Daughter wont do ANYTHING on the potty & is holding everything in. Any tips or advice??

Rowena - posted on 12/30/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi there,
Im after some advice about potty training my daughter. she has just turned 3 on 26th December. We've only been potty training for about 3 days but its not going well so far. She is refusing to do anything on the potty and is holding everything in all day. This is clearly making her uncomfortable as she cries and says that her bottom hurts, not to mention squirming and dancing about. My main concern is that shes going to make herself ill.When I was getting her ready for bed, her tummy and around her bottom felt rock solid and she was clearly very uncomfortable. I really want her to get to grips with potty training as she starts pre-school in a couple of weeks and I know she is ready for it. I just dont want her to make herself ill obviously. Any advice would be really appriciated! Thanks guys! Rowena xxx

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Rowena - posted on 01/02/2013

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Tried her on the toilet as well. Nothing seems to be working. Im on the verge of giving up to be honest

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My friends daughter was like this. She refused to use the potty, but would happily use the toilet. Try and see if it works for you!

Rowena - posted on 12/30/2012

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Im sure shes ready beacuse shes very aware of when she goes. She tells me what shes doing when shes wearing her nappy. Shes very interested in the potty as well which we bought for her over the summer on our 1st attempt to potty train her, which didnt work. She has been wearing her pants around the house and is happy to do that and she will sit on the potty but wont do anything on it. Shes not even doing anything when shes playing around the house so its not like shes having accidents, shes just doing nothing all day. I think the simple fact that she is able to have control over it all by holding it in all day, shows that she is ready. I dont force her to sit on the potty, I just ask her if she needs to go when she shows the signs of needing to. Im hoping that after a few days she will get the hang of it

Ev - posted on 12/30/2012

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You can not force a child to potty train. What signs has she shown that she is ready? Not all kids do this at the same time as their bodies are still in development. Forcing the issue, and I am not saying you are being mean about it or anything like that, but just pushing it constantly is not going to get the desired results. Place her in panties and tell her that if she pees or poops in them its going to be nasty. Let her run around in them at home all day. Let her seek out the potty on her own to check it out. Keep tabs on her for sure but do not push the issue. If she pees or poops in the panties that might get her started to the direction you want her to go to.

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