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    Default Almost 3 yr old holding it in

    Any ideas on how to handle this?

    DD has so far been in knickers since 7.30 am it is now 2.45pm. No wee or poo all day. She did this on our last attempt to toilet train too. Then as soon as we put her pull up on for bed she went.

    Her pull ups are usually always wet through day, she is usually regular for bm (mid afternoon), I'm not putting any pressure- just a sticker chart on wall in toilet that I told her about, I keep asking if she needs to go and she keeps going and sitting on the toilet then saying "not ready to come yet!" And back off.... Grrrrr!!!!

    My other DD just went everywhere. I spent all my time wiping up/ cleaning up mess.

    This time. Totally different.

    Anybody had a child that's done this? Any tips?

    Surely if she's holding it in ALL day she has some kind of control and must be ready???

    Eta... Bought her a huge water bottle that's she been guzzling away- this is a novelty because she usually has just her ordinary water bottle and she's not even dancing it looking like she needs to go. I don't get it. I hate toilet training. Ugh!
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    Is she afraid of the toilet? Would a potty help?

    Try opening a tap? The water flowing noise is enough for my two.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    Hi there,

    i am in the same position with my 2 yrs 8 month old DD.

    Over summer we did 8 weeks in undies while awake and we never had an accident but we never had any wees or poos on the potty either, she would just hold out till her sleep and night nappies. They would be soaking within minutes of putting them on.

    I mentioned it to my doctor and she told me if she doesnt wee within three hours i have to put a nappy on otherwise she will do permanent damage to her bladder for holding that long. She drinks a lot of water and if she is wearing a nappy she wees more often.

    So i did two months full time back in nappies and then tried again last week, but the same problem. She just thinks wees and poos belong in nappys and wont do them anywhere else. She wont even wee in the bath, or if i put her on her potty with running water.

    It is very frustrating, as i also have a 16 months old and another baby due soon and dont really want to have three in nappies but seems there isn't much i can do until she makes the connection that wees belong in the potty or toilet.

    have you had any luck or made any progress?

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    My son doesn't even go to the toilet. His nearly 3 and it's really stressful.

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    Hi, didn't see these replies until now.

    She's trained now. We still have the odd accident here and there but she's doing really well.

    I'll probably get flamed for this but the only thing that worked was smarties. That's right I literally bribed her with smarties to use the toilet for 2 full days.

    By day 3 I just did the over enthusiastic jumping around "yay you used the toilet!" And when she asked for a smartie I told her she was a big girl who didn't need a smartie now and she was fine with it.

    Another rule broken ... So much for never bribing my kid! But atleast it worked.


 

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