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How do I explain to my 3 year old when he asks me why is my penis big? I started potty training and he is asking so many questions

How do I explain to my 3 year old when he asks me why is my penis big? I started potty training and he is asking so many questions

Short simple answers: A 3 yo is curious and their questions can be difficult when you let the issue of genitals/sex cloud the picture. At that age short simple answers are the best. Don't launch into lengthy discussions. "that's how it is"is honest & developmentally appropriate.Expect the same ? Seveal times (they don't take notes).After he gets to 7-8 the questions can be answered in more depth. ...Read more

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I've begun potty training my 3 year old daughter, but she fearful & is holding it for a long time (one day for 18 hours). What can I do to help her?

I've begun potty training my 3 year old daughter, but she fearful & is holding it for a long time (one day for 18 hours). What can I do to help her?

Several things: First, the ability to be toilet trained depends on neurological maturation. Second, toilet training is a skill that is easily shaped through positive reinforcement. Failures should be ignored and successes praised. Putting too much emphasis on the toilet training and failures can increase the child's resistance. Most children learn this skill easily if done in a relaxed manner. ...Read more

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I am potty training my 3 year old who has a strong personality.The only method that has worked is by having her naked. She still bed wets. Any advice?

Put her clothes on: If you have done rehearsal & she knows where the stuff is the best thing you can do is become her assistant, not her drill sergeant. A strong willed child must first understand when she gets the feeling she needs to go, & feel happy she is responding to that need.Telling her no more than twice a day that you will help is crucial. You can provide incentives for doing big girl things but relax. ...Read more

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Potty training 3yo boy will not poop. Will hold it for 24+hrs. Suggestions?

Potty training 3yo boy will not poop. Will hold it for 24+hrs. Suggestions?

Let him decide: Only 75% of kids are neurologically ready to be potty trained at 3. If he's ready and you offer an incentive, assistance as needed and let him decide when to go, you just might get there without so many tears. ...Read more

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My 3 yo was potty training great until we went away and weren't consistent. He was afraid of self flushing toilets. Now he is resistant to toilet.

My 3 yo was potty training great until we went away and weren't consistent.  He was afraid of self flushing toilets. Now he is resistant to toilet.

Put him back in : pull-ups without discussing the issue unless he brings it up, then affirm that those public potties scared him a little, but that he chooses when the potties at home, preschool, etc. flush. Put small, safe toys in a glass bowl on top of the fridge. When he asks what they're for, the say, " Oh, they're for when you choose to pee-pee & poo-poo in the potty." Being casual is key. ...Read more

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My 5 yo son has been potty trained for 2 yrs. Since I started potty training my 3yo son, the 5 yo has started having BM and pee accidents. Attention?

Sounds like it: Sounds like an attention grabber, since mom is spending time with the 2 yo, and all the attention is on potty training, etc. Try and have an activity with the 5yo and when training the 2 you say things like your smarter older brother learned this already and maybe he can show you how to do it, etc. get him involved and praise him for his efforts. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 3 yo is potty training. On occasion when urine dries on white potty seat 1 or 2 dots may look a little red. Never red in the toilet. Took OTC UTI test that was negative. Is it just rxn btwn plastic and urine?

My 3 yo is potty training. On occasion when urine dries on white potty seat 1 or 2 dots may look a little red. Never red in the toilet. Took OTC UTI test that was negative. Is it just rxn btwn plastic and urine?

Probably not: The dark red/purplish stains on the toilet seat may be from small degree of hematuria or crystals in the urine or the source of the stains may be outside the urinary system, like skin or rectal region. Your child should therefore be examined by the doctor for a better assessment. ...Read more

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My three year old suffer from constipation. What can I do?

My three year old suffer from constipation.   What can I do?

Diet: Modify your child' s diet by increasing fruits and vegetables and decrease milk and milk products. Increase fiber with high fibered cereals , raisins, figs, dates prunes and nuts. ...Read more

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