Kinda long. Ok, here goes mamas! My sons shows all the signs of readiness to use the potty, likes his potty, wants to use it when he sees friends use it, etc. etc. but here are my challenges:
-- He does NOT want to wear underwear - he wants to wear a diaper, when wearing a diaper - he'll go #1 or #2 IN the diaper, take it off like underwear and then bring it to me. I've tried letting him go pantless around the house and putting him on the potty every 30 minutes... but eventually he just wants to put on a diaper. It is almost like a comfort thing.
-- I've tried rewarding his use of the potty with praise and with an M&M. Now, whenever he decides me wants an M&M, he'll go run and and try to peepee in the potty. He even grunts trying to PEE just to get a piece of candy.
Is he just not ready? Is it all just him trying to control the game? At a loss. He will be 3 in September. Should I just let him time this out casually, or just ditch the diapers? I DO NOT want to pressure him, but he's strong-willed and likes to rule the roost. Thanks.
Answer by tnm786 at 2:52 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by PaCsSupermom at 2:53 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 2:59 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:00 PM on May. 1, 2011
My Big Boy Potty by Joanna Cole. I was gifted the girl version for my daughter and she LOVED the book, even at 18 months old. This book covers ALL the stages AND has tips, tricks and advice in the back.
Answer by Rosehawk at 3:09 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by PaCsSupermom at 3:15 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by RedRowan at 9:16 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by wanderingmuse at 9:50 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by leann74016 at 4:33 PM on May. 2, 2011