My son is just turning 2 and i've started to teach him about the potty but it just seems like he wants to keep wearing pampers? What am i doing wrong?

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Michelle - posted on 06/29/2009

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he's not ready most boys aren't till 3-3 and half pushing him it just going to get you a big battle for control and when it comes to his body he will win

Sabrina - posted on 06/28/2009

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My oldest turned 3 in March. We just got him potty trained. We've sent him to the potty with his dad since he leaned how to walk. We got a potty chair when he turned 2. He never showed any signds of wanting to use the potty so we just tried on and off. It wasn't until about 6 weeks ago that we got it to stick So my advice is to go ahead and try. If it doesn't work now, wait a couple months and try again. He'll get there eventually

Becky - posted on 06/28/2009

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My son just had his 2 year appt Friday and his doctor told me not to try potty training on a boy until 2 1/2 unless he is showing clear signs on wanting to. He said the age with the highest success rate for potty training for boys is three.

Brianne' - posted on 06/28/2009

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You not doin anything worng its a mind thing w/ kids...keep tellin him big boys dont wear diapers and bigboys use the potty!!!!

Debra - posted on 06/28/2009

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my son was potty trained from a young age, about 18 months but he did it himself. i got him a potty and he just started using it, i guess i'm lucky. your not doing anything wrong. children develop at different ages, just keep trying and he'll soon get the hang of it. my son still wears nappies at night and he's 3. don't tell im off if he messes on the floor just try and coax him to the potty, remember every child is different. i'm sure your doing a brilliant job. good luck xxx

Bessie - posted on 06/28/2009

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your not doing anything wrong try taking him out side and show him its ok to pee on a tree he is a boy thats the good thing if you are in an appartment or in town and cant do that decorate the bathroom like a forest with fake trees and leaves all around the potty show him to have fun potting it cant be a chore or he will not like to do it

Christina - posted on 06/28/2009

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to add to that..i wish i had been more forceful sooner. he may have been potty trained alot sooner if i had.

Christina - posted on 06/28/2009

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my son is 3yo 9mo old and he just started going on the potty. i took the pullups way and made him wear underwear. the first day he tried refusing to go on the potty but i forced him to sit on it, the second day he held it all night & day but again i forced him, & by the third day he was doing it by himself. he's only had one accident while he was sleeping. his doctor told me not to force him but its the only thing that worked.

Katy - posted on 06/28/2009

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Your not doing anything wrong, you can show him, and remind him and encourage him, but until he's ready to be potty trained don't push him or force him, that's the worst you could do. Just keep showing it to him and soon enough he'll be interested. Give positive reenforcement when he does show interest or uses the potty, but don't show anger when he doesn't. Keep it up, it may take a while, but eventually he'll get it. My daughter was fully potty trained at 3 1/2 and we started encouraging her at 2. My son is on medication that made potty training harder so it took him until 4 to be fully potty trained, but we started at 2 with him as well. Slowly but surely, it'll happen, but they have to be ready for it and want it.

TIFFANY - posted on 06/28/2009

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UR NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG MY OLDEST DAUGHTER WAS A BREEZE AT EVERYTHING MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER THATS A DIFFERENT STORY LOL. BUT MAYBE WHAT U COULD DO REWARD HIM. IF HE LIKES STICKERS, SLURPEES EXC. JUST KEEP TRING DONT SHOW HIM UR DISCOURAGED. ALSO HE MIGHT FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IF U MOVE THE POTTY CHAIR IN A DIFFERENT ROOM. GOOD LUCK KEEP US MOMS POSTED

Markesia - posted on 06/28/2009

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well i cant say that your doing anything wrong. My son is 1, he'll be 2 in september, and he uses the potty, from time to time, but we still have our on-the-carpet-issues...lol

but i can give you some advice.... Just stay commited to it, Give loud, and huge Congrats when he or she uses it. (Make it a big deal). Try going camping in the back yard or have a small picnic outside, and let him where swim trunks.. That way when he has to use it, easy access... I know its nasty but it works

Melissa - posted on 06/28/2009

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You're not doing anything wrong. Kids work at their own pace. Even my kids all potty trained at different ages. My oldest was about 3 1/2 before he was fully potty trained, then my , now 6yr old, was barely over 2 with no accidents during the day, but still has night time accidents once or twice a month. I also have a 3yr old who is almost four, it has only been in the last few months that he became potty trained fully, and still has an occasional accident, and has to wear pull-ups at night. My almost 2 yr old shows interest in potty training off and on. Just be consistant and patient. It will happen with no age limit.

Koren - posted on 06/28/2009

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It's just a matter of personality with kids. I started having an open door policy when my son was just a year old. At eighteen months he got his first potty and he would sit on it while I was in the bathroom. Now, he's 2 and a half and he goes potty, number one and two without a lot of prompting. We make a big deal about any accomplishment. Even if all he does is sit on the potty and try to go. Just remember potty training is 1 step forward 2 steps back. Don't give up, try anything to see what works with your son, and don't forget boys do tend to take longer than girls.

Catherine - posted on 06/28/2009

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my eldest didnt potty train til he was 4 either, just keep going, there are loads of books you can get to help, but the main things you should look for, can he name lots of parts of his body, can he get something you specifically ask for... one of his toys, and does he have a dry nappy sometimes if you need anymore help let me know but really dont worry, boys are harder to train than girls

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