View Full Version : Any tips for potty training?
07-14-2008, 10:44 AM
I have a daughter who just turned three in March. I have been potty training her for....... well it seems like forever now. She goes number 1 in the potty real good. Most of the time on her own. But I CANNOT get her to go number 2 on the potty at all!!!!! It is very frustrating ecspecially when she is half way there. I have tried just about eveything...stickers,candy,going every hour,praising her,spanking......u name it. Any Ideas on how to get her to go Number 2 on the potty? I am in desperate need of advice. I am expecting my second child in October, so i would really like her to be trained by then. Please help!
07-14-2008, 05:06 PM
Is she pretty predictable in the timing of her #2? Like could you put her on the potty right after lunch or right before nap? Don't make it a stressful thing (for you or for her). When it's time to try, it's time to try. Tell her it's time. Tell her she has to TRY, but it's okay if she can't go. Read, sing, whatever. Give her a good long time. If she can't go, tell her that's okay and you guys will try again in a little bit. Be patient and persistent. Don't get too emotional about it. It will happen. Good luck to you!
07-17-2008, 11:13 PM
I just got through this with my son, almost 3. He had been going pee on the potty when he turned 2, regressed a bit when we moved a couple of months later, and then didn't want to have anything to do with it. A couple months ago we got to where he would go pee if he was naked, so we made the switch to underwear, even though it meant having to clean his BM's. Is she in underwear? We would also take his pants and underwear off him if we knew he had to go. I read in a post, I believe from myboysmom on the subject, that she had used suckers as a treat for one of her boys during the potty training process. Suckers were the new and rare treat, so we gave it a shot and it worked! We had bought a special video that he got the first time he went and now he gets a DumDum sucker when he goes. I'll let him pick it out and hold it (it seems to encourage him to go). I guess that it was the magical thing that worked for him. Keep things positive and give her time. She'll get the hang of it!
07-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Lovin 3 I have tried the dum dums. She loves lollipops so i decided to try those but it does not seem to be working. She is really stubborn. I have tried to talk to her about this and the only thing im getting from her is she is scared to poop on the the potty. She wont tell me why or cant explain it, but i have tried showing her theres nothing to be scared of. Momma c she is not predictable at all with her#2's. I have tried keeping track of when shes goes but its different all the time. Which is making this more difficult for me. Maybe im expecting too much from her right now. She is wearing underwear, but she is still not making a connection. Im just hoping this doesnt go on for another year!
07-21-2008, 09:05 PM
We are having the same issue with our daughter as well. She's about 75% trained on peeing in the potty but will have absolutely have nothing to do with a #2. I'm trying not to rush her- we've only been at this for a few months. I may be singing a different tune come this winter. I get the feeling that our daughter is "scared" somehow so whenever I get the chance, I just reassure her that it's ok and when big girls have to go #2, that they should do it in the potty. I just keep telling myself not to get irritated when she goes in her diaper/ pull-up. (she has yet to do it in her big girl panties yet... ) I'll try the dum-dum thing as we've never given her a sucker and the novelty may entice her. My daughters BM's aren't regular either and hard to predict.
A friend of mine was in the same boat. They were expecting their 2nd child so they kicked the training into high gear. She suggested that whenever we change her or have an accident, that we take her right to the bathroom and flush the contents right into the toilet so that she can visualize what is expected of her. I have yet to do this myself- we're still trying to focus on her telling us when she has to go. Good Luck!!
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