Almost potty trained help needed!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Almost potty trained help needed!
Sat, 06-20-2009 - 8:20pm
My daughter will be 4 in August. She is pretty much potty trained but I have to remind her every time to go or she won't care and just pee in her pants. She will hold it for hours though. She isn't night trained and although she usually poops on the potty she will sometimes poop in the pull up in the morning as soon as she gets up. I just don't know how to stop her from peeiong in her pants. She will go up to about 10 days with no accidents and then all of a sudden accidents every day and sometimes several times a day. It seems like she just doesn't care. I have tried taking away things, bribes, almost everything but it doesn't seem to help. Is it normal to have to remind her to go all the time? She will sometimes go on her own, but it is rare. My oldest was trained at 2 1/2 and it only took a month but this one I am working on it for a year already. Help!
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 1:24pm

Hi, Amy

Your daughter sounds very similar to how my son was at that age. In fact, he's 6 now and I still have to remind him and almost make him go to the bathroom.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 06-24-2009 - 2:44pm

Hello Amy,I would say to try Kristies method first and see if this makes a differance to her, it does sound like the same cause,not wanting to take time out of play time.

In my cases,having used about every other method,I would now adopt the use of plastic panties to get the idea that wet or messy pants are not nice.

Just buy a few pair of plastic panties and let her know,when she has an accident in her regular panties,she is going to replace them with plastic panties untill she uses the potty for the rest of that day.

this will take consistancy and watchfulness on your part,make sure she keeps them on,and change her as soon as she goes in them to help stave off rashes.

I hope this helps you get her trained.

Many Blessings.