Potty Training help??? I have a 28 month old who is not interested in potty training. We have tried several times, and at first she is gung ho, but after a short while doesn't want to sit on the potty any more. We've tried sticker charts, rewards...Any other thoughts? I know people say that when she is ready, it will happen, but I feel she might just be being lazy...

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Ginger - posted on 10/29/2008

3

3

0

We were well on the way with our daughter when she was 22-months old, but that was right when I had our son. She then took a turn for the worst. My advice is if she is totally rebelling - back way off for a while. We played around with potty training for a little over a year. If I had to do it over again - I would have put the potties and pullups away sooner and then waited until she expressed interest. Once she decided she wanted to do it --- she just did it without begging, pleading, rewarding, or encouraging. Just make sure it is on her timetable and not yours!

6 Comments

View replies by

Julia - posted on 11/05/2008

38

25

5

I have 5 kids and the first three are girls. I have to say each one potty trained differently. On thing that helped me was to set a timer for every hour or so to build the habbit of going to the potty. Beyond that we tried stickers, rewards, and all sorts of stuff. One of my girls didn't potty train until she was past 3. another was 2, etc. It really does depend on when she is ready. I know too that my children would get involved in something and not think about it, (or I would get involved in something and not think about it) and that is why the timer really helped.



But my main advice is just patience. If you force it she could back track. It really will happen when she is ready, and it is not uncommon for a child not to potty train until past three.



Currently I am working on potty training my 4th child (boy) and that is a whole different ballgame. :-)

Kelly - posted on 11/04/2008

1

17

0

Im having the same problem with my 3 year old. She has done wees and poos on toilet once. I rewarded her for it and she wont go again.Not sure what the problem is. she lets me no wen her nappy is wet and some times takes it of her self

Amanda - posted on 11/04/2008

17

3

2

My daughter is 27 months old and we just potty trained her. I also just had a son about 4 months ago. I actually think that that helped her because it was a way for her to get more attention. Sometimes when I am feeding my son she will tell me she has to go potty just so she can get the attention. But I think the biggest thing that worked was that we made the commitment to train her. Once we were going to do it, we stopped diapers and pull-ups, (except for naps and bedtime) and she caught on pretty quick. It took her about 2 or 3 days to realize what was going on, and by 1 week she was telling us she had to go. Now she does a great job! But we decided it was gonna happen. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 10/29/2008

1

9

0

i had same trouble with my son just after i had my second son, he wouldn't use the potty i was asked to take him to a shop to buy a new potty and let him choose the one he would use and also at the same time every time he had a wee he got a little tiny star sticker to decorate his potty with, he loved it that lasted about 4-5 weeks and then he started to use the big toilet. worked a treat for me good luck with yours.

Katie - posted on 10/29/2008

2

10

1

I am guessing she has a younger sibling. If that is the case she is probably wanting to stay in the "baby" stage because she wants the attention. I think if you really start emphasizing that she can't do certain things because she is a baby and only "big girls" get to do those things..she will want to prove to you that she is a "big girl"... give it a try.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms