I am having a difficult time potty training my daughter. Any suggestions?


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Lynn - posted on 04/02/2010




My mother was so sweet when she potty trained me for over nights..... I remember it like it was yesterday..... I remember the sweet talk she had with me and everything.... She said this "Lynn, you are three years old. Me and daddy are putting you in a waterbed. It stays warm by a heater thats in it. If you pee your pants, it will shock you to death."

Gosh, what a sweet heart she was. LOL

Holly - posted on 04/02/2010




We let our daughter pick the potty, go to the potty every time we went, gave stickers or a "treat" after each time she went potty, and also took her every hour or so just to get familiar with it. We even took her out of training pants and put her in panties so that when she had her first accident she understood what it meant to not have a diaper and a potty to go on. She only had 3 accidents before she made a point to run to the potty and go.

Vanessa - posted on 04/02/2010




Ms. Colleen,

My daughter, Michelle, did not like using her little potty chair. So, I purchased a booster seat for the commode and used the aide of another toddler who was already trained to show Michelle how easy it was and she took to it that very day. Hope this helps you.


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How old is she? One of the very best indicators that a child is ready, is if they go for a few hours with a dry diaper, that means they know and understand how to 'hold it". I am a pre-school teacher to 3 year olds and have a 4 year old daughter that I started to potty train the day she turned 2. On her birthday we went to the store and she picked out her favorite underwear. I then took her home and out of her diaper. I NEVER put her into another diaper again, except when she was sleeping she wore a pull-up. By the time she was 2 years and 2 months old she was totally potty trained night and day. I tell all of my student's parents' to set aside a weekend to stay at home with their little one, and put them in underwear all day. Have them at least sit on the toilet every hour. Reward them and make a HUGE deal out of it when they actually go, remind them that they are big kids now and don't need to use a diaper anymore. NEVER put them in a diaper again, even if they have several accidents and it gets messy. Going back and forth between diapers and underwear is confusing for them, be consistent. This advice has worked for me, and it has worked every time for my little students! Good Luck!

Jessie - posted on 04/02/2010




well how old is she? with my son we introduced it and would reward him w/ semi sweet chocolate chips when he used the potty but when he didn't want to I just let it go and eventually he decided he didn't want to wear his diaper anymore and started using the potty we would continue to reward him for a few months with it but really you can't force it if you do both of you will just get frustrated and it will be a really bad experience

Jasmine - posted on 04/02/2010




a bit more information would help us to answer.
her age? what have you tired and what her responds to it is like.

my son is almost 2 1/5 now and bout 3-4months ago i just started to leave his nappy off during the day when were at home. and every 1/2 hr or so i would get him the sit on the potty. once he did that first wee, he was great. i got so excited for him and made a big deal out of it (and i still do) that he loved to go on the potty.

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How old is she? I would constantly ask my daughter if she needed to go, and when she did I would give her a surprise, i.e., cookie, candy (some sort of treat) Good luck!

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