View Full Version : potty training me 3yr old
06-09-2010, 04:26 PM
My son just turned 3yrs old and i have been trying to potty train him. There was a period of time that he was telling me that he had to go to the potty and was doing pee pee and poo poo in the potty. The last 2weeks he has all of a sudden Stopped going to the potty. I have tried new ideas to try to get him back on track, but nothing is working. I have no ideas what happened that made him stop going. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get him back on track?
10-05-2010, 09:24 PM
has he had any changes in his daily routine? Do you make sure to ask him if he needs to go? I noticed that with my son too (also about three) and I think it is because his routine changed, and there has been a bit of an adjustment time. He was just going #2 on the potty, and has had a bit of a regression. it has taken about 2 weeks, but he is getting back on track now, I have noticed I REALLY have to reinforce the asking him part (he was telling me) and make sure that I praise him even more for going on the potty. I guess I took it for granted that he'd tell me, but I do still have to ask him.
10-06-2010, 01:11 PM
I know that some parents throw a Bye-Bye-To-Diapers Party to 'kick off' potty training, but where is the motivation to train in that? I promised my 3 1/2 year-old a BBTD Party once he was DONE training. During the process, we talked about who he was going to invite, what foods he wanted to eat, what type of cake he wanted, what types and colors of decorations, and what types of games he wanted to play. Then I printed pictures of all the things he wanted (from online), and taped them on the inside of the bathroom door to motivate him whenever didn't like pooping on that --too close for comfort, I think. So after he pooped on the potty, we dumped it into the toilet together, and I told him his poop went on vacation, where they were waiting for their other poopy friends to join them. It seemed to work -- he used the toilet after that. He was urged to pee standing up from the get-go, too, and we haven't had any spray-problems with that. We started him in our fenced backyard, peeing on the trees, which was a huge adventure for him.
For the party, we also called in favors from friends -- got a pony, and we promised our son a trip to his favorite amusement park. Once the time came, we printed out invitations on the computer, and invited grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins -- no gifts required. However he got some cool underwear.
Other suggestions that have worked for friends: Put the potty in front of the TV, and hook up your video camera, to let your child watch themselves on the potty. It worked wonders for friends of ours. Another friend suggested putting a Baby Ruth bar in the potty to show our son what it would look like. Our son new it was a chocolate bar, but was more excited by his own poop joining their friends on poopy vacation.
Hope some of this helps! And remember--whatever works! Let's call a bribe a bribe!
10-17-2010, 10:22 PM
i would always say you caregivers need to take a quiz to determine whether your child is ready for potty training - mentally and physically. otherwise its quite a waste of effort. google for it.
if he/she is but you still had a hard time potty training, try Potty Training in 1-3 days ebook from http://www.mumsafari.com/for-baby-toddler. It's great help to train parents to potty train :)
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