Potty training for a 2 1/2 year old

Elaine - posted on 11/06/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi everyone!

Our daughter is 2 1/2 years old and goes to daycare 3 days per week. She knows how to use the potty and will sit there,but usually does not do anything. She will still go in her pull up. We sing, give stickers, yes, even a few m&ms or hershey kisses and still more times than not she goes in her pull up. I recently put her cute underwear and she really did not seem too bothered when she was wet.

Help, please. She is so smart and delightful!



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Jennifer - posted on 11/09/2008




My daughter turned 3 in July and she too goes to daycare. For a while I was really pushing the potty training but it was stressing both of us out so I stopped and went with the "she'll go when she's ready" plan. At daycare she saw the other kids going and getting stickers and she didn't have any. I think the peer pressure got to her because all of a sudden she was going all the time. She was fully trained by the time she turned 3. To kind of copy what they had going on at daycare we made a big potty chart (she decorated it herself) and hung it up outside the bathroom. Every time she went we put a sticker on the chart. She enjoyed counting the stickers each day. For the first few days she went every half hour or so just to get a sticker on the chart but pretty quickly got the hang of it.

User - posted on 11/06/2008




well I am still working on it with my daughter. all the moms I talk to have told me when she goes in her pull up or her underwear make her change it herself. that way she can see it is yucky,help when she needs it. my daughter takes off her pull up, wipes herself, insists on doing herself. and in the last couple of days has started to get upset when she finds it wet or she does bm. she is only 23 months so I have not been pushing the potty training. she also hates being dirty but left to do her own thing she would always play with it so teaching it was yucky and not something to play with was how I had to go about it.

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