Potty training for uninterested boy!

Julie - posted on 01/05/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 1/2 and has absolutely no interest in sitting on the potty. Is that normal? Should I be pushing it or let it ride for a few more months?

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Sara - posted on 01/07/2009

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When he is ready he will let you know the more you push them to use the potty the more they will stear clear. my son hated the potty went straight on the toilet

Lee-Anne - posted on 01/06/2009

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my 2 boys both started at 3 and in my experience it is best not to push it they know when they are ready and big boy undies are a huge incentive :)

Sanita - posted on 01/06/2009

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My doctor told me not to worry too much until he is 3 but lately he has had some moments so I started a reward system and everytime he goes in the potty I give him a mini m&m and that REALLY seems to be doing the trick. I also bought him some big boy underwear (he loves cars) and so I put those on him and say "dont pee on the cars" and that really has helped too.



It just takes time and patience to find what works best for each kid.



Boys are so different from girls.....Good Luck!

Marcy - posted on 01/06/2009

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Do not feel like an unfit mother.  My friends 4 year old boy is not fully potty trained yet.  Do not give up.

Julie - posted on 01/06/2009

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Thanks!  My daughter was done by 2 and a few months too, so this boy thing is all new to me!  He's still in a crib too and is perfectly content with it.    The cheerios and stickers are a good idea!  Thanks everyone...I don't feel like an unfit mother now!!!  :)

Rahseena - posted on 01/06/2009

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Hi, Julie. I'd say to let it ride for a few more months. I am the proud mother of 3 year old boy/girl twins. My daughter was fully trained at about 2 years and 3 months. My son had no interest though we tried and tried. We gave him more time and finally had to make it happen before their 3rd birthday so they could start pre-school. Giving him that extra time helped, and although he pooped on himself every day for like 2 months, he did get peeing down and now he's 3 and perfect. So, I think boys tend to be longer. When you do start trying again, I'd recommend cheerios in the toilet (ready! aim! FIRE!!) and a reward system (stickers worked for my kids). Good luck!

Monica - posted on 01/06/2009

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my son will be 3 in march and certainly has no interest.  He's my 4th child and my experience is don't push it as you will only work harder longer.  So i just suggest it to him and talk about it frequently.  If he's not interested in the next month or so, I'll probably start pushing more 

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Wait until the summer. Little boys love to be naked in the yard and pee in the bushes. It's a fun game!!

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