10-30-2013 09:05 AM
My sister is having a hard time with her 3 year old daughter and potty training. She has potties all over the house, she's done the whole pants-off thing, but it's hard because she only has Saturday and Sunday to train before everyone goes back to work/daycare for the week. Daycare is really trying to help, but at the end of the day, she comes home with 4-5 pairs of wet underwear. 3yo screams and cries when my sister gently tries to potty train and now everyone is at their wit's end. They've been at it hardcore for about 3 weeks. Is it time to put the potties away for a few weeks and then try again? Or are they already in it and just need to keep going? Anyone have any experience with this?
10-30-2013 09:30 PM
01-09-2014 10:52 AM
My daughter is going to be 2 . at 18 months under the pressure of family, I tried to potty train my daughter, she cried and I stopped. I didnt want her to find frustration and fear in it. now shes showing signs of potty training. if she doesnt want to potty right at any moment. I dont pressure her. Make sure the daycare knows how to handle your type of training. Ive heard a few workers be negitive to kids and those kids are def not wanting to participate. They dont want to displease a parent , and if anyone has said something not nice, they could fear letting someone down. my sister use to call her daughter pee pants, and her daughter was 4 when she was trained. she thought embaressment helped, it doesnt. I wish you the best, hopefully she will find security and her self and not be afraid soon best of luck
01-17-2014 12:05 PM
01-17-2014 01:31 PM
I am the mother of 14 children. First I would suggest stopping for awhile. If you have gotten to the point of tears and frustration, you BOTH need a break. Second, keep heart. No child goes to school in diapers! LOL!
As for my suggestions when you try again.
1) Never make it a power struggle. You can not force a child to potty train, so it is a fight you can not win.
2) As will all things toddler- make it fun!! Toddlers love to make mommy happy! They love games!
3) Toddlers will do almost anything for a pretty sticker! Hang up a piece of colored paper, and each time they use the potty they get to put a sticker on the paper. Hang it right by the potty.
4) Make it no fun to wet/soil your panties. I stopped using warm clothes to clean their bottoms. I told them, "You are so old, ONLY cold water will work to clean you now. " Don't be mean, but warm cozy mommy time with diaper changing needs to stop. Make it quick and cold.
5) Clap and praise using the potty!!! The opposite with soiled panties. Clean it with almost no comment.
They will soon get the idea, that it is great to be big! Hugs, Barbara