just because she got a little upset doesnt mean shes not ready, it just means shes unsure, after all, all shes ever known is a nappy, the change will be weird.
Only you can truely decide from what you observe and know of her if shes upset or not.
Tactics that worked with my daughter who toilet trained at 24 months within 5 days for daytime and within 2 months for overnight.
1. plain jane potty, one located in her room and one on the main floor. She was allowed to decorate it with stickers.
2. thick training pants and plastic covers. That way if she had an accident should wouldn't make a huge mess but definitely make it feel icky and uncomfortable so she was aware she had an accident.
3. M&M's she would get one for just trying and a second one for completing the task.
4. stickers and a chart, one sticker for pee, three for poo and for every 5 stickers on the chart she could redeem them for something from a prize bag full of little toys, craft stuff from the dollar store.
5. We praised DD sooooooooooooo much when she did a good job and when she had an accident we just kinda talked to DD about how it didn't feel very nice and next time we'll try to make it and basically try to let her know we empathized with her.
I was really to throw in the towel after 2-3 days but with a little perseverance it worked. It worked fast for us. For others it takes a little longer but I don't think only a few days is long enough to know for sure she isn't really. I think as long as they are willing to try they are ready. My DD was dry overnight for the first week or two after potty training and I was blown away but then she had a few accidents and we used pull-ups overnight for a few months but encouraged her to use her potty at night and popped in a bunch of night lights in her room and towards the toilet. One day we just realized she was no longer wetting herself overnight.
Nothing wrong with bribery and corruption to accomplish this task. The sense of satisfaction once you're done is amazing! But then of course you better become quickly aware where all public toilets are, have a travel toilet seat in your purse and a spare pair of undies too. When they gotta go, they gotta go!
Good luck with this chapter of life.
Thanks Decided to wait a while because this morning she really didnt want to take her nappy off and was not willing to try anymore. We'll try again when I've next got some time off work, probably July when I'm on maternity leave (before baby arrives!). I like your suggestions - will get a Pee/Poo Chart and prize bag she will love that x
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