My DS is almost 3 and has 2 potties. One floor potty chair and one seat that fits on the big potty (which he seems to like more) We haven't been pushing him to potty train because he's very strong willed and it just ends up frustrating the both of us. Lately he's been asking to use the potty but will just sit there for a few minutes then say "all done" without having gone potty. (Waits til his diaper is back on) He cries if I put him in underwear and won't even sit on the potty if I put him there myself (without him saying he wants to) I (the dummy) am wondering what the next step is from here. Do I continue to let him potty train on his terms or do I take this into my own hands?
My other question is: My husband is in the Marines and we are leaving this station to go to another. Between duty stations we plan on going home to visit (I'll be staying a couple months with the kids while he goes and finds us a house) He thinks I should potty train while I am staying with my family so I have some help but I think the 13+ hour drive to the next station is gonna set him back. Not sure what to do here.
Answer by Meg2011 at 1:22 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
Answer by coala at 1:23 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:54 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
(cont.) If he goes in the floor its ok and just remind him poop/pee goes in the potty. If he wants to change rooms with the potty its ok. He may freak out and cry because it scares them having pee/poop leave them. Its ok. Put a diaper on him ONLY right before bed if he says wet at night but if he's been dry at night,skip the diaper. After a few short days he should be getting the hang of it. After the first few times he goes in the potty you can put him in underwear only but try not to go out while you're potty training. After 3 days of this she was accident free. She's been 100% accident free for about 2 months now. She was terrified of it in the beginning but gradually got better.Now its no big deal to her. You can also use rewards like stickers, special potty soap,candy, etc. If he starts holding in his poop(typical in the first few weeks) just insist(nicely) that he stay on the potty till he poops. (cont)
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 2:03 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
Answer by kp0469 at 2:12 PM on Jun. 24, 2011
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Answer by Lakazmommi3 at 2:41 AM on Jun. 25, 2011