Potty training my almost 3 year old.Help???

Alice - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My almost 3 year old doesn't want to use the potty but he tells me everytime he goes.He says he does't like to use the potty.What do I do?

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User - posted on 01/15/2010

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Dont give him a choice, tell him he is a big boy and the potty is where big boys pee/poop, Im a firm believer in cold turkey meaning i never put either of my kids in pullups..when i was ready to train them i went and bought undies and put them right into them, Sure they had accidents but they also felt their accidents and it didnt take long for them to realize they didnt like what they felt, My daughter was trained at 25mo's and my son will be 3 in 2 wks and has been trained since 27 mo's old.

I also was not going to reward them with candy/toys, however i did reward them with praise(hug/kiss/high 5's ect) I did not want them to get the impression that whenever they did somthing good they would get candy/toys because that in the end could bite us as parents in the butt IMO.

Katherine - posted on 01/15/2010

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I tried potty training my daughter when she was 2 and it was not a good experience. Both of us were frustrated and finally she said, "I don't want to use the potty, mommy." So I held off until this past Christmas that I had a week off (34 months old). Since she was 2, we kept the potty in the bathroom and I would show her how to go, but I stopped pressuring her to use it. Finally, last December, the week before I was going to start potty training again I told her she was a big girl, and she wasn't going to use a pamper anymore; she was going to use panties like mommy. And the 1st day, we had a few accidents, but by the 3rd day she did it. She was potty trained! If she doesn't want to, it's hard to force her to and it because a bad experience for her and you. Hope fully, I was able to help. :)

Ale - posted on 01/14/2010

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yeap!!! I'm doing the same with my girl, I give her a candy every time she goes to the bathroom, you have to let your kid watch kids of the same gender doing pee and that may encourage your kid to go, explain him what are they doing

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I started giving Alyssa money for her piggy bank and/or candy everytime she went potty and praise is key. Make such a big deal about it. Oh and for him saying he doesnt like to use the potty, mabe try telling him, "well thats okay u dont have to only big boys use this potty anyway". Mabe that will make him want to go, lol. Alyssa use to say the same thing. Anyway hope this helps.

Megan - posted on 01/14/2010

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Honestly, I was in the hospital with my newborn when my sister inlaw thankfully potty trained my then 2 1/2 yr old. I asked how she did it she said everytime he went to the potty she gave him a popsickle. So maybe try givin him a small amount of something he likes everytime he goes in the "big boy potty". Hope this works if you try it.

Brittany - posted on 01/14/2010

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I started giving Melanie little pieces of candy to get her to use the potty. She responded really well to that then as time went on I only gave candy for her going poopoo in the potty. Now she does not even ask for it anymore!!! Good luck!

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