I NEED HELP WITH POTTY TRAINING MY 4 GOING ON 5 YEAR OLD SON

Laura - posted on 01/04/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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MY son is 4 and will be 5 in July and I have tried everything to get him to potty train and nothing works! He doesn't care if he pees his bed or his pants he will just lay over the heater vent to dry himself. Now he is peeing under his bed in the closet and just will not use the toilet. I need help I do not know what to do. I took him out of diapers and tried pull ups and when he pees those he will just wear it soaking wet and not care or take it off an hide it under his bed and pee another one.......................... If anyone can help me please tell me what to do! I have 2 older girls and they were potty trained before they turned 2!

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NATASHA - posted on 12/18/2012

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I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD BOY
HE HAD HIS POTTY TRAINING
EVERY THING WENT WELL FOR 2 AND A HALF YEARS THEN I GOT PREGNANT AGAIN.
THATS WHEN HE DISIDED TO PEE IN HIS PANTS AGAIN.
AND ONLY DURING THE DAY NOT NIGHT TIME.
I MUST TAKE HIM TO A DOCKTER TO HEAR HIS COMMENT.
THEN WE CAN GO FUTHER.
BUT FOR NOW OTHER PEOPLE SAY ITS NORMAL WELL I DONT KNOW.
WHAT DO YOU THINK I MUST DO.
AND HE PEES A LOT BECAUSE HE DRINKS COOLDRINK ALOT.
STILL HE NEEDS TO USE THE TIOLET.SOME TIMES HE DOES OTHER TIME HE DOESNT USE THE TIOLET

Laura - posted on 01/06/2012

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Thank you Donna I will email you in a bit and Jayce I will let you know if any of it works for my little monster lol keep your head up I know it's frustrating to be butting your head against a walk in the shape of a 4 year old boy but we will prevail I m sure of it {:0)

Jayce - posted on 01/05/2012

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Hey Laura, I don't have any advice but just wanted to let you know that you're not alone. I can't get my son (4 in two weeks) to go potty either. He's just being stubborn about it and I know it. There are a couple of suggestions here that I'm going to try.

Donna - posted on 01/05/2012

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Hi Laura, I have an e-book that tells how to potty train your child within 3 days... I used it an it worked for me. I couldn't believe it. Email me at ladywinz@yahoo.com and I'll send it to you. I don't know how, or don't think I can attach anything here, otherwise I would. Let me know if you are interested.

Good luck!

Bonnie - posted on 01/05/2012

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Yup, good luck Laura! Honestly, pull ups to most kids are just an easier thing for the kids to access the bathroom, but they still have the padding and they are a lot more expensive. The padding is comfort to many kids. With my boys we barely used pull ups and went to regular underwear. They were trained in no time with minimal accidents.

Laura - posted on 01/05/2012

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Thanks for all the help I have taken him to the dr and they say that he is just being lazy about it. I haven't tried some of your suggestions and I will keep you all posted on how that goes I appreciate all of your help. Wish Me Luck

Bonnie - posted on 01/05/2012

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If you haven't already, I would avoid the diapers and the pull ups and just put him in regular underwear.

Katrina - posted on 01/04/2012

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Another idea...get a ping pong ball or a "pee stick" for the toilet...

A ping pong ball floats and won't flush (it makes a brilliant target as it bobs around when hit). That should be something a little boy would love to do :P

The "Pee stick" or whatever they are called are targets that attach to the back of the toilet, and when the target area is warmed up (by urine obviously) a picture appears.

Make weeing in the toilet fun...see if it helps

Tinker1987 - posted on 01/04/2012

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Make a big "road" like on candy land,for everytime your boy DOES go potty,he gets a sticker,on one of the squares in the road,after say 5 he earns a prize, it worked for my niece,they used theme stickers of her favorite character which is dora, she loved it,and was interested.

Ez - posted on 01/04/2012

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Have you had him checked by a doctor? Yes, boys generally will take longer than girls, but 4.5yo is pretty old. You need to have him looked at by a doctor to rule out any physical issues that may be contributing to this problem.

Ruthie - posted on 01/04/2012

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Laura, it has been my experience that boys are more difficult to potty train then girls. My two boys were a nightmare, but they finally learned. My husband and I would, constantly, remind them and make sure they were on their potty chair. We then added on a game, that if they went potty in their potty chair then they would win a surprise. BINGO!!!! it worked.

Our niece was at wits end with her 5 year old son, she tried what we did with our children and is getting good results.

I sure hope this helps?

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