Potty training


#1

It seems like a struggle to get our little guy to go potty without reminders at times. He is starting to do better but still hasn’t got the bm thing down. He is 5 and has been starting to go “pee pee” most of the time. What works for others? guilesmom


#2

Hey! I don’t have any new help to offer, but wanted to let you know that you’re not alone. Our FX son, age 4, just started going pee-pee (we have to remind him all the time), and is petrified of sitting on the toilet??? Anyone out there have any help to offer us??? Thanks, Penny


#3

One more thing I forgot. He really did a lot better when he was allowed to stand to pee. But I know how you feel about the BM. It took Aidan a lot longer to get the hang of that too.


#4

Hi Penny! Anyway, my son is almost 7 and still has accidents of both kinds. It took at least 2-3 years to get him trained. The only thing that worked for us was constant reminders. I still do that. I can tell when he needs to go now, because he will start flapping alot. Then I will ask him, and sometimes he will say “I’m fine” but when I ask him again he will say yes. A lot of times now he will go in to the bathroom by himself, and believe me, I thought that day would never come. All I can say is, just keep reminding and asking. Eventually it will sink in. Mostly.


#5

I was training him, but gave up. I had to sit him down every 10 to 15 minutes. He’s only 3 and I’ve been reading some of the posts about 7 year olds still not being completely trained. Seems like I was wasting time. I still sit him down on the toilet because he’s not afraid of it and I want him to continue on the right path. After every diaper change I have him sit down. I just don’t have him running around in his underware like I used to. If I would forget, he would just go on himself. I think I’ll start up again when he’s four.