Potty Training

Julia - posted on 05/11/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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have tryed everything to get jake to do poohs on toilet ocasionally a bribe has worked, and then the novelty like wore off, he says he wants to, even tells stories and says he does, but still messy undies. Have done bribes, have got out hose, have taken away teddy, have tried to not make a big deal, have made a big deal the couple of times it did happen. Please any ideas would help he is near on 3 1/2

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I know you said you try not to make a big deal but make a big deal when he does go on the toilet and ignore him when he messes in his undies. If you make a big deal when he messes, it's giving him lots of attention which is what 3 yr olds want (good or bad). If you give him more attention when he's been good it's more likely to click in his head that it pays to go to the toilet. I know this will end up being annoying but keep asking him if he needs to go until he gets to the stage where he tells you.

Melissa - posted on 05/11/2010

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Look for signs. If he poops in his undies alot there will be signs, like grunting or hiding or pushing or red face. Look for the POOP SIGNS and rush him into the bathroom. If you catch him and you know he has to go, give him some books and tell him he cant get down until there is poo in the potty. Remind him of how yucky his undies feel when dirty and how nice it is to put all his poo in the potty like mom and dad do. if he poops same time everyday that would also be a good timet o put him ont he toilet and let him sit until it happens. good luck!

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Julia - posted on 05/11/2010

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Hi thanks for the encouragment, I will try harder at the ignoring it part. Will let you know when he gets it right, I think I will have a party

Julia - posted on 05/11/2010

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Hi thanks melissa, I agree with you, and must say that when he has gone that was when I did manage to spot the signs, trouble is he tends to hide and do it when I am not looking, I wish it was at the same time would make it easier, I guess I just have to be patient and hope that it happens before he goes to school.

Annaliza - posted on 05/11/2010

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givng rewards is ok but if you will push through this kind of idea, he will grown up with it. And every single thing that he have to do will give him a hunch that he should have a reward!!!!toilet training is done at the age of 2-4 years old..have patience to your child. He will learn it soon.

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