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Too early?

He's wetting four times a day and twice a night.
He is still in diapers, not pull ups.
He is 3.
Too early?

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Asked by MissLisa7657 at 4:40 PM on May. 18, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • It really depends on a couple of things. First how is his language? Does he communicate his needs and wants well. Does he seem to be aware of being wet, or dirty and does it bother him? Is he at home all the time? If he is in daycare will they help you train.

    I am not a fan of pullups, myself they were confusing for my oldest, too much like a diaper. We only used those for night time.

    If he can communicate with you well and is bothered by being wet or messy then you should be able to train.

    Answer by teamquinn at 4:44 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • my 3 year old dosent talk very much and we are potty training him... he just up and started doing it humself... poop and all... weird child

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 4:56 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • 3 is a good time to start training a child who hasn't shown interest. Some kids think they can wear diapers forever(hypothetically) if you don't give them a push. If you know he is going that much just have him go to the potty every so often and hope it hits so he gets the gist of what happens when he is on the pot.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:08 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • How often he wets at night doesn't matter. Put him in an overnight diaper or overnight pullup and don't worry about night time at all. This is not something you can train and is not part of "potty training". He may self train for night or he may wet until he's 6. Both are normal.

    The fact that he only wets 4 times a day means he is physically ready. He can hold his pee for long periods.
    Start taking him to the potty at regualr times - no more than 2 hours apart. If he pees, great! Take him back in 2 more hours. If he doesn't pee, take him back every 1/2 hour until he does.
    Start emptying his poopy diapers into the potty, better yet, let him. That will help him make the mental connection between the poop and they potty.
    Once his diaper stays dry all day, switch to undies. If you use pullups at all, save them for long days out to places where you don't know where the potties are.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:13 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • You can potty train a 3 year old. It's ridiculous to not have even started trying.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • During the day put him in regular underware he might not like the feeling of wet underware' you might want to get him one with really neat pictures that he might not like to get wet. and at night put him in training pants so he doesn't get the bed wet while you potty train him. tell him if he doesn't wet his undies you'll give him a reward ( such as m&ms or stickers ) and at night don't give him anything to drink 1 hour before bed and make sure he goes to the bathroom right before going to bed.

    Answer by incarnita at 8:47 AM on May. 19, 2009

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