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Help w/4yr old???......

My nephew is 4yr's old & doesn't use the potty he knows when he has 2 go but he'll just keep dng whatever it is he's dng & gng n his pants, my sister is out of options....he was a premie so idk if that matter's. He'll b 5 this year & she hope's he'll b fully potty trained by then! Also how do I give my sister advice with this w/out upsetting her or making her think I'm telling her how 2 raise her child...???

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Asked by KileighsMom at 9:54 AM on Mar. 7, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • well kids all choose to do this potty thing when THEY choose to. its really not on anyone else's schedule. my son has had issues with that as welll, not wanting to stop what he is doing. i dont make a big deal out of it at all. i merely expect him to help clean up, change, etc. and then go about whatever we were doing

    Answer by sati769leigh at 10:00 AM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • When my daughter goes into that phase (every few weeks) I usually get upset with her. Then I understand she's just a kid and I dont want to upset her back. So to solve the problem I ask her every 20 minutes- "Do you have to peepee?" and either she doesnt or she says "Yes!". I'll let her know, "When you feel peepee or poopoo, you need to go to the bathroom as fast as possible. ok?" She eventually starts getting to the potty on time within a day or 2. But, accidents still happen

    Answer by snoober_k at 10:07 AM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • ---We 2 r constantly asking him if he needs 2 go!! & he will but if he is playing a game or something he really likes he don't wanna stop dng it, & we've tried putting those things up 4 a few days but that isn't helping, we don't get mad @ him or yellor anything we were told that, that isn't good 4 them! So hmmmm.....

    Answer by KileighsMom at 10:17 AM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • I'd say make sure their isn't a physical problem- and if there's not, then let him take the time he needs. I'd say he's much more likely to have troubles from being forced than to have accidents-

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on Mar. 7, 2010

  • I agree with :11. Make sure there isn't something physical going on before trying to implement anything else. Wouldn't you feel awful if you found out there was? I know I would.

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 9:54 AM on Mar. 8, 2010

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