View Full Version : 2 1/2 year old won't potty train
12-13-2009, 12:10 PM
My daughter is 2 1/2.... Will not poop in her diapers since she was 1. Since then she will pee on and off on the potty, she will take her diaper off or tell me it's wets. I've done rewards, make a big deal when she goes, call everyone to tell them, did the timer, bought the big girl underwear, pull up, and Elmo potty video ( which she hated). I let her run around the house in her big girl Dora underwear she peed all over and played in it. ( I was setting the timer for every 30 mins) I can't think of anything else to do? She tells me she wants to be a big girl. HELP
12-13-2009, 02:53 PM
I have come to learn through my own experience and the experiences of mothers around me with kids my children's ages that potty training is a joke. When she is ready she will do it on her own.
The best thing you can do for her is to follow her cues and encourage her to go. I have learned that treats/rewards really aren't the best way to go, especially as they get older because they come to expect them and they also learn that they can try to use the system (my cousin Brittany (3) now tells her mommy she will go to the bathroom if...)
We 'potty trained' our first for over a year with a lot of accidents and grief, but then one day she just up and started going. My neice, 2 of our daughter's friends and our son all just decided to use the potty one day too before potty training was even something we were considering. It took us almost 18 months to get our first to where our second has gotten himself in a week!
12-14-2009, 06:41 PM
Just let your daughter go when she asks to go, if she goes in her pull-up don't comment on it just change her and remind her that we put our poo-poo and pee-pee in the potty. When she is ready, she will go on the potty all the time. There is not much you can do to make her go.
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