I need some major help when it comes to potty training. Every time I think about restarting potty training, I'm instantly stressed out and irritable. I just can't seem to get the process started.
DD is 32 months old. We were going to start potty training in December, but ended up moving so we delayed it least we face regression. Now its April and we've false started a couple times, and its been crazy frustrating.
Problem #1 - How do you actually get the toddler to pee or poop on the potty seat?? She'll sit down on the potty for a few seconds, then she's off and running. I've tried rewards, but it doesn't make a difference. In fact, she'll throw hour long tantrum for not getting the reward if I even mention or show it to her. She doesn't understand that in order to get the reward she must do X. I haven't even be able to reward her at all yet, because there's been no pee or poop on the potty.
Problem #2 - She's defiant. She tells me "No!" or "No potty!" but a few minutes later, she pees or poops on the floor. How do you potty train a kid who's dead set against not doing what you're asking?
She's showing a ton of ready signs. Tells me when she has gone pee or poop in her diaper. She's dry all night long. She knows how to ask for food or water, etc.... I just can't seem to get past the point of "Oh we're ready, now what?"
So... help! PLEASE! I'm worried my kid will still be in diapers in her teens.....