Holy moly I understand!
My 3 yo daughter would NOT go potty. We tried EVERYTHING. Different potty seats, rewards (candy, stickers, etc.) the "naked baby" approach, train whistles, videos, books, so much encouragement, putting a potty in the living room and letting her watch cartoons while she was trying....EVERYTHING!
And what we found was that she didnt like ANY kind of potty assistance device. She liked to sit on the potty and hold herself up, and it helped when we were out with kids of her age who were also potty training, kinda like peer pressure.
Once she actually started willingly going on the potty we started giving her skittles-- one for pee pee and two for poo poo........and, it worked! She actually learned so fast once she reached that place that she trained faster than he cousin who had been training for months! One additional thing, time out seemed to make her more upset....I dont recommend it.
at 11:24 PM on Mar. 12, 2009