Abby - posted on 07/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son has been out of diapers since he turned 3 on April 10th (almost 4 months now). He had been using the toilet at least once a day since he turned 2 so I thought it was time, especially since his school this year will require potty training (unlike last year). Yet, he still doesn't ask to go potty and he'll have accidents if I don't steadily remind him. He hardly ever poops in the toilet (for me, the stay-at-home-mom...he's better for grandma & grandpa and his dad) but doesn't seem to have any fear of the toilet and he eats lots of fibrous foods so constipation/pain is not an issue. We have tried incentives like candy, a prize chart that earns him small toys, and large toys when he poops (we've offered just about anything from Chuck E. Cheese's to an ice cream run if/when he poops). He is resistant, although he is very in control of his body...anytime we get him on the toilet he'll squeeze some (pee) out. School starts in a little over a month and I feel the pressure. Any advice will help. What can I do next? Thank you!!