Potty training, please help me!!!!

Jane - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter is over 2 and a half. We have been attempting to get her potty trained since august but she still doesn't seem to be getting it. She will sit on the potty if asked and if I really keep an eye on her I can keep her pants dry. However when I stop asking her to go, she just wets herself! It's not that she isn't aware she needs to go as she can tell me yes or no when I ask her. A few times I have thought she was getting it but then she just goes backwards again.

I am due to have my 2nd child any time now and I just don't have the energy to cope with this potty training nightmare, I am at my wits end and starting to get very impatient with her which I know is not good. Can someone please tell me where I am going wrong? I've tried every trick in the book and we're not getting anywhere!


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Kirsty - posted on 01/20/2011




hi my little girl was the same she can go to the potty are the toilet to do her pee's but she wil not do her poo's in the toilet she wouldnt go at all but i found if i put a pair of pants over her nappy and pull up pants and i z mayb if u wnt to u can go to the toilet she would say yes but never happend at first try her with biig girl pants over a nappy are pull ups and suggest to her about using the toilet it may take a wee while but she will get there, i hope this might help..

ASHLY - posted on 01/18/2011




I followed the 3DayPottyTraining by Lora Jensen and it worked! Although, the one thing I would mention is they are on a learning curve. So, for up to 1 month after the initial potty training she may still make mistakes.


What I have discovered is it has less to do with the child and more to do with parent training. After the three days I was so confident I would forget to remind her and that is usually when she would have an accident. It is easy to give in but you must stay strong and never put them back in a diaper, not even at night. Yeah, they are going to pee the bed and maybe wet themselves in public just be prepared. Bring a change of clothes, and a fresh pair of underwear.

This woman claims that she has potty trained her own development challenged child as well as others. So, there are no excuses.

As a side note I trained her at 22 months and at the time I had a 9 month old baby. And in her article she mentions to "throw out all of their diapers" so they understand therr is no choice. Of course I didn't actually throw out her diapers because my youngest will use them. Instead, I ceremoniously gathered the diapers in a laundry basket told her they were going away and put them in the garage for future storage.

Brandi - posted on 01/18/2011




Potty training is one of the hardest thing to do with a child. You have to be very patient. If she is not getting it than you need to take a break for like 2 weeks and try again. maybe setting up a award system. Like stickers on a board every time she goes she gets a sticker once she has so many she gets a special trip with mommy or a new toy. You really have to encourage them to want to go. My nephew was not into it at all at that age. Everyone tried and tried. We than let it go and a couple weeks later he came up to us and said he had to go pee. He has went potty in the big boy pottie every since. Not one accident. Goodluck

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