Friday, April 4, 2008

Any help with toilet training? I don't get it! My first two were way easier than this last one has been! I've tried everything from treats, charts, making him sit until he goes, bribes, discipline, cheerios in the bowl, underwear, pull-ups. My son will be 5 next in a week and a half and he will not use the toilet! I am desperate for any new tactics!!!! Thankyou!


Krystal said...

I've never potty trained, but I've heard this works: Spend the whole day in the bathroom with lots of games and drinks. I don't know if it would work with a 5 yr old though, they're pretty independent, and might not do it, but it could be worth a try!

Abra said...

thankyou I'll try it!

Rob and Marseille said...

Whenever my 3 year-old wets himself (he's been trained for 7 months), I make him change his own clothes and put them in the laundry himself (where as normally I'd help him dress)...When I potty trained him, I just had him wear his underwear and did laundry alot. I bet your child knows what to do, since you've tried before, so maybe try putting him incharge of doing it himself.

Crys said...

Hey Abra,
That is definitely a challenge to be sure. It might be time to call in the big guns AKA your pediatrician. Since you are loving capable mom who has done this twice before and am still not having success there is a chance there might be something wrong. It probably wouldn't hurt to get him checked out to make sure all systems are working as they should. Otherwise you may just have the most stubborn child ever ;)

Abra said...

Thanks Crys,
I actually did take him to our doctor, thinking perhaps his sphincter wasn't working properly. All was as it should be!
But alas... I think he just marches to the beat of his own drum!

BTW thankyou for all your comments! He turned 5 on Saturday and wonders upon wonders, is now using the toilet. At least during the day!