Trouble potty training a three-year-old girl

Tonya - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Our three old year old (was three this last may).... Still will not go #2 in the potty.. Its almost like she gets frightened about it! Went once and that was it! Continues to ask for a diaper.. Is very wet in diaper when she wakes up in the morning.. She does well going pee during the day in the potty...Does anyone have any good ideas? Any good reward charts out there that we can use?? Tried the reading of a book thing on the potty doesn't work... She also refuses to go in the big potty but only on the potty chair. This mommy is getting frustrated because it seems like alot of people have their kids potty trained. Any ideas??

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Tonya - posted on 10/14/2009

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Thank you Allison!! I totally will try to empty the diaper thing in the toilet and have her come with me and see how it goes!! Also, never thought about putting a piece of toilet paper in there that might of scared her when she went before with the water splashing?!? Consistancy is the key, thanks reminding me of that! Our son was potty trained like that same week we tried before he was three but all kids are different and I just need to keep that in mind. We are buying diapers for two kids now and it would just be nice to just have to buy for our one year old! Tried the candy reward and she doesn't budge it seems like... Will keep at it!! Thanks again!

--Tonya

Alison - posted on 10/14/2009

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just remember that every kid is different, so don't drive yourself nuts comparing your daughter to all the other 3 year lods already potty trained. It sounds like your daughter might be a little intimidated with the big potty, so take a hint from her and just let her use the little one untill she trully masters the art of going potty. Going #2 can be the hardest thing to get them to do on the potty. I always started by letting my boys empty their diapers into the big potty, so that they would get the idea that thats where we wanted the poop to go. When you see her pooping in her diaper you might want to get her to sit on her little potty, this might also make her more comfortable with the idea of using it someday. If by chance you do get her to poop on the big potty try putting toliet paper in there in advance to stop any splashing when she does go, (I found out the hard way that they can get really freaked out when water hits their butts). But what ever you do just remember to be consistant, she'll get the hang of it eventually.

Alison - posted on 10/14/2009

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just remember that every kid is different, so don't drive yourself nuts comparing your daughter to all the other 3 year lods already potty trained. It sounds like your daughter might be a little intimidated with the big potty, so take a hint from her and just let her use the little one untill she trully masters the art of going potty. Going #2 can be the hardest thing to get them to do on the potty. I always started by letting my boys empty their diapers into the big potty, so that they would get the idea that thats where we wanted the poop to go. When you see her pooping in her diaper you might want to get her to sit on her little potty, this might also make her more comfortable with the idea of using it someday. If by chance you do get her to poop on the big potty try putting toliet paper in there in advance to stop any splashing when she does go, (I found out the hard way that they can get really freaked out when water hits their butts). But what ever you do just remember to be consistant, she'll get the hang of it eventually.

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