21 month old daughter sits on potty but does nothing?

Caitlin - posted on 02/20/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my daughter sits on her potty, and tugs at her pants to pull them down. any idea how to get her to use the potty and not just copy me?

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Caitlin - posted on 02/20/2011

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lol no i didnt think that. but i know what u mean about the people rushing.i didnt want to seem like one of those. believe me, i will shoot fireeworks when she fianlly does so that she will keep it up!

Toni - posted on 02/20/2011

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Hi Caitlin, I wasn't implying (and I hope you didn't think I was) that you're not patient....It just seems to me that so many moms want kids to hurry and our society seems to be on the same page. Keep encouraging her, give her rewards, clap your hands, dance, sing, spin in circles if she does sit down and do something. Good luck. I remember diaper days....I got sick of them too. Now, I change them for my granddaughter and for the people I work for in assisted living.

Caitlin - posted on 02/20/2011

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im not being impatient lol i have had the potty around for about two months before she started sitting on it. i just wasnt sure if there was a way to get her to even pee in it so i can cheer her on and maybe she will poop after that. i just want to get her out of diapers! thanks :)

Toni - posted on 02/20/2011

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First and foremost...be patient. She's copying what she sees because at this age it is what they do. She will go one day. Keep trying and don't get discouraged. I believe parent's today are so busy that they "think" there's a time every child should do things and if you just relax, take a deep breath and realize that she's growing and learning and as soon as she's ready she will make a poop in that potty and you'll email everyone! I hope this helps.:)

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