Sara - posted on 06/20/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi-I need help or maybe just direction. I have two toddlers. Girl 3 who is potty trained and Boy who will be 3 in September. I found a preschool that will take both kids but both kids have to be potty trained. YIKES. When I first started a week ago to try and at least sit on the potty he was scared of the potty and I couldn’t even get him to sit. Well I started to bribe him with smarties so he will now sit with MUCH hesitation but bribery has to be involved or it doesn’t work and he will not sit. I figure at least him sitting is a step in the right direction. I need him potty trained by September. Some ideas I was given include money (he loves pennies) if he actually goes on the potty which he will love but how do I get him to even go in the potty? I just don’t know if he is really catching on to what I am saying. I have turned on the bath water several times while he is sitting and it doesn’t work. I have also tried telling him “Diapers are all gone” which he didn’t like that idea at all (which was great) but then I put him in pull ups and he immediately goes in them. I also had a friend who just let her kids run around w/out a diaper and pants and they caught onto that but he gets mad and says he is cold. I get frustrated overall because it takes so much effort just to get him to sit. Do I just need to continue and have more patience with him or is there something I am missing. It would not such a big deal to me if he didn’t need to be potty trained by a certain date but now that there is a deadline I feel like I am not going to make it and I know that if sister goes to school and he doesn’t get to go he will be sad but when I try and tell him if he wants to go to school he has to wear big boy underwear it does not compute. Please help!!