potty training lil girls is so hard can someone help

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my 2 yr old is so difficult to potty train she says after the fact she use the bathroom , , mind you this girl can recite every song that come on the radio ,ever dora, backyardigans etc songs there is and cant tell me when she need to use the potty and i have a potty she will not use it but will sit on the toilet but thats after she use the bathroom in the pullup.

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Nichole - posted on 01/26/2009

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I started to potty train my daughter when she 28 months. I bought lots of fancy undies and she was so excited for that. We put a chart on the fridge and everytime she went potty she put a star on the chart. Don't expect her to start telling you she has to go right away. I took 3 days off work and then had the weekend with her to start the training. I just asker her about every 30mins and then made her go sit on the potty even if it was for just a minute and she didn't have to go. Before you leave the house get in the habit of going and the moment you get to your destination go to the potty again. It will be a good 2 weeks or so until she really starts to tell you, "Oh, I gotta go Mommy!" And remember there will be accidents too along the way!

Sarah - posted on 01/26/2009

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My daughter was almost 3 before she finally trained.  And it happend in a blink.  In a matter of a week she was dry during the day and then by the next week she was dry at night.  The pull ups were no good for us either.  The first week if she was wearing them-she peed in them.  If she was in undies, she went on the potty.  We actually kept her naked from the waist down for a weekend and that really seemed to help.  She wasn't allowed to sit on the furniture of course but she did have her own little chair she could sit in to watch TV and stuff.  It's not easy but I think they have to decide they're ready before it truly will work.  Be glad you don't have a boy! Mine took until he was 3 1/2 at least!! 

Jessica - posted on 01/26/2009

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ok i know it want happy over night but it just tick me off she knows everything that come on tv and cant say when i have to potty but she still young so im hoping before he bday in july

Shana - posted on 01/25/2009

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I had the same problem but more with my son then my daughter. What finally did with both of them was put in big kids undies and if they had an accident had them change themselves and wash up it seemed to help. And when they would go all by themselves would give them a little treat we used their favorite candy. Would only give 1 or 2 pieces of candy. I know sounds strange but it worked for us. This was the only time they would get candy during the day. And if went a week then had a little gift box with cheap little toys from the dollar store that they could pick out of.

Nicola - posted on 01/23/2009

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My 2 1/2 year old has not wore nappies day or night since early december. She had started training in the summer and then september she was taken out of day time nappies. She had some accidents but don't they all. In november she refused to put her nappy on one night so i put her potty in her room. She had 2 dry nights, but then went through a week of wetting up to 7 times and  day and 2 of the nights.  She had a chill or water infection so I put her night time nappy back on.  During this time of training I had been putting a nappy on when we went to the shops, against my own advice as a nursery nurse - but for ease.



One day in december when I had used the last nappy I said to my partner I wasn't buying anymore. She hasn't had any wet nights and occasional day accidents.



It can be very tough but perservere, be consistent and sometimes it is best to let the child take the lead.

Colleen - posted on 01/22/2009

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My 2 1/2 year old has been traing for 6mths on and off she has just got a new mini toilet looking potty and that has made a huge difference. I did the wormg thing and put her also in pull ups but that is just the same as a nappy. Eiser and we don't have to wash 10 sets of clothes every day AGHHH nut the undies work. I think. Bree is going along very up and down one day she will do it really well one accident at daycare andt the next day she has the lost property clothes on due to no changes of clothes left in her bag and i put in a suitcase load every day. Have you tried reward chart stickers or treats? they didn't work for Bree but they did for my friends little one. she trained in a week almost. I hated her for that LOL. But we will get there in the end. and our patients will be alot stronger for it.

Good luck

I'll be thinking of you and your little one. Just imagine how confusing it would be for them to. Poo that is the next hurdle to ghet over AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Melissa - posted on 01/22/2009

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I would put her in panties and let her feel how gross it is. That was the only thing that worked for Tori. Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 01/22/2009

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thanks parents its just so frustrating training her. so should i leave the panties on and let her feel the wetness or keep pullups on her

Kelly - posted on 01/22/2009

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My oldest daughter is very very difficult. How I did it was I let her take charge. I didn't push. I did, however, got a large poster board and put the days of the month on there. I bought a bunch of stickers and for every time she went in the potty she got to put a sticker on the chart. She was all for that. She potty trained in 5 days. Try it or anything she seems to get overly excited about. Try to make it fun otherwise you will be miserable.

Melissa - posted on 01/22/2009

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I had the same problem with our daughter. So, I just put her in big girl panties...it drove my husband crazy!!! Yes, she peed on herself a few times....but ultimately it worked. My theory was and still is this....by putting the pull up on her I was ALLOWING her to pee on herself. If I put her in panties and she peed on herself she was much more aware of it...because let's face it....pee running down your leg is gross. It only took a few days before she got the hang of it. Now Tori only wears a pull up at bed time, which I really want her out of...she doesn't pee on herself at naptime, but for some reason her pull up is always wet in the morning.

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I wish I could help..I am going through the same thing with my daughter who is 2 1/2yrs old. She will actually take her diaper off when shes wet and when she does a #2 she takes her diaper off puts the poop in the potty and throws the diaper away but yet she REFUSES to go on the potty. I have gotten her a little potty along with the seats that sit on top of the big potty but she doesnt tell me when she needs to go..Its frustrating because she is supposed to start school this september and I want her to be ready. I wish you the best of luck and if you find a method that works please let me know...

Krista - posted on 01/21/2009

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My daughter didn't potty train until she was 3. Some just aren't ready! It was really frustrating. Since your daughter seems to like the big potty, try getting one of the seats that sits into the toilet, and a step stool. What finally worked for us was putting our daughter in panties and setting the timer to go off every 15 minutes. Have her sit on the potty when the timer buzzes even if she says she doesn't have to go. It's tiring, but worth it. Many people told us that they have to feel themselves going in panties to start to become aware of the signals that they need to go. Pull ups didn't work for us. Hope this helps! Good luck.

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