My son turns 3 in Nov. He is not potty trained yet, I know he's fully old enough but I don't know if he's ready yet, he still wakes from naps and morning very wet- he can be coaxed in to going ON the potty but I don't think he knows before he pee's that he should be in the potty - he's seen us go and we've brought him with mom and dad to show him how. He still has trouble pulling down his own pants and he has zero interest in it using the potty.. but he's almost 3... We are thinking of trying underpants training next week but thought I'd ask what other mommies thought - We've also tried bringing him every hour, or after he drinks or asking all the time if he has to go and that didn't work either, I made a huge deal of the potty and it scared him at first, we have tried treats and rewards all to the point where he'd rather not have a treat if he has to use the potty to get it.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:43 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
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Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:57 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
I think you can give it a try, and if after a few days or a week any of you are feeling frustrated stop and wait a while to try again. I just started my son in July. He was showing about as many signs as your son. We moved to cloth training pants during the day and diapers at night. The first day we put him in training pants he would wet himself within a few minutes of sitting on the potty, but never on the potty. By about the 5th day he was holding it ALL DAY long and still doing nothing on the potty; he was waiting for his diaper to pee. I was really about ready to stop and wait a few weeks to try again, but on the 7th day he got cracked up while sitting on the potty and accidentally peed. After that he had it figured out, at least with the peeing. 3 weeks later we are still waiting for him to figure out pooping on the potty.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:32 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
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Answer by noel1978 at 4:52 PM on Aug. 6, 2010