+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    393
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Help: toilet training 3 yr old who REFUSES to sit on the toilet or potty

    Hello!

    So my son (who is 3 in a week) is showing lots of signs he is ready for toilet training/learning. He wants to wear undies, tells you as he is doing a wee or a poo (can't differentiate between them though), holds his wee now for a while throughout the day/sleep and generally wants to be a big kid.It is also nice and warm now so he can run around pant free.

    For nearly a year we have been playing with one of those steps up seats on the toilet where he will sit fully clothed and pretend to go. His toys like to pretend to do this as well. He loves to flush the toilet (isn't afraid of the sound).

    So now when I try and get him to actually sit on the toilet or a little potty nude from the waist down he flat out refuses. Doesn't want to at all. He will wear undies or go nude and just wee or poo wherever he is standing. He does get upset when he wees and it goes down his legs or on his feet. He also always manages to stand in his poo when he drops a log on the floor. I don't have any negative reaction and just clean up the mess. I have recently managed to get him to sit on the potty for 2 mins while he eats a cookie but we can't do this all day.

    Any tips? Do I just let him keep weeing and pooing on everything until he agrees to sit? Any ideas?

    Maybe a sticker chart for when he just sits there even for a second?

    Thanks for reading my novel.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,746
    Thanks
    3,334
    Thanked
    6,669
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    My DS never sat down to wee, DH literally showed him how to stand and do it and he did, he was a month over 3, once he worked out how easy that was he then wanted to sit down on the toilet to poo ( just like dad does!) we just had the turtle step up thingy he stood on to get on the toilet ( my nephew was the same - they tried to teach him to wee sitting down but he was scared of falling in the toilet!)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked
    82
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    My DS never sat down to wee, DH literally showed him how to stand and do it and he did, he was a month over 3, once he worked out how easy that was he then wanted to sit down on the toilet to poo ( just like dad does!) we just had the turtle step up thingy he stood on to get on the toilet ( my nephew was the same - they tried to teach him to wee sitting down but he was scared of falling in the toilet!)
    We did this too. DS1 flat out refused to sit on the toilet until one day DH said "I don't sit on it to pee" and we realised there was no point! First try standing DS1 peed and was so proud of himself and we haven't looked back. With DS2 we just rated doing it this way and he was TT in a couple of days.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    393
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks - I didn't even consider this as an option! When standing there how did you get them to actually wee? He only wees about 4 times a day now so there is a loooooong time in between wees.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    585
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    393
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Bumping for the night crowd.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,721
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked
    3,223
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My son is 4 and won't sit on a toilet and is night trained but still poo in nappy. I'm just going with his flow

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    384
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    87
    Reviews
    0
    Another tip is to put a ping pong ball with a face on it in the toilet bowl so he has something fun to aim at. It kept my DH amused for ages as well


 

Similar Threads

  1. Refusal to use the toilet/potty
    By Skepper in forum Constipation, Toilet Training
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 15:49
  2. TOilet training - what do you do when they won't sit on the toilet?
    By JR03 in forum Constipation, Toilet Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-05-2015, 07:53
  3. Potty training and daycare / toilet training at 18months
    By MissFaery in forum Constipation, Toilet Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-01-2015, 23:20

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
SoftmatsSoftmats specialises in safe, non-toxic, and durable play mats. The international Premium Dwinguler™ Play Mats and ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Same Sex Parents TTC #5Same Sex Parents
❤Joyous June/July TTC!❤Conception & Fertility General Chat
I want C-section 1 day after due date!general c-section discussion and debate
Geocaching puzzle.Games & fun stuff
Has anyone used Phenergan?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IVF Babies due August/Sept/Oct' 16 #4pregnancy and babies through IVF
myofunctional orthodontics?General Child Health Issues
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear 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 ›