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Jan 21, 2011

I know I can't be the only one

So, we are in potty training mode with Will. He has not shown signs of readiness although he does go pee pee in the potty when you tell him to. He still wets his diaper during a nap and saturates it at night. I stop giving him anything in liquid form by about 5:00 and he still soaks a diaper overnight. I swear the kid is a pee pee machine. He is not a big drinker either. So what do I do? Am I pushing potty training to early? I don't even think Will can comprehend when he needs to go to the potty. He turns 3 at the end of March and I feel like such a loser mom. Please tell me that someone else has gone through this. I try not to always go with the theory that boys are harder or take longer than girls but it is really looking that way. Help please...
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. I have 2 boys. With my oldest it finally clicked the day before his 3rd birthday and my youngest it was months after he turned 3. My advice is to skip pull-ups. Those are just like diapers. (Well of course if you have to actually leave your house they can be useful haha) Good luck!

  2. Ohhhh, don't feel like a loser mom! I just want to encourage you to hang in there. All children are different. It will happen, just encourage him and I'm sending patience your way. I look forward to the "he's finally got it post." Have a great weekend!

  3. Shelly, I have heard this (similar story) over and over again from my friends who are moms of boys. So don't feel bad - you aren't a failure at all! After all, you successfully potty trained two girls before William! ;-)

    I am at the VERY tip of the iceberg with this, so I know Im going to have some frustrating days ahead as well. Since my blog post, Chase has refused to go to the potty again, and has lost all interest. That one time he urinated was a one time occurrence - its like it never even happened. It's like, the novelty is gone and he's cool just using his diaper now.

    My friend Pat posted this blog a while ago about potty training her two boys, and how different each experience was: I found it helpful, maybe you will too! :-)

    Good luck, girl, we can do this!!!

  4. Suzie Thomas1/21/2011 7:14 PM

    Shelly you are FAR FROM A LOSER MOM, I thought I was gonna go crazy training my lil boy, it wasn't until after 3 that he got it down. and I don't know if I'm the only one but he's almost 6 and is just learning to wipe after no2 (I think I delayed this bc I wanted to make sure he was clean ;)) Atleast William goes to the bathroom when you tell him to. I think the worst thing you can do is to RUSH him though. He will eventually get it.

  5. my odest son was easy to potty train. my second who turned 3 this past december is a bit harder but at his paygroup he does not have that much accidents. he still at the satge where you have take him and number 2s just happen but progress is progress. go for it no delay.


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