We’re still trying to train Sonia to use the toilet, but so far, no concrete evidence of success.
I believe my mother told me her trick to potty training me and my sister was to keep us on the toilet and feed us M&Ms as long as we worked toward our goal. I’ve also heard you can put blue food coloring in the toilet water and challenge the child to turn the water green. Hope you make it through these training days soon!
That was funny. You’re not potty training her on a big toilet are you?
sonia has her own toilet seat. If we didn’t put that on, she’d fall right in. 😉
Good Luck!! We’re on that journey with our son–no amount of bribing, swishing, or running water has worked for us yet either. Our daughter was so much easier!!
If you uncover the secret, I hope you’ll draw a strip about it–my wife and I are working on the same challenge. We’ve got number one mostly down, but number two is a real sticky wicket.
Wow! So many of us are in the same boat. My wife and I just started this with our little girl. So far it’s been fairly successful. We know a general timeframe for when she poops, so it’s just a matter of getting her on the pot and waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Pee is another matter entirely. I guess the thing to do is make a big deal out of the little successes and don’t get discouraged by the hundreds of failures. Good luck!
Are you really looking for *concrete* evidence?
My lord, what on earth are you feeding her?
funny, what Fletcher said, my parents would bribe us with M&M’s too. Not sure how it worked, but I guess it did, LOL
Disaster Man…maybe that is why she is backed up.
lol, DisasterMan 🙂 As I was writing that blog post, I knew I left myself open for that 😉
Good luck with that! I have my second one to train so all I can tell you is that they are all different and it all happens in it’s own time… just cheer on each success. Heh heh. I’m just waiting ’till she paints her wall or dolls house with (ahem) poo… I’d love to see that comic (not all kids do it though, just most). 🙂
So far all the only thing my son has learned is an awarness of a new found toy. His hands are almost always in his pants, or patting the front of his pants and telling strangers that is his pee-pee!
Ha! Be thankful she just won’t go…one of my brothers took to, let’s say, imitating the new puppy he had instead of using the toilet! At the time we were all disgusted and frustrated…but now it’s a huge family laugh.
I am so chuckling at this… (I can laugh because my kids are teens and thankfully potty trained.)
I am enjoying all the comments from other parents on this thread, too. I have two comments of my own:
When potty training my son, a friend advised me to tear off one square of toilet paper and drop it in the bowl and instruct son to “sink the boat.”
I was very relieved when my daughter (youngest) was potty trained. No more diapers!! The unforeseen side effect was that I missed the “crinkling” sound as my baby ran around the house. (Strangely, I still do.)
P.S. We always cheered and clapped for successful “bidness” in the room of rest like it was the greatest thing ever.
Hang in there parents, you know they WILL be potty-trained eventually! Hahaha
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