Any tips in making potty training fun for girls

Jennifer - posted on 04/29/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter wants absolutely nothing to with the potty chair or the toilet but everyone knows that she is ready. Please help out with some fun tips. Thank you.

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User - posted on 04/29/2009

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I have a 2 1/2 year old, and except for the occasional accident, she is potty trained. I did it by giving her a reward every time she went. Our reward of choice was candy, because I hardley ever allow her to have sweets, so it's a great incentive. Now some people think this is bribery and sends the wrong message about food but I had no problems with this method, in fact I believe it to be the key to our potty training success.One piece of candy is an appropriate reward, dumdum suckers were a big hit. When I realized she was potty trained, I stopped giving the reward for potty training and shifted the candy concept to being a reward for appropriate behavior at Grandma's which was the next big challenge. It is not a method I use daily, just when it counts. Also, I let her run around the house without a diaper because it helps them to feel when they have to go. You may have to clean up some messes but it really works. Last but not least, they need privacy. They are people, they don't like someone watching them go so give her privacy and see if that helps. Good Luck and remember, do the potty dance when she goes, You can go to pullups.com and upload the potty dance video, it's fun. A good book to read is "Booty Camp".

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