My 3 year old will not go to the potty she goes in her pamper and will not tell me. Please help!!!
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Erin - posted on 11/04/2009
Has she been on the potty yet? What I did with my son (after trying everything else!) was the "Timer". I put him in underwear and said they were the only pair he'd get all day. From the time he woke up I started the timer for every 30 min. When it went off no matter what we were doing he had to go sit on the potty for 5 min. Then every time he actually went, we'd bump it up to 45 min, and so on in 15 min increments. In 2 weeks the only time he wore a pull up was to bed and only a month after he was completely potty trained. That was the only thing that worked for him. Kids are smart, they know what they're doing. Good luck!
Debra - posted on 11/04/2009
If you are willing, what help me was a sticker chart. I put her in big girl underwear of her favorite cartoon character (hers is Dora) and showed her that everytime she used the big girl potty she got a sticker and if she went poop she got 2 stickers, then at the end of the day if she went potty all day in the toilet i got her her favorite kind of candy all of this made her very excited and it worked. Then eventually when she was proud of herself for using the big girl potty she didnt want stickers. You can do pull ups but i do have to say when i did that she realized it was just like a diaper and would still go in them. To start off it might help. But regular underwear would be a better idea.
Cathrin - posted on 11/03/2009
I just let my child run around in no nappy at all when we are at home. I think it has helped her notice when she need to do a wee etc. Having nothing on when she does a wee shocks her and makes her realise she is not wearing a nappy. Iv'e only just started potty training her but it seems to be the best way so far. Also, let your child see you use the toilet and keep up the encouragment. Goodluck
Amanda - posted on 11/03/2009
First stop using the pampers and the pullups all together. Throw them away. They don't work because the child still sees them as a diaper. Put them in potty training underwear. They are like regular underwear except a little bit thicker material in the crotch. They won't stop their clothes from getting wet if they go in their pants but they will actually be able to feel wet and feel that it's uncomfortable and realize they don't like it. when they do go in their pants, make them clean it up. Also offer a reward system. If they go in the potty and don't have an accident offer a sticker or something they want. Keep the potty in the bathroom. The bathroom is the only place for that sort of thing. The rest of the house is not. My child was potty trained in 3 weeks after doing this. Be patient. Be persistent.
Alison - posted on 11/03/2009
she needs to be in panties. make a big dill of it. let her pick them out.don't back down good luck
i fully agree! i potty trained my son and almost lost it! when it came time to potty train my daughter (who initiated, i could've gone on forever with diapers after the experience with my son) we went to walmart. she picked out some pretty, frilly disney princess panties. i did a count down. "in three days, you're going to wear your pretty panties!!!" then finally stopped diapers and did the panties. no pants. that way there's less to take off when she said she had to go. we brought the potty with us all around the house. we did the timer thing. every 20 minutes. but i've since heard a good idea. put her on the potty, and dip her toes into warm water to help her pee. when she pees, sing, dance, hand out candy! if you have other kids, make them dance too! after she starts continuously going on the potty... move the potty into the bathroom. once she masters going potty in the bathroom, move to the toilet. we started training our daughter two months ago, and now she's fully trained and uses the big toilet. and she's not even two!
my two rules for potty training:
1) NEVER quit. once you start, it's the end of diaper land.
2) NEVER use diapers. diapers make it hard to tell if they wet themselves. you need that uncomfortable feeling for most kids to care.
Kera - posted on 11/01/2009
I had to stay on my daughter constantly. I would sit her on the toilet every 30 mins to see if she would go, this helped cut down the amt of times of her wetting herself. I also monitored how much and when she was drinking so I would definitely know if she should be peeing.