No potty mommy!!

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Registered: 10-10-2007
No potty mommy!!
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 6:29pm

I think I posted on here before.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 1:11pm
Hi Heidi,

First off, you aren't doing anything wrong. In fact, it sounds like you've tried a ton of different options.

Here's a few ideas I have...

She says she's scared of the potty. Is it the flushing that she doesn't like? I know that can be frightening to a lot of toddlers. You said she has a toddler potty- is it one that sits on the ground by itself (instead of one that sits on top of the toilet seat)?

Second, have you tried putting her in panties instead of diapers or pull ups? If not, I'd suggest giving it a try. Most kiddos her age don't like being wet and it may encourage her to use the toilet. She'll likely have several accidents, but I've found it is the best way to toilet train.

Also, have you visited the Toilet Teaching & Beyond topic here on iVillage? It's another great place to find advice and I'm sure they'll have more ideas to share.

Toilet Teaching & Beyond-

Good luck and please let us know how things are going.