my potty training nightmares,sugestions helpfull!!!

Liz Gaffney - posted on 07/25/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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MY DAUGHTER IS FIVE,WILL B STARTING KINERGARDEN THIS SEPT,ALL WAS GOOD TILL SHE REFUSED TO WEAR HER UNDERWEAR, CLAIMED IT HURT.OK SO I GOT HER EVERY PAIR IN THE WORLD AND EVERY SIZE.{ B4 WE GO ANY FURTHER SHE DOES HAVE SESITIVE SKIN.}STILL FIGHTS ME ALL DAY BOUT THIS. SO I GOT GOODNIGHTS FOR NIGHT TIME WEAR.CUZ SHE SLEEPS LIKE A ROCK. AND SHELL JUST WET HER BED.IM AT MY WITTS END.IF I PUT THEM ON THEY COME OFF.THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!,MY SO TRAINED LATE BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS. R ALL GIRLS LIKE THIS.I WAS A PAIN IN THE BUTT TO MY MOM, IS THIS PAYBACK ARRRRRGGGGG!!!

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Lisa - posted on 07/28/2010

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So she was fine wearing underwear for a while before she started saying they hurt? I agree with Cathie, could it be the washing powder? Otherwise look at where it hurts, could the legs be too tight, have you tried boy leg style underwear? Let her chose some, my almost 5 year old loves Disney Princesses so she has several pairs with pictures on them. And finally, try bribery. Make up a reward chart and give her stickers every day she wears her underwear. Make up your own rewards, like 3 days in a row she gets lollies, money, a little gift. Start with a small target and then extend it, so she might have to go 3 days, then 4, then 5. That way it seems more do-able for her IYKWIM.

I'd also be focussing on day time training, night time can wait for now.

Cathie - posted on 07/26/2010

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Maybe try changing your washing powder - it could be irritating her skin. Take her shopping with you to choose a new one. Also, if you haven't already, take her with you to choose the undies. If it is something in her head, by you taking away the excuses (it hurts, I don't like them) she may give in. Also, talk to her about how only kids who wear undies can go to big school. If she wants to be a baby, she will have to stay home like a baby and do baby things. I would just focus on the day training again, and not worry about the nights for now. Use pull-ups and deal with nighttime training later, when she is more comfortable. maybe also talk about other kids she knows (cousins, friends kids etc) who are big girls/boys and wear undies, and wouldn't she like to be like them? Reward her for wearing the undies. Start little - keep them on till lunchtime, earn a lolly. Keep them on all day earn a treat for dessert. Keep them on all week and earn a toy. Whatever bribes work for her!

Goodluck!

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