My 2 year old completely lost interest in potty training... HELP!

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Jodi - posted on 01/06/2009

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I just potty trained my 26 month old daughter last weekend. We started right away Sat. morning. I took her diaper off and put undies on her. I told her that she is a big girl now and doesn't need to wear diapers anymore. She needs to tell mommy when she has to go potty because she can't go in her undies. She had 3 accidents and by the afternoon, she was letting me know she had to go potty and was actually going on the potty. We stayed home all weekend to spend time going on the potty. It is Tuesday now and she has been going on the potty ever since. Today was the first day she went poopy on the potty. I had bought Elmo goes Potty DVD a couple months ago and she has been watching it up until now. That may have helped her grasp the concept before actually trying. Good luck!

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Sophie - posted on 06/12/2011

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My daughter wasn't toilet trained until she was practically 4. I tried when she was 2 but she had none of it! As long as there's no pressure to train for school etc don't let it worry you. How many adults do you know who can't use the toilet? =P

Maggie - posted on 01/07/2009

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My daughter had the same problem she would go in the toilet then she wouldn't.  It was back and forth very frustrating.  Everyone told me it will come.  I finally let off on always asking her if she had to go potty and one day it took off and she was potty trained  during the day. Of course were still working on the night time. And now my son is going down the same path. One day he runs to the bathroom and the next he will tell me he has to go poop but refuses to go in the potty. my best advise take it one day at a time.

Rebecca - posted on 01/07/2009

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hi my boy had the same thing going on all i did was to take away his nappies and trainig pants off of him and he has been in big boy pants ever since. i think that knowing that when i got tired and would just put something else on him encouraged him to have "accidents" so i just told him no and that was it we have not looked back since. good luck cause i knkow it is hard.

Christine - posted on 01/07/2009

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my five year old wasn't interested in her potty but i had to have her potty trained to start school, so i waited until she was three years old and stopped her wearing potty training pants, in a sense she went cold turkey, and within two weeks she was fully potty trained. i'm going to do the same with my two year old.

Gem - posted on 01/06/2009

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Yep I was stressing as both my older boys were fully toilet trained at 2yrs and then my little girl started at 18 months then lost total interest till 2yrs and 10mths and then all of a sudden good bye nappies here come big girl knickers she wont even wear a nappy at nite she has to have pullups now and she is mostly dry over night too!!!! She refudes to use a potty too it has to be the toilet shes a "big girl not a baby"!!!! It does come naturally when they are ready!!!!

Rachel - posted on 01/06/2009

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Not uncommon to loose interest in potty training at this age. THey may show an interest when younger, but may not be ready mentally to do it. And after giving it a go, loose interest and want to go back into the easiness of nappies. Don't stress about it unless you have a reason for wanting to get them toilet trained NOW. My little boy lost interest until I had my second son, then decided he didn't want to be a baby who wore nappies anymore, that was his new siblings role!!!

Rachael - posted on 01/06/2009

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Trith be told, a child won't go to the toilet until they're good and ready. My daughter is about to turn 3 (next week!) and she's only just starting to get interested in going to the toilet. We've been trying on and off since she was 2 to no avail. Some weeks were good weeks and others weren't. This is the first time she's done it continuously for me. She still won't poo on the toilet, but one step at a time. It will eventually happen so don't stress about it too much. Kids don't respond well to stressed or frustrated parents. Something I learnt the hard way.



 

User - posted on 01/06/2009

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we just left the potty out for them to use until they where ready my youngest was trained before my oldest very frustrating but she took until she was nearly 4 to be fully trained! theyre all different! its one of those things that happens when it happens!

Tabitha - posted on 01/06/2009

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i completely hear you! my suggestion is just give it time. when your child is ready, they will go on the toilet. we were trying and trying to get my son to go on the potty right after he turned 2 and he just got it about 2 weeks before his 3rd birthday! it will happen, don't worry!!

Jodi - posted on 01/06/2009

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I am in the same boat. My daughter was 18 months when she started potty training and was only have maybe 1 accident every two days and then I had another baby and 4 months later she could care less if she wears a diaper. It is frustrating because she was doing so well. My plan is to just stick with it. If she wants to go potty great, and I still ask and suggest it when I do change her but if she throws a fit I let it go. Two years old is not too young. My son was 2 1/2 when he was fully potty trained, even at night. There is hope! Good luck!

Christie - posted on 01/06/2009

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My Son will be 4 in Feb, and he is just now completely potty trained. Whatever you do, do not force her/him or get mad at her/him if he/she wont use the potty. 2 Years old is still young to potty train. And most kids only start peeing or only poop at first then they start doing both. If you try and force them and get upset about it, they will not do it. Good luck it is very frustrating. Another thing that helps is to be around other children that are going on the potty.

Fiona - posted on 01/06/2009

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hello, i have a 2 year old girl i have never pushed her into potty training i knew that when she was ready she would tell me. Just before christmas she started takin her nappy off alot, so i bought her a potty that played music and that looked like a toliet.I told her a fairy came in the night and bought her a potty with her magical fairy dust. She got so excited. She was potty trained in a week! Dont know if what i have said might help. Let me know how it all goes. She will let you know when shes ready. :)

Holly - posted on 01/06/2009

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Well, my two boys potty trained in one day! I honestly think that waiting until they were 3 years old was the key. They were ready, I didn't push I simply said "its time for big boy undies!" And they each only had a couple accidents! So, I dunno, waiting a little while may help! :)

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