Very frustrated - how to finish this?

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Registered: 04-03-2006
Very frustrated - how to finish this?
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 8:54am

DD is 2 1/2.

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 3:15pm

Hi there!

Welcome to the Toilet Teaching board!

It sounds like your daughter has made some great progress in the pooping area.

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Registered: 07-29-2007
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 7:56pm
I'm dealing with the same thing! I began potty training our DD at the beginning of June. She has no issue with using the potty...when you take her to it or ask her to go to it.

I'm trying the naked around the house suggestion, and she has told me once in three days that she needs to go potty. I'm sticking with this the rest of the week, but after that, I believe she'll start telling me on her own at some point. I remember when I started training my son at 3 1/2, he wouldn't tell me either. I would notice him doing the pee pee dance and then tell him to go. So giving praise when they go and staying patient I think is the way to go.

I did decide to go cold turkey with the pull ups at nap and night time because 9 times out of 10, she was dry after those sleep periods anyhow. So I think once you start seeing that your daughters diapers are clean the majority of time after naps and night time, you may want to back off of them all together. Just my suggestions! :)

Good luck!
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Registered: 01-14-2008
Tue, 08-18-2009 - 8:34pm

Gosh - I wish I had an answer. We are dealing with the same thing as well.

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Registered: 09-22-2005
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 5:03pm

Have you tried a schedule of sorts?

When I start potty-training I teach bladder control by increasing the amount they drink (lots of undiluted juice for a week or two) and taking them 15m after they drink. They begin taking themselves to the potty about 3-4m after they have been in undies and on a drinking schedule. I train much earlier than most, though. If your daughter is older she may be able to recognize the "I've got to pee" sensation earlier. That is one of the perks to giving them tons to drink 1) lots of practice opportunities & 2) the gotta-pee "sensation" is more obvious so they can learn to recognize it.

Good luck!

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