My son will be 3 in December he has no other issues other than delayed speech (he rates around 14 months) he's on time or slightly advanced in other areas of development. He doesn't communicate he needs the potty or that he needs a diaper change likewise. I've made a couple attempts. Last time, I put him in cloth training pants and we'd start the day. I set him on the toliet and he'll happily sit there for a long time, all day if you left him. Sometimes he'll pee and most of the time nothing. I take him off the toliet after a while though, I feel just bad him sitting in there like that for long periods. When he pees he runs for the bathroom usually but obviously too late. When he'd poo his pants, he stood up from playing, gave me this look of shock/horror then went for the bathroom. I gave up and bought diapers when I found him frantically cleaning his pee off the bathroom floor with a towel he found, crying, two minutes after I let him get off the toliet after sitting in there for like 15 minutes! I want to help him learn not torcher my poor boy. I think maybe he doesn't understand the feeling that he has to go yet and is suprised when he does in his pants, then he feels bad about himself that he did and its a cycle. Too soon? What do you guys think? Any advice?? I'm stressed that ill miss the opportune time and find myself in the stubborn/rebellious/power struggle time I've read can happen :(
Edit: thank you all for your responce!
on Jul. 18, 2014 at 8:29 PM