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Potty training (well, if she'd let me be) and not sure where to go from here, help!

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PottyRefusnik Mon 29-Aug-11 20:21:08

My DD1 is 2.6 and we are on our second attempt at potty training. The first time round she seemed to have no control over her bladder at all, so we left it and tried again this week.

This time she just seemed to get it. After a couple of small trickles in the first few hours of day 1 we managed two full days of everything going in the potty, no accidents. Then, after having a tantrum about not being given something she wanted (not potty related) she has refused to use the potty and is just wetting herself.

What should I do? She can do it, she is just choosing not to. Its quite infuriating to be honest.

a) abandon completely, try again in a few months
b) carry on regardless
c) back in nappies in the day but trying to sit on potty first thing in the morning and last thing at night
d) any other option you can think of!

Witchofthenorth Mon 29-Aug-11 20:59:03

I would carry on if she has shown she can do it. my DD did the sae thing, managed fine or a few days but then reverted back to wetting herself when she didn't get her own way.

Have you tried reward charts? When DD started wetting herself again, we introduced consequences ( previously we didn't make a big deal if she had an accident) . When it was obvious she was doing it on purpose, we imposed a punishment, small things like no treats, time out etc. It took a few days of perseverance but we got there.

FWIW she was quite late in training as we never felt she was ready, she was over 3 when she potty trained. Not sure if that is really relevant here but thought I would throw it in anyway smile

Good luck.

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