Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MeMe | 2012/06/25


Potty Training

Hi Dr,
i''ve got a 27 months old baby boy, i just can''t get him to do poo in a potty, when he wants to do IT, he will hide him self and them come out when he is done and when i ask him if he''s made poo, he will run away and hide himself.

i tried to train him and i was starting to be happy about the progress but now i m not sure what went wrong, he just refuses to seat...please assist?

Thanking you in advance.

Expert's Reply



This is very common especially in little boys of this age. Your son is still young and he will get his potty training right quite soon. Give him a 10 day break from all potty training and then start again. Give him lots of praise when he gets things right. He is still a bit young to use a star chart reward system which is usually very helpful in children who are having problems with their potty training.

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