My son is a little over 2 1/2. I've let him try the potty from a young age, just to be familiar with it. When he got more mobile he was completely not interested in sitting on the potty for even 5 seconds. Last month, something miraculous happened: he told me he wanted to go on the potty to poop, and he did! So I took that as a sign that he was ready and we started right away with regular potty breaks and using the bathroom when we were out and about. He did great and I was thrilled.
But then about a month later he has just lost interest. He has never actually told me that he needs to go potty beforehand besides that one time. He doesn't poop in the potty anymore. He refuses to sit on it....and then if he does wet or poop his underwear he doesn't even tell me or stop what he's doing.
I'm just not sure what to do at this point. I don't want to set him back or hamper his progress, but I also don't want to force it and have it be this huge struggle. I feel like he's completely capable but just doesn't care.
I would love some tips!
I think it's also hard when most of my friend's kids this age are girls and they happily use the potty, tell their mom when they have to, and some do it entirely independently. I also feel like my son is a little behind in language for his age too. I wonder if that's somehow related. He'll be 3 in 5 months and I was hoping that he could go to preschool then, but he has to be fully potty trained. I think that is frustrating me too.