Jeni - posted on 09/05/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Okay so my son is 4 in 3 weeks and is still in nappies. I bought him a star chart personalised with Peppa Pig which he adores and new 'big boy pants'. I'm toilet training him as opposed to potty training him. I have been patient, let him see me use the toilet as advised and read all the books! He has done 3 (tiny) wee's in the toilet and received great praise and put stars on his chart. When the chart is filled he gets a treat which was explained to him. But he then stopped and avoided the toilets at all cost. So we are back at the beginning. I then tried the tough love approach suggested to me of putting him straight in pants and telling him the procedure of telling me he needs the toilet, going, star, done. Proving its easy and pants are comfy. He loved the comfortable pants but wee'd regardless. I patiently changed the pants and told him, next time, tell me if he needs a wee. The next time he done a poo. No telling me first, no hiding the fact, just doing it! Any suggestions would be great, feeling very stressed indeed!
- Please don't suggest he watches his father wee because its a boy-bonding thing because he has no father.
- Please don't point out over and over what i have done wrong, i have done it, so cant change it!
- I would be grateful for advice and to hear other horror stories because it feels like all his friends done it easily bar him and im feeling very disheartened!
Thanks very much :) :) :)