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Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, ds isn't interested in the potty *at all*. I'm not talking about accidents - he never uses the potty, ever. If I insist, he typically refuses and argues and/or cries until I give up. If I put him in underpants/training pants/cloth diapers he just wets/poops in them.
Targets are not interesting to him, unfortunately.
Some people have told me there are plenty of 3.5 year olds out there who are not interested in the potty at all, but I don't know of any. I know of kids who have accidents, but they are basically using the potty.
I'm just so discouraged. I want this to be a happy transition, but can't think of any other way to 'encourage' him than to just tell him "you must do it" and tell him he can't go anywhere until he can use the potty.
What's the latest you have heard of someone *initiating* potty learning? When do I take him to the doctor to have him checked for a physical problem?
Why is this so hard? Not sleeping through the night for 18 months was easy; two bouts of thrush were a walk in the park compared to this!