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HOW DO I GET MY DAUGHTER TO TELL ME THAT SHE HAS TO GO TO THE BATHROOM?

SHE JUST TURNED 2 LAST FRIDAY AND MOST PEOPLE WOULD SAY TO GIVE IT TIME AND SHE WILL BUT SHE HAS BEEN POTIE TRAINING SINCE SHE WAS 15 MONTHS.

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machaikgirl

Asked by machaikgirl at 11:29 AM on Jun. 19, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • just praise her really well when she tells you and ignor the accidents and they will soon fade. children are like dogs all they want is approval and it all falls into place. there are alot of things going on inside her body that she has to be able to decifer which one does what. it will happen just be patient and give her lots of praise and love.
    yathere

    Answer by yathere at 11:32 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • After four girls I can tell you - you can't rush it or push her to do it. They have to develop a sense that they need to go and until they get that happens it is hard for them to be "trained" completely.
    Give her lots of praise when she has successes and don't let her think it is bad when she doesn't and it will happen.
    Good luck...it is a difficult job but such a triumph when it happens!!!
    mchristi

    Answer by mchristi at 11:40 AM on Jun. 19, 2008



  • There is no magic rule as to when they will begin telling you on their own. You're 99% there with all the work you've put in so far.

    Because our daughter moved around so much, our grandson was in pullups till just before he turned SIX last month! He was pretty good during the day, but at night, the pullups masked the urine. So one night, when he stayed with us, we got him up at midnight and put him on the pot. He went and we've never looked back and he's never had a wet night again in almost 3 months, and he doesn't even have to be awakened anymore. His little bladder wakes him up.....and he gets up and goes himself. I'd rather do that for another length of time than try and 'force' a two-year old mind to take that last itsy bitsy step to begin to tell you when she has to go. You are to be commended for doing this. Hugs from a Grandma , Vancouver Island, BC
    salgal16

    Answer by salgal16 at 11:42 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • If she's been potty training for 7 months then she's just not ready yet. Just hold off on it until she starts telling you she needs to go. She will be ready at her own time :o)
    CandaceHalfhill

    Answer by CandaceHalfhill at 11:55 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

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