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Potty training blip! Advice needed.

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LiviAnne Tue 06-Sep-11 17:51:06

We started potty training our daughter about two weeks ago. We had had the potty around the house for quite a long time, and she had been using it when she happened to have her nappy off for a while. Two weeks ago I bought her some pants, and some chocolate buttons for rewards, and she started doing her wees and poos on the toilet all the time. She did really well, she only had a couple of accidents in the week and I was thinking about beginning to fade back the rewards.

She went back to her childminder yesterday (she goes two days a week during term time). She wouldn't sit on the potty and did two poos in her pants and many wees. The childminder was very understanding. Last night DD and I decorated her potty so that she could take it to the childminders and she chose some treats to take with her for rewards if she uses the potty. They had another disastrous day with poos on the couch and everything!!

I am unsure what to do now. I don't want to keep sending her to the CM in her pants if she is going to be so unsuccessful, but at the same time, I don't want to give up as she has been doing so well at home.

Any advice would be appreciated.


2ddornot2dd Tue 06-Sep-11 21:39:00

I know that pull ups are the work of the devil but have you considered letting DD use them at the childminders, and then give her rewards if she keeps them clean and dry. (I used to break the day up by snacks and meals, and she got a chocolate star if her pull ups were clean at each of these occassions, and also if she did wees and poos in the right places as usual). It might just give her a bit more confidence. Also speak to her childminder - I actually don't mind cleaning up poo much more than I mind changing a pooey nappy, and it may be that your childminder feels the same.

Is it anything to do with you reminding her regularly, and her childminder not? My DD was weeks later before she was completely reliable at nursery because she was just really enjoying herself and didn't want to stop what she was doing, whereas when she's at home I'm really boring, so she enjoyed all the attention go going to the loo.

I wouldn't give up, she can do it, and you don't want to undo the work that you have done. I remember how stressful it all is, so try and relax, and good luck

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