I need advice on potty training my 2 1/2 yr old son.. He wants nothing to do with it !!!

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Melissa - posted on 02/10/2009

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consistency can be tough. that's why i suggested starting slow... for yourself, even. pick a time that you know you can stick with. if it is first thing in the morning... or after dinner... right before bed... my daughter didn't always like it (and, we're just a stage up from you!)... but she didn't mind sitting. now she is asking to go, and staying dry almost all day each day, especially at home.



sometimes she wants me to read to her. sometimes she just wants her special animal, sometimes her blanket...



even though i sit/sat her there, i don't pressure her. set a timer if you need to. :)

Susan - posted on 02/10/2009

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Thank you for the help.. Consistency is probably key and I have to take responsibility for that.. I have not been as consistent as I should be, find it difficult sometimes with having a one year old to care for as well.

Melissa - posted on 02/10/2009

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i'd put him on it about 1/2 hour after eating, have him sit there for 15-20 minutes... with a toy, book, lovey... or sit it in front of the tv... whatever works.



i started with once a day, then moved to 2 or 3 times a night. BE CONSISTENT.



if he really hates it, i'd stop doing it for a week or two, and then try again. just get him used to sitting on it. when he goes, make a big deal about it... YOU DID IT!! give stickers... let him flush, wash his hands... ONLY when he goes. :)



if he's not ready, though, just getting him used to the potty might help. some people suggest waiting until they are really ready, though. talk to him while you are changing his diaper... tell him that he went pee or poo, and get him aware of what is going on... hang out with other people with kids who are going through it, too...



 

Susan - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have put him on the potty and he cries and tries to keep getting up.. I have an 8 yr old little girl and do not remember having the same problems with her.. He has gone pee pee on the potty maybe twice over the last four months and I sang, read everything I tried to make it fun and exciting. I think I may try the little potty in the living room and see what happens with that.. Thank you for your help, both of you !! I will keep our progress posted..

Kalina - posted on 02/05/2009

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My daughter will be 3 yrs old next month and to get her started on the potty I put one of the little potties in my livivg room and once she started going there it was easy to put her in the big girl potty I found it was all the way that I spoke to her and + I sang the pepee on the potty song and gave ice cream for a treat as a reward but know I dont have to do that any more.It worked for me

Laura - posted on 02/05/2009

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My son is the same age and he doesn't really like using his potty either. We do however make him sit on it when he comes downstairs from sleeping and before we put his night-night diaper/nappy on. Have you tried just plonking him on it? We also read him a few stories in the hopes that he will wee-wee. When he does we make a big fuss and tell him he is a very clever little boy for wee'ing in his potty.

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