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Seriously? She's 3! Why Isn't She Potty Trained, Slacker?

Now that I got your attention......lol

I'm potty training my 3 year old. I make sure she gets lots of fluids through out the day, etc, etc....but it's almost like she's holding her pee.

Is that normal? I seems like my now 8 year old just took to the potty like a boss, so I don't remember this happening.

We've been training for 3 days and so far, she's kicking ass and taking names. I've only had to change her one time today and that was my fault (I was using the bathroom and didn't get up fast enough). But any tips?

by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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cueballsmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM
I rushed my girls. the single most horrible choice I made in motherhood. I just got my 8 ( yes eight) year old to stop wetting the bed this last summer. my son, I am letting him do it his way. he is three, to be four in may, and he is EXCITED to go potty! my girls never were.

just keep on what you are doing, you are doing it RIGHT!
Jessica_Esqueda
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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My girl will be 3 in january. She holds it too. She sat there and cried and begged for a diaper for 6 1/2 hours the last time we tried. When I finally gave in and gave her a potty, she peed all at once and then pooped. 

I'm ready to give up.  

AshleyMommi
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM
You don't have to explain yourself to the anon, mama.

It's rough when they aren't into it! I'm sure you're doing great.


Quoting wittyscreenname:

I've tried potty training in the past and she just wasn't having it. I'm not just taking the diaper off and letting her piss all over the place. I have carpets in the majority of my house.

I let HER let me know when she was ready to potty train....My oldest DD was around the same age when she was potty trained, my son was 4. I wasn't going to force her into doing something she didn't want to do. For a long time, she would freak out at the thought of using the potty.

Quoting Anonymous:

There is no excuse for a 3 year old to not be potty trained, unless they have some sort of other issue.



Take her diapers off and that's it. If she has an accident, have her clean it up. She is old enough now that there is no reason for her not to potty trained.





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mariesmama
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

nope my 3 yr old is speech delayed im thinking about getting her her own potty instead of the seat for ours

wittyscreenname
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Thanks. Yea, I do all of that. I have a potty jar. The kid is obsessed with pennies, so when she pees, she gets two pennies, when she poops she gets 3 pennies. I asked my husband which he'd rather spend money on, diapers or laundry detergent. We both picked the detergent. The only issue I'm having right now is I need more sheets for her bed. She's still in a toddler bed and we have managed to lose all but 1 of her sheets. I'm wanting to find her those rubber undies or whatever they are called, for her to wear at night.

Quoting AshleyMommi:

Lots of positive reinforcement when she does use the potty. With my third son, who was a nightmare to potty train, we did a big huge "YAY you went potty dance!!" every time.

My two older boys both potty trained so easy by the time they were 2, so my third son really challenged me when he wanted nothing to do with the potty.

Oh - another thing we did was after a couple weeks of trying, we took away diapers 100%. Yes, it's tons of work, but it went really well after the first day and he realized he didn't want to have accidents all of the time. Diapers were a comfort thing for him
I think.

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ladyraven16
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM
That's stupid lol. People would really accuse me of lying then. My oldest was day trained at 21mo and night trained at 26mo. I swear people are saying that to make themselves feel better haha.

Quoting LizzieAnnesMom:

Honestly IDK. My DD pretty much potty trained herself. People do tell me that I lie when I say that DD was completely potty trained (even at night) by the time she was 3.5.

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wittyscreenname
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Yea, she has Minnie panties right now and I told her if she does really good with using the potty, we'll take her to pick out some more. She wants Diego panties, but IDK if they make them for girls. lol

Quoting circle_of_life:

 I always let mine pick out some cool panties :)


mom2the.rescue
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Wow...either your kids are perfect or ruined.

Quoting Anonymous:

There is no excuse for a 3 year old to not be potty trained, unless they have some sort of other issue.

Take her diapers off and that's it. If she has an accident, have her clean it up. She is old enough now that there is no reason for her not to potty trained.


AshleyMommi
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM
Maybe try the pennies and a big excited dance. It's weird, but it worked wonders for my kiddo. He saw how excited we were (jumping around and hollering like crazy people) and he wanted to do it more and more.


Quoting wittyscreenname:

Thanks. Yea, I do all of that. I have a potty jar. The kid is obsessed with pennies, so when she pees, she gets two pennies, when she poops she gets 3 pennies. I asked my husband which he'd rather spend money on, diapers or laundry detergent. We both picked the detergent. The only issue I'm having right now is I need more sheets for her bed. She's still in a toddler bed and we have managed to lose all but 1 of her sheets. I'm wanting to find her those rubber undies or whatever they are called, for her to wear at night.

Quoting AshleyMommi:

Lots of positive reinforcement when she does use the potty. With my third son, who was a nightmare to potty train, we did a big huge "YAY you went potty dance!!" every time.



My two older boys both potty trained so easy by the time they were 2, so my third son really challenged me when he wanted nothing to do with the potty.



Oh - another thing we did was after a couple weeks of trying, we took away diapers 100%. Yes, it's tons of work, but it went really well after the first day and he realized he didn't want to have accidents all of the time. Diapers were a comfort thing for him

I think.



Good luck!!!



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wittyscreenname
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I'm glad I'm not alone then! I was started to get worried. We also took away the sippy cup, so she's not drinking AS MUCH as she was, but she's getting plenty of fluids still.

Quoting Anonymous:

my three year old holds his pee to

for some reason he thinks EVERYONE goes to the bathroom at the same time and waits till you do. 

then he has to be first on the potty and plays around holding it, letting it go, holding it while you are sitting there about to pee your own pants. 


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