Candace - posted on 02/16/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )
My son is going to be 3 in May. I have tried potty training and he does good sometimes then it's out the window. I was really hoping this was going to be daddy's job but...things happen and we are no longer together. SO I have a few problems and hoped maybe somebody could give me some advice. I'm a girl so I'm not sure how to go about a few things.
OK so single mom with a son and no male figure around must have these problems. He prefers the big toilet to his potty which is fine by me. We got him a little thing to sit on so he don't fall in and he will go pee pee but...the problem is he pees all over the place so I end up blocking it with my hand. I have tried to show him to push it down towards the water but he freaks out and wants to pee alone of he just is getting pretective of his little "guy" one. I'm not sure but I need some help on how to teach him how to point it down without him freaking out.
Basically I just need help. My friend who has 2 daughters just told me to throw out all the diapers and buy a million pairs of underwear and just take him to the potty like every 30 minutes and let him sit there. I just hate him sitting there screaming. He doesn't every time only when he doesn't have to pee pee and everyone is telling me to just leave him there but I don't want him to be scared of it or feel like it a punishment. The books say to not force them but he's going to be 3!
He pee's so much during the night. Yes I put him to bed with a cup but he has been like this his entire life. I even have to change him in the middle of the night so he don't pee out of his diaper. So yes I know I have to break him from the cup because I know it's not helping but like I said he has always been this way even before he went to bed with a cup. How in the world am I ever going to potty train him at night? That just seems like mission impossible.
Any feedback would be great I am open to anything and everything.
Thanks so much