I wouldn't make too much of it. Making treats, and promises makes for more work for the parents and doesn't motivate little girls or boys one bit. Unfortunately, in our modern culture, we train our little ones to use diapers for so long that we then have to spend the next couple of years retraining them to use the potty. Interestingly enough, 3rd world countries where there are pantless children running around, do not have poo and pee on their dirt floors.
So try this natural approach: Each time you go to the bathroom simply call your little lady to come with you. Let her stand in the bathroom with you, patiently and sweetly, while you use the toilet. Then simply help her to sit upon the toilet and then make yourself look busy, talking and enjoying some conversation like its nothing at all. Wait just a couple of min. and then take her down either way. Send her back to play. Each time you go take her with you.
at 12:19 AM on Jun. 6, 2009