My son is just over 3 years old and will not go on the potty at all, any suggestions

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He is 3 and has absolutly no intrest in going on the potty, we have tried everything with him, we need some help and suggestions. we have two kids in diapers right now and there is no reason for him to still be in diapers. Any help would be wonderful.


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Angie - posted on 01/02/2010




Put cheerios in the toilet and let him peeeee on them..They think that is so fun...And then get him a sticker book and stickers, so that when he goes to the bathroom he picks a sticker and puts it in his book...Good luck to you..

Kala Ann - posted on 01/02/2010




i no this may sound bad but try having fun with it put a jar of kisses up high don't share with him and tell him every time he goes to the potty the potty fairy will give him a kiss. I found that if you give him 1 kiss he will want more but tell him no it's only for when you use the potty lol. you will start to notice a big change candy does wonders when you let it lol

Nicki - posted on 01/02/2010




My son was about 3 1/2 when he started using the potty. Our trick was to let him run around naked (in the house only). He knew he couldnt pee on teh he always rant o the potty when he had to go. It worked for us! Our daughter is now 1 1/2 and loves to have clothes on, so i'm not sure that trick will work with her:(

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Make a party out of it everytime he goes: get really excited and reward him. I know its bad but our thing was "if you go pee pee and poo poo in the potty we will go to chucky cheese" He would be soooo excited to go! He is 4.5 now and he still tells me everytime he goes and does Lots of patience also. Take him every 30mins if you are able and trust it will eventually happen. Just keep a routine with it!

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