My son is 3 and refuses to go on the potty, he starts junior kindergarten in Sept. I'm getting worried that he won't be trained by then.

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Susan - posted on 01/23/2009

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my daughter was 6 before she potty trained!! it took me bribing her with a Wii i think alot of it has to with be preemie and alot to do with stubborness!!

Marie - posted on 01/21/2009

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We have tried rewards, letting him take toys in with him, books, lettin him play with his sisters DS and taking the privilege away when he wouldn't go.He turns 4 in Sept. He is about 5 months behind because he was 6 weeks premature.

Tracey - posted on 01/19/2009

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My son was the same way. What didn't work for us were pull ups or a potty chair. What finally worked was putting him on the "big boy potty" numerous times thru the day and putting regular underwear on him. We also had a sticker chart in the bathroom that he would put a sticker on every time he went on the "big boy potty". When he filled the chart for the week he would get a reward such as a new book.

Stephanie - posted on 01/19/2009

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My mom potty trained my nephew who is now 15 in 2 days. She bought him underoos no pull ups. He wet himself about twice in the underoos. From then he knew how it felt to have to pee and he started usign the potty never needed a diaper again. Just be prepared for a few wet beds in the middle of the night, but that was the best potty training I've ever seen.

Melanie - posted on 01/18/2009

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Sept is a long way away. He will probably get it. We got rid of diapers and only wore pullups during the day starting July 4th. It was a few months before it even seemed worth it, and still we have some accidents. I have boy girl twins born at 27 weeks. They are 3 1/2 now. I used the thicker cotton underwear with rubber pants over to minimize the puddles around the house. We went through 6-8 pairs each per day at first. It was crazy, and we didnt leave the house much. But with diapers they would have never had a reason to use the potty. Good Luck, and I recommed not doing diapers or pullups in the daytime.

Cassie - posted on 01/17/2009

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Put underwear on him anyway. I kept putting pull-ups on my son and he would just use them as a diaper. When I put on the real deal, he was going to the potty regularly in a few days. I still haven't gotten him trained at night but we don't even wear pull-ups on outings anymore.

Paula - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son was EXACTLY the same! They are stuborn! It will happen here is what i learned.

Show alot of excitement over little victories, NO pressure, the key for us was actually changing his diet, NO chesses or yougurt. Bran everything. Even Miralax (over the counter) Then we would read him a book after each meal on the potty and he would push for us to turn each page. GOOD LUCK!

Lea - posted on 01/12/2009

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I worked at daycare in the 2 year old room for years... some questions for you?  what types of things had you tried?  All kids are different, and will go on their own pace, although in my experience most of the boy children were behind the girls with this.  Every once in a while there would be an exception to that rule, but for example, I had 12 kids in a room, 8 were boys, 2 boys were Potty Trained at 2 1/2, 4 girls and 3 of them potty trained at 2 1/2.... 



when is your sons birthday?  Even in the 3 year old room, we had a few not potty trained yet, but most started getting "big boy/girl pants" by the time they were 3 1/2



In the pre-k room ( im guessing our equivilent to jr k... lol the only ones still in diapers had diagnosed disabilities, so I can 99% guaruntee you that he should snap out of it in time for jr k..

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