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Posted by: Pottied Mommy | 2004/11/29

Q.

Potty Training

My son will be 3 end of December, he walks around in an underpants whole day but will simply not pee or "poo" in the potty or toilet, he started off by doing it and now he waits until I put a nappy on him before he relieves himself. I don't find this normal.
Any hints on how to get him going again. His teacher at creche says he does the same thing, eventually she is also forced to put a nappy on him just so he can do his thing.
I'm really worried about him, I don't want him to be kept back a year because he isn't toilet trained and miss not going to the next class with all his friends.

Help!
Pottied Mommy

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Children often follow their own heads and at least what you describe indicates that he has very good control and function of both his bladder and bowel. The important thing is not to force him but to encourage him and if you are certain that he has contol (like it seems) to then remove the option of a nappy during the day (even if he asks for it). One needs to be innovative and sensitive but firm (you still have lots of time to sort it out before next year).

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