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I had always hoped that my children would be potty trained by the time they were two. Then reality hit and I realized that potty training isn’t as easy as the books say it is going to be, and I have read a lot of them! I also realized not to beat myself up about it, and that I’m not the only parent out there dealing with this situation.
My daughter is almost three years old and she still doesn’t have any interest in being potty trained. I think she may have an attention problem and that makes it difficult for her to sit still long enough on the toilet.
I have tried a lot of different things to get her interested in using the potty: positive reinforcement, bribery, rewards, you name it!
We read potty books that have her favorite cartoon characters, she gets stickers every time she just sits on the potty, and we even have a travel potty seat that we take with us wherever we go.
I started to get discouraged because I kept seeing books and blog posts about people who were able to potty train their children in three days. Is there something wrong with me as a parent or something wrong with my child?
Then as I started talking to other parents, I learned that a lot of kids aren’t potty trained until they are three. My pediatrician said it best: “I’ve never seen a child go to kindergarten not potty trained.” She just told me to be patient and that my daughter will show interest in her own time.
I need to keep showing her how to use the potty but don’t get discouraged or frustrated, one day it will click!
I just wanted to share my thoughts and feelings on the whole potty training thing because a lot of parents struggle with this and that is OK. Some kids take to potty training easier than others.
Until my daughter starts showing interest, I will keep using diapers at night. I find that they are just a lot easier to change in the middle of the night than training pants.
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Just remember that your toddler isn’t the only one that isn’t potty trained, it will happen. Until then, just keep trying and keep things positive.
Let us know what potty training tactics have worked for you. I feel like I have tried them all but I would love to hear what you have done!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Target up & up™ Diapers