Buddy was an especially difficult to potty train child. He did pretty good around age three for daytime stuff and even nighttime things. We'd put a pull-up on him at night and he always woke up dry.
The number 2 situation was trickier. He never did #2 in his pull-up at night, but he liked to hold it in. He was fully day/night 1 and 2 trained by his 4th birthday (but, keep in mind that Buddy was born 3 months before his due date, not expected to live at all - and only 2lbs, 5oz). So, being a bit slow in the potty training department was not a shock to us.
I have been a bit surprised that Sissy has not been more receptive until now.
You know, first time parents have these idealized notions about their child. A parent on round 2 probably should not.... but I DID! I thought, "She's a girl, she was born full term. Potty training will be a breeze!" LOL. Oh, how I laugh at myself now.
Sissy has done an amazingly good job so far. We are doing rewards with stickers on a chart and candies.
The candies are these:
It's a flattish thing filled with really cheap chocolate pieces. The child pushes the button and hears "Great job! You're such a big girl! Now choose a door and get a prize." Or something like that.
I bought her better chocolates at the store earlier, so when we run out of silly door prizes, she still gets a reward.
However, today, I noticed that she requested to go to the potty quite frequently and every trip (almost) resulted in voiding a bit of pee. That means she gets a sticker and chocolate.
I think she was holding back and saving up for more trips! That little scamp!
We also had an episode where *someone* pooped in her Dora panties. Hmmmm. We'll have to work on that. (and NO, it wasn't me - LOL).