My Almost 4 Year Old Refuses to Use the Potty

Remember all those months we spent potty training.

And then we finally found success potty training. Hooray!
And then we moved and had a potty training regression. Boo.

Well, after weeks of tantrums we decided to take a potty training break.
It’s been over a month now since we started our “break” and there have been little to no signs of potty training every re-entering our lives again.

It makes me furious really, because we worked so hard and finally found success only to be shut down so quickly. We’ve gradually tried to re-introduce the potty just like before, making it fun and that big boys go pee pee in the potty. But Jude has absolutely no interest AT ALL. We’ve tried pull-ups, big boy underwear and no pants and he will pee anywhere and doesn’t care. However, he won’t poop without a pull-up on, so there is that consolation. (If he’s wearing underwear he will go to the potty for number 2) But otherwise he could care less. I know people say he won’t be the kid in kindergarten wearing diapers but I’m not so sure. 

I’m envious of the people that say, “Oh we just sent him to daycare and within a few days he was potty trained.” 
Seriously! 
I wish I could pass off potty training to someone else but we don’t have that luxury, we have to do it old school and teach him ourselves.  
I’ve considered seeking some professional assistance on the matter because it’s not that he can’t or doesn’t know how to use the potty. It’s just a full out, I don’t wanna!

I don’t usually compare my childrens’ accomplishments to others but I feel like I’ve somehow failed this part of parenting. Like we’ve done some irreparable damage and are now forever screwed.

Sigh!

Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband and four sons (7, 4, 3 and 1). Jessica started thebkeepsushonest.com in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

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