He turned 3 last week. I've had him in Disposable Pull-Ups
for 3 months, trying to encourage him to go.
He'd go sometimes, but learned "hey, these are just diapers I can pee in!!!" and stopped peeing on the potty. Very frustrating for me (having the expectation that he should go.)
Last week, my babysitter was with him the whole day. She's been telling me that it's my fault. I have to be "more on top of it", i.e., following him, encouraging him after he drinks something and asking him 15 minutes later if he wants to go.
I was gone a whole day and she had him in UNDERWEAR
. He was going to the pee the whole day. I continued it for 2 days and it worked!
He now announces he has to pee and we go to the bathroom. He had 1 carpet/pee accident (he didn't like it) and another accident (too busy playing with friends he forgot to pee) and those help.
I can't believe it... but it simply the switch to UNDERWEAR
that did it. He's been very eager to wear them. I was reluctant because I didn't think it would last long.POOPING
He pooped once in the potty, but always goes to hide and poop in his diaper (now underwear)... he runs upstairs to his room, hides behind the curtains, or in the living room, hides behind the couch.
People instinctively need privacy to relax their sphincter muscles.
A friend of ours (same age) pees in the potty, but tells her mother that she wants a diaper to poop. Fine by me.
I'm not going to pressure him too much to poop in the potty. I want to avoid the holding in. We're half-way there. I'm happy.
BTW, I have a friend with a 4 yr old boy and a 15 month old girl. The dd has been asking to "pee" and she sits in the potty! 5 out of 7 mornings, she'll actually pee in it. I guess seeing other people do it (and actually having a potty she can sit on) is a great motivator.