So my 2.5 year old son HATES the potty, screams every time I try to get him on it or even near it. I've tried the rewarding with stickers, toys etc but nothing has worked.
I'm thinking about just doing cold turkey and throwing out the diapers and having him pick out undies and wear those all the time. Obviously he'll have accidents and hopefully he'll be uncomfortable enough to try and go on the potty.
Thoughts? What did you do that worked?
He doesn't sound ready.
he doesn't sound ready at all. you can't force a child to do something like that and see good results.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:</b>" He doesn't sound ready."</blockquote>
This! I waited until my son was ready which is now. He's a little over 3 and it has helped a lot. I don't have to fight him to go to the potty and he seems to be enjoying it more then when I tried the first time to potty train.
He's not ready.
Your the mom so its your decision but if you want to PT with out the stress wait until he shows he is ready.
Always ask if he needs to go and celebrate success, when he is ready it will click.
My daughter was the same, we just waited it out and one day she decided she wanted to use the potty and basically trained herself .. it's so much easier when they are ready!
He can tell me when he's pooping and always asks for a new diaper when he wakes up... sounds ready to me.
Does he communicate or recognize when he needs to go?
Just because he can tell when he has gone potty doesn't mean he can recognize when he needs to go.
Quoting 1&1 We're Done!:" Does he communicate or recognize when he needs to go? Just because he can tell when he has gone potty doesn't mean he can recognize when he needs to go."
Yes, he does.
My kid is over three and still not ready. I know it's really, really frustrating. Unfortunately, forcing the issue just makes it worse. Hang in there.