Hi Sgmom, I know you have been on these boards for a long time, so I am sure you have seen and tried many of the classic things to get her back on track. Different potties, different locations, songs, books, etc. That is a really frustrating age I am sure to be dealing with potty issues after having so much success earlier. I know when my DS was 24ish months and we were still struggling it was really hard. Poop misses were the hardest, because I didn't have to deal with that most of his life so I wasn't prepared at all. I was like, "Oh my God, I am so glad I EC'd and didn't have to deal with this messiness every day!" I think that is one thing to keep in mind when getting frustrated about late age accidents. Even if your daughter is having resistance right now, think of all the wet and messy diapers EC has saved you.
If you had a boy, I would suggest getting him back on track by having him pee on a piece of cereal floating in the toilet, standing to pee with a little urinal, etc. I am trying to think of some pee-type-games for a girl to make her want to pee in the potty. Maybe put a little shampoo in the toilet so when or if she goes it will bubble up! Maybe use a fizzy tub color type product to turn the toilet water a different color? Maybe allow her to throw a tablet in before she goes and then look at the water when she is done? If you demonstrate she might be encouraged to try next time she has to go.
My kids and others I babysat for loved Once Upon Potty dvd. It's mostly little kids sitting on BBLP type potties and singing catchy tunes. Really made the kids want to go to be like the others which were having a grand old time on their potties! There are also dolls that go potty; maybe one of those would help! Have you tried letting her pick out cool underwear because she is 'so big now'?
Now, of course it's not always possible to be on the exact same page as your spouse or significant other, so my husband did use bribes a bit towards the end. For him, it did make a difference. When my DS was really in a phase where not much could get him on the potty, the promise of a match box car could do the trick. Sometimes it got my DS back on track and in the habit of using the potty again. And even though I didn't use bribes, he would still go for me during those times.
Good luck! Keep us posted!
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Edited by riboflavin - 11/16/11 at 7:26pm