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Screaming/crying at the sight of the potty
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TaffyandTeenyTaffy · 27/03/2012 09:32

DS is 2y2m and a little while ago had been showing a bit of interest in sitting on the potty at Grandmas and had been starting to show a few signs of being ready ....so we bought a potty and left it in our bathroom to see where we went.

Over the last couple of weeks we have tried to get him to show a bit of interest in it and gently tried to persuade him to sit on it - both with and without clothes/nappy but he just cries/screams/locks his legs/arches his back etc.

Do I just take it that he is not ready and leave it for the time being? I guess I am a little worried that this could become a real problem later on (and I dont want to push it and make it an issue for him) so it would be useful to hear if others have experienced this - and any advice you can offer.

He is the most chilled out kid I know so this is really unusual behaviour for him. He is also "teeny" - on the 0.4th centile so skipping the potty and going straight to the loo is probably not going to be an option for us for a long term.

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igetcrazytoo · 27/03/2012 11:51

Hi, he's probably not ready - so I wouldn't stress it. Leave it for a while, then try again. You could just leave it in a corner somewhere so he just gets used to seeing it around.

My DD was teeny and went straight from nappys to loo around 2yr 6m. We are coming up to summer which is a good time as you can let them run around without a nappy on - life is much easier that way.

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TaffyandTeenyTaffy · 27/03/2012 13:30

Thanks.... I am thinking its probably too early.

He's at his grandmas today so I am going to see what he does with her potty (not hers obviously.... The one at her house!!)

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