Number Two!

6 Feb

I’m over here today looking for suggestions to potty train her royal evilness AKA Rosalyn.

Feel free to give some advice. Or the bad news. Either way…

5 Responses to “Number Two!”

  1. daisybones February 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm #

    I have no advice, but I’ll be reading with rapt attention, notpad in hand. Molly is just now starting to show a few very early signs of readiness, so it’s on my radar, but still a vague idea. She doesn’t even turn two until the end of May.

  2. Missy February 6, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    Oh the frustrations… I say just forget about it. Tell yourself you’ll be changing her diaper when she’s 16, then you’ll feel good about anything that happens before that.
    Tell HER you’ll be changing her diaper when she’s 16. Of course, I don’t think that would hit home with her until she’s old enough to worry what other people think. Which is school age. Which, God help you, she should be potty trained by then.
    Don’t underestimate peer pressure. Finding her a friend the same age who is already potty trained and proud of it can help a lot.
    Wow. Can you imagine that personal ad?

  3. Eden February 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    My only advice is that we tried -everything- with Zoe and nothing worked until the day she said, “I want to use the potty.” And that was it.

    Try the book “It’s Time To Pee” by Mo Willems. If nothing else, it’s a Mo Willems book 😉

  4. Kind of Crunchy Mama February 6, 2008 at 6:35 pm #

    Another *tried everything* over here. Just forget about it. She will do it when she wants to. End of story.

  5. Caitlin February 6, 2008 at 7:51 pm #

    I second the peer pressure. Paul has been able to go on his own since about 2.5, but he’s lazy. He turned 3 too late in the year for preschool, but I enrolled him in the kids’ gym program so I could go during the day. Unlike me, the kids at the gym have their sense of smell and no tact. Paul doesn’t like being reminded by his friends that he’s “stinky like a baby’s butt” or that he’s wearing “baby diapers”. He has gotten a lot better about actually going when he’s at kids’ gym. He’s also pretty good about going at restaurants and other people’s houses, because he likes the excuse to go exploring.

    Unfortunately, home is another story. We’ve tried potty timers, putting the potty chair in front of the tv and having a movie day, sticker charts… When one of his grandmas made an issue of it at Christmas, he literally turned into a defiant pisserr. He’d pull his pullup down and pee everywhere but the toilet and made sure that his grandma knew it. He’s only 3, so we’re waiting until August to make an issue of it, since it’s required for preschool. I’m hoping it will have resolved itself by then.

    Hopefully Rosalyn will come around soon on her own.

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