help! health problem causing frustration

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Registered: 03-27-2006
help! health problem causing frustration
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 6:38pm

I am looking for potty training advise please!!


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 07-22-2009 - 4:10pm

Hello chicki91.

At this age,and being as bright as you say she is showing,may I suggest you switch to the heavier cloth training pants with plastic panties over them when going out.

As for at home,allow her three pair of her "big girl panties" for one day at a time.

Now for the "tough part",every time she wets or messes her panties " the first pair without the plastic pants" take her into the bathroom,into the tub and strip her down,then,using cool ( not cold ) water,was her down slowly,telling her all the while,that she would be playing now,if she had used the potty, then,when dried off,she gets pair number two panties,but this time,with plastic panties,and the same with the last pair,once she finds out,that when she has gone through all three pair of cloth panties,she will only have plastic panties to wear for the rest of the day,till bed time.

If you must go out for any reason,she will be allowed the thicker training pants with plastic as normal.

I know this sounds harsh,but I have used it for many years,and have had only a handful it did not work on.

Please keep