My 3year old daughter is refusing to potty train. Any help and tips plz
Lisa - posted on 06/17/2012
I wouldn't push the issue and just let her decide when she is ready to. Chances are in the next year or so exposure to other kids will make her desire to use it.
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Tara - posted on 06/16/2012
My daughter was a difficult also. She showed alot of interest at 18 months and did really good for about a week and then we had to take a trip out of town for the weekend and when we got home she had no interest what so ever. She didnt show any more interested and refused until about 3. she is now a few months short of 4 and thankfully is fully potty trained. We tried everything from stickers to treats, goal charts for rewards and none of it helped more than a day or 2. The only thing that works is I just stopped putting diapers on her. I put her in cotton pants or pj pants so if there was an accident it helped soak it up. At first there were a bunch of accidents and lots of laundry but it worked. She still had the occasional accident for a month or 2 but has done great ever since. I also put her little potty in the living room till she really got it and then moved it to the bathroom. We literally tried everything I could think of and temporarily dealing with the accidents with no diapers is the only thing that worked. Good luck, she will eventually get it so dont stro much :)
Joni - posted on 06/05/2012
When I tried helping my husband potty train his daughter before we were married. I found out she LOVED stickers... so I went out and bought all sorts of stickers and a big poster board and wrote on it "Elle's potty training FUN!" everytime she would sit on the potty when we asked she got to put up one sticker and if she would potty,it would be 2 stickers, and if she pooped 3. She was potty trained in like a couple weeks. Find what your child is interested in, that is what helped me. Good Luck!
Ashley - posted on 06/05/2012
my advice is do not give up... no matter what. i sat my daughter down and explained everyone uses the toilet. And if she wants to be a big girl then she has to at least try. When i was teaching my daughter we were living with our in laws and every time someone used the bathroom i would pull my daughter next to the bathroom and say look they need to use the potty. and when they would come out of the bathroom, i would clap my hands and tell them what a good job they did. and before i knew it she was potty trained, in the beginning i was losing my mind! but don't give up, it will make more work later.
Heather - posted on 05/30/2012
We made potty training a weekend long party at our house! We did the 3 day method when they were 33months/30corrected and they did great. Not sure what all you have tried but maybe something here will help you, I did a pretty detailed post onhow we appraoched it. Good Luck! http://coxquads.blogspot.com/2011/11/pot...
Sara - posted on 05/29/2012
Don't force them! They will take interest when they are ready...The more you try to force it - the more they will resist it...They all mature at different times, so just back off for a bit & they might take interest....Mine was scared of public toilets for a while...(they are loud and the automatic ones scared her) so I would have to cover the sensor so it wouldn't go off, everytime the neighboring potty would flush, she would try to jump off, but after a little time, it's much better & not an issue) just work with them & they'll come around. Another idea is when they show interest, you could do a sticker chart for just tee-teeing... and then when that's mastered - do one for going #2...When they fill up each chart, they can get a toy at the dollar store, or a special ice cream date w/mom or dad...they love that kind of thing!
Danielle - posted on 05/29/2012
If she's that adamant, you may want to back off of it for a little. Other things to try: take her shopping to pick out her own undies, go cold turkey with undies instead of diapers, have a prize box/bag with rewards for when she goes.
I think that ultimately, they decide when they are ready & let us know, not the other way around. My 3rd wasn't trained until he was 4yrs 8 mos. My 1st was 1 mo shy of 3, my 2nd was 3 yr 7 mos, & my youngest was right around 3.
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