My 2 yr old started potty training when she started showing signs she was interested. We had a lot of success at first, but now I just don't know what to do. I have been given numerous reasons why she still has accidents, especiallg not wanting to poop on the potty or tell anyone she has pooped or needs to poop.
"It is because of having a new baby in the house."
"She is afraid of the 'plop' of the poop in the toilet"
"It is because you had issues with your downstairs toilet" (it wouldn't flush so we were using the upstairs one)
These are all things my day care provider gave me in response to me stating that because she was put on the wall for having accidents at day care, she now sees these things as doing something wrong and will get punished. Why would she want to draw attention to herself if this is what happens? The DCP doesn't see it as doing something wrong because she has potty trained kids for 20 years and has always had success.
We have tried the timer, M&M reward for successes and "We'll do better next time" talks when something happens, even doing a "potty dance" to make a big deal out of it. All seem to work and then we have a set back. We communicate what we are trying to the DCP and she seems to be going along with it, but again, excuse after excuse for why she'll go through 4 training pants in a day or go ballistic when she (my daughter) has an accident.
I want my girl to be successful and not afraid of going to the restroom, but how can I? I feel like I am just throwing time, money and my sanity down the drain.
**also have issues with thumb sucking and bedtime if anyone can help with those too**