Got a 3 1/2 yr old DD that refuses to be potty trained. I've asked this before, yet I always seem to get anwers like.."I'm having the same problem." or "IDK what to tell you." I'm not trying to be ugly, rude, or seem unthankful for the responses, but please reply if you have some advice!
My DD refuses to tell me when she has to go potty! She usually only goes when I ask her if she has to or if I tell her to go! So, that being said, if I don't do either of the mentioned..she pees herself. Now, she knows when she does, b/c she'll say she's wet.
With the pooping thing...WOW! A whole other ballgame! She won't even tell me when she has to go! NOR when she tell me when she's sitting in it!! It is soooooo frustrating! She will be 4 in June, and I'm afraid she won't be able to start Pre K if she isn't completely potty trained!
I'm home with her all day...WHAT CAN I DO TO GET THIS CHILD POTTY TRAINED!! AND SOOON! Thanks!
Answer by KairisMama at 12:05 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Kaydens_mommy06 at 1:06 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
HMM. That's a tough one. My DD finally started using the potty when I did just underwear. She hated peeing herself. I also implemented a reward system with her. I gave her one M&M every time she used the potty, which she really enjoyed. During training I would make her sit on the potty at various points of the day. I didn't wait for her to tell me at first. I gave LOTS of praise when she did go. We even have a special Dora potty seat she uses.
She's been trained a while, but if there are times she does pee herself, I make her go upstairs and change her clothes by herself. There are times she will just pee for she didn't feel like using the bathroom. I don't yell, but she knows how upset I am. I always tell her she's a big gir and KNOWS how to use the potty., I still give high fives when she does use the potty. I stopped giving the MMs over the summer.
Answer by KairisMama at 1:18 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Carol318 at 1:32 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by mrscoty at 6:00 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by Kaydens_mommy06 at 11:54 AM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by doodlebopfan at 2:20 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by Mommy0f22009 at 10:16 AM on Mar. 21, 2010
My older daughter was like that. She was allowed to start 3 year old pre-K in Pull-Ups. I thought she would be embarrassed when she saw the other kids and that would encourage her to just do it already! That was not the case. She actually came home bragging about how she was the only one who still got to wear Pull Ups! I really was at a loss. Then, one day when she was talking about her birthday and what she was going to do when she was 4, out of complete desperation I told her this: "As long as you don't use the potty, you will not have a birthday and you will not be 4. You cannot be 4 unless you use the potty all the time." I thought I had tried everything at this point, but for some reason this was the thing that did the trick; she was completely trained almost immediately (she really wanted a birthday party). If your daughter really looks forward to school in the fall maybe you could use that. GL!
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 1:56 PM on Mar. 21, 2010