Potty Training

Jennifer - posted on 08/03/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Im having trouble with the potty training..She is 3 now and has peed on the potty several times since January...any tips?

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Louise - posted on 08/04/2011

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Start on a monday and clear all arrangements for the week so that you stay in the house or garden.Do not put her in pull ups as she has to learn the sensation of peeing and what it feels like to be wet. Take her to the toilet every half an hour until she pees and then wait an hour and start again. Reward every success with a sticker or small sweet. After three days accidents should be less and by the end of the first week she should of grasped the idea. If after two weeks there is no improvement then take her to the doctors to be checked out as children are able to control there bladders and bowels by the age of two. At three she should take to potty training fairly quickly. Just remember no pull ups in the day at all they teach a child it is ok to pee in there pants.

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Jessica - posted on 08/15/2011

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I am in the same boat...except my little man is 3 and a half! He will go on the potty if we see the signs (i.e. grabs himself or goes to hide and have a poop), but otherwise then that he's just plain lazy...may be Mama is too a bit. I feel like I've been trying for so long that may be I've just given up a little. My husband won't pee or poo in front of him because he likes his "private time". My daughter who is 21 months has more interest in it. I'm trying to get her trained so that my son will use the potty as well.

Good luck to you!

Susan - posted on 08/07/2011

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I agree. Just go with underwear and don't go back. There are no consequences for peeing in a pullup. They are really just expensive diapers. We just went cold turkey with underwear and kept reminding her to use the potty. After about 3 days she was pretty much daytime trained. We kept pullups for naps and diapers for nighttime and realized that when she was wearing one, she would make no attmept to use the potty. We took away the naptime pull up and she's had no accidents and she'll sleep about 2 hours. She's still extremely wet in the morning so that's more of a physical thing so we're sticking with diapers for now. We also bought her Elmo and Abby underwear as she really likes them and told her they would be sad if they got wet so she had to use the potty every time. She seemed to understand as when she'd use the potty she'd point out that Elmo was still dry. Just stick with it and don't give up. She's 3 so she's plenty old enough to be able to physically potty train. Good luck!

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