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For some reason my daughter is scared of telling me she needs to go to the toilet. How can I get her to tell me that she needs to go instead of hiding it in her nappy and saying she doesn’t know. I even got a chart with stickers to help her or motivate her and its not helping.


Posted by shelley shelley, 1st April 2015


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  • Try a rewards chart


  • Ask her why she is scared, when she does tell you praise her heaps and make her feel like she is doing the right thing,


  • I used to sit down next to my daughter and read her a short story whilst on the toilet. Or sit and chat. So she felt less isolated when trying.


  • Tell her you need to go and maybe she will decide she needs to go too. Works wonders with one of ours.


  • Thanx for your advice. I’m starting to put knickers on her right now so today is day one i’ll see how i go :-)


  • Totally agree with GeekMum.

    Just put the undies on and be happy to change pants three times a day till she learns. It’s the shortest shortcut to toilet training!

    My daughter loved it cause I let her run around without anything on for a few days. By the end she was fully toilet trained.


  • It might sound bad but put underwear on her in the day and if she doesn’t tell you and wets herself, she will most likely not like the it and it may help her realise it’s good to tell you. My daughter wet herself a few times and it made a big difference in helping her transition and she doesn’t wear nappies at all anymore.


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