help with potty trainin !!

Andrea - posted on 04/27/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my son is nearly 3 and is due to start nuersry in september i have been tryin to get him potty traind ready for nursery but he will not go near the potty i av tried a sticker chart n his favourt treats and books n toys to keep him busy while on the potty but he will not use the potty. Any advice please

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Rainy - posted on 04/29/2009

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The stool is a Great idea! It helped my daughter too. Also, I just put my daughter in regular "big-girl" panties and we would go out side to play (or anywhere I wouldn't mind the clean up of an accident). It is SO much more uncomfortable to have an accident all over your cloths than in a diaper or a pull-up. It really made her stop and notice what was happening and she caught on so much faster after that.

Amanda - posted on 04/29/2009

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Another thing with the ones who are having a hard time #2 make sure there is astool to put their feet on It is really hard to use the bthroom with your feet dangling. That helped with my first one

Amanda - posted on 04/29/2009

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My aughter was 3 as well when she finally got out of the diapers. But when she did, she never had one accident. It was like she was ready. I think they will go when they are ready. My two year old was going great for a while and then she just quit, so I havent really rushed her and Im hoping she will decide for herself to go. Well see what happens. My kids are girls, but a friend of mine got her little boy to go by putting cheerios in the toilet and making it a game. It worked like a charm for her.

Kelly - posted on 04/28/2009

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my 4 yr old daughter is getting ready to turn 5 in may...she would always refuse to do a #2 on the potty...she would go and get a pullup and go in that...I even took her to AI hospital to see if anything was wrong with her because she get constipated alot and of course, NOTHING! so anyway...I bribed her, gave her a book to look at, anything I could think of....I even told her I would go to jail when she starts kindergarten because she wasnt on the potty! LOL...so then I told finally gave her some tough love...I went to take her TV out of her playroom and then she said she would finally try to go on the potty...well, I waited with her while she tried and she was about to give up...then she said to leave the bathroom and close the door...(she wanted me by her side all the time before this) and I left, and to my surprise she did it!! so I made a big fuss and even took her to the toy store...well, she has been going on it ever since! I am so proud of her...she told me she was scared to do it, but once she started, she told me she was surprised at how easy it is...and all it took was for me to take her most prized possesion...hope this helps...perhaps?

Krystal - posted on 04/28/2009

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I actually hadn't heard of the sticker chart, but sounds like a really good idea. She loves stickers! We'll give it a try. Thanks!

Beth - posted on 04/28/2009

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Krystal,
It sounds like a power issue. If you haven't tried the sticker chart yet,now would be a good time (never underestimate the power of stickers). You could offer better or bigger stickers if she tells you instead of you having ask. If this doesn't work, I suggest letting it go. If she sees that it isn't getting to you she'll stop fighting.
With my son, I was very constituent about potty times and then one day it clicked. He was a week shy of 3 years. Same story with first-borns of two friends of mine. Click; like a light switch. Unfortunately, my daughter is stubborn and nothing is working. She'll be 4 in 4 months. We've tried constituency, stickers, toys, cheering, yelling, even begging. Right now we are on a sticker chart and there seems to be some progress, but I don't know. She is aware that she won't go to daycamp if she isn't potty trained but long-term goals don't work for her. We might need to try the extreme potty-train your kid in 3 days type approach.

Lyndsey - posted on 04/28/2009

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Hi Krystal,
My son was like that, and to be honest I think his problem was laziness- after all, its much easier to go in a nappy etc than to actually go where he's meant to, right? It was hard, but I persevered. Sometimes he would be sat on the potty for awhile watching his fave cartoons and eventually he'd go by accident, then we just made such a huge fuss and give him a treat so he understood that this was a good thing. He's still in nappies at night, but is dry by day. He'll ask for the potty, and when he's been he'll stand there and say 'hip hip' and we have to say 'hooray!' I know its silly lol, but it's really worked for him.
Also, have you tried taking your daughter to the bathroom when you go? Explain to her that mummy is a big girl etc, and curiosity might get the better of her
Hope that helps x

Krystal - posted on 04/27/2009

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Any suggestions for me? I have a 2 1/2 year old that knows what to do on the potty, but is refusing to do it. Before we officially started potty training, she would come and ask to go on the potty, then would go! Now she's decided she doesn't want to and won't, unless we leave her sitting there for a while. And she never comes to tell me she needs to go anymore. Any suggestions?

Andrea - posted on 04/27/2009

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thank u very much i look ur info on board im goin to try pull up as he wnt wer jus normal pants he doen not like them at all

Lyndsey - posted on 04/27/2009

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Hi! My little boy will be 3 in June, and we thought it time to try him with the potty. At first, he hated it with a passion, and it would upset both him and me. What seemed to work for us was a little persistance, just putting him on there for a few minutes to see if he would go. It took awhile, and he did it comletely by accident, but after he saw how much praise we gave him he was well away! I found pants intimidated him a bit too, so stuck with pullups. Good luck!

Andrea - posted on 04/27/2009

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hiya thank u for the help i will try them and see if they work, i tried him with just pants on and he hates thm and will not keep them on but i will deffently try those thank u

Belinda - posted on 04/27/2009

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Andrea im have some what of the same trouble i feel like a horrible mother my sons are 4 and 3 and they are just now being interested in the potty its hard. i know its mean but try those new pullups cool alert and see what happens.

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