Need some potty training advice moms!
So my son just turned 3 years old about a month ago. I have been working on potty training him for almost a year now and we have had some ups and downs with it but he's definitely starting to catch on. He's to the point now where he will only use the potty at my house...he won't use it at school, at restaurants, not even his own father's house (who granted, doesn't work with him very well on the potty training anyway). When we are home he insists on wearing his "big boy underwear" and goes pee and poo in the potty all the time with very little accidents (he even stays dry through the night on most nights!), but obviously I can't keep him home 24/7, so I'm wondering if you all have any pointers as to how to break his fear of going potty in places that aren't my house. I feel like once he gets past this fear, we'll be golden and he'll be potty trained, but so far nothing is working. HELP! LOL
I have great potty training in a week steps that's worked for all 3 kids but it sounds like your issue is more thAts scared of public restrooms??
Those toilets are loud!!!! I hate them too.
Take him to target or wal Mary or some place and let him pick out some tissue packs or as I calked them potty seat covers.
Then when in public potty, make it fun.. You basically place tissues all around the seat to create a barrier and its Warmer and softer for them. Not ideal at home as it clogs the toilet. Lol.
OR there are disposable potties seat covers, etc.
Sometimes my kids would be in tears and it feels awful. But it passes. (No pun intended)...
When you're in there, sing a sing or make a game of how many seconds can h count to til they're back out.. Then try to beat some number u made up and then beat it ;) (wink wink)...
Let him do a karate kick to flush it. Anything to take their mind off the fear part.
Lemme know if you want my "potty trained in a week" ideas :)
Maybe teach him to aim for something. Or to "draw" a circle or his initial with his pee. Lol.
At least if you suggest this idea, that alone can help him take his mind off of it.
But it WILL pass. Again.. Sorry. No pun intended. Lol.
It IS a stage. And won't ladt forever as he is more comfortable in it all.
Hang in there!!!