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mY 3 yr old Son refuses to go on the potty! HELP

He"s very intelligent knows his colors ,numbers, shapes and speaks like a 8yrold he has a younger sibiling who is 18mo. who is also in diapers ,could that be why?

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Asked by lyons at 11:47 AM on Mar. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Take him out of the diapers and put big boy underwear on him. Tell him diapers are for babies and he is not a baby anymore. When he start wetting himself and really feeling it he will start using the toilet.


    Answer by louise2 at 11:52 AM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • let him run around naked in the house and put a little potty where you all spend most of your time. Every time he goes potty in the little toilet or the regular one, give him a piece of candy or something. I know it's not the most nutritious, but once he gets the hang of it (a week or so maybe) then start backing off on the candy. He'll eventually stop asking for it. but still give praise every time he goes like a big boy.

    Answer by Nunyabiznes at 12:25 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • let it go. he'll do it when he is ready.

    Answer by Lynette at 12:25 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • let it go. he'll do it when he is ready.

    i agree he will do it when he is ready and if your force it on him it will just make it a longer delay.

    Answer by mrssundin at 1:16 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • I agree, if he is forced it's going to take a lot longer to potty train. My son has a sticker chart in the bathroom. He gets a sticker every time he goes on the potty chair. After 5 stickers he gets a reward. Some parents consider this bribery and don't think it's a good idea. I think that's rediculous, bribery is part of life. How many of us would go to work every day if we weren't bribed with a pay check at the end of the week?

    Answer by LoriW at 3:40 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

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