It's bath time, one of his favorite parts of the day. He gets in the bath and plays, sometimes standing up and squeezing his muscles "down there" to force himself to pee. He thinks it's hysterical! When he gets out of the bath, I wrap him in a towel. Sometimes I carry him to his room across the hall and sometimes I let him run free. Either way, the second he is out of my hands, either in his room or on the changing table, he does it again! He squeezes those muscles, smiles, and pees! If I say "no!", he'll stop and laugh.
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I've tried carrying him to the potty and telling him to go. I've made the little "sss" sound and point his "thing" down, to indicate what I'm talking about. I've been enthusiastic, promising him treats, but nothing happens. Sometimes he will smile, make the "sss" sound, try to point his thing down himself, but he never pees. After a minute, he gets upset and says "all done". I try my hardest to encourage him a little more, but in the end, I give up and carry him to his room and quickly get his diaper on.
He does it because he thinks it's funny. He realizes he has control over it and makes it happen. This to me is a sign of potty training, but he doesn't show all of the other signs to let me know he's ready. I can sit him on the potty for 20 minutes with a book, the tablet, or singing songs, and nothing happens.
My plan was to start potty training this summer, when he could be in our backyard without pants! I need your advice, all you potty training experts! Am I doing something wrong? Does anyone have any tricks?