Thanks for your feedback!! I will try that for sure. I have tried telling him he could have a Scooby snack as a "reward". But he wanted the snack just for sitting on the potty...Ahhh, they are little smarties aren't they? We have a SpongeBob potty for him that goes on the toilet. That hasn't made much difference. I'll try the Skittles.... At this point you try anything. He has plenty of underwear. I even let him pick them out at the store. We arranged them all out on his bed after we came home that day. This was about 5 weeks ago. Doesn't want anything to do with them. I'll keep you posted, and thanks again!View Thread
We are going through the same thing with our son! However he will turn 4 in October. It's been such a struggle. Have you had any progress? He is afraid to release in the potty as well. He'll tell me he went, but I know he didn't. He'll hold his pee pee while on the potty. I try not to stress him out, so I leave him be for a couple of minutes. We've tried cheerios, the sticker method...nothing works. He just screams No! Wants the pull up on. He has had accidents on the floor of course, and helps me clean it up. Then I noticed he thought the mopping up was fun, so that didn't really work either. (I had read to have them help you clean up the pee pee)... He starts school up again in a few weeks...All we can do is keep trying. Your not alone View Thread
I am a working mother and my husband is currently unemployed and home with our son 4 days a week. Our son will turn 3 next month. We just purchased a potty for him. A little late I think but at least we have it. He is still wearing diapers. When I say, while in the bathroom, "Do you have to go pee pee? " or "Do you need to go pee pee on the potty?" he yells "No"! and books it out of the bathroom. I have had him sit on it a few times but he does nothing and then wants to get up. I know he doesn't fully comprehend it yet. My husband feels when he is ready he will do it. But I'm concerned because I am not there 4 days out of the week and can't see what is going on. As a mother, I think I would be actually sitting him on it more frequently. My husband isn't going that route. I know it takes longer for boys, but I also don't want to rush it. He has been out of his Huggies Overnights for a few months now and 3 to 4 days a week he is waking up wet If anyone can give me some advice I would appreciate it. I mentioned it to my husband last night and he gets defensive. He "has been through this before". He has an 18 yr son from a previous relationship. So, 15 yrs ago he went through this... I believe getting him familiar with the potty itself is the way to start... My husband says he doens't understand it and asks him if he needs to use the potty, and when he is ready he will say yes. He may have been through this before but I haven't. I don't want my son in diapers when he is 4!! I'm probably worrying too much....What, Mom's worry??? View Thread
Thank you for your responses!! We went back to the Huggies Overnights, for now. But right after I type this I'm going to ask him again, and start using the 'big boy now' theory.... He may not be ready....Thank goodness for this Board! It helps getting advice here.... I notice when we go to someone's home, or at the store, he doesn't go. Like he is shy about going. We were at a friend's house yesterday for about 4 hrs and he was dry the whole time. As soon as we got home I asked him if he needed to go pee pee on the potty and he said 'No!' . About a half hr later I checked his diaper and of course he needed to be changed. I'll keep plugging away!! Thank you!!View Thread
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