Potty Training HELP!!!

Jeannette - posted on 05/29/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Let me say this first. I have 2 daughters one who is 3 1/2 and the other one is 2 years old. My first daughter who is 3 1/2 is potty trained. When i first potty training her she was about 18 months old and i didn't want 2 babies in diapers so i started early with her and she was really easy to potty train she was very interested in her big girl potty. She goes to the potty during the day but im having a hard time with the night time potty training. How do i get her to go potty when she doesn't want to wake up and go? Now my 2 year old daughter who is driving me crazy! She wont use it at all i mean she cries screams kicks and even tries to bite me when i put her on the potty so she can use it. She would prefer to use her diaper than the potty! Ive tried everything from just leaving her on there (with my supervision of course) to trying bribing her and nothing seems to work with her. How do i get her interested in the potty to go? I even went as far as letting her pick out her own potty and she wont even use it. Im at a loss with her. I know kids are different but this is getting nuts with her. I love both of my girls but she is driving me crazy. Do i just leave her be and when she wants to use it let her do it on her own terms or do i just keep putting her on there and wait and see if she goes by herself? I need help with this one

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Shada - posted on 05/29/2012

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My son just turned 3 and he was potty trained in a week actually last week. I let him decide when he was ready. She may not be ready yet and sometimes if you push kids into doing something they learn to hate it. I would just let her be happy with diapers and let her be til she shows interest in the potty. I waited until my son started consistently telling me when he had pooped and peed in his diaper. After that I would start to ask if he had to go to the potty and we would use it about 2 to 3 times a week and i would practice with him not wearing anything to see if he was ready. This took me about 6 months of trying this and cleaning the floors to figure out he finally was. Just this last week I made him not wear a diaper or underware and he was like that for 3 days before i stuck underware on him and he has had a couple of accidents in the car and that is pretty much it. But honestly I would just let her chose when the time is right.

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