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won't even sit on a potty!

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slightlyconfused85 Fri 02-Jan-15 18:44:37

My DD is 2.2. She is able to verbally express when she needs a poo, and when she's done a poo although doesn't mention wees. She comes with me and DP when we go to the toilet, and she is definitely dry for at least 2 hours between wees.

We thought it might be a good time to make a start, but she refuses to even sit on the potty or the toilet. When we take her nappy off she will wee on the floor and then get upset so we have just put her nappy back on.

How do I get her to be interested in just trying, and not be upset by it? Feeling worried that this is going to go on for a very long time!!

Fairylea Fri 02-Jan-15 18:47:13

At this age I wouldn't worry. Encourage her to sit with lots of praise and chocolate buttons (aherm) but if she doesn't want to just bung a nappy back on and don't worry about it. 2.2 is still quite young in terms of "getting it". Give it a few more weeks and try again and so on.

Badgerwife Sat 03-Jan-15 16:22:03

I agree with fairylea, she's still very young.

one thing you could try is to get her a 'character' potty that she chooses herself in the shop, to make it a special thing. We got a Peppa Pig pink potty for DD and she was just so excited to sit on it. That was after several failed attempts with a cheap plain white potty. She was 3 yrs old though.

slightlyconfused85 Sat 03-Jan-15 17:41:02

Thank you both. She adores Peppa pig so that might be an idea although I am going to leave it for another month or so before trying again

youtoo72 Sun 11-Jan-15 16:19:33

My DS is 3 yo. He knows when he needs to wee and poo, but he just doesn't even want to sit on the potty. He's not averse to it, but he just won't cooperate. Encouragement that works for other children doesn't work for him, we've done all the books, tried stickers etc. Even promises of chocolate don't help. Everyone says they need to be ready/willing, but I honestly don't think they'll come a time when he actually wants to do it. He's just bored of it when I mention sitting on the potty it's just no no no! And btw I tried at various times to do it earlier but the reaction was far worse and we were in silly terrible 2 territory when absolutey everything was impossible and he's just started to calm down a bit now. Any ideas to interest him welcome!

youtoo72 Sun 11-Jan-15 16:21:16

Forgot to say when I tried training pants he just weed in them - didn't seem to bother him in the slightest!

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