Any Suggestions for toilet-training a 3yo boy who just has no idea????

Carly - posted on 03/16/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi Mums!!

My 3yo son has no idea about toilettraing other than he knows what the toilet is.... when it comes to using it forget it!! He's in daycare 2days a week and they don't seem to help @ all ..but he's 3 next month and supposed to be moving up to the next class,except they won't take him cos he's not trained!! I feel pressured by them to tt asap because i was made to feel bad cos they need the room /day that my son takes... Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!

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Louise - posted on 03/17/2011

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You will need to take a week off work to combat this. if the day care is not going to help then you need to do this on your own. Start on a Monday and take your son to the toilet every hour and put him on the toilet. Never use pull up pants as these are just the same as nappies and they confuse children. The first day you will have frequent accidents but by day three if you keep with the regime and do not go out but stay in the house to give him the best chance, then you should see a big improvement. By the end of the week your child should be going to the toilet by asking to go. It is very frustrating when they have accidents but keep calm. Do not rush to clean him up let him feel what it is like to sit in wet or smelly clothes for a few minutes. Being nearly three he should adapt to this very quickly. Just remember that your child could have accidents up to a year after toilet training.

When you take your son back to play group show him the toilets and ask him if he wants a wee, then tell the staff that he is freshly toilet trained and will need help, so they are aware and should help you.

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Carly - posted on 03/19/2011

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Thanks for your help Louise it's hard i'm not working,but he's got playgroup 1dpw,and school two..but we're trying on the other days !!! The teachers are helping now to
I can't believe your the only one who replied to my post! I write advice on so many ppls posts....

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