Okay…back to HUMAN potty training…
Here’s my scoop, and I hope to get some advice from all you successful potty training mamas!
(I have potty trained my older child already, and it was EASY, I’m just having trouble with my #2 son…you’d think I’d know what I was doing by now)
He is 2yrs3mos old. He is very keen about the potty, he is very aware of his ‘functions’ and we have had a bunch of successes (we even had a FULL week of intense potty training with underwear, but back to diapers )
Here’s the problem. He’s a pee holder. Seriously, this child can hold his pee upwards of 7 hours at a time. He dances and prances around, crying, holding himself, obviously VERY uncomfortable but he WILL NOT go on the potty unless he has already started going and I’m able to get him to the potty in time for him to finish there. What do I do with THAT???
Oh, also, to confuse ME even more…the other evening, out of the clear blue sky he says “mommy I go pee!” so off we whisk to the potty and he goes pee straight away. He did this THREE times that evening, and three times the following day, but nothing since. It has been 3 days since then.
I NEEED HELP!!!
He is able to hold it, obviously. So I KNOW he has control. Just how do I get him to relax enough to do it on the potty, especially when it’s so obviously that he needs to go, without being pushy and forceful about it, because then it FOR SURE won’t happen.
Oh, I should also mention that we do bribes, glossette peanuts which he LOVES, he has special games and toys that he only gets to play with when he’s on the potty, he is quite willing to sit once in a while for a few minutes here and there, and during our week of intense training, he had ZERO qualms about wearing underwear, so as far as that goes there was no resistence. HE JUST WON’T GO!!! :doh: