potty training help please !!!!

User - posted on 09/15/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my daughter is 2years3months and from an early age she slept through, fed well and walked, shes started talking allot better picking things up everyday and shes very good at understanding what you want her to do. anything you ask her to do she does it except one thing......................... using the potty! she can tell you shes had a wee, if shes got no nappy on and has a wee she will show you where she has had a wee but yet the potty remains untouched! i dont understand how she can communicate with us and listen to us so well yet the one thing she hasnt picked up on is learning how to go on the potty. i thought maybe she may just not like the potty so took her to the toilet, asked her if she needed a wee etc but she just will not use it!!!! any advise or tips would be greatly appreciated thankyou x

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Donna - posted on 09/15/2011

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Each child is different and this is another one of those hard jobs for some parents. My granddaughter was so stubborn and until a month ago she finally is going potty. She will be 4 years old next month. We tried the traditional ways of training but to no success. She would cry, scream, etc. We tried gettting a doll that wets...it did not work. What we found at her age was to use a potty watch. When the watch went off, (we set at every 60 min) she was to go and TRY to go potty. I also bought her a special puzzle (she absolutely loves puzzles). I would allow her to hold the box while she tried. If she went, she got the puzzle. After trying to go for 6 hours, I open the puzzle box, gave her two pieces that went together. She was so excited. I took the pieces back, closed the box all while she was pulling up her panties (still did not pee) and then she reached for the puzzle. I told her No because she did not pee in the potty. She immediately pulled down her panties and sat down and peed! I knew she could do it. After about 30 min of working the puzzle several times, I put it back in the box and was taking it back to the shelf. She asked for the puzzle again, I told her no, not until she went pee in the potty again. Guess what? She immediately when in and peed again all within 30 min of each time. She has has continued to goevery time the potty watch goes off. It will work, just have to see what other things you can bribe them with especially when they are as stubborn as my granddaughter was.
One other key thing to do when you are working to get her to go, you must keep pushing the fluids. They will have to go sometime and for more fluids you push the more they will have to go. Good Luck!

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