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I've been working on potty training my dd since November when she turned 3. To make a very long story short I've been more patient than ever having done this 7 other times with her sisters and brothers...she had a few successes with pee and poop but overall will not pee when sits on the potty and will hold it until she knows she will get a diaper for nap time and bed time. She has had very few accidents and when she has I am calm and have her help clean up, etc...no "trauma" or fear associated with the potty. I am pretty sure she relaxes in her bed and then she will pee...usually too much for an overnight diaper! I have a mattress protector and have tried to tuck her in without the diaper after having her try to pee on the potty so she will learn than the bed is not for peeing but the potty is! Two days later I was still changing the bedding and reinforcing the "oh no, we want to keep our bed dry...etc etc" I did not continue after day 2. Maybe she would get it if I did that longer?
I have tried to back off altogether and try again later but you know, she WILL NOT pee in the diaper!(only once when she was in the car crying and I told her it was really okay for 20 minutes) She is very strong about wearing her big girl pants (cotton training) during the day and a diaper at night. My intention for keeping the diaper at sleep times was to prevent UTI's and constipation issues. Unfortunately I have a child who wants to lay down to pee at sleep time.
Any ideas or suggestions?
oh and yes we have done stickers, rewards, chocolate etc...
This may sound weird but Try putting a little potty by her bed. Tell her it is for if she wakes up and has to go. I caught on to my Daughter peeing in her diapers each morning knowing I check at night and she was dry in the night. She just felt comfterable peeing in her room for some odd reason. It has helped and we deal with fewer oopsie Mornigs.
My daughter does this too, she is pretty good at holding it. And then she pees at naptime or bedtime in the diaper, Found that she doesnt care much about the stickers. She does however LOVE to see the pee go down the 'big potty' and wave bye bye to it. This seems to have motivated her....but every kid is different, just an idea to try,