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Potty Training Help!

I am going crazy! My daughter is over 2 years old. We started potty training 6 months ago and she showed interest in the potty. She’s pooped, peed multiple times and on occasion will tell us that she has to go. That was through the pull up method. About 1-2 months ago, whenever she was home, we would have her in panties so she could feel that she peed. If you ask her where she goes poop and pee she will tell/show me the potty. Literally, today, she’s had 5 accidents where I’ve caught her just sitting in her own pee. At this point, I feel like it’s too late in the game to stop. What do I do?!

  • Jessica
    Jun 06

    We’re in the process of potty training my 2 and a half year old. It’s not for the faint of heart for sure! We are wearing training pants instead of pull-ups or regular underwear, it has a thicker layer of material so if he has an accident it doesn’t make as big of a mess, but still feels like underwear. You can get them on amazon and I’m sure Wal-mart or other stores would have them too. The other thing we do is reward with candy. I have a container of Skittles sitting on the sink, when little man goes pee in the potty he gets one Skittle, when he does Pooh he gets two. Just a little incentive to motivate him to use the potty. Best piece of encouragement an older mom once gave me it to make it fun, and not stress, that they will learn when they are ready and she promised me that he wouldn’t be 18 and still needing pull-ups. My first was the perfect example of that, we struggled for months to train him while I was pregnant with my second, I didn’t want two in diapers. But despite my efforts, #1 was still in pull-ups when #2 arrived. Two weeks later, he just decided he was ready and we didn’t have to use pull-ups at all after that.

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jun 07

    So I am in the midst of training my 18 month old 3rd child, my other two started training at 20 and 18 months old and took a few months to completely daytime train. I personally don’t subscribe to the readiness thing, but clearly your daughter understands. However, that doesn’t mean that she isn’t developing. I’ve found that since both my older two were trained (now 4.5 and 3), they would have bouts of “regression” when their growth spurts or life changes seemed to make them to need to retrain a bit. I am big on the at home no pants method, especially for girls since it’s more uncomfortable for them (boys get to shoot it away from them). The main thing is to “stay the course”, don’t be mad or get angry, just keep reminding her where it goes and why, and hang in there. She will get more consistent. Don’t turn back now.