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Would you/did you use a reward system every time your child used the potty?
A few days ago dd used the potty all day, she asked. Now she wants nothing to do with it, and I don't know what to do.
I used a reward chart, each time DS went he got to put a sticker on the chart. Every time he got 5 stickers he got a treat, usually a few m&m's or something of the sort. He got the going number 1 part very quickly. Number 2 was a different issue, I ended up giving him a treat when he would even sit down to try (he was very resistant for some reason), and when he actually went he got a new matchbox car. I bought a 5 pack of cars for $4 and after those were gone he had the hang of it and we were all done with rewards.
I will say this, I initially tried PT when he was about 2.5 and it just wasn't clicking, so I gave it up and revisited a few months later. It was like working with a different child and he was going number 1 with no accidents in just a few days!
We are using two strategies right now with DS1. I don't know if these fly in the face of what 's really recommended but it's working for us.
1. He has a special toy that he is only allowed to play with while on the potty.
2. If he pees on the potty, he gets two mini m&ms. If he poops, he gets 5 mini m&ms. i may have created an m&m monster.
Cole Henry Quinn