how can i potty train my 26 month old son who wont sit on potty or toilet any ideas????

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Franchesca - posted on 01/17/2012

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I am having kind of the same problem with my 2 1/2 year old daughter, she loves sitting on her potty, but she wont use it, she sat there for almost ten minutes on day then got up put her underwear on and 5 minutes later peed them... I have tried the m&m trick but that didn't help... she tells us when she has gone, but not when she has to go so we just put her on every half hour but she wont do anything until she gets off of it, we have tried the potty chair and we have tried on the normal toilet with the child seat on but nothing

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Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2012

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My 25 month old girl has constipation issues. she also clenches her butt and stands when she poops. she hates the potty and likes to sit on it fully clothed but if i remove her diaper she starts crying. Getting her to squat when she poops is a challenge in itself, let alone getting her to sit on her potty. Huge tantrums ensue after, she absolutely refuses to squat. and I've tried everything, stickers, chocolates excitement taking her with me when i go and nothing works. so i let it go for now. if anyone has any suggestions let me know as well. I suffer with u Natalie

Kris - posted on 01/19/2012

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My son couldn't for ages. My husband and I got frustrated, we tried everything from making him familiar with the potty and trying his toys on it.

Toys sometimes work, but not always.

we even allowed him to see us on the toilet so he got used to the idea that is where we go when we need to do business.

Nothing seemed to work til one day for some strage reason, maybe my hubby being pissed at the time, decided to wee on the tree outside and our son thought it funny. he was asleep in his bed, so I thought til we heard him laughing at the door. Before I could take him back to bed he took off his nappy and made his mark on the tree. that was a step in the right direction for us.

we then reflected his attention to the potty and he started using it, but not for long before he started using the toilet itself. our daughter took to the potty straight away and now we have to wait and see what our other daughter will do as she is only 3 mths.

It's not always the obvious thing that draws the childs attention to the potty, it could be the odd thing like what my hub did, but dont really suggest that, but try things that might take your childs interest and turn it into a positive thing for him going to the toilet.

Amanda - posted on 01/02/2012

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I have to agree with brittany miller with the NO pullups!! first off they are wayy too expensive and do not work. when i potty trained my son i just bought cheap diapers and put underwear under the diaper. when your child goes pee and feels the wet underwear they more than likely will not like the feeling of it and after a while i am sure they will want to sit on the potty.. when i did this and my son would immediately take off this diaper and underwear and run to the potty. if your child doesnt run to the potty then take him/her over and sit them on or just tell them that is where they are to go potty. my son was fully potty trained by 2. to potty train at night i cut my son off from any drinks an hour before bed and made him go to the potty before he got into bed (i kept just a diaper on just incase of accidents) and he was sleeping all night without peeing after a week. good luck!

Christina - posted on 12/11/2011

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My daughter had no interest in sitting on it either. So my dr and friends suggested to "bribe" her to make her sit there. For us we used M&M's. She would get one to sit there and another if she did something. After about 2 or 3 weeks she didn't the incentive to sit there so she only got one when she did something. After a couple weeks of that we stopped the candy all together. Now at almost 2 and 1/2 she is fully potty trained

Anne - posted on 08/15/2011

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I have b/g twins as well. They are 26 months old. My daughter has like sitting on her potty and has peed/pooped on it since 18 months. We just bought it and she went on it. My son has just been watching her for the last 8 months and about a week ago he peed on the deck and then peed in the potty. Maybe have him naked outside and then he can see when he actually pees. My son thought it was so cool when he peed that eventually he learned to do it. I also didn't push him, I'm really not worried about them getting potty trained until after 3.

Leah - posted on 08/08/2011

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I have b/g twins. My daughter is ready and we have been putting her on, my son has no interest at all! He'll watch her and cheer her on but when we ask if he wants to try and sit on the potty he looks at us and says, um no and walks away!! I'm not going to push it with him and the only reason I'm doing it with her is because she asks about it and can tell me when she's going to the bathroom.

Claire - posted on 08/08/2011

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My 26 month old won't use potty or toilet either. My health visitor said it's nothing to worry about we should be guided by the child. My daughter tells us she need to be changed but refuses to tell us before she goes! Hopefully you can start potty training soon.

Brittany - posted on 08/07/2011

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Let him stand! My so never wanted to si on the potty. One day, he just stood over it and went potty! He wanted to be like his dad. So try and encourage him to support himself by placing his hands on the wall in front of him and 'release the pee!' My son was completey potty traind by age 2. Also, we did the free and pee method until he got the hang of it, then straight to undies. No pull-ups, it just confuses them! Happy training!

Natalie - posted on 08/01/2011

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thank you ill try that i still think he is quite young and not ready but my health visitor said he should be out of nappies by now i dont want to push him

Katrina - posted on 07/31/2011

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hey Natalie I belive that if hes not interested hes not ready
but try this my son has been working on potty training since he was 21 months but its really really early I went my self every morning and asked my boy if he wanted to sit on his potty while i went

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