can't get my 3 1/2 year old to go poo poo in pottie...HELP

Shannon - posted on 07/18/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have tried so much...he tells me he has to go but won't...I have tried bribes, taking away toys...putting him on the pottie and not getting him off...screams are so loud i think the neighbors will call CPS on me :)...put him on small potties, blue potties, and potties that make all kinds of noises....then i won't give him a pull-up and then he won't go for 3 days..can't do that either....he promises me he will try but then he tells me he doesn't want to be sad and hes scared...sigh....i'm at my wits end and i'm crying!!!1


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Jennifer - posted on 07/22/2012




Yep, Amber is right. Let him lead. Offer, suggest, but don't push. Make it as relaxed as you can. If you push, he will most likely resist. My daughter took until 4 1/2. Just look at it this way...he won't be doing this in elementary school. He WILL be potty trained eventually.

Determined - posted on 07/18/2012




it took me almost a year to get my daughter to do it. Did all the same things you did, then one day she just did it! He'll do it when he's ready too I know your ready now (cuz I sure was) but if he's not ready he won't do it. Keep trying to get him too but don't punish him if he doesn't that will just add to his fear. Patience...I wish I could off more help than that but that is all you can do

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