I can't get my 3 year old to potty train.

Ami - posted on 05/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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She was doing great, now she wants nothing to do with it. We went out and bought the pull up underwear from One Step Ahead, she won't keep them on. The doctor says she'll do it when shes ready, well when is that going to be because pull ups are really getting expensive. Help

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Jessica - posted on 05/10/2010

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Well Im still trying to potty train my 4 yr old son...he really likes the videos I get at the library it shows real kids sitting on the pottys..

Diane - posted on 05/08/2010

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My husbands mom said that she took him to the toy store and let him pick wat he wanted out and told him that if he wants it then he has to go potty in the potty and it worked..and he got his toy. Yes its bribing but hey it works. I'm going to try it out on my son real soon here too

Grandma Kay - posted on 05/08/2010

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He mom and I struggled with my granddaughter's potty training (she's 2yrs old). It looked like we weren't getting anywhere, but suddenly, she says, "I gotta go potty" and did it. Just don't give up. She was doing well, but I have a question too. After a couple of weeks of using potty just fine, she's begun not wanting to have bowel movements in the potty. She hides behind something, gets very quiet and uses her panties. Does anyone know, What's up with this?

Kandie - posted on 05/08/2010

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i think the best way to get a 2 or 3 year old is to give prizes. my daughter will be 3 in august and she did the same thing.i did not know what to do and then everyone told me its ok you can get her going when she is ready.well i did not want to wait for it so i got a box that the child could decorate and let her decorate it with stickers,crayons and all kinds of stuff.i went to the store and let her pick out some stuff and i picked out some candy that she liked and we put tattoes in it also and then we went home and put it in a box and told her that if she wanted something she had to go to the potty.you would not believe the results i got. she loved getting to go to the prize box when she went potty so she would keep going to get stuff and then when she started wearing panties she got some of them in her prize box.it really works.

Emma - posted on 05/08/2010

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Many children to slip back a bit when potty training then all of a sudden they get the hang of it and are dry. I would recommend having the potty out all the time and letting her play with it or train her straight to use the toilet as some prefer to do that, i know my son did. I don't know what you may think but letting them follow you into the bathroom then having a go on the toilet after you may help. Give her praise but don't force her. If she plays with dolls let her use the potty for the doll then praise the doll. Sounds silly but can really work for confidence. My daughter was dry at 18months and my son 3 so every child is different.

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