losing interest

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Registered: 11-05-2008
losing interest
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 8:00pm
I know lack of consistency with all care takers is an issue, but after 2 weeks of doing great including some days where the only diaper changes were poop ones, and one dry overnight when in the morning he asked to go potty and did, he seems to have completely lost interest.
Frustrating!
Siggie
Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:58pm

Hello Swati88,welcome to our board,please feel free to give or exept any help we can give you.

clmac

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Registered: 10-06-2012
Wed, 10-17-2012 - 12:23pm

For me its really hard to give views over this my friend

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Mon, 09-24-2012 - 12:25pm

Hello Kristy,with this new info,it can make a differance.

first off,the idea of waiting until three years of age is fully due to the use of disposable diapers,when cloth was the only option,most children were trained around 2 to 2and a1/2.

now,with the fact you are moving in the next couple of months,yes,he may already be aware of this,and it could be having an impact on his training.

In your case,I would go to slow down,use the diapers for night time only when he is with you,and as soon as he wakes in the morning,change from diaper to training pants while in the house and put the plastic pants on anytime you go even out side.

this will help him get the idea without any pushing,if he goes,in them,just change him and go about what you were doing,no talking about the accident or taking to much time away from play or so.

It is very true that the diapers are much easier,and that is the point,they are much to easy even for him.

why bother to take the time to learn to use the potty when you are wearing one around your waist?

If you wish to wait till you move,that is ok,he may just be getting excited as well.

Please keep us up-dated.

good luck.

clmac

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 11:40pm
Its hard to say, really. This may just be a phase for him, where something else has become more important than P/T for the next few weeks, or it may be him showing he's not truly ready yet. My DS (who just turned 3 this month) was absolutely REFUSING to even sit on the toilet at home for the last 5-6 weeks, which coincides with his baby brother coming home. In the last week-ish he has finally begun to be willing to sit on the toilet at home (he never stopped at daycare) with the reminder he gets a sticker for going.

If I were in your shoes and had the chance/time, I would do a "hard" day of training, where he is either naked from the waist down or in regular/training undies with the plastic pants (to protect furniture) and you're taking him every 30min to a hour to make him try. The next day I'd back off a little, stretching it to every 1.5hrs and maybe back in diapers/pull ups, and see how he does.

Just my thoughts, HTH some.
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Registered: 11-05-2008
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 10:13pm
Am i gonna regret it if i don't push it with plastic pants and stuff at this point? I have heard waiting till 3 years old is pretty typical for boys. ds will be 3 in January and we will be moving in the next 2 months so i am afraid even if we do make progress now, it won't matter by then.
as for going on outtings we never really got to ds going potty outside the house or daycare so would that still help?
i got plastic pants but actually have not used them yet. i was waiting till he was more consistent but of course that didn't happen. he does well with pants free but we need something any time we are out of the house even outside and the weather is so nice we have been outside a lot.
maybe we are just lazy and at this point diapers are easier if ds isn't taking the lead. :smileysad:
Siggie
Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Sat, 09-22-2012 - 10:25pm

Hello Kristy,This is unfortunate,but it does happen,as you say,with non consistancy.

Have you noticed anything in peticular that he may have become interested in?school work,toys,window shopping.?

You may try to find reasons for going out,to the park or just longer walks,maybe after a few accidents and having to wait till he gets home to change,may help get him back on track.

Just let him wear his big boy pants with plastic pants and see if it makes any differance.

I hope this may help,at least with you.unfortunatley,there really is no way you can force everyone else to follow your example.

I will be around if you just need to vent.

clmac