How can I get my almost three year old to use the potty when he is afraid to go?

Shelletha - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son will be three in a few weeks. We started potty training when he was old enough to sy pee-pee. After awhile he just stopped. The daycare he goes too try's to help me with potty training but they say fear is written all over his face. Please help. I don't know what else I can do. I have tried everything


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Bonnie - posted on 04/12/2012




Have you asked him why he is afraid? Maybe you can try to ease his fears once you find out why.

Maggie - posted on 04/11/2012




Is he only afraid to use the bathroom in public places? My niece is this way. She will not use the potty anywhere but home. Its just a different environment and place they are not yet comfortable in. Maybe see if you can buy him his own special potty or even those that attatch to the toilet seat. My mother took my niece when she was also 3 to buy her a potty seat the one that attaches to the toilet and it made it special. She know uses the toilet at my mothers. She will be 4 in May and she just recently stopped using her special seat and uses the adult toilet now. Hope this helps.

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