I Have A Daughter Who Just Turn 3 On June 3rd. & I Am About To Lose My Mind. Potty Training Is Very Hard W/my Daughter. I Tried The Sticker Reward, I Tried 2 Mms (candy ) Reward,we Bring In Her Fav. Doll To Help. I Put Her Panties Out On Her Dresser And Talk About Them All The Time Show Them To Her And Even Put Them On For A Minute To Let Her Feel Like A "big Girl". I Talk & Talk About It All Day, Everyday. She Knows When To Go, Becasue She Will Go Into Another Room In The House And Then Go And Not Say A Word. If She Could Be In Poo-poo All Day, She Probably Could , It Does Not Bother Her!!! I Put Her On The Potty Every Hour & Every 20 Mins. After Every Meal. Not Working. I Have Yet To See Or Hear Her Go! My Husband Has Also Been Helping Me, We Have Exhausted Just About Everything - Except For The Secret Potty Rule I Just Found Out, Which Is When You Say" Ok Thats It No More Diapers" And Put The Panties On. Every Parent Who Has Done This Says Within A Week --- Done! I Need Advice What To Do. Please Help!
Maybe scale it back a bit. Maybe you talk about potty TOO much and she can tell how emotionally invested you are in it. If you're not quite ready to take the panty plunge (which is probably what it will take if she doesn't mind sitting in her filth), you can buy those cloth training pants (the one's WE had when potty training) that you put the plastic "diaper cover" over...that way the mess won't be ALL OVER, but it should be significantly less comfortable for her than diapers which pull the moisture away and have some baggy room for the poo. Use the panties or training pants. Sit her on the potty every hour. The deal is she doesn't have to GO, but she has to TRY for 5 minutes. Books, songs, toys, whatever you want to provide for toilet entertainment is fine. Potty is just what we do. No big deal. Good luck!
We just got done potty training my almost 3 year old son. I can totally relate in that he knew what to do long before he finally gave in to being potty trained. He has the personality that when he's ready to do it, he'll do it, and you can't force him to do it on your timing. I'm expecting my third in September, so I had extra incentive to have him out of diapers by then.
I would definitely recommend letting her be naked or use panties. Set a day and tell her that no more diapers/pullups except for bedtime (we hid them and said that they were gone). When the day gets here, keep things positive, even through the accidents. Take her often, praise her effort, and maybe continue to use a reward system. My son would go pee on the potty for a while if we left him naked, but was just as content to pee in a pull up which is why we had to make them disappear. Getting him to have his BM's on the potty was a little more work. We left him in his underwear (a mess to clean, but I didn't want him to regress with going pee on the potty) and would try to catch him if he had to go to get him to the potty. Finally, we ended up getting him a new video for when he went. He also gets a sucker (an otherwise rare treat for him) when he goes. It has only been a few days accident free, but I think he's got the hang of things. Remember that all kids are different, though. If she seems like she's not ready, I'd consider completely taking a break from it for a few weeks and then reintroducing it. Good luck.
I am going through the same problem with my 3 year old son. He can say and do so many things but he will not say I have to potty during the day. He will say I have to potty before bath time and before getting into bed. I know where you are, I stopped buying pull-ups because he does not wet at night. I tried stickers and toys he does a good job when we are out and I even started taking him to the public restrooms so he does not hold it, but he won't tell me he has to go and I am going out of my mind. I know it will happen so I try my best to stay positive and when he does go all day without and accident I let everyone know so they can praise him and he loves it. So, you are not alone.