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#1 of 4 Old 01-04-2003, 10:59 PM - Thread Starter
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My ds is 3 1/2. REFUSES to even talk about "the potty", look at it, go near it. Now, he's even started to hold his BM's in for days. I have backed off talking about it, and my ped. said to not even talk about it at all--let him relax. So, okay, now what? I'm afraid he won't be allowed in kindergarten because of diapers! (Yes, I know--a year and a half away).
Anybody have resistance for so long? Any advice?
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My son is just 3. We are doing, no underwear during the days and diapers at night. He tends to hold his BMs until diapers are on. He gets 2 M&Ms or 2 mini marshmallows whenever he uses the potty. We don't make much fuss at all when he uses it, but do give the reward/bribe. I try to act like it's just expected and that I know he'll do it. That's really hard. That's part of why I don't make a big happy fuss anymore when he does use the potty. I also don't make a fuss when he has an accident.
I recently got lots and lots of used pants for him (trades & ebay) so if he has a bad day, I don't have to do laundry right away.

We are starting to reintroduce underwear part of the days because his 2 day a week daycare starts up again next week.
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Two of my DD's were 4 years old before they were "trained" I was invisioning no kindergarten as well!! :LOL

When they're ready, they're ready and I have found that there is not too much you can do about it but wait..
The bigger deal I made out of it..even trying to make it more fun, the more they resisted.

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my ds turns 4 in a couple of weeks and is totally not potty trained yet. will not even consider it.. i'm having visions of kindergarten diapers too..

i don't even know what to do at this point.. sigh..
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