Potty training- difficult releasing pee

posted 5 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

It sounds to me like he’s not ready.  I would probably back off and wait a few months and try again.  Most boys train closer to age 3.  

Otherwise, I would try having him naked from the waist down and see if that helps.  

Post # 3
5827 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Is he 24 months or 35 months old? My initial reaction is take a break and try again in another month or two. But if there’s a pressing reason he needs to be trained asap:

Have you tried having him stand to pee? My son just turned 3 and he stands like 75% of the time

Post # 4
8068 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

indiblue :  my daughter started being interested in the potty really early. For a long time she would go into the bathroom to poop in her diaper so we got her a little potty and she would sit on it fully clothed and still use her diaper. Then around 20 months she started going in the potty for real before getting in her bath. Now she’s 24 months and uses it usually morning/night and will sometimes ask to try it during the day (but not every day). Perhaps try having him sit to pee on the potty, but with a diaper so he gets used to it as the place to pee and then work towards removing the diaper. 

Post # 5
3724 posts
Sugar bee

I also think it sounds like he’s not ready. My son would occassionally go on the potty from age 2 to 3, but whenever we attempted to train, he was not interested. There are lots of google pages with the signs for being ready to potty train. I would check those out. When my son turned three, it was like the lightbulb went off and he was totally ready for it. It only took one weekend of constant reminders, and then a couple of weeks of monitoring, before he was good to go. The more you wait for him to be truly ready, the easier training will be (generally speaking).

Post # 6
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Maybe letting the water flow. Or having breathing exercises. I sometimes have trouble releasing my pee and I breath out and it trickles out

Post # 7
9193 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

sounds like you have a camel on your hands.

i  followed the oh crap method to potty train my son. there is a chapter on fear of release.  i didn’t have this issue with my son. so i don’t recall what the chapter said, but might be worth checking out.

not sure what method you followed, but oh crap was awesome.  they said the prime window is 20-30 months.  i didn’t know this, read the book when my son was 29 months and quickly jumped on at 30 months.  my daughter is 18 months.  she tells me after she pees.  she’s ready.  but i’m not ready and plan to train her around 22/24 months.

Post # 9
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

When my neice was potty training she would sit on the toilet but not do anything.  One day big sis filled a cup up with water and slowly poured it in the toilet (while little sis was sitting on the toilet).  Little sis then started to pee.  We arent sure if it was a coincidence or not but it worked and after a few times she got the hang of going on her own. 

Post # 11
4054 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It helps my son if I’m distracted.  I think feeling “watched” makes him self concious? So I usually go in with him and offer to read a book to him  and act super engrossed in it. I switch out the books every night, so there’s always new stories, and I think the distraction and not being watched helps him relax….

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