Tracy - posted on 04/19/2013 ( 27 moms have responded )
My twin girls are almost 3 1/2 years old and still not potty trained. One is very interested in the potty, watching me go and even sitting on it, but she has yet to go on it. The other has no interest at all.
We literally just started potty training a few hours ago. I initially put them in panties. One hates to wear the panties (even though they are cute character panties) and so we decided to just let them go naked. They have both peed on the floor numerous times each. It was EVERYWHERE!!! And they were just walking through it and walking around like they could care less. They would sit on the potty (because they want the Skittles I'm using as a reward) but then after awhile they get bored and will be away from the potty for like 10 seconds and pee without a facial expression or mention of it. Not sure what to do. How can I get them to understand that they need to use the potty instead of peeing on the floor when peeing on the floor doesn't bother them? Wet panties doesn't seem to bother either one either. By doing this the whole weekend will they eventually figure it out?
I've read and heard from other moms to either go directly into panties or completely naked so they will figure it out right away, but mine don't seem to care. I was doing the "wait until they are ready" approach but at 3.5 years I think they should be ready by now. They have to be ready to be in the 3s preschool class come Fall, and they need to be potty trained for the summer camp I have them signed up for in July.
Sigh...it's going to be a LONG and WET weekend! Any and all suggestions would be helpful because I'm kind of at a loss. This is one situation where I wish we had family close by so I could send one away for a weekend and focus on only one at a time.