My 2 yr. old does not want to potty train at all.

Cheryl - posted on 11/27/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 years and 4 months old, and will not potty train at all. I've been trying since a little before he turned 2. I don't know if I started too late or if he just doen't understand the concept. He gets really frustrated because he doen't want to wear diapers anymore.Does anyone have any good advice for me? I'm worried that he should have potty training down by now.

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Chelsy - posted on 11/27/2010

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We got a sticker progress chart for my 2 yr old daughter and for every pee in the potty she gets one sticker, poo gets 2.. every time she fils a lin on the chart she gets a "special treat", a lolli pop, a couple mini marshmallows, a popsicle.. what ever works thats small. We also told her that we ran out of day time diapers and all we have left are night time diapers that dont work during the day. So far we are on day 7 and we have had some accidents but for the mst part the more excited we are about the potty use the better she does. We also got a potty video and some books... I have tried everything! Its took me a year of trying and her refusing before we found this sticker progress chart that works. Good Luck!!

Leanne - posted on 11/27/2010

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my daughter was the same she is 3yrs 7months & up to about 3months ago flatly refused to use the toilet would very rarly use her potty- but we found she would be more likely to at least sit on the potty if we put it in front of the tv&let her choose a show or dvd to watch,or sit next to her and read her a story she seemed to relaxmore &we had a few success then we rewarded her with a sticker. then 1 day out of the blue she announced she didnt want to wear pull ups anymore &that was it! we have occational accidents but not often now

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Casey - posted on 12/16/2010

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Don't get discouraged. We took off our son's pull-ups at 20 months & he was 28 months when the accidents finally stopped. Our daughter went a lot faster at 17 months (2 weeks & done). My point is that some little ones take quite some time to figure it out. Have faith.
My suggestion is to go with the no diaper flow that he is already going with & keep in mind that underwear feel a lot like diapers. We did the nakey butt at home & just pants (no undies) when we went out. We followed Dr Fellom's Diaper Free Toddlers method & although our kids didn't fit the timeline exactly right, it worked for both. There's an article on babycenter.com, if you google Dr Fellom Diaper Free Toddler it's right at the top.
Good Luck & HTH.

Jessica - posted on 12/14/2010

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I NEED SOME ADVICE AS WELL MY DAUGHTER IS 2YRS 8 MONTHS AN STILL WONT TELL ME WHEN SHE HAS TO POTTY NOT TILL AFTER SHE IS DONE....I WAS SURE SHE WOULD BE POTTY TRAINED BY NOW!!!

Toni - posted on 12/12/2010

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i had the same problem my little girl who is 3 in a couple of weeks, i started the potty training just before she turned 2, a couple of months ago she decided she would go sit on the potty, no trouble since, she only wears a nappy for bed and training pants when we go out. they will decided when they will go, i just kept asking her if she wanted to go about every 20mins, it helped that she didn't wear anything during the day, i kept towels handy for any little accidents.

Jamie - posted on 12/09/2010

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im my experience you can't force them. My oldest daughter started potty training around 20m, and would use it for a month, then not want to anymore, this went on for about 6 months, then i decided to hold off until after my youngest was born, buy the time she turned about 38m she was completely potty trained and it was only a few months after that she was night time trained as well. you will know when they are ready, just dont push it..they will only fight harder against it.

Walaa - posted on 12/02/2010

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Hello everybody
I have the same problem with my son... he is completely refused to use the toilet, even when he use it, he refused to bee
I really don't want what to do... but the real problem that i face, is that i am not with him all the time. i am working from 9:00 up to 5:00 and sometimes i get back to home at 8:00 or 9:00 at night
I need your help here>>>>

Diana - posted on 11/30/2010

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im having the same problem, but with one addition, we are expecting our second baby in march, and ive been trying for a while to potty train my daughter. she is 2 1/2 years and we have been trying since march. a down fall that my husband and i have is he works 8 am until 5pm everyday, and i work 2pm until 10pm everyday, so anything that i try during the morning gets fowled up by the sitter that comes over until my husband gets home. any ideas for me. im running out of time.

Ally - posted on 11/28/2010

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Evan luckily showed an interest at 15 months so I never had to worry about it.. he went back to diapers after our 2nd son Jo was born but he is starting to train again. .. we did go through a stage of him not wanting clothes or diapers/pull ups on though it is a stage they grow out of =)

Leanne - posted on 11/27/2010

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or you could try doing action songs with him that also seemed to work,mind you my daughter turned the tables on me- she follows me to the toilet and sits on the floor singing wind the bobbin up-then claps at me for having a big wee now!!

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