How to potty train?

08/06/20 14:27

Hello, I have a question, I have a 13-month-old son, he sits on the potty, but only when dressed, as soon as I undress him, he refuses to sit on the potty, when I want to sit him there, he cries and arches his back so its like a bow. How should I explain to him that he should sit down and try to wee? A friend’s 13-month-old daughter sits down and wees without any fuss whatsoever.

From: Mom


Hello, I don't think you should force a 13-month-old son to sit on a potty if he doesn't want to. He still has enough time, a child is able to realize the need to go to the toilet at around the age of 18 months. Of course, you can leave the potty in sight, if he wants to, he will sit on it. In time, someone can show him what it is used for, such as an older child from one of your friends who already sits on the potty alone. Then he may want to try it too. But be sure not to force him, it is possible that you could create a mental block for the potty, which is then very difficult to get rid of. Furthermore, if possible, try not to compare, every child is different, moreover, some girls may acquire certain skills faster than boys of the same age, but this may not always be the case.

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