R.P. asks from Riverside, CA on January 25, 2007
Potty Training - Riverside, CA
My daughter will be 3 in march and I have been working on potty training her for a while now! At the begining of age 2 she was more then willing to sit on the toilet and she quickly learned to have a bowel movement using it, althought...She refuses to pee! I really have a hard time understanding how she can poop and not accidently have some urine flow. Anyhow I still cannot get her to simply pee in the toilet, she'll just poop. Any ideas?
So What Happened?™
She did it!!! yay!!! After lots and lots and lots and lots of reminders she finally figured out how to relax enough to potty and now I can't keep her away from the bathroom :) Thank you everyone!
A.E. answers from Stockton on January 28, 2007
My daughter is doing the same thing!! Ahhh! Please let me know if anything suggested works! =) ____@____.com
E.W. answers from Sacramento on January 25, 2007
Hi R. -
One of the best pieces of advice I have ever gotten was from my mom. She said that once we decided to start potty training, just set aside a weekend where you won't do any runnign around. Basically, just stay home and devote it to potty training. Completely get rid of pull ups or any kind of diaper since that sends the wrong messege. Big girl undies only! then just set the timer for an hour and every time it goes off, have her got ot the potty. I'll admit it was a pain in the butt...but it worked like a charm. We started on saturday morning and he was potty trained by Monday...before that weekend we had striggled with him for months!!
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S.R. answers from Las Vegas on January 25, 2007
Potty training can be really frustrating, but the best trick is just to be patient. Other than that I can suggest just one more thing. This may sound odd but its worked like a charm for me. Try taking your daughter to the bathroom with you when you go and encourage her to use her potty at the same time as you do. My kids loved to copy everything else I did so when I started taking them to the bathroom with me they naturally wanted to copy that too.
R.T. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2007
S.R. answers from Seattle on January 26, 2007
I am new here :)
I have a 6 year old daughter and 27 month old son. My son has been potty trained for a little over 3 weeks now. I found what worked teh best was what another poster said with devoting a whole weekend to potty training. We have 4 days at home with our kids before they go to babysitters while we work (either me or my husband is home) so we worked on it all weekend starting Friday and by Monday he was awesome. I think to get her to pee try giving her alot more to drink than she normally would have maybe give her a treat of juice or soda cause if her body isn't used to it she will have to pee more. I did that with both my kids and it helped get them started and once they start doing it the whole thing just becomes natural. Consistency is really the most important thing just use big kid underwear all day. She may have an accident but she will quickly learn it doesn't feel good. Good luck!
E.M. answers from Bellingham on January 30, 2007
I suggest the book...how to potty train your child in one day. By throwing a party. It is an amazing concept that worked for me...It is written by Teri Crane. Check it out.
L.R. answers from Fresno on January 26, 2007
I too am going through the fun of potty training. It basically comes down to do they want to do it & if they want to is their bladder mature enough to work like it's supposed to. I too have been working on getting my 3 yr old son potty trained since he turned 2, & it's no easy task. I decided at 2&1/2 that I would encourage him to use the potty but basically leave it up to him. I did talk about it, all the time,saying stuff like,"Wont it be great when you can go pee on the potty like daddy!" I also would talk about his cousin who he adores who is potty trained & he would always agree that it would be great, but his bladder just wasn't & still isn't mature enough. All kids develope at different rates.
We have started a new thing since he turned 3 in December. He now has a potty chart. It has 24 boxes on it with a picture of a prize he will get when all the boxes are filled with stars. For every time he pees or poops on the potty he gets to place a star in the box. I know, 24 times sounds like a lot, but man can this kid go! He completes it in about 3 days & I let him pick out the prize he will earn. Each time he goes I make a huge deal about what a great job he did & how amazing he is.
She will get it. How many kids do you know that start school who aren't potty trained. Sure, an accident here & there but eventually we all get it. Make the bathroom a fun place where she can succeed. If she has a accident don't make a big deal about it. Just say,"Oh well, next time you'll make it." & when she does, dance & sing with joy for her. Kinda corney but you know they love it. This time in her life is all about her. Hang in there, I know I'm trying. He still wears a pull up & still has accidents once in a while. Since the potty chart, they are down to maybe one every couple days. Night time dry, forget it. Weak bladder during childhood runs in my husbands family. It could be possible it runs in hers too. Worth checking into.
One more thing, my pediatritian recommended I stay home for a week. Keep his potty chair on the floor in the kitchen & keep us confined to the kitchen too. Have him with no pants on & give him tons to drink. What ever he wanted to drink, soda, cool-aid, juice anything. At the end of the week he would know exactly when he needed to go & would always make it. It worked great for her & she had 5 kids. Didn't work so great for us. Staying in one room, yah, not so easy.
A.K. answers from Las Vegas on January 26, 2007
My daughter does the same exact thing. She will poop in the toilet but rairly goes pee. I give her a sticker when she does and I ask her like 10 times aday if she has to go. She is 3 and I think is finally starting to get it. Don;t get discouraged I have been trying to potty train my daughter for over a year. Good Luck!
K.O. answers from Portland on January 25, 2007
Ha Ha Ha. It is usually the other way around. Most kids don't want to poo in the toilet. The one thing that I have found that works really good is pouring warm water on their privates. It is really hard for them to not let it go! They might feel guilty that they did, but just reinforce to them how happy you are and what a great job they did!
I hope it works. I have 6 children and my last one just turned 2 in November 2006. She has absolutely no interest in the toilet, other than to sit on her potty chair with her clothes on when I am going. Argh!
Good luck! Let me know if it works. :)