Ok, my 2 yr. old son is not the least bit interested in potty training. I've bought him pull ups and always ask if he has to use the potty. He just says no, points to his diaper, and says

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Melanie - posted on 03/10/2009

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Thanks guys! I'm very relieved to find that I'm not the only one having a hard time with this.

Jodie - posted on 03/10/2009

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Pull ups are the worst thing ever! They are like a diaper and underwear combo so when you put underwear on them they think it is fine to pee. When we first started potty training one of our kids which we have 5. We show them the potty. When they do use a diaper we will change it and show them the potty and say thats where your pee and poo goes. When they do use the potty you have to make it FUN i mean clap, sing, dance, cheer. Whatever it takes to show them that they did good. BUT YOU NEVER YELL AT THEM OR TELL THEM THEY WHERE BAD WHEN THEY USE A DIAPER OR HAVE AN ACCIDENT! We have rewarded them with toys for making it so many days, or a special treat.

Lawren (CINA) - posted on 03/10/2009

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Maybe this will help. Make sure he can say potty and yes or no if he has to go before you start. Introduce a potty book, and try to spend a morning or afternoon with him in training underwear or rubber pants no pull-ups during this time for about 2-3 day's and make it fun ask if he has to go maybe every hour or so, and try not to get frustrated with him. If he can't say potty or just isn't interested try it again in another week or two. But alway's keep the potty book within his reach so he can ge the idea.  Usually they have a bm in the morning, so try it after that time so it won't be so messy.

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oh, we also did a little good-bye thing with the diapers. we used cloth, so we literally had to put them away. we still have a few around for naps and nighttime, but i think it helped him to help say bye-bye.

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when i decided to do PTing full-time instead of just letting our son roam with no diaper and hoping to catch a pee, i just went straight to training pants. it held the pee a little better so the messes weren't as bad to clean up. he started to get the message and complain when there was pee running down his legs.

sounds kind of nasty, but honestly, i think that's what finally signaled to him what the whole potty training thing was about.

if you have absolutely no patience for this kind of thing, i recommend waiting a bit. :o) we were very routine with taking our son to the potty every 45 minutes and just sticking with it. it has been about 6 months and we're finally at the point where our son tells us he needs to go to the potty. he forgets when he's really into some activity, but he's pretty good now.

Ashley - posted on 03/09/2009

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I understand exactly where you are coming from. My two yr. old son does the same exact thing and I don't know what else to do. My pedi told me to always change him in the bathroom so at least he new that is where he was to get changed. I also find that if I give him something while he is on the potty, like a book or a snack, sometimes he will forget why he doesn't want to be on there and go.

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My son is 2 and has been using the potty since he was 18 months old. He is not totally potty trained because he wont tell me when he has to go, but I have to just take him. If I ask him if he has to go potty he always tells me NO!!! You just have to take your son in and sit him on the potty and wait. When he goes praise him and give him a treat. At first take him about every 30 to 45 minutes trying to catch him. If you cant get him to go try running the water as most kids pee when they hear or are in water. You can also try reading a book to get him to relax most kids have a hard time relaxing on the potty.

Tina - posted on 03/09/2009

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My 4 year old girl finally trained at 3 1/2. And my 2 year old guy still isn't too interested. But he will tell me he has to go right after he has done it in his pull-up.

Andrea - posted on 03/09/2009

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I would forego the pull-ups. Most kids treat them just like a diaper.
Id wait until he's interested & then go to undies.

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My 2 1/2 year old isn't too interested either. She has yet to tell me if she has to go, or when she has gone. She just keeps on trucking , stinky or not! It is frustrating.

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