DD1 (2 and a half) is a bright enthusiastic little thing who always wants to do things herself, and be a 'big girl'. But we are really struggling with potty training, and its making her miserable. What am I doing wrong? She started well with it. but now, when she needs a pee, she gets really edgy and unhappy for about 20 mins, and although she'll sit on the potty, she won't use it, and then just wees on the floor later, or waits till bedtime. Yesterday, she wouldn't even get on the potty. - just peed on the floor and sofa. We've tried stickers, chocolates, encouragement. DH got a bit cross with her at the weekend - I can't blame him, it's awful watching her desperate for a pee, and not doing it.
how long does she sit on it? Do you run a tap whilst she's on it? Does she see you weeing (I mean actually see the wee - perhaps its seeing her own wee that peturbs her.
My DS is simialr age and toawrds the end of potty training and we did quite a bit of peering in toilets at first . We also talk a lot about all the older children who use the potty and everyone grown up who uses the toilets.
Have you tried her directly on the toilet with a booster seat thingie?
Otehrwise tbh I'd give up and try again in a couple of months
ooh and just thought, maybe she's getting splashed and doesn't like the feeling? would she use the toilet with a toddler seat do you think? the one from house of leva is worth the money (if you get it from any of the baby shows on the last day they knock 15 pounds off the price too)
Well I haven;t had a problme with DS using a toilet when out and a potty at home. He just straddles the seat quite widely and hangs onto my hands to balance himself. But then he is a champion tumble tot-er so I think the precariouslness of it appeals to him
Just read your original comment, my daughter is showing exactly the same behaviour (she's 2.2). She will happily announce that she is going to pee on the floor, when I put her on the potty ( or toilet) she will sit for a long time, then 2 minutes after taking her off, she anounces again and will pee on the floor. We started on monday, but today we gave up - it was stressing her and us out. My wife is also 7 months pregnant.