Malay - posted on 02/18/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son will be 3 at the end of March. He is potty trained. The one thing that he refuses to do is go potty in publlic restrooms b/c it is "too loud and scary" for him. When we go out, I will put him in pull ups. We recently had an incident at the grocery store about a week ago. He had to poo and refused to go...so he went in his pull up. Needless to say I wasn't very happy!
I desparately want to help him overcome this fear but don't know how. I've explained to him that it it just like our bathroom at home and that I am with him and there's nothing to be afraid of- but he refuses - won't even try to sit.
Does anybody have any suggestions ways to help overcome this? Is anybody dealing with this same issue?
Would love to get some thoughts/feedback.