Shell - posted on 04/15/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Our son is 3 years old and insists on soiling in his pull ups. He will pee in his potty, but only when he wants to and never will poo in it. We've tried everything from taking toys, not letting him go to his grandpa's, to the opposite and giving him his favorites snacks if he would just use the potty like a big boy. Telling him that it's something everyone does hasn't worked either. What is so frustrating is he got sick a few weeks ago, vomiting, and I told him if he felt like he was going to throw up to try to make it to the toilet. He did that just fine. He got up and vomited in the toilet at least 3 times. Telling him the same thing for the potty does not work. I can ask him if he needs to go 20 times a day and he either has already on himself or he doesn't need to and throws a fit. Occasionally he has peed in his potty but not often. Recently, he has started actually pulling the pullup to the side and actually pooping in his pants/shorts! Nothing in any book or that I have read online has worked. Even tried the running around naked thing I read about. Supposedly it works in 3 days. It did not for him. I'm at the end of my rope. He wants to go to school next year but doesn't understand he can't unless he uses the potty because our schools do not allow them to start unless they are potty trained.