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Cold Turkey. ashlin & bentley Due February 2; 1 child; Texas 803 posts
23rd Apr '13

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?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
23rd Apr '13

He doesn't sound ready.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7058 posts
23rd Apr '13

he doesn't sound ready at all. you can't force a child to do something like that and see good results.

Walking in Memphis 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Macon, Georgia 5956 posts
23rd Apr '13

<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.

1&1 We're Done! 2 kids; Nevada 10963 posts
23rd Apr '13

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.

PrincessCupcake Due October 23 (girl); 1 child; Palm Harbor, Florida 170 posts
23rd Apr '13

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!

ashlin & bentley Due February 2; 1 child; Texas 803 posts
23rd Apr '13

He can tell me when he's pooping and always asks for a new diaper when he wakes up... sounds ready to me.

1&1 We're Done! 2 kids; Nevada 10963 posts
23rd Apr '13

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.

ashlin & bentley Due February 2; 1 child; Texas 803 posts
23rd Apr '13
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.

user banned California 36390 posts
23rd Apr '13

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.