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i was wondering if anyone has any advise about potty training a 3 yr boy who is afraid of the toilet

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Asked by txsweetheart615 at 6:04 PM on Jun. 30, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Have you tried the coffee can trick. Have him pee in a coffee can, it makes a cool noise he might like. You can also try the sink the cheerio trick. Put a cheerio in the toilet and have him try to sink it.

    Answer by LoftisLove at 6:09 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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    Answer by vbruno at 6:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • Can you pinpoint why he is afraid of the toilet? Knowing what triggers the fear can help you work around that problem. Another idea is to get one of those little potties that you set on the bathroom floor. It doesn't flush, it's not up high, and there's no water in it (unless you fill it up for some reason), so that may help.

    I suggest talking to him about potty training, why we do it, etc. Then go on a trip to the store. Talk about big boy undies and let him pick out some special ones he can wear once he's ready. You can also let him choose a training potty or one of those potty seats that fits over your toilet. Heck, you might even give him the money at the register and let him be the one to "buy" it! That way he will have ownership of the process and not feel so much like it's something you're forcing him into. Plus, what kid doesn't like to use something they got to pick out at the store!

    Answer by KDW211 at 6:51 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • we had a similar issue, and even though a friend of mine gave me this advise at first I didnt follow it. We finally were able to get my son potty trained(during the day) by just letting him be. We removed all pressure from him and one day he just decided to do it on his own, of course he got a big reward and things have gone great ever since.

    Answer by Anubis8733 at 7:50 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • try the elmos potty video and the royal potty chair

    Answer by Patience1 at 11:48 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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