Posted by: Michelle | 2009/01/13


Potty taining dilemna

PLEASE can you help us. My daughter has been in pull ups for a year now. We take her every half an hr to the potty but she is still peeing in the pants. I thought maybe it felt too much like a nappy so I put normal fancy panties on her and she just wet herself and then got upset. Sometimes she will go to the potty and sometimes not. She wull be 3 in June and we are getting nowhere. I have tried rewards (stickers etc) but she gets bored of it. I don' t force her if she doesn' t want to go but it seems to be more and more than she would rather not. SHould I start " fprcing her"  almost like she has to do it and there is no choice anymore or what else can I do?

Expert's Reply



Certainly you must not force her to use a potty. You must ifrst give her a 10 day break from potty training with not one word being said about using a potty. Let her wear pull ups. Then after 10 days start again and start a reward system. The best is to use a star chart.She gets a star for every time that she successfully uses the potty/toilet. For every 5 stars she gets a small reward.Continue to praise her for every success and do not say a word if she has any accidents.

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