I'm doing a child led approach with my 2 year 3 month old daughter. And its paying off...for the past 3 days shes been ASKING to potty train and requests her panties instead of a diaper and when shes tired of the training, she asks for a diaper. Shes been peeing in the potty! YAY!
I can see that she is gaining a bit more muscle control over her bladder because earlier she said she had to pee...took off all her clothes and diaper (she seems to think she has to pee naked,lol) and waited till she was on the potty before she peed. Where as before she was unable to have that control.
I've decided to take this route after reading a book on it.
HOWEVER...I get MANY comments from friends/family about my not strictly enforcing a rigid potty training...a couple have even SCOLDED my daughter when I went to change her soiled diaper at thier house! One said to her"YOUR A BIG GIRL NOW YOU SHOULDNT BE DOING THAT IN YOUR PANTS"(shes just a few months over TWO!!)
I didnt say anything, just escorted her to the bathroom and cleaned her up and assured her it was okay.Shes a very sensitive girl and I fear that if she feels like she's failed, she may just give up and potty training will take even longer.
I've stopped trying to explain my approach because they just don't listen to what i'm saying.Its like they think thier way is the only right way.
Theres more than ONE way to do things..theres certainly more than ONE way to Potty train! whatver works for you,your child and your life style..as long as they arent 18years old still wearing a diaper..thats good!! LOL (okay..maybe a lot younger than 18,but you get what I mean)
Answer by gemgem at 12:17 PM on May. 18, 2011
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