Need help potty training my daughter.

Ashley - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned 2 at the end of July and shows interest in potty training but when it comes time to sit down to try she doesnt want to. She has pooped twice but thats it. We try to give her M&M's or fruit snacks but she just declines the attempts to try. I even bought "big girl undies" and let her wear them for a while and explained to her when she wet them that it was very uncomfortable and that if she went in the big girl potty then she would feel better and not get wet. She has a potty training book and loves to read it and gets all excited but when we ask her or tell her its time to potty she says no I'm good. Any advice?

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Annie - posted on 08/18/2009

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HI, we started potty training with my little girl when she had just turned 2! She had a difficult time with it ansd now she is almost 3 and is almost fullly potty trained, still a few accidents her and there though as expected! One major thing I have learned is pull-ups and diapers encourage then that it is ok to pee in it. maddi had not peed the bed for 2 weeks and she stayed at my moms and she put a pull up on her and peed the bed. We also made her wear her pee pants for a few minuites if she would pee so she could feel the yucky. Just wait until shes ready and it will all fall into place, you just have to stick with and take them every hour on the hour!

Jessica - posted on 08/18/2009

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as much as you want it to happen... dont rush it. If you try to do too much too soon, it could intimidate her from wanting to do it on her own and slow down the process. Its something you just have to let it take its natural course, with as much encouragement from the sidelines as possible.



Try a "potty weekend" sit the potty chair out in the living room and run around naked all day and see if she will sit on it while watching a cartoon or reading and if she will do anything for you on her own will. Maybe show her how fun it is for her dollies to sit when they have to go potty, although you wouldnt want to entertain the idea of toys in the toilet... lol



Most dont potty train til 2 1/2 to 3 years so dont feel behind! Good luck! : )

Brandy - posted on 08/17/2009

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I had the hardest time with my son too! The stories are very similar haha it is sooo nerve wrecking! I finally broke down and I wouldn't let him wear a diaper at all even if I had to wash underwear 10 times a day.. That didnt really work either but I couldnt let him put a diaper back on because i wanted him to know i was serious about it so this sounds a little funny but I just let him run around naked for a couple days and I dont know what it was but all of a sudden he wanted to go... After that it was smooth sailing. But you have to be completely dedicated its best if you pick at least 3 or 4 days to stay home and not go anywhere at all. Oh and as for the pull ups heres my advice looks like a diaper feels like a diaper.. It is a diaper! They are terrible and will only make things harder!

Anyways good luck!

Rejeana - posted on 08/17/2009

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my daughter didn't want anything to do with going potty at 2 either. i tried all that stuff, everything. what i did was i just kept talking to her about it everyday, showed her how big girls do it. sometime you just have to let them be ready, you can't force it or they really won't want to do it. each individual child is different in the ways you can get them on there. i bought my daughter dora potty seat (i let her pick it out) and that worked, gave her a sticker or a piece of candy for going. it took her some time but she finally did it. good luck, if you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask!

Rejeana - posted on 08/17/2009

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my daughter didn't want anything to do with going potty at 2 either. i tried all that stuff, everything. what i did was i just kept talking to her about it everyday, showed her how big girls do it. sometime you just have to let them be ready, you can't force it or they really won't want to do it. each individual child is different in the ways you can get them on there. i bought my daughter dora potty seat (i let her pick it out) and that worked, gave her a sticker or a piece of candy for going. it took her some time but she finally did it. good luck, if you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask!

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