Our son is almost 4 yo and is still not potty trained. His sister didn't train until she was 3 but once it clicked for her, she was golden. But not for him. I have tried pull-ups, but he didn't care and treated them just like diapers. I have tried putting him in underoos and have ended up with a lot of frustration and a washer full of laundry. He will "make a waterfall" in the potty when I ask him, but when he is in underoos, he will go in the potty then come to me 2 minutes later soaking wet. Also, he has never "made rocks" (his terms) in the potty even though he knows when he has to do that.
He is pretty comfortable with going in the big potty but will absolutely avoid the little training potty. He also knows the process for going (pull down pants, make a waterfall, pull up pants, flush, wash hands). He just seems not to have any sense of when he needs to go #1 prior to actually wetting his diaper.
He is the middle child with a 5yo sister and almost 2 yo brother and has always been more difficult. Also, there is another baby on the way and I do not want 3 kids in diapers at once.
I am planning on spending the day in the kitchen with him today, having him try to go potty every 10 minutes or so (He has to actually try because if I just ask if he needs to, he will say no but will wet himself a minute later). If anyone has any more advice for me, I would appreciate it.
Answer by music4me at 7:49 AM on Dec. 11, 2010
Answer by aheuszel at 9:52 AM on Dec. 11, 2010
He probably has no concept of feeling the need to go. Usually at 4 years old...Dr will want to have him evaluated.
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:35 PM on Dec. 11, 2010
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