Hi. I just found this site and wondered if anyone has some advice. My daughter is 33 months old. We have tried to potty train her twice, once just after she turned 2 and again a few months later. It was awful. She seemed traumatised, was shaking and clinging to me and crying the whole time. I stopped because I felt I was forcing her and it didn’t seem right.
She used to happily sit on the toilet (only fully clothed) but now refuses to sit on the toilet or potty. She says she wants to wee and poo in her nappy. I feel like I have ruined thing by trying to train her too early. She has recently started telling me when he has done a wee and wants to be changed. I think she is ready apart from being scared to sit on the toilet/potty. What should I do? We’ve read books about it and put her toy animals on it and said well done. I even told her she can have a special toy when she uses it but she just doesn’t want to try. Do I wait until she willingly sits on it again or try to make her? I don’t want the traumatic experience again! She hates having her nappy off.