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I think my son is ready (he tells me right after he has a BM and tells me when he is done peeing) but he could care less to sit on the potty and try.. instead, he flips it over and uses the insert as a bowl for his toys. The main problem I think we are running into is that we are ALWAYS on the go all week long. Being at home and able to get a schedule down would be ideal but when you are always in the car doing something, I can imagine it gets challenging.<br><br>
How can I start? Do you think it might work if I keep him in boy briefs that are not diapers- just regular cloths so he can feel he is wet? I am so tired of being judged from everyone about his lack of potty skills.<br><br>
If we start during the day, how can we tell him it is okay at night to go in his diaper for now? He fills up his nighttime diaper every night- does that mean he isn't ready?
 

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Both of my kids potty trained when they were about 21-22 months. I left them naked from the waist down for a few days (you can use legwarmers if you need to for the cold) and kept their little potty in the same room as us so they could really see what was going on and have a chance at making it to the potty in time. After about 3 days they really got what we were doing and it was on to the next step.<br><br>
Ds was a little more difficult, he had a hard time transitioning to pants/underwear. So he went from being naked, to wearing loose PJ pants with no underwear, to wearing underwear in PJ pants, to wearing pants and underwear. Dd was able to make the switch to pants and underwear without a problem.<br><br>
In the beginning I keep their potty in the same room as us. Once they have a handle on getting to the potty in time then I move it closer to the bathroom, then into the bathroom, and then we start using a potty ring on the big toilet.<br><br>
When we go out and about we always potty before we leave and take the little potty with us. I offer the potty when we get there or in between stores or every 30 minutes to an hour depending on how well they are doing at home.<br><br>
I don't say anything about nighttime, I just put them in a diaper. When they are no longer wet at night we stop using nighttime diapers. I view that as a developmental thing and separate from daytime potty training.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I would start by not pushing something on him that he's not ready for. Why does it matter what other people think? Boys usually potty train later than girls, and 2.5 y.o. is really the early stage of potty readiness. My daughter potty trained completely by 2.5, but DS is 27 months, and he is not interested. We have a potty, he knows what it's for, and he is very resistant to the idea. If we were to push really hard, it would probably be a disaster and everyone would be really unhappy. If we are patient and do things on his timeframe according to his readiness (which is what we did with DD) I'm sure it will go very quickly and easily for all of us.<br><br>
If someone judges your DS for not potty-ing at the ripe old age of 2.5, I would fire back with something along the lines of how intellectually curious he is right now, so you're exploring his intellectual pursuits and potty learning can wait until he's ready.
 

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We just potty trained DS at 2 1/2 and it was a lot easier than I thought. I planned it for a time when we could be home a lot for a few days. If we went out I put him in a pull up. I just told him he was going to have a bare bum at home and he could use the potty to pee in. At first he held it and did all his pees at nap time in his pull up! Then I bought him a bag of fruit treats and said he could have one every time he did a pee in the potty. That did the trick. After a couple of weeks I just took the plunge and put him in underwear when we went out. He has actually only had one accident when we were out though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">. I offer frequently but he doesn't need to go that often which is lucky. I would suggest just trying the bare bum approach but if he is resistant or just doesn't seem to care when he has an accident, then go back to diapers. I actually didn't expect DS to be potty trained so young. I think 3 is more usual for a boy. good luck.
 
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