Parenting a little guy

The trials of Potty training! We have been working with Zack on potty training now for about 2-3 months. He is actually completely potty trained, that is until you put clothes on the little stinker. He will happily use the potty all day long as long as he’s naked, or at least naked waist down. As soon as he is wearing big boy underweare or a pull up, he no longer thinks about using the potty.  And only mothers of other little boys would understand this, but when he isn’t wearing clothes he ahemmm, has a fascination with his… boy parts. I’m told this is perfectly normal -thank goodness someone shared that with me 🙂 -but needless to say he can’t always be naked. I am trying hard to find other motivations to use the potty while fully clothed 🙂


2 Responses

  1. I’m working on potty training a little boy, too, and I’ve been having the exact same challenges. (The “boy parts” fascination, the needing to be naked, etc). What has been working for us is having our little guy wear pants, but no diaper or underwear underneath the pants. Then I just remind him ALL THE TIME that he’s not wearing a diaper and he can’t pee in his pants. He’s had a couple accidents and he says, “Uh-oh, no diaper on!” It seems he doesn’t like to pee in his pants, so now if I remind him he has no diaper on, he tells me when he has to pee. Anyway, you could try it. Like you said, they can’t ALWAYS be naked. 🙂

  2. Thanks, I’m going to have to try that!

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