1 year ago
Last edited at 10:56PM on 2/5/2013
I had temporary custody of my three year old nephew at one point in time. When I got him, he wasn't potty trained, but between his babysitter and I, we did it! Here's what she told me, and trust me it is not fun, but it worked! Put your child in undies, explain that undies are for big girls and you can NOT potty in your undies. Have her go potty right after you put them on her, and praise her lavishly! Set an alarm for 15 minutes. Seriously, EVERY 15 minutes take her to the potty. The only time I allowed my nephew to wear a diaper, was at night. There WILL be accidents, trust me. And they are going to suck for you to clean up, but they will suck for your daughter as well. Remember PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE! Good luck.
motivate her by taking her to a clothing store and have her pick out cute underwears and you explain that she can wear them when she learns to go potty herself or when she lets you know and doesnt do her p's and poos in her pull up ?
Keep a jar of candy for incentive for her to use the bathroom, and every time she does, let her choose one. Also important - don't scream or shout or show her any anger if she does have an accident; it'll only make her fear you and it'll have a reverse effect from what you want.
Take her to the bathroom first thing in the morning when she wakes up. Also if you can ever few hours just tell her to go to the bathroom.... And you can send her after drinking liquids and always before bed! One more thing, during the day don't put on pull-ups put her on panties.