Re: potty training frustration
I feel like they almost have to want to potty train just as much as we want them to. DD finally "wanted" to potty train after she saw an older friend of hers use the potty and wearing panties like a big girl. I also found that diapers and pullups tended to make the process more difficult, the seemed to convuse her, as if she figured well I have a diaper on, why bother?...we picked a strech of a few days where we didn't have to go anywhere and could devote the entire day to potty training and we put her in panties...(remember, she thought pullups and diapers were a free ticket to NOT pee in the potty), and we made sure her sippycup was always full. Being sure to ask her every 15 minutes or so if she would like to go potty. There were a few accidents those first few days, but she DID NOT like when she peed in her panties, so after the first day, you could tell she was making more of an effort...we never ridiculed her or punished her for peeing in her panties, just said next time she needed to try to make it to the potty in time. If she did pee or poop on the potty she got a sticker to put on the calender for that day...the first day I think she got 5 stickers the second day 9 and each day there was more and more. The trick is being consistant.
Try skipping the diapers and doing panties for a few days and see if that helps, if not then give it a rest for a couple months and try again,
Mom to Kierra (born August 9/02)
and Kaden (born August 19/05)
Last edited by kierrasmommy; 08-14-2006 at 11:32 AM.