how do i get my son to want to go potty
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|Mon, 07-06-2009 - 6:48am|
My son is 33 months old. We have been working on potty training for a while, but are taking a break right now. My son does not want to go potty. He does not pee or poop on the potty, he wants to wear diapers. We are having another baby in December and would really like to get him trained by then.
We have tried pretty much everything I can think of. Rewards, running around naked, have him help clean up after an accident, give him toys only for potty time, and lots more. One time he sat on a potty and watched a movie and he actually peed in the potty. We got really excited and showed him how big of a deal it was, but after that nothing. And I really think that it was just an "accident" that he peed on the potty the. If I ask him if he will try to pee on the potty (cause he does sit on the potty) he always says no. I have not gotten him to pee on the potty ones yet.
I am concidering having him throw his diapers in the garbage in exchange for a gift for him, then he will know he does not have the option of going in the diaper. And then we will just have to deal with the accidents until he gets it down. I don't know if this might be a bad idea, but I really think that he could get out of diapers now if he only wanted to. So if I can get him to willingly throw his diapers away I hope that will make him eventually go along with it. I do think he is ready, and could use a potty if he wanted to, but it is so much easier to just go in the diaper so he cooses that.
Sorry about long message. Thanks for your time!