Please help with potty training for 2 1/2 year old girl....

Nicole - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 2 1/2 year old litte girl has no intrest in using the potty. I have tried rewards, we have put the baby dolls on the potty and I even take her into the bathroom with me to show her that I am a "big girl" for using the potty. I have left her diaperless to run around the house and she will hold it in until I finally put her diaper back on her. Please help!!

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Sarah - posted on 01/10/2010

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My little girl did the same thing. She would hold it until I put a diaper on her, but I finally took her to the store and let her pick out her own panties. Once she put them on she did not want to potty in them. We did still have some accidents, but it made a big difference letting her choose them. I also put her potty chair in her room. It seemed like she would be too busy playing and did not want to leave her room to go to the bathroom. So once I put the chair in her room she used it all the time. Also if she goes to a babysitter you realy have to make sure that they are working with her too. I hope this might help.

Suzanne - posted on 01/10/2010

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Don't Worry, she is still young. My daughter had no interest, then slight interest and then she was going poop but was still peeing in the diaper. It was like one day, she just decided that was it. She began using the potty all the time. A week later she was dry at night too. She has had one accident at night since she made this decision. She was 33 months when she finally decided diapers were no longer for her. It will happen, just be patient.

Kim - posted on 01/10/2010

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They say that the potty training phase is normally from 2 1/2 to 3 but as we all know every kid is different. Melissa is right though. If your daughter is playing with another kid who is potty trained she will eventually want to do what the other kid is doing and more or less potty train herself. She'll want to do what her friend does. Now it doesn't mean she isn't going to need your help. Just keep on doing what you are doing. I understand how fusturating it can be. Put her in part time daycare if you can. That might help. You could also set a new rule that if she is going to go potty in her diaper then she needs to go in the bathroom and do it. She doesn't have to sit on the potty but she just needs to be in the bathroom. You'll have to help her with this idea and then eventually move her onto the potty. Try googling some ideas or ask your daughter's doctor. There are also a lot of books out there that might help you.

Melissa - posted on 01/10/2010

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My daughter was 3 1/2 when she finally was potty trained. She just wasn't interested in using it. What finally made her change her mind was getting to go to preschool. She kept seeing her brother go each morning to his special school and she wanted to go too. We told her that she couldn't go until she started using the potty like a "big girl". That did the trick. She was potty trained in a weekend.

Shantel - posted on 01/10/2010

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have you tried to put her in big girl panties? sometimes they really hate the feeling of being wet when they have panties on..

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Swati - posted on 07/12/2012

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my daughetr of 2yeras 2 months would stand on the bathroom and do, but wont go to the toilet, she is scared to see it, although she saw me doing. In play-school, she does not even walk into the toilet, but starts crying and yelling and wants to come out. I took her, thinking she is not comfortable with the babysitter. she did the same thing. can anybody help?

Janice - posted on 01/11/2010

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Relax! As hard as that is, we've all been through it. My oldest started to do it but then lapsed and had no interest. I remember a good friend telling me this, "she won't be 18 and still wearing diapers". About a week after I relaxed with it, she suddenly just did it. She was closer to 3 when this happened. You'll remember these days and look back and laugh wondering why you, like all of us, worried that our child wasn't on schedule with learning stuff! Enjoy these days, they grow up so fast.

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I hate to say it but it sounds like she's not ready yet for potty training. With my little one we went through a phase when we were interested and then a phase where we were not interested. Now we are back in the interested phase but it's fading fast because she is having a problem communicating her needs to us. If her diapers still hold all her pee then I'd leave her for a few more weeks/months but do not give up. Still take her into the bathroom, sit her on the potty if she lets her, and wash her hands before changing her diaper. That is how the daycare got my daughter interested again in potty training.

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