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How can i get my 3 yr old to potty train

Ive tried letting her go with out a diaper she know what she is suppose to do but i can't get her to tell us when she needs to do it before she goes in her diapers she says she needs to go after she has gone in her diaper

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sweetpea2502

Asked by sweetpea2502 at 11:14 AM on Jul. 26, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Take the diapers away, and then TAKE HER TO THE TOILET REGULARLY. even when she does not say she has to go. Give it a few days, she's MORE than old enough to be wearing panties.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:15 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Put her in big girl pants. It makes it easier for them to tell they're wet and know what it feels like.
    MomtoElliett

    Answer by MomtoElliett at 11:16 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Don't wait on her or ask her. Take her every 30 minutes and have her sit and try until it becomes routine. Then, you up it to 45 minutes...do this until training is complete. Do not stop of digress. be consistent. Tell her she is a big girl and she is going to use the potty. Don't put any diapers or pull-ups on her. She will be trained in a week if you are consistent.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:20 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • I agree with the previous posters. Put her in panties; take away pull-ups and diapers. Reward her every time she's successful.
    andrea96

    Answer by andrea96 at 11:29 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • see i tried the reward thing to and she would say she had to go and force herself to just to ge the reward
    sweetpea2502

    Comment by sweetpea2502 (original poster) at 11:40 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • if she is forcing herself to go, then she is STILL GOING! She deserves to be rewarded (doesn't have to be candy, or things like that-- just something fun) each and every time! That is how you get her interested in going.

    Would you rather she get 20 rewards a day, or use a diaper?
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:18 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • So, give her one m&m everytime. Only give it if she actually accomplishes the task. I didn't reward mine except clapping and praising. He still got it in 4 days with no issues.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:14 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

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