Potty Training

LaRissa - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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How doi convince my 2 year old daughters baby-sitter that she is ready to potty train? I am potty training her at home and she goes to the potty when i ask her if she needs to go, and i praise her everytime she pottys. I asked the baby-sitter to please start working with her during the day. she told me that she rufuses to work with her because she doesn't think she is ready. What can i do about this situation moms?

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Sara - posted on 10/24/2009

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Well, first of all you are the mom and your baby-sitter should follow your wishes. If she can't then I think it is time to find a new sitter! Typically girls potty train sooner than boys and your 2 year old is right on track. Follow your instinct and get her potty trained! I went through a similar situation with my sons. My sitter wouldn't work with them as well as I would have liked. I decided that if she was defying my wishes regarding potty training....what else was she not doing? I decided to put them in a day care. Scary move for me but it ended up being the best thing for all of us. They worked with them well and they got potty trained in no time!

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Jasmine - posted on 10/28/2009

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i would just explain what you are doing at home and that she is your child and you would like her to assist in the potty training process.

Ashley - posted on 10/27/2009

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One tell her you think shes ready. and if she still refuses... stop sending diapers. put your daughter in underwear. then they wont have a choice but to bring her to the potty. Its also an easier way to potty trained. I worked in daycare and for most kids this is how we did it. If she still refuses find a dif daycare. or tell her thats what your going to do... its your daughter and if you think shes ready thats what matter

Joni - posted on 10/27/2009

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my son is 2 and he is potty training yes it does take patience but if the sitter is unwilling to help with potty training then it is time for a new sitter! my son goes to daycare and they take him to the potty! stop sending diapers she will catch on, or clean up alot of messes!

SHERESSE - posted on 10/27/2009

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Honestly I feel that ur babysitter is lazy and she doesnt want to put in the time and effort it takes to assist ur child with that dilema....the babysitter needs to remember that this situation is part of her job description

Angelique - posted on 10/26/2009

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Who does the sitter think she is. That is your child and if you think she is ready and you are having no problems training at home than the sitter should follow your lead and start working with her when the child is with her. If she refuses your request than it is time to have her pay for the diapers they are not cheap. My son is 4 and just recently got trained. he only uses pull ups to sleep and that is still expensive

Debra - posted on 10/26/2009

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Quoting LaRissa:

Potty Training

How doi convince my 2 year old daughters baby-sitter that she is ready to potty train? I am potty training her at home and she goes to the potty when i ask her if she needs to go, and i praise her everytime she pottys. I asked the baby-sitter to please start working with her during the day. she told me that she rufuses to work with her because she doesn't think she is ready. What can i do about this situation moms?



Just keep doing what u do.  She probaly does not have the patience/ Eventually your child will catch on/  Just keep prasing her.  I have a 2year old son and its a challange but we are trying

Stacey - posted on 10/26/2009

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If she was my baby sitter i would politly say look she's my daughter and i will bring her up how I see fit and if you want to continue being our baby sitter then you'll have to learn not to undermine me and go by my rules that I have for my daughter! And if that still fails then there are always plenty more babysitters out there that will be more than happy to do as you ask. Good luck xx

Loren - posted on 10/26/2009

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That really sucks. I work the the 2 year olds at the daycare center I work at. I am known as the "potty training queen". I have my 17 month old daughter going to the potty at home but at daycare she is in the one year old room and they don't have access to a bathroom so she can't go all during the day unless I let her stay with me my room which i do sometimes. There really isn't anything I can do about my situation but you can. Have a sit down with her one day. Find out why she feels the way she does and really let her see your feelings too. After that you will either get her convinced to work with your daughter or you'll agree to disagree and you'll have to find another care taker.

Cailie - posted on 10/26/2009

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CHANGE DAYCARE!!!! if a daycare is unwilling to work with you and your family just think what else she is not helping with as far as learning. my son is 15 mothns and my day said that me trying to potty trian now is out of my mind but when my son comes to me with his diaper and says poop mama i think that he is more than ready. when i went and interview other in home daycares every singel on said that they would help and that that lady was probley nuts and was just there for the money. now i am not saying taht that is the case withy your lady but they should be willing to help you out as much as they can no matter what. your daughter may also need the extra push as daycare with all the other kids that are around she may not want to take the time to sit on teh potty! hoep that this gives you a little hlep!

Custom_creations By Lisa - posted on 10/26/2009

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Find another babysitter...YOU are PAYING her to watch YOUR child...If she does NOT want to work with her...WHY pay her?

What else does she NOT want to do for YOUR Child? This to me seems like she is LAZY or has TOO many other children on her plate!

Just my opinion!

Natalie - posted on 10/26/2009

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First of all it is not your babysitters' decision when you and your baby is ready. Make sure she is following any other of your rules of your house/family too since this so minor is hard to come across.And research shows the sooner the better for your baby.Being little and just to get comfortable with the idea in their little new minds make it fun in the beginning.Soon enough they will just be so comfortable with the idea it will come natural.I have been told and with the experience of being a mom the third time around have found that if he/she can take off their little diapers theirselves then they are ready.I waited until my first two were about 2 years old and and took a long time with many mistakes and accidents.Now with my son being my third child we let him start around 10 months when he could pull off his own diaper.As of right now with him being 21 months he will rip his diaper off run across the room and tinkle in his potty and get a special little treat.We use lollipops and stickers.The way I see it is you can make it just fun in the beginning because it is so new and just something to get use to.With many accidents later and not even 2 yet he is pretty much potty trained concept wise.Now with the age of 2 fastly approaching I will get a little more firm on the potty training so he understands potty only not whenever he just wants to.Then after potty training don't forget the last phase which is at bed time.Potty training is a long and patient process.Earlier is best so it becomes more natural and diaper habit isn't hard to steer away from.

Star - posted on 10/25/2009

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Bottom line....Help potty train are I will have to replace you! You work 4 me I don't work 4 u!! Rules are rules!!!

Jasmine - posted on 10/25/2009

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Well I have a set of twin daughters who are 3 years old and me and my babysitter has an understanding about the potty training process. If your training your daughter and your babysitter refuses to train her then it's obvious that the two of you don't have and understanding and there for she needs a career redirection if you know what I mean. As the caregiver it is her obligation to assist you in training your daughter and if she is unable to carry out her obligations then you should get someone better because your child, our children deserve to have a caregiver that will give them their undivided attention in everything they do.

Louisa - posted on 10/25/2009

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Its not upto your baby sitter to decide weather your little grl is ready for potty training, you will know her better than anyone else so just be persistant and tell her that her not continuing what you are ding with her at home is acctually hindering her rather than helping her? Your the mom she's the sitterput your foot down.

Cynthia - posted on 10/24/2009

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Well.. You need to tell her that it IS time.. its your child only you can do that. Also you can not send any pampers.. enough accidents and shell take her potty! Thats how my daughter learned.

Julia - posted on 10/24/2009

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to be honest the decision is entirely yours! as her mother its up to u if u think she's ready. I have 3 boys, all of whom were out of nappies day and night by the time they turned age 2! Whenever they went to anyone else I sent spare clothing, having explained that I was no longer using nappies, if they had an accident, fine, they just got cleaned up and put in fresh clothes, they soon learn its not nice to soil their clothing. I would definately ask aroung other babtsitters, seems to me that she just doesn't want the extra work. good luck!

STACEY - posted on 10/24/2009

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YOU TELL THE BABYSITTER LISTEN I'M TRAINING HER TO USE THE POTTY AT HOME AND YOU WOULD LIKE FOR HER TO DO THE SAME.THE NEXT TIME YOU SEND HER TO BABYSITTER DON'T SEND ANY PAMPERS/PULLUPS.SEND AN EXTRA CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND PANTIES AND A POTTY IF YOU HAVE TO .AND THE SITTER STILL REFUSES THEN YOU DO THE NEXT BEST THING FOR YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER FIRE HER AND FIND A NEW ONE OR MAYBE EVEN CONSIDER A CHILD CARE FACILITY.SHE WILL COME TO HER SENSE THEN WHEN SHE REALIZES SHE JUST LOST AN INCOME!!!

Rebecca - posted on 10/24/2009

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As a babysitter of 3 kids being potty trained and one of them being my own 2 year old son i would personally do the following if my sitter refused to potty train. Stop sending diapers with her in her bag. Send an extra pair of big girl undies. The sitter will get the hint. It is hard enough to train kids to go you need to be consistant on all ends, including your sitter. She needs to understand that if she doens't think she's ready she is in fact adn you are the mother so you decide. It sounds like your sitter is just lazy!! I have made a chart for each child and when they go on the potty they get a sticker and put it on the chart themselves. I have gotten one little girl age 2, potty trained in 3 days. Her mother was estatic!!! The kids like to show the parents when they get picked up the progress they made. If the sitter finds she doesn't want to go when she's there maybe she needs to do some research as i at first had some problems as the kids didn't want to leave the playing area. I set up a toy pocket for each child so when they are on the potty they each have a special toy witing for them. Make sure however it is something easy to clean off that can be done at the end of each potty session. Or she could read a book while kids were on potty's, i have to do this with my son on the weekends...he hates his potty and it is taking me ages to get him done. I'm told it's normal boys are harder to train but man oh man...your sitter has it easy with a girl.
Good luck:)

Laurie - posted on 10/24/2009

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Hi there. I haven't started to potty train my son who is 18 months yet but it sounds kind of silly that your baby-sitter refuses to work with you and your daughter; and tells you that your own child is not ready. You are the employer not her. Maybe you should speak to other baby-sitters and find one that will cooperate with your requests. Good luck!

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