little things like taking her in the potty with me and having her watch so she understands what to do, also a little praise goes a long way, even if she just sat and tried i would thank her for doing so and tell her that she was a good girl for trying. When she does go in the potty I tell her what a big girl she is. I have even sat in the bathroom with her while she "read" books an sat on the potty. Sometimes it is the sensation that kind of scares them. The biggest warning I can give is if you try to get them to go in a public rest room be sure that you block the sensor if it is an auto flush toilet! I didn't and she got so scared that she refused to go in a public rest room for several months for fear that the toilet would flush on her and scare her. The reward system does work if you are consistent with it. As for at your moms, consistency in asking them to go potty is a huge thing. Even at home sometimes we get so busy with things that we forget and then we have an accident. I have noticed too that the more tiered she is the more she has accidents. Hope this was helpful!
Jaci - posted on 07/24/2009
I found that if I pushed my girls too much that they would do the opposite of what I wanted them to do. I just let them wear training pants around and when they were ready to go they went. We just gently encouraged them to go. Good luck I feel your pain both of my daughters were about 31/2 and 4 when they finally got completely potty trained. You could also try an incentive we tried M&M's with my youngest that seemed to work some of the time.
Robbie - posted on 07/20/2009
Hi I really know how you feel, I just got my 4 year old totally trained. Make sure their grandma is being consistant with training them. My problem was that my mom passed away right after she turned 3 and my mom was helping me raise my kids because my husband has ALS and it was a real set back for her. Have there been any major changes in their lives? Anyother thing that helped was taking her around her younger cousins who were trained. Sometimes other kids can do the trick better than we can.