Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)


How do i get my 3 year old to pee in the potty????????

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

Answers (5)
  • Take the diapers away. Tell him that tomorrow he will go in the potty. Buy plenty of character undies. Make a big deal out of it. Take 3 days to stay home. Take him every 30 minutes the first day. The second day he will start to know when to go. The third day he will be trained. Lots of praise and m&ms can't hurt. You can use diapers or pull ups at night. This worked for me with all 3 kids. Good luck!!!

    Answer by mompam at 12:46 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Hey. You know all kids learn at their own pace. N two kids will learn at the same time or in the same way. You could try rewarding him every time he goes pee in the potty. For my niece she is 3 We bought her big girl dora panties and I got her to start peeing in the potty by telling her not too pee on dora that dora would not like that! She thought it was funny and goes in the potty every time now! You just have to keep rewarding them and take them to the potty every 30 minutes. Thats important. Sooner or later they will catch on! Good Luck!

    Answer by smarie1011 at 12:48 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • my problem is that she screams like it is killing her to sit and pee. shes fine and even excited to go tp the potty, but then after about 2 minutes of sittin there she just throws a fit. tantrum and all. how do i make it exciting?? She wont even go pee. she waits til about 10 minutes after we give up on the potty to pee in in her pull ups!! im at a loss.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • get rid of the pull ups! let her run around bare butt... get the training potty out of the bathroom and ready where she is playing so she can get there fast.. pull ups slow teh process down sooo much i highly recommend getting rid of them. diapers pull up and down, go back to them, or move on to undies... pull ups are trouble.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 2:23 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • oh the joys of potty training! Be very consistent. Put her on the potty every half hour...EVERY HALF HOUR. Keep on doing it and she will surrender. Oh and no more diapers. Pull ups if needed at bedtime.


    Answer by virgomother0406 at 4:29 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.