My 2.75 yr old son is still not potty trained and I am beginning to feel like dh and I are doing the wrong thing by being so lazy and casual about it.
I got the three day potty training method and read it and planned to do it- in which you totally take away all their diapers and just go for broke with the potty training I guess- an I am home with ds all day anyway so that isn't that hard part.
It just felt wrong or hard or something and I never did it.
Generally I try to parent by insticnt and I know it is not uber late for a boy to still be in diapers at 2.75 but I Am starting to feel like maybe the three day potty training and other similar methods are right- that it is the parents jobto teach the kid sooner than later.
HE is wearing underwear a lot more now- and for a while was pretty good about peeing in the potty. he even pulled his own pants and underwear down a few times on the potty and pooped twice (in the last few months) in the pottyand I thought we were progressing.
But now being a stubborn toddler sometimes he doesn't want to pee in the potty- and anyway whn he needs to poop we pu a diaper on him as he wont sit on the potty to poop.
so what have you moms of toddlers found-
is it fine to keep showing him the potty, putting on underwear and gently encouraging him to use it?
or do dh and I need to shift into a higher gear with this to get it done- and if so do we really need to take away all the diapers and deal with messes on the floor- etcetra/
and even if we do the more aggressive approach I Am stil unclear bout how. about how to get a 2.75 yr old to sit on the potty and pee even if they dont want to.
so generally- keep in gentel or step it up and if step it up thenhow?