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Having the hardest time with my son. He'll be 3 June 1st. When he was 24 mos we bought him his own "Cheer for me Potty" and he was interested, would sit on it, and tell me when he went potty and what not. Would have been the golden opportunity to potty train. Unfortunately at the time I was working two jobs, cutting off the "binky", and we were moving. There was so much going on it didn't seem right to throw in potty training. Now that the binky has been gone, we've been here almost a year, and I only work one day a week, it would seem to be a good time, but now he has absolutely no interest in learning. First, we got the pull ups that get cold when he goes, but it doesn't phase him. A friend told me to go "cold turkey" and go right to underwear. So we went to the store, he picked out his own Toy Story underwear, and he loves to wear them, but again, if he goes potty in it he won't tell me a good portion of the time. I bought him his very own box of potty wipes that he can decorate with stickers. I could barely get him in the bathroom to even sit on the toilet to offer him treats for going. I moved the potty in the living room for a more comfortable setting and he;ll sit on it, but after a while he starts begging for a diaper. Daddy shows him how to go and that he wears underwear. I try not to force him but I feel he's reaching that age where it's really time to get cracking on this. Any other tips? Thanks!