potty training -3 yr old

Patty - posted on 06/18/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Frustrated and not pushing the issue anymore. Any suggestions? My son is a bipolor pottier..lol He will sit on the pot and pee is candy is involved. Wants to wear his underwear, but doesn't want to make the effort to go pee in the pot when he has to go. At wits end...

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Jenny - posted on 06/19/2009

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Oh yeah..and don't forget to give him BIG high fives and "you did it..whoohoo" potty dances..etc...get really pumped and excited for them....Before you go into the other room, when dads there or grandma or grandpa..etc..tell him "go tell..so-and-so....that you went potty..yeah.." and then he will get congratulated again. He will feel excited and proud. :)

Jenny - posted on 06/19/2009

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I had a similar problem with my daughter,, and suprising they told me girls were suppose to be easier. I never used a reward system, just because I felt the candy/stickers etc...became the goal..not the actual potty trainning. Are you using the big toilet or a childs potty? Regardless, ask, you son which one he would like to use or which bathroom he would like to go in. That way he has made a decision on his own. Let him decorate the bathroom so its fun for him to go in..ie, a special toy he puts on the counter or books he puts there so he can look at them while he sits on the toilet etc... It makes going to the washroom fun and comfortable to his own liking. I know when I was a child my mom said I would never go the washroom in someones house if they didn't have a white toilet...if it was coloured..I would say it was dirty... just an example of little things that can make kids uncomfortable.

Another thing, don't give up with the underwear.....keep them on, don't go back and forth from underwear to pull-up etc..cause your afraid he will have an accident...even when you go out...pack some extra clothes in you purse..incase..but stick to underwear. You'll be suprised how it will work. May take three weeks....but it will work. And keep asking him throughout the day. Kids just simply forget, or get so into playing they don't want to stop what they are doing... Good luck!!! I hope this helps a little :)

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