I started training my son when he turned two. He did really well and even went to his potty by himself a couple of times. Now he has no interest three months into the training. My mother-in-law suggested I use training pants instead of pull ups so he can feel when he is wet. He fully understands the potty and it appropriate use, he is either stubborn or too busy to care lately. Please help this is my first time doing this and I don't want to get frustrated and quit or delay his progress.Answer Question
Answer by Val504 at 10:42 AM on Mar. 11, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 1:55 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
I think 2 is a little young to be honest. Some kids are ready for it & some aren't at that age. Definitely letting him go bare-buns or in training pants is the best idea. Also like the pp said don't ask "do you need to go to the potty". Inevitably he will say no, no matter if he's about to pop with pee-pee. The best thing to do is say "ok it's time for a potty break, lets go". Here you aren't giving him the opportunity to say no. Also if he has an accident don't be hard on him. You can gently remind him that when he needs to go that he should tell mommy, and now because he didn't mommy has to help him clean up. Then encourage him to help you with the mess. And of course when he does use the potty give him tons of praise. Potty training (in most cases) takes lots of time & patience. Some children do great for a while & then revert a bit. It's perfectly normal. The trick is to be encouraging, but not pushy.
Answer by MamaApio at 2:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
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