My 2.5year old son quit using the potty.

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have 2 1/2 year old b/g twins. They were both potty trained a week before their 2nd birthday. Neither had a hard time trainnig infact they were pros from the get go. Now the problem is that my son has decided he no longer needs to use the potty. We can get him to go if we are constantly on his case and making him go but he will no longer take the lead and go on his own. We have tried everything we can think of to motivate him to use the potty again. We tried rewarding him, we tried potty dancing, sticker charts and even not making a big deal about it. I guess my questions are Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Erin - posted on 10/02/2010

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I agree that it's very strange that he was using the potty like a champ and now he's not. I know you said you've given it time but I would just give it more I wouldn't even bring it up to him for a few more months. I thought he had a twin brother I didn't realise he had a twin sister. More independent or not girls tend to potty train faster. Even though I agree it's weird he was trained and now he's not I wouldn't worry boys are usually 3-3and1/2 before they are potty trained. Maybe he just wasn't ready.

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2010

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There isn't a baby around at all. He sees his twin sister using the potty all the time and being rewarded and he can care less. As for giving it time this began when we were on holidays in July so it's been awhile now. It's just wierd to me because he is the more independent one.

Erin - posted on 10/01/2010

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Has there been a new baby around that is still in diapers? The reason I ask is because my mother said she had my older brother potty trained and done but as soon as I was born he digressed, probably as a result of getting less attention and wanting to be the baby again. Even if you haven't had a new baby, is there one at your house often like a friends or siblings?. Just wondering if that could be it.
Either way I would give him a month or two and start over. He may even want to again. After all since his brother is still going he may eventually re-pick-up on it. Good Luck I'm just beginning to train my son myself.

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