My son is 2 1/2 yrs. old he was doing very well for a period of 6 days and we were almost ready for big boy underwear no accidents at all even at night the pull up was still dry. One mornig he woke up and wanted no part of the bathroom at all. HE cries when you ask him if he has to go , I tried the outside thing and the no pants, nothing but tears, I tried him watching my husbadn and his 10 yr old brother in the yard and bathroom and nothing but tears. He hates the potty but he goes every night before getting in the tub and loves it he gets so excited. But that is the only time. He goes and hides to potty in his pull ups and then gets a fresh one and the wipes nad brings them to me to change him and even lays down, but no potty just tears. he gets excited before bath and gets his treats but does not want to go outside he cries he does not want to shoot nothing he creis and if I ask him to get on the potty he cries and hides. I am getting stressed any questions any suggestions he was doing so good and nothing happen to him he did not have an accident, he did not smash nothing in the toilet nad he did not have a bad experience. Please help I am so stresed and I do not want to stress him out.
we had the simailar issue too now our son is three and he is comfortable using the potty , we set up a area in the bathroom of his own put a tote in there with books, coloring books,crayons, we even put up a big piece of paper on wall near his potty so he can put stickers there or color , when there are ready they will let you know it takes time and lots of patiece we learned this the hard way , you cann't push it does not work , let him feel comfortable , and just keep asking if he needs to use the potty after awhile they will say yes,good luck , I hope this helps in some way
Try switching back to diapers for a little while. Just let him know that if he won't use the potty then he can't wear a pull-up (matter of factly, not mockingly). For some kids all they have to know is that they have to wear a diaper and they would rather feel like a big kid.
Another thing might be letting him sit down to pee. Our son is short and won't use a little potty so he sits to pee. An easy way to avoid pee on the floor while sitting and to encourage aiming is to have them sit backwards so they stradle the seat.
Good luck! If you get stressed, he'll get stressed and not want to do it. It can be so frustrating when they slip backwards, but he will get it!
You might want to try some of these new Potty Training iphone apps. My 3 year old son refused to go to the bathroom until we had him play with the Joy Berry potty training app.
I think it's important to make the potty training experience exciting for your child (some how). I like the idea from Logan about putting toys near the toilet. Try to make potty training fun. Bribery also seems to work. We used to use food rewards, but we decided to switch to stickers based on some recommendations.
Anyway, the app really helped us out. It might work for you. www.joyberrybooks.com/pottyapp