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Old 04-23-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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Do others have 2 year olds not interested in PT

My son is 2 and when I put him on the potty he puts up a fight... He understands what the potty is.... Becuase he will force himself to go pee.
When it comes down to him actually having to go... He arches his back to get off the potty and has a fit.
Then he'll pee right in front of me Is this normal...???

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Old 04-23-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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My son is 2 and when I put him on the potty he puts up a fight... He understands what the potty is.... Becuase he will force himself to go pee.
When it comes down to him actually having to go... He arches his back to get off the potty and has a fit.
Then he'll pee right in front of me Is this normal...???
Boys are hard to PT mama! I know I have one and don't force him if he doesn't want to go. I'd like to see my son PT but I won't force him and he will eventually do it all on his own I'm sure it's all normal mama.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:47 AM   #3
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it's funny you woul dask this right now, my 21 month old had NO SIGNS whatsoever except for wanting to flush the toilet a million times and throw toys in there. he seriously was no where near wanting to PT, thheennn....out of no where he starts telling me "peeee" and so now he is PTing...im in complete shock. but my older one started sitting and occasionally peeing on the potty at 18 months and he wasn't completely PTed until like 2.5 and into 3 years old. he is still wearing trainers to bed now at 4 years old. so don't worry, when he is ready he will do it. it will happen.
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My DS fought PTing hard until he was about 30 months. He wouldn't even go near the potty. I put it away for a long time. About 3 months later, I got the small potty out and then he was ready.
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Re: Do others have 2 year olds not interested in PT

david was like that
he hated going, so he just stayed in diapers, but by age 3 or so i startd taking him every hour to pee. he still didnt care at all LOL
he is fully PTed now, even night he is 4 now . sniff sniff
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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I have laid off of him for like a month... OUt of frusturation... Should I try to start again?
He could care less if he pooped in his diaper or pee'd.
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DD is 2 1/2 and hates the idea of big girl underwear. She will sit fully cothed on the potty but will not put on big girl undies (anything that pulls up is big girl undies). We're going to try some naked time and see if that helps any but otherwise no she doesn't really want to potty train.
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boys often take much longer to potty train. I've just learned to let boys wait until they are at least 3. Makes it so much easier on everyone. Personally, I'd rather change a diaper than clean the floor or deal with the fits over the potty. Just what works for us. And turn a blind eye/ear to anyone else who likes to talk about how quickly their kid took to the potty. When they are ready, it will click.
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If it were me.. I'd ask if he wants to try.. if he says yes, go for it (but stop if he gets upset).. if he says no, let him be. The more you push the issue, the more work it will be for both of you and the more tears and frustration there will be on both sides.

I have three boys, ages 6, 5, and 3. None of them were even remotely interested in PT until after age 3. My oldest trained at a couple months shy of 5. Yes, 5. BUT, it was a matter of 2 or 3 days and I don't remember if he even had any accidents. He RARELY wets the bed. My DS2 trained at the same time as DS1 when he was about 3.5. He still has the occasional accident, but does well 90% of the time. He also occasionally wets the bed (at least 1 or 2 times a week). I'm actually kind of holding off on DS3. I'm hoping he'll PT before baby #5 is born, but I won't push him. I let him use the potty when he wants to, he has some undies and I just bought him a cloth trainer so he can get started if he wants. We'll see what happens!

ETA: I actually answered wrong on the poll. lol I put 'yes' instead of 'no'.
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My son was a odd ball and PTd right at 24 months. It took about a week and he had it down. Its now been 3 months and he is in big boy undies all but night.

All I can say is I did it totally child led. No forcing or anything. I would just talk about it with him and continually ask if he wanted to try. When he finally did I praised and rewarded with stickers he got to put on the potty lid. (a floor potty)

He has always been very easy going his whole life though, just goes with the flow, so I think he may be the odd boy out in PTing land!
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