Ha! No, really, potty training is seriously my nemesis. And I'm putting this out there in hopes that someone may have had the same problems that I am currently having. And maybe you can give me some advice!
We have been in potty training limbo for almost a year now! And it isn't getting any better. E mostly refuses to go in a diaper, makes a HUGE fuss anytime I ask her if she has to go potty or tell her it's time to go potty, and ends up wetting her underwear all day long.
I've tried incentives, I've tried taking away toys when she wets her pants. I've tried a potty schedule. I've tried to just ignore it and put up with the wet underwear all day, but it really annoys me!
I've even put her back in diapers for a couple of weeks to try and "reset." She loves our diapers - we use cloth and I made pretty ones with hello kitty and owls and all kinds of patterns. But now her "diaper butt" is too big to fit under her clothes, and I don't think wearing diapers should be something she likes at this point. Spending money on disposable diapers when I have perfectly good cloth ones makes me cringe.
And even when she's in diapers, she won't tell me when she has wet them.
At this point, I'm not sure if she's just being stubborn, is getting too involved in her play to bother going to the bathroom, or if she truly doesn't know when she has to go. I should mention that she has had surgery dealing with her urinary tract system about a year and a half ago. But I've mentioned my concerns to her urologist and he puts it all off on her age, not anything wrong with her system.
Any advice from one mom to another?
Thanks for letting me make my mini-rant!