how do i get my little girl to go on the toilet, she is 4, she will sit on it but not do anything

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Susan - posted on 06/04/2009

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Aw, i'm sorry to hear that. Well, the best thing i can think of is just ply her with water and take her up every hour cause at some point it will need to come out lol! Have you got her in nappies still?

Jamie - posted on 06/04/2009

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Did you really try 3daypottytrainer.com? I'm suprised Lora Jensen couldn't help you.

Michelle - posted on 06/04/2009

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hi susan, have tried everything everyone has suggested but no good, she goes and plays with her dolls, taking them up and puting them on toilet, she sometimes sits on it herself but just wont do anything xx

Candace - posted on 05/19/2009

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I feel your pain! My daughter was in the process of being potty-trained at 2 and then her Grandma who watched her every day passed away and she wouldn't even try anymore.

My daughter was 4 before she was potty trained and after months and months of frustration her preschool teacher recommended this method and it's what finally worked. Try setting her on the toilet with the diaper on. After a few tries and once she is comfortable with emptying herself that way-try cutting a hole in diaper for the waste to fall thru into the toilet. Before this she wouldn't soil or wet herself, but she would hold it until she made herself sick or we put a diaper on her. We didn't even have to go so far as to cut a hole in the diaper-after a few times of sitting on the toilet with the diaper on, she was comfortable enough to do it sans diaper.

Good Luck!

Jessica - posted on 05/16/2009

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My niece went through the same thing with the UTIs. She associated the potty with pain. : ( Since you said she'll sit on the potty, why not sit her on it the moment she wakes up. That's the best time to get her to go since people normally need to use the bathroom first thing in the morning. When she does go, make sure to tell her what a big girl she is, and since she's old enough to understand, let her know that if she keeps going on the potty for the rest of the week, she'll be able to get a little surprise. But only if she's a big girl and goes on the potty every day all day!

Saphron - posted on 05/16/2009

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Just explain to her that she is a big girl now and that she doesn't need to wear nappies any more. Nappies are for babies. Put her in "big girl knickers" and get rid of all the nappies (except for night). She will probably wet her knickers for a day, but when she does, leave it whilst you explain that wees go in the toilet. Stick a brightly coloured piece of cardboard to the toilet wall and for every wee or poo, she gets to put a sticker on the chart. I wouldn't bother with the potty, that's just another thing to train her out of eventually. Perhaps see if you can get a small seat that fits over your normal toilet, and that might help.

Good luck!

Susan - posted on 05/16/2009

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Oh man that's such a shame, a few of my friends girls have had the same thing and it's that fear that your wee one needs to get over. Gosh i know how painful a urine infection can be i'm not surprised she's a bit reluctant! How i trained my wee girl was pretty much to set the alarm on my phone for every half hour and when it went off we started singing wee wee time and she sat on the potty to begin with, then we eventually moved the potty up to the toilet and then she moved up onto the toilet. You may want to try every hour since your girl is a bit older and has good control over her bladder. But i would definately start from the potty again and work your way up to the toilet. I put the potty in front of the tv to begin with it just made her more comfy and got her to sit there longer and when she went up to the bathroom i gave her books and put the radio on, anything to make it fun you know? Also give her plenty of water to help the whole process along. Hope this helps, if there is anything else i think of i'll let you know. xx

Jamie - posted on 05/16/2009

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3daypottytraining.com It really does work! Lora Jensen is a God sent blessing!! Once you download the book, she gives you 24 hour expert support too! Well worth the $20.00. I trained my Beth at 23 months in 3 days to use the potty following her advice.

Michelle - posted on 05/16/2009

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the situation is, she was nearly potty trained when she was 2 but then got a urine infection and kept getting them, know she wont do a wee or poo in the toilet or potty, she sits on the toilet but wont do anything

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