desperate for some potty training advice

Leanne - posted on 09/08/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have a three year old little boy will be four in january and he starts nursery on monday but i can not get him to use the potty or a toilet i am really desperate i dont kno what else to try he will not tell me if he needs the toilet and he will sit on the potty or the toilet for ages and do nothing and then do it when he gets off . i have tried rewards and charts and it doesnt work i really need some advice or tips please


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Sherri - posted on 09/12/2012




Are you still using diapers or pull ups? If you are this is your problem. You need to put him in underwear 100% of the time except for bed, no matter how many accidents he has. You also need to place him on the potty ever 20mins for 1-5mins or until something happens.

Susan - posted on 09/08/2012




I used m&m to train both my kids and it worked well...I was 11 when my little brother was born and I will always remember what a task mom and dad were having getting him potty trained. They started when he was two but not much success until around 31/2...Here's what worked....

Let's go potty and play cars...Had a step stool in front of the tub no potty chair. Pulled the clothes hamper in front of him and put a track and some matchbox cars on top for him to push around while he was working on going potty....We would all take turns going in with him and sitting on the side of the tub and playing with him and then one day he just started taking care of it alone....

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