Malka has a new friend, Hannah. She LOVES the book, the doll, the infernal song mentioned above, the dvd, you name it. She LOVES her Karen Katz book about the potty. She KNOWS when she’s going. She LOVES to help flush. She can hold it all night. She held it for almost 2 hours when we needed to collect a urine sample at the doctors office. She can tell us when she’s just gone pish-pish. Her pre-school teachers say she’s bright, knows what’s going on potty-wise, and is SO ready.
So why on G-d’s green earth does our child REFUSE to sit on the potty? If we so much as suggest it, she cries; if I remove her pull-up, to give her some “nekky tush time,” she cries for a diaper. If I bring out her potty, she will actually KICK it, and say: “Ani LO ROTSAH!” (I don’t want!)
We’ve tried m&m’s, organic lollies, stickers, you name it. This child REFUSES to potty train, but her teachers are a little insistent. I’ve shared that when she’s ready, she will.
Will she EVER be ready? She is the ONLY child in her class in diapers still. She’s 2 years, 8 months old. I figure if by the time she’s 3, in December, and there’s no forward momentum, we should go for it full force. We really love her school, and the teachers aren’t saying this out of their being lazy or anything, they willingly and lovingly change Malka when she needs it. They just say that she’s ready, when it clearly seems she isn’t.
Is there ANYTHING else we could try? Because I’d hate for Malka to be needing a pull up change before heading to prom, you know? 😉