I am so frustrated tonight. J is potty trained. He will go by himself most of the time and all I have to do is wipe him and help him reach the water to wash his hands.
But there are times when I need him to try to go potty, like right before leaving the house or right before nap, and he will NOT try to go. Those are the only times I ask him to go or push the issue. He hasn't had any accidents so far and I'm trying to keep it that way.
Sometimes he will listen and do it, but others he will refuse and get clingy even when I explain it to him and I'm certain he understands.
I don't really want to put him in pullups and just let him have accidents. What do I do??
My other issue is him playing on the potty and not actually trying to poop. He will say he has to go, and then will sit there and sing or play with his feet etc. He also insists on trying to poop EVERY time he pees. He stands on a step stool to pee, and then will grab his potty ring and put it on the big potty and climb up and just play. It drives me nuts because it takes for.ev.er. and all but one time each day he doesn't even poop!
I tried leaving him in there on his own to poop because I thought he was playing for an audience or something, but no, he still fools around even if I'm not in there.
Should I just let him? Or should I keep encouraging him to get down if he's just going to play? I keep telling him the potty is just for poopies and peeped, not for playing.
Ugh. I know I should just be happy that he is potty trained, but these are huge time sucks and power struggles in our house right now.