Help with potty training a 3 year old girl

Laura - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am frustrated..I have tried everything from charts, stickers, presents..nothing seems to work. She just does not care if she has pee in her underwear or not. Anybody have any other ideas I could try?

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Melissa - posted on 09/24/2009

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I was just recently on vacation for a week with my 2 1/2 yr old daughter while her brother started school. I put her in underwear and every 20 minutes made her go in and go potty but every 10 minutes I kept asking her if she was still dry and I would either ask her to come to me or go to her and I'd feel the underwear. Seriously I thought it was going to be harder than that but after being consistant with her for an entire week it has been wonderful. Good luck

Michelle - posted on 09/24/2009

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I had that problem with my daughter. I took her to visit one of my friends who has two older boys and a baby girl. I showed her the difference on how the boys use to potty and the little girl went in the diaper. Told her that she was just as big as the boys and not the baby. Then when she sat on the potty we would sing pee pee in the potty like in look who's talking, and she would sing it and did it! Then we would sing and dance even if she didn't do it, but with more drama when she did. She literally just decided that she was ready in her own time. Be patient and make sure you stick to one thing instead of trying, getting frustrated and moving to the next. Consistancy is the key. Try one for a little while like a few weeks and if it fails, try something else. Stick in there. It will happen. We also put cars, cause that is what she was into, in sandwich bags and taped it on the wall. When she was in the bathroom, she saw them and was told when she went all day, she could have one. When a week went by and she did it everyday, we changed it to all week. She saw it and if she didn't do it that day, was so dissapointed that she didn't get the toy. She worked really hard and got all of them!

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