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Posted by: AIms | 2012-03-22

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Battling to potty-train

Hi

My daughter will be turning 3 in July. I''m really battling to get her potty-trained. She still drinks bottle, can''t get her off, tried yesterday again, she cried for 2-3 hours and then I couldn''t take it no more and gave her one. I take her ever half-hour to the loo, she does wee, but sometimes 10min goes by and she wee''s in her panty. My other frustration is the no.2! She keeps doing this in her panty, I''ve taken her off the nappies during the day.
I''ve tried coloring the toilet''s water, I''ve tried stickers, I''ve tried stars etc. nothing seems to help. She begs me to put on nappy!
HELP!!!!
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Paediatrician

Both your daughter and you need at least a 10 day break from her potty training. Do not even mention the word potty. Let her wear trainers in the meantime.After this complete break restart with her potty training, praising every success. Re-introduce the star chart and reward system.

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Posted by: DJ | 2012-03-29

For a 3 year old I would suggest that whenever you go to the loo go with her and put her potty next to you even if you just sit on top of the toilet, put water inside her potty and you must take time to stand up until she pees. If she messed up her pants from cre''che do not shout at her, take it out and make her feel and smell and tell her that it smells bad because she messed it up. If she comes from cre''che with dry pants complement her and tell her that she is a lady, ladies do not wet their panties. At night take her potty with you to the bedroom and just estimate the time to wake her up. I would also suggest that before playing make her pee and if it happens that she pee on the floor, make her wipe in a playful helping her to wipe the floor. Mr grandson is 18 months and still in his nappy, when he did no 2 he will say point on his pants with a funny face and we know that we need to change him. Dont be frustrated mom be patient you will get it right. Good Luck

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Posted by: sj | 2012-03-27

Oh and a wee wee dance and no 2 dance also makes them feel realy awsome!!!

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Posted by: sj | 2012-03-27

Hi There

My little one was potty trained by 20 months. I started early as she didnt want to wear nappies any more and kept on taking them off. I had the same frustrations, but what worked best was to let her run without any pants on at all. She made a wee on herself once and didnt like it at all. I think in total we have had +-4 accidents she is now 23 months and i can go out with her in complete confidence with no nappy on. I still use one at night as she drinks night bottles.

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Posted by: Pain | 2012-03-26

I can relate to your frustrations, my daughter is turning 3 in May. I swear I felt like am the worst or stupid mother ever. My daughter`s umbilical cord dried out and fell off after 6 weeks, she has been sucking her pacifier until 3 weeks ago. The potty training in not coming alright at all  if she is at the crè che she comes home with wet pants because she does not tell her teachers that she needs the bathroom. At night I have stopped giving her liquids after 6 pm, if she cries and insist I give in, but this means I have to wake her up 3 times at night , if am late she wets her bed. I am worried that I am messing up all her milestones. I am not strong enough and am worried that her temper is also on the up rise. How do you honestly teach a child to wake up at night when they feel pressed? How do I get her to tell the teacher even her dad that she needs the bathroom. Sometimes when we are playing on the floor and rolling around she will not tell me either, she will just pee on me. I am beyond fustratated with myself  I am worried I might start taking it out on her.

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Posted by: Pain | 2012-03-26

I can relate to your frustrations, my daughter is turning 3 in May. I swear I felt like am the worst or stupid mother ever. My daughter`s umbilical cord dried out and fell off after 6 weeks, she has been sucking her pacifier until 3 weeks ago. The potty training in not coming alright at all  if she is at the crè che she comes home with wet pants because she does not tell her teachers that she needs the bathroom. At night I have stopped giving her liquids after 6 pm, if she cries and insist I give in, but this means I have to wake her up 3 times at night , if am late she wets her bed. I am worried that I am messing up all her milestones. I am not strong enough and am worried that her temper is also on the up rise. How do you honestly teach a child to wake up at night when they feel pressed? How do I get her to tell the teacher even her dad that she needs the bathroom. Sometimes when we are playing on the floor and rolling around she will not tell me either, she will just pee on me. I am beyond fustratated with myself  I am worried I might start taking it out on her.

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