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my 5 yearl old isn't potty trained. How can I get him in school?

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Asked by sahmof3.5yrold at 12:21 PM on Jul. 15, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Good Luck. To Go to Any real school, he'll have to be potty trained. Most day cares wont even accept 3 yr olds if they're not potty trained or almost completely.

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 12:26 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • not sure you can unless he is special needs then that's a different story


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • you can enroll him but ......the school will call you daily to come clean him & change him if he has had an accident. the nurse or teacher will not take care of it. i have substituted for yrs. & see this on a reg basis.

    Answer by scooterpooter at 12:34 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • buy pullups and pray he dosent poop in teh 3-4 hours hes at school?

    idk here after the age of 3 they wotn even accept them in preschool without pottytrained, or atleast mostly pottytrained...

    my ds is 3 and were still working on it.. he only goes about 3 tomes a day anyway so its fairly easy

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 12:37 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • I would call the school that he would be attending. 

    Ask them all the important questions on their policy for starting  a kindergarten.

    You may even be able to hold him back & start working with him on this, then let him be ready the next school year.


    Answer by SocialMoms at 1:29 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • i wouldn't send him you are looking a a world of teasing for years because no one will forget that he wasn't potty trained when he started school. good luck!

    Answer by threeboysmama at 2:40 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • Can you start potty training?

    Answer by mom2mybabes at 3:04 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • my twins had just started pt at 4yrs ..enough of the poopy pants...I told them I would give them a gold star for pee and silver for poo...after they got so many for the week I went the dollar general or (dollar tree) to get them a small "reward" toy....Believe me it was WORTH it...

    Answer by JazzyJes at 4:52 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • Is he spec. needs? If so then there are exceptions that can be made. If not, it shouldn't take long to potty train a 5 yr. old normal functioning child, unless there is a physical medical condition, at which point, once again, puts him as spec. needs where exceptions can be made.

    Answer by Petie at 5:08 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

  • I agree with Petie. Unless he is special needs, where developmentally, physically, or mentally, you should be able to potty train him over the summer, before school starts. And here, you can wait until 6 to enroll a child in kindergarten.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 5:11 PM on Jul. 15, 2009

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