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3.5 year old won't go near potty or loo seat
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lin7784 · 12/06/2018 21:57

So we tried my son with a potty a couple of months ago. It's been sat in the corner of the lounge for some time, we asked if he'd like to sit on it and the first two times; success! He went for a wee and a poo. But the third time he would not sit on it. We have asked him everyday since and they do at nursery, but the answer is always no. We've tried offering rewards, bought new pants together, read books about potty, bought a seat for the lposition, but he's just not interested. I am quite worried as we seem to creep closer to his 4th birthday and no joy.
As an aside, he has always been a bit of a late bloomer, for example he didn't want until he was 2.5 (saw a physio to help). I guess this has slowed him down a bit, but any help or tips and advice would be much appreciated.

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igglu · 12/06/2018 22:21

Is it because you can see him? My ds wouldn't use the potty or the toilet until we realised he didn't like us to watch him. Once we let him use the toilet with child's seat on it while we stood just outside the door he was fine and dry almost overnight.

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lin7784 · 14/06/2018 06:06

Maybe, although he won't sit in it. Maybe if Itry and leave the room, thanks

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cuppanow · 14/06/2018 06:22

How about unfolding a nappy and putting it over the potty. The plop might be unnerving him for now. Don't get freaked out by the "My baby potty trained at 1 brigade".

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duvetfan · 14/06/2018 06:44

Maybe he's not ready. DS2 wouldn't go near a potty or toilet. We started trying to potty train him at 3 at his nursery's suggestion and it was a nightmare. We stopped altogether. He decided in April when he was 3.5 to use the potty of his own volition. 2 months later he pees and poos in potties and toilets and is dry overnight. He just decided he was ready. Not sure this helps but you're not alone.

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