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I need help. My 3 year old son refuses to use the toilet. He is aware of each time he dirties his nappy and will go and hide for privacy and then tell us his nappy is dirty.
We have tried; nappy pants, his own mini toilet, taking him to the toilet every 15 minutes, using under wear (he still soils them regardless)
Special treats for using the toilet, getting other family members to help and even asking him why he doesn’t like using the toilet.
He even held hold onto his poo till night time just as he knew we would put a nappy on him at night.
Any tips or tricks are much welcome

Posted by mumma, 9th April 2021

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  • I have to agree with some of the others he seems like he just isn’t ready. I would wait a bit then try again. I know this could be weird but have you tried getting him to watch you or daddy go toilet?

  • It sounds like you are doing everything right, but your son just isn’t ready yet and that’s ok. Leave it a month and try again. He will be ready eventually.

  • I’d try reading books about it watching videos on it maybe a doll that uses the potty they all helped my daughter but all children are different and he may need more time

  • I would just stop the whole process a s give it a few months and wait. He might just be not quiet ready yet and all the pressure is too much for him.

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