Anyone feel like potty training my daughter(s)? No? Why not? Maybe because it’s possibly the most frustrating thing, so far in child-rearing history – for me at least. I don’t know what else to do, so I would appreciate the help. So here’s the sitch…
I think that we have all made to much of a big deal about the whole thing. We talk about it to her often, as well as Seth’s parents, my parents, friends, other family and pretty much anyone that comes into contact with her taking the time to ask her how it’s going. Seriously, I have had someone ask me about it in a shopping mall. So there is a lot of pressure on her, from every angle. And one thing you need to know about Kyla is that she doesn’t like to be put on the spot – she will not happily copy what you say (because she seems to be scared to say it incorrectly), she will not do anything that you ask her to do if she is not sure of what she is doing or how to do it and she can also be very shy. She is also very, VERY stubborn.
So here’s what I’ve tried, feel free to give me tips –
* We bought panties in all different colours – she wets them every single time. We agree when we put them on that she won’t wee wee in them, she will tell me instead and she will go on the potty. That has not ever happened. She is at the point at the moment that she has so many accidents that she DEMANDS to wear a “naaapa” (nappy) and screams and screams until you put one on. I once ignored her pleas and then she proceeded to wee 3 separate times on the floor. But not on purpose, she just can’t hold it anymore.
* So here’s the other thing. I know she can hold it. She will go the entire night without wetting her nappy and will only wee in the morning. And now if we manage to get her to leave her nappy on she will demand to have the nappy back on and then make a wee.
* The furthest I have gotten with the potty is for her to sit on it. For 2 seconds. Then she either starts crying or demanding a sticker (yes, I have tried this bribery with her too).
I’m at a loss. Do I just wait until she is older? Or what? Help!!