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Potty training 30 month toddler.
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Sarsyk · 22/11/2021 14:58

Hi I got the potty out when my son turned two. He started off not even wanting to sit on it. So I bribed him by letting him play games on my, I know you're not meant to. But in seven months apart from three wees we haven't really progressed. And I think that was just luck. I feel like I'm lost? Can anyone help? I don't think a sticker chart would help as he's not majorly into that.

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CaptainMyCaptain · 22/11/2021 15:01

Does he understand why you want him to do it? You could bribe him with fancy new pants of his own choosing when he starts to use it. He's nearly 3 so should be able to understand.

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Fallagain · 22/11/2021 15:04

Do you mean 2 1/2 years? Your post is like school mental maths test Wink

If he has only had 3 wees in the potty where is he doing them? Potty training is a skill and if he is in nappies all the time he will never get the practice he needs to learn he is having a wee, what it feels like to have a wee, do know he will need to go soon and then that he has to get himself to the potty. Maybe try the oh crap book.

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CaptainMyCaptain · 22/11/2021 15:07

I agree with the above too. Nearly three isn't really a toddler either, that's not really the point but maybe your expectations are a bit low.

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Sarsyk · 23/11/2021 09:16

Yes sorry he's just over two and a half. I'm not overly sure he does understand? He tells me he's done a poo! But not before. But never says he needs a wee or that he's done one. And I still have him in nappy pants so I guess like you say put him in real pants so he knows. Will have a look for the book too. Captain I don't understand what you mean about my expectations?

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Shmithecat2 · 23/11/2021 09:23

He might just not be ready. If he is, it really shouldn't take more than a few days, and there shouldn't be any stress.

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Sarsyk · 23/11/2021 09:44

I'm just worried he's behind. Or that I'm not doing enough?

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popcorndiva · 23/11/2021 09:48

I would wait longer personally. We tried with our DS at 2.5 but he just wasn't bothered, knew what to do but preferred his nappy still. So we stopped nagging about it and tried again a month before he was 3. He got it straight away. Was dry day and night in a week with no accidents.

A lot less stressful

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Sarsyk · 23/11/2021 10:48

Sounds good. Maybe I should just relax a bit Smile

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Starcaller · 23/11/2021 10:57

DD never said she'd done a pee or that she needed one, but she got it in three days! So I'm not sure that's a sign - learning that is part of potty training itself.

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CoodleMoodle · 23/11/2021 10:58

My DD didn't potty train until the month before she turned 3, then she got it straight away. No accidents at all!

DS is 3yrs 4mo and has only just got it. We've been potty training since October or so, and it was actually his preschool that managed to get him to give it a go. He's still reluctant to sit on the potty/toilet, and he can hold it in for hours and hours, but he's getting better. He has the odd accident but they're rare now. We did a sticker chart with prizes and chocolate buttons, anything to encourage him (did the same with DD, she was more interested in the stickers but DS did start getting excited about it).

If my DS can do it, I'm sure yours can! He just might not be quite ready, yet. Does he like the potty he has? We started on DD's old one but DS wasn't comfortable on it, so we bought one of those ones that looks like a little chair, and he likes that more (it's also better for a boy because the front bit is higher).

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Shmithecat2 · 23/11/2021 13:26

@Sarsyk

I'm just worried he's behind. Or that I'm not doing enough?

Absolutely not. I left it until DS was nearly 3. Literally took about 3 days to sort it out.
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Sarsyk · 23/11/2021 14:51

Thank you for your reassurance.

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