+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    The Great Southern of WA
    Posts
    552
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    28
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default DS won't sit on toilet or potty

    DS is 2.5yrs. We have had attempts at toilet training a couple of times but have quickly realised he wasn't ready. It's been a few months since the last attempt so I thought I'd try again today. He wet himself and I went to put him on the toilet right away but he just will not sit on it. We have a step and toddler seat on the toilet for him and we also have a potty but whenever I try to sit him on them he arches his back and refuses. He won't sit down on his own accord either. How can I get him to sit down on them? He sat down ok a few months ago but now is more interested in running around. Any advice?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,711
    Thanks
    1,206
    Thanked
    3,220
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Neither will mine. I'm waiting till 3 or 3.5 before worrying about it.

  3. #3
    Mod-biscotti's Avatar
    Mod-biscotti is offline Administrator Administrator
    Winner 2012 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    16,313
    Thanks
    1,719
    Thanked
    3,753
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I think he's telling you in his own quiet way that he is still not ready.
    We had a few stop and start goes with our DS but in the end he just wasn't ready until he was much closer to 3. And then he just "got it" pretty much straight away

    Maybe put it off for a wee bit longer (pun intended ) and see how he goes?

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Mod-biscotti For This Useful Post:

    Caviar  (07-01-2014)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    775
    Thanks
    595
    Thanked
    257
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ziara View Post
    we also have a potty but whenever I try to sit him on them he arches his back and refuses. He won't sit down on his own accord either. How can I get him to sit down on them? ?
    Your son may not be ready as PPs have said but...

    Just a tip re the arching back thing if you do decide to persevere, my boy does that too sometimes, so I hold him with one hand under his shoulder and with the other hand I lift his calf on the opposite side so that his knee bends and that's how I get his bottom on the potty. Sometimes he pees, sometimes he doesn't. I don't do this all the time, just the times when he thinks he doesn't need to pee and I think that maybe he does.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    745
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked
    245
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    DS was exactly the same. I gave up a few times as I thought he just wasn't ready. Then about a month before his 3rd birthday I decided to get serious. I mainly used rewards (smarties, special toys/books that he could only get whilst he was sitting on the potty) and heaps of over the top encouragement ('what a big boy you are sitting on the potty, good boy!') and left the potty near play areas where he could sit on it often during the day. He didn't actually do anything on it for ages (except a few times where we'd catch him and get him sitting there right at the end of a poo). Once he seemed happy enough sitting on the potty regularly throughout the day I basically went cold turkey with the nappies. The first 2 days were hell and I was very close to giving up but started to click late on the 3rd day. Good luck!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Potty versus toilet
    By Mopeg in forum Constipation, Toilet Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-07-2013, 20:45
  2. When did you start potty/toilet training?
    By JesskaMay in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 30-05-2013, 08:29
  3. Transition to the toilet from potty?
    By 2ndtimemumma in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-02-2013, 11:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Pea Pods Reusable NappiesPea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Location of kicks at 18weeksSecond Trimester Chat
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Private health insurance vs extrasPrivate Health Insurance Discussion
Bullying recoveryWorking Hubbers - Employed
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›