ok this is the thing ive been trying to potty train my almost 3 year old daughter and she absoluty will not go she tells me that shes gunna cry so i just let her cry she wont even wear pull ups for the life of her!! help!!

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Jessica - posted on 02/17/2009

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Devote a couple days to staying in your house, and let her run around naked! Keep a little potty in the room she is in; let the potty travel room to room with you wherever you go. A lot of positive praise! Maybe make a game of it! She may have a couple accidents at the beginning, but I really think she will get it quick! This has worked for several kids over the years that I have taken care of, and we are about to do it with our 23 month old. Good Luck!

Cherri - posted on 02/17/2009

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I have a three year old also and what i did that might help you is that for a week i let her run around with underwear on and when she went pea it ran down her leg.i know gross but she thought so too so then i would have a potty right close and sit her on it every hour or so. also i limited her drinks too so that i knew when she would have to go. i had her potty trained in a week. I hope this helps you, or gives you ideas.

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Christy - posted on 02/17/2009

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Maybe she isn't ready yet. Is there a reason for it to happen right now? If kids are pushed they can really resist then it becomes a big fight. We just put panties on our daughter and took her to the potty about every 45 minutes and if she had accidents we didn't make a big deal out of it, just discussed that it really belongs in the potty. Slow but steady she's getting it.

Esther - posted on 02/17/2009

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my son wouldnt potty train so i bought him a seat for on the toilet instead and chucked the potty  - he used it sraight away with no hassle at all cos he felt grown up.

Jan - posted on 02/17/2009

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What worked for my daughter was panties when she was 3  1/2 years old.  She felt that pee run down her leg and that was it!  It felt like I tried everything before that for almost 18 months.  With my second child, I put underwear on him and he did like the feel of it either.  I also invested is a spot carpet cleaner.  Then we used pull-ups when we went out (as accident prevention, not a portable potty!) and at bed time.  And both of my kids liked using the big potty instead of the little Fisher Price potty that even played music!  Hope this helps!

Mary - posted on 02/17/2009

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What worked for us was the pretty princess underwear... She wanted to wear them and we kept telling her to go potty and that the princess does not like to get wet. It worked.. with a few accidents of course.. I also found out that pull-ups do not work. We tried the ones that get cold when they get wet.. she did not care...lol... it is just a waste of money. Also while we had her in panties we took her to the potty every hour and made her try.. after a while she got it. Everytime she went we made a big deal out of it..." OMG look you did it big girl" Good Luck

Tammy - posted on 02/17/2009

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Tell her how lucky she is to be big enough to wear big girl panties. And do up a sticker chart. Let her help you make it and choose out stickers for everytime she uses her potty or puts in panties without a fuss. I have done that with my son. He will be 3 in June and with a lot of patience and a sticker chart he always uses the toilet to wee. Let's not ask about the No# 2 cos that is just so not happening but I know we'll ge there. Good luck!

Bianca - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hey Felicia, My son is turning 4 this year. I started potty training since 2 and it took 5-6 months. Sounds easy? No way... The only thing is that i had to realize theres no such thing as he will not... or, he refuses!!! He was only 2 and in no way was a 2year old going to tell me what to do. So Good luck!!

Desiree - posted on 02/16/2009

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My duaghter was like that in the beginning and it was hard i didnt want to hear her cry but we made her sit there for a few minutes and atleast try. There were times when we'd just have to pull her pants down and make her sit, soon enough she wouldnt fight it, and she got used to it. When she actually would go wed give her m&m's or reese's, but you could do whatever she likes most. Sometimes they just need something to work for. Also try and take her with you when you have to go and make her sit down on the potty chair until your done. Hope it helps

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009

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Potty Training is hard!!! My oldest was three before she let go of her potty. She had a younger sister that was stealing everything (bottle, passies, attention) and I think she thought it was the last thing she had to stay a baby. If you have a younger child, have them help by sitting with her. Read her a story while she sits and promise treats you know she'll love. I had my younger daughter potty trained first because she helped me so much with the my oldest. I hope you find the patience!!

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