Mine just plain don't want to do it! I fight them on it every time I see them sneaking out of the bathroom. They tell me they don't like the noise. The potty is just too loud for their ultra sensitive ears, they tell me in not so many words.
And it isn't just whining and complaining about doing it. I get the whole, full-blown tantrum! "NOOOO MOMMY!!! It's too scary!!!"
What can a mom do?
I don't want to give them potty nightmares or be the reason that they stop going or hold it in too long... I don't want to damage them for a life time and doom them to therapy as adults with traumatic childhoods. But not only is it a bit gross, but it is literally staining our toilet!! No joke, it leaves this nasty yellow stain that is super hard to clean off! My visitor's probably hate using our bathroom because the potty is scary looking.
But what can I do? And suggestions? (I have tried earplugs, and other means of squelching the sound with no luck).