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OK, here's my dilemma. Dd is almost three, and <i>could</i> potty train if she wanted, but has told me very clearly that she's not going to. End of story. We've been close several times, but then got setback by various things - new baby, period of travelling and disruption, then she broke her leg and was in plaster, etc etc.<br><br>
I've left it and left it, then went out and bought her underwear (7 pairs) which she loved, but just carried them around in a little bag and told me they are to play with, not to wear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
I don't think I want to do the training pants, as she refuses to wear cloth diapers now (they're for babies, like dd#2) and will only wear her pampers. (ugh). I don't think I"ll get her into anything that seems like a cloth diaper. But I'm wondering if any WAHMs make underwear in the training pant type of fabrics - eg Clifford, Thomas the Tank Engine, etc. Maybe if she had something with these sorts of characters, she would be tempted to at least try them on.<br><br>
Any ideas of any WAHMs who make that sort of thing?
 

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This isn't what you are asking for so you can ignore me but have you tried taking her to the store to pick out training pants or panties <i>to wear</i> ? Take her and let her know that she will be wearing what you pick, not playing with them and let her pick whatever package she wants. It's worth a try IMO.
 

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Yep, we picked the underwear with her. She was very excited, then came home and put them in a bag, played with them, carried them around, and told me that she was going to wear nappies and never use the potty.<br><br>
I've run out of ideas, a lot of her friends are potty trained but she couldn't care less, and just says that's great, but she's not going to. She is extremely verbal, with a memory like an elephant, and knows her own mind very well. I'm not worried about it, as I figure that she'll have to do it in the end, but I xan't stand buying these Pampers!
 

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Do you allow her to eat popcorn yet? Ds <i>just</i> started potty learning and the way I got him to sit down for more than 30 seconds was to put a bowl of popcorn in front of him. My pal from chat feebeeglee just pointed out the following points to me:<br><br>
1. He is not getting rewarded for <i>using</i> the potty, just for <i>sitting</i> on the potty. He gets popcorn as long as he sits. When he stands up the diaper or training pants go on and the popcorn goes up.<br>
2. The popcorn makes him thirsty so he drinks more and there are more chances to catch a pee.<br>
3. Popcorn is also fiberous so more poop, more chances to poop on the potty.<br><br>
Ds is now really comfortable to sit on the potty so I will give him something to play with, the popcorn and the water and he will sit there for a while, usually long enough to pee. After he does he stands up and we clap or sing a song or something like that.<br><br>
I have no particular experience with the product but Laura at Starbunz makes trainers:<br><br><a href="http://www.starbunz.com/trainers.php" target="_blank">http://www.starbunz.com/trainers.php</a><br><br>
I've used her diapers and have had experience with her wonderful customer service. I don't care for the trainers though because of the PUL. I would rather have something that is not waterproof on the outside and I don't care for PUL all that my. But that is JMO. HTH
 
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