How can I get a stubborn child to go toilet for others?

Trudy - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




shes 4 in July & was very hard to toilet train, now the problem is she refuses to go toilet for anyone except for me & my older daughter which is very hard because she goes to kindy 4 days a week & my mum watches her while I work when shes not in kindy


Louise - posted on 05/26/2012




The kindy must be aware of the problem. Ask them to step in and take her to the toilet. Maybe they have a standard toilet time. Some kindys take all their kids to the toilet before snack time to pee and wash their hands. If there was some sort of routine that she sees all the other kids going she would be more inclined to pee. Is she wearing pull ups or something then? If so throw them away immediately, these are giving her permission to pee in her pants.

At 4 she is very aware when she needs to go to the loo. Talk to her about being a big girl now and take time to show her the toilets and stress the fact that all the other children use them. If she wets herself so be it. Hopefully she will not like being wet in class and she will conform like all the others. Unfortunately it is the only way or she will still be in nappies at 7!

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