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how can i potty train my 3yr old

ive tryed everything the naked thing the big boy underwear even trying to make him sit there till he does but he refuses... he just gets off the potty puts on a new pull up then goes to the bathroom... i lost he changes his own pull or if he cant find one hell put on his big boy underwear and go that way.. i dont know what to do any more someone help

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • he is a big boy he should have been potty trained since he was 15 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • kids potty train at different times..maybe he's just a little scared? It's a huge step for little ones.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • i have a daughter that just turned 3 and she is just now going to the potty on her own. i've been trying for over a year to potty train her and when i finally gave up and backed off, she started showing interest. i honestly believe they have to be ready for it, and they will do it on there own. it sounds crazy but it is true. maybe try slacking off for awhile and see what happens, it worked for me. good luck

    Answer by Pinkerbell223 at 11:43 PM on Jul. 14, 2009

  • Anon :23, are you high? 15 Months? Puh-lease.

    OP- It sounds like you have a power struggle on your hands. Maybe put his underpants in a basket in the bathroom with an empty basket and if he has an accident in his underpants have him put the soiled undies in the empty basket and put on clean ones on his own. Don't give attention to the accidents, but praise him when he does go in the potty. I'd also get rid of the pullups.

    Answer by JMmama at 1:58 AM on Jul. 15, 2009

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