My son for 5 weeks when he first turned 2 was totally interested in the potty now hes almost 2 1/2 and talks about it but wont start trying again, i dont know what to do or how to get him into again.


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Karina - posted on 02/23/2009




my son always waited til i put his nappy (diaper) on and then did the "business".

so i placed the nappy (diaper) into the potty and for some reason he felt more comfortable with that...and then we eventually progressed to the toilet.

good luck, karina (australia)

Trinity - posted on 02/22/2009




My son did the same thing. He went on the potty for almost 2 mos when he was 2, then wanted nothing to do with it. His Dr said don't force the issue, or it will make it worse, just praise him and make a BIG BIG deal if he does, we would clap & praise him. He recomended letting him in the bathroom while you or daddy go, so he sees & then making it like a game letting him flush the toilet & say "bye, bye". I got a "Potty book", which told the story of going on the potty & had a button you could push that sounded like a flush. We also gave him a reward like a sticker or a matchbox car. Once we stopped trying to force the issue & made it more fun, it became less intimidating I think.

Mikki - posted on 02/22/2009




Well, my potty training experience w/boys have all been different. I did daycare for 7 yrs, trained 4 yr olds that still wore diapers. I think the best answer is to keep trying, keep taking him into the bathroom. My son was potty trained during the day, but at night is when he would wet or bm in a pull-up. Each kid is different, it is essentially training, not just for the child, but for the adult too. Some people use small tokens, candy, or whatever might motivate the child. You could try a potty chair or the potty seat that sits on the big potty but made for little ones with a character on it. Sticker charts are also an idea. Just don't give up. If you are doing it at home and feel comfortable w/daycare doing it, it might be easier for him to do what the other kids are. Hope this helps. Good luck. My son was done w/potty training at 3-1/2. He was stubborn to say the least.

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