I need suggestions for potty training, my daughter is turning 3 yrs. old next month.


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First, the child must have the desire to use the toilet. Second, they need to have the control. One thing that really helps with training, is to change the diapers while the child is standing up, not while they are laying down. When the child is standing up it gives them more of a sense of control. When you lay them down, you are putting them in a submissive position. If the problem is lack of desire, you may be able to help them with that. If encouragement and praise doesn't work, then make sure that they aren't overly comfortable wearing their diapers. If they are comfortable they won't have incentive to train. Try putting them in a smaller diaper.

Angela - posted on 02/04/2010




My little boy - who is now 3.5 years old still was not interested in potty training. I was at my witts end and tried EVERYTHING in the book. I posted a very similar question on yahoo questions and one lady suggested I just wait. I did and all of a sudden it clicked!!! And he went from not at all, to everything in the toilet (even holding it at night - which his brother did not do until he was 4-5). All this happened within a days time. It totally clicked and actually was easier then my other son who was potty training at 2.5. We had constant accidents with him, but with this one (just one accident). Ha - he even went straight for going without my help. Even though it took more patience (and more diaper costs) - I actually liked this way better.

Amber - posted on 02/04/2010




My youngest wasn't potty trained until a little after he turned 3. What are some of the things that you have already tried, I don't want to suggest things that may have failed in the past.

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