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DS is 3 and has absolutely NO interest in using the toilet. In the summer we tried the going naked thing one weekend, and he didn't care if he was sopping wet, so we decided he wasn't ready and let it go. Since then we have asked several time if he wants to use the toilet. He always says no. I've tried making it fun, sitting on the toilet, listening, waving bye-bye to my poo.... He doesn't care.<br><br>
If he poops, and you ask, "do you want a clean diaper?" he says "No, it is just a fart." Hmm, even when it is full of everything! If he is eating and has pooped, and you ask "Do you want a clean diaper before you finish eating X?" he says "No, I am eating." He is happy to sit in it, and would for hours, if we let him. If it is wet, it has to soak all the way through before he even cares.<br><br>
I am not into pressing him, because I think that could easily backfire. I don't want it to be a pressure/performance thing, so we are casual. I guess I was hoping he would become interested on his own, or with only gentle assistance. It isn't happening. When? When? When?
 

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I'm there, too. DS is 38mos, and has no interest. The only difference is that my son hates having a dirty diaper. I don't know what to do. I know I can't force him, so I'm just trying to be patient.<br><br>
We "practice" sitting on the potty. I tell him that he doesn't have to do anything, that I don't expect him to pee or poop on the potty. It's just practice for some day, when he does choose to use the potty instead of a diaper. We do this after breakfast and before nap and before bath. I have no idea if it's working.<br><br>
But I know how you feel. I am so sick of people's comments and raised eyebrows when they ask if he's potty trained and I say "no". We needed to find a new Ped this fall, and one doctor asked me if he was potty trained, and when I told her that he wasn't, she said "Well, you have to make him." Whatever. We didn't go back to her.
 

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Do we have the same child?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
DD is almost 3 (early January) and has zero interest in going potty on the toilet. She is perfectly happy to sit in her messy diaper, undies, or to go on my carpet.(<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed">) We occasionally test the waters to see if she'll bite, but other then that, we are relaxed with her and okay with waiting until she's ready. Really, what other choice do we have? I know she has bladder and bowl control to some degree, but for whatever reason, she's just not ready to go on the potty. There are of course times I'm quite weary of diapering, but I know it won't last forever, so that, (I suppose) is my silver lining.<br><br>
Good luck mama. It will happen it's his timing.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread as I was wondering abt. my dd!<br>
She will NOT use the toilet either<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: my DD will be 3 this spring.. she runs to" go hide" to poop! I've tried to have her poop in the bathroom w/out luck..I'm not pushing the issue. . . just hoping someone will post to give use ideas!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Do you think there's a certain age where it's worth it to "force" the issue a bit? I'm not sure waiting indefinitely for a kid to be "ready" is such a great idea.<br><br>
I'm thinking to use whatever techniques are used to PL special needs kids?
 
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