how can i get my 2 1/2 yr old little girl to use the potty? shes so active

Lindsey - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hi my little girl is 2 1/2 now and have been trying to get her potty trained. she seemes to have very little intrest in sitting on the potty to go. she knows that big girls use the potty and she will tell u that the potty is where u poop and pee. but she is just so active that she seemes like she doesn't want to take the time. ive tryed storys while she sits ( which she will sit and read forever else where) but will not stay on the potty, ive tryed keeping her specile treat that she loves for just if she uses the potty and nothing has really seemed to work. any ideas on how to get her to have intrest in using the potty?

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Lindsey - posted on 09/13/2011

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thanks every one its nice to know i'm not the only one thats dealing with this :) Bonnie: i have put her in panties and leggings a few times the last time we wnt through 4 pair in 15 mins :( lol katherine: i try not to push her to much as shes the typ if u push to do something she defiyes it. i do tell her when i change her that she should go in the potty and not her dipper, she says i know mommy i a big girl, of corse i say yes u are and big girls use the potty lol her respose is yes i will ..... what a girl lol

Katherine - posted on 09/12/2011

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LOL. My 2.5 year old does the same thing only she does go in the bathroom frequently. Sometimes she is too busy also. The only reason I'm laughing is because we're having the same problem. I don't push her. I did with my first and it was a disaster. She had accidents until she was 4.

Just let her go at her own pace, if you think about it she's still young.

Bonnie - posted on 09/12/2011

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I would put her in underwear. She may have some accidents, but they feel everything more compared to with diapers. This helped with my younger son. He was trained within 2 weeks at the most.

JuLeah - posted on 09/12/2011

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Sometimes sticker charts work ... kids love stickers

You are doing all the right things, don't push. She will get there

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