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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PottyTraining an 18 Month Old - When You Hit a Bump in the Road....


First of all, thanks for writing and publishing this book. I know its been great for a lot of people. Three weeks of hard work, and we are tempted to give up.

Our daughter is 18 months old and was showing signs that she was ready. She would even urinate when we put her on the potty. I believe we followed the method very closely. We thought she was doing well, but she never really self-initiated until the second or third day.

Three weeks later she is still having several accidents a day and is very reluctant to poop in the potty. She has let us know she needs to go a hand full of times which we celebrate exuberantly. But usually, we end up seeing the warning signs and asking her if she will go to the potty. To this she often replies, "NO" shaking her head. I know it is impossible for you to diagnose what when wrong without seeing all we did. But after reading your book and how confident you were that this would work and that it works for everybody else, we really feel like we failed our daughter. We put her (and ourselves) through a lot of stress and have very little to show for it except several stains on the carpet. Sorry to be a downer, but I needed to vent. Are we the only ones that go through this?


Post by Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers" - a new, fast, easy toilet training method that produces remarkable results.

1 comment:

michela said...

Hi there, our son is 18 months old and had some great successes with your program in the first week (we're at week 4 now). Since then, however, he will initiate often, but when we bring him to the potty he won't pee. We praise him for initiating, and then put his underwear and pants back on. He repeats this process a few times until he really has to go, but when that happens, he initiates and then cries if we put him on the potty. He generally then pees as soon as we take him off the potty. It seems as if he gets stressed out from holding in his pee and then is too stressed to actually pee on the potty! Do we just continue like this until he "gets" it? Or is there something else we should be doing?