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I'm a little worried my nepthew is three and half years and isn't toilet trained. He isn't showing any signs of learning either. He doesn't tell me when he needs to go and he doesn't cry when he has a wet nappy.
What should i do?
My son will be 3 in may, he was a little slow to talk which made it harder to toilet train, he is in the early stages now but they are all different, also it doesn't seem to bother them if they are wet or dirty as they are used to it! I find that I put the oven timer on for about 45 minutes after he has last gone to remind myself to get him to go again! it will come in time , I dont think there are many starting school in nappies so dont worry too much!

mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14

My son is almost three and a half. He has excellent control, tells me when he needs to go, but has a huge toilet phobia. So we put Pull-ups on, he does his business then we put jocks back on! I'm finding because he didn't show any interest in learning until around three, he is now so setin his ways that he's having a hard time of it. But we'll keep persevering, just remember that they are all different.
My son has just turned 3 and he has only recently shown an interest in Toilet Training. We are slowly getting the "weeing" under control, but the bowel movements are a real problem. I am constantly asking him if he needs to go to the toilet, but he always ends up doing the poo in his undies. I have tried rewards (stickers on a behaviour chart) and taking him to the toilet with Daddy or myself so he can see what is supposed to happen, but I can't seem to get through to him. The other interesting thing is that at Kindy (he goes 2 days a week), he manages to wee every time in the toilet, but at home has accidents - I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions?

DD in QLD, Boy 5, Girl 3

i DON'T HAVE A TODDLER AS YET HOWEVER TODAY i HEARD AN iDEA ON HOW TO HELP TRAIN YOUR TODDLER.
YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM AS MUCH LIQUID TO DRINK AS YOU CAN GIVE THEM, AND THEN EVERY 30 MINUTES YOU NEED TO TAKE THEM TO THE TOILET TO GO. tHIS GIVES THEM LOTS OG OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSOCIATE GOING TO THE TOILET NAD ACTUALLY GOING. oF COURSE YOU NEED TO DO THIS FOR ABOUT 3 DAYS AND NOT GO OUT AT ALL. bUT i'VE BEEN TOLD IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My son was 3 on 20th March. He has been dry day and night since he was 18 months - never a wet bed. For the life of me I can't get him to poo on the toilet.

He tries on the potty and toilet and we have probably have had two poos the whole time in about 6 months. He loves all the encouragement and cheering when it happens but won't do it again.

My health clinic (the poo specialist) said to ignore him for a while and he'll get it when he's ready. Know how frustrating it is though.

Lisa, Qld, 3yr Nick, 1 on way

I was having huge trouble with my 3 year old pooing on the toilet and not in his undies, I even wrote to the Parents Exchange, my comment is probably on the same page as this one. I have since had success with a special "pooing" toilet. I sent my Pull Ups bar codes away for the 'Pull Ups Potty' and told Jake every day to watch out for the Posty with his Pooing Toilet. When it arrived his excitement had reached fever pitch about the whole thing and he completely amazed me by doing a poo in it that day (to huge applause and praise) and has not had an accident since, no scraping off undies for Mummy. He will occasionaly do a poo first thing in the morning before his night nappy comes off, but that's OK... it seems this change of scenery, or toilet to be precise did the trick. Maybe it's something to try...... Good Luck smile

DD in QLD, Boy 5, Girl 3

My son turned two last month and I can't get him to go near a potty. He shouts no no no if I even suggest it. He hasnt had a bad experience so I'm not sure whats caused it. He is a smart little boy so I know he understands. He is counting to 15, backwards from 10 and only misses 4 letters in the ABC's Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get him over this phobia?

kazzad, Syd, 2yr old boy

HI, my daughter decided to toilet train herself at 22 mths, she was awesome for a few mths and then started to go backwards with it all, shes now 3 and a half and still hasnt got it sorted out yet. she leaves it to the last minute and then cant quite make it. I had friends that didnt start toilet training their kids till they were about 2 and 7mths and their kids did really well. I now have an 11 mth old and I am not going to put myself through all that stress until hes older. I didnt realise how hard and frustrating it was and it can really stress you out when youve tried everything (bribery, sticker charts, time out, ingnoring......) for the last 2 years, my advice is just try and leave it for a while. all the best and good luck
Sounds familiar! My daughter was counting to 20 & could read every number plate/ letter box etc by the time she was 2 but was SCREAM if I took her near a toilet or potty (she wanted to train at 15months but I was having trouble with my baby so missed the boat). My advice is forget it! Don't say a word about toilets or pottys! It will get worse if you keep trying. Holly just turned 3 and now thinks she's really clever if she goes to the toilet so it's all starting. Sometimes I wonder if it's because she's so smart - had too many interesting things to do.

Susan,NSW, 3yr&2yr olds

Hi Holly. My name is sue. My daughter Sarah is 2 1/2. its I am trying to get her out of nappies. she does poos in her nappy. she won't tell me when she needs to go to the toilet. maybe I should give up for now & wait until she is ready. I don't know. May you have some idea's you can share with me.
Well I am experiencing something new aswell. I had both my boys toilet trained, and they were doing really well except for my 2 1/2 year old had to have a nappy on to do a poo, still that has not changed. Back a couple of months ago they started going to Childcare 1 day a week and were even better there, because all the other children were going.

Now we have moved house just over 2 weeks ago and both boys are weeing in their pants on a daily basis and even at childcare. My 3 year old is pooing everyday in his pants which is so annoying. I am still persisting and have not put nappies back on them, they only have them on at bed time. I hope I am doing the right thing, but it is frustrating.

Any suggestions, and has anyone else experienced this?
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