Potty training

Tiffanie - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 yrs and 5 months old, i am trying really hard to get her potty trained but since her brother came, 6 months ago, she refuses. HELP!

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Kelsi - posted on 10/14/2009

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my daughter is almost 3 in jan and she still isnt pottied trained and i dnt knw how i can train her b4 she goes to prek so plz someone help me out. thank you

Sandra - posted on 10/14/2009

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Don't worrie about it, keep doing what you have been and encouraging her. When children experience change in their life such as a move, new baby etc... they feel like they have no control over their life any longer. So to gain control again they control what they can, Eating, Talking or Going to the washroom. My son was the same age as your daughter is when I moved. He was fully potty trained prior to the move and when we moved it took me about four or five months to get him potty trained again fully.

Just keep doing what you are doing and give her time.

Tina - posted on 10/14/2009

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Hey hun...I've potty trained four kids, three of my own and just finished my boyfriends daughter...The key is to take three whole days at home, let your child run around nakey or just in panties.. no diaper or pull ups. Sit her on the potty for ten minutes every 20 mins all day for three days un til she understands.. when she pee pee's give her a special treat. I've used 2 skittles per pee pee. Make it fun and praise her. ** Hint, while sitting on the potty, let her watch a video of cartoons, elmo, or other kids her age learning to use the potty. It always worked for me, good luck and let me know how it works for ya:)

Nicole - posted on 10/14/2009

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same problem I had, my daughter was interested, her baby sister came and she camet a dead stop. The new baby is a huge change to them and its hard to get them to change anyting else in thier lives, kids loooove routine so when you mess it up by bringing them a sibling, they just refuse any other change they can control. I left her alone for a few weeks, then we started telling her all sorts of cool things big girls get to do, however big girls dont wear diapers. When she fnally decided the potty was a good idea to her, we bought her a gift she loved tinkerbell so it was a "big girl" tinkerbell dinner wear set, but she had to be potty ained and throw away all hr diapers to gt it. worked like a charm!!! also when potty training, now that both of my girls are trained we found offering them a few m&m's or some kind of treat everytime they go potty instead of using thier diaper worked well.

Daniella - posted on 10/14/2009

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Just relax! It's no rush... my little guy just finally finished potty training before he turned 4. I was really freaked out about it, but he's TOTALLY trained... no accidents, no wet beds, the whole thing. It's awesome! And we had been trying to train him for a long time, but then we just totally backed off, and let him figure it out himself. It works when you least expect it!

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