Good signs a boy is ready to potty?

Lenora - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Im am fairly sure my son is NOT ready to start potty trianing but I was wondering if any of you could tell me some kep signs your child showed before he (boys please) was ready to use the potty and what led up to it? Thanks much!!

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Bobbie - posted on 09/29/2009

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Quoting Jessica:



Quoting bobbie:

I am working with my 2 1/2 year old boy but he will not use the potty hubby says he needs to be potty tain but from taking some many child development classes i dont think it is right when u make a kid prssure him to do something let him do it when he is ready so i guess i just keep working with him and one day he be potty tain





I wouldn't recommend pushing the issue. It has to be something he wants to do, it may be even harder to train him if he's forced to do it, you don't want it to be a bad experience. Try positive reinforcement instead (a.k.a. bribery)



 



 



is your little boy using the potty? he uses it sometimes but i ask over and over i done like kate off JOn and kate  plus eight gave him big sippy of juice and waited 5 mins and sit him on the potty he sit and pee for me and i gave him a sucker he was so proud of hisself becuase i was praising him





 

Jessica - posted on 09/29/2009

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Quoting bobbie:

I am working with my 2 1/2 year old boy but he will not use the potty hubby says he needs to be potty tain but from taking some many child development classes i dont think it is right when u make a kid prssure him to do something let him do it when he is ready so i guess i just keep working with him and one day he be potty tain


I wouldn't recommend pushing the issue. It has to be something he wants to do, it may be even harder to train him if he's forced to do it, you don't want it to be a bad experience. Try positive reinforcement instead (a.k.a. bribery)

Bobbie - posted on 09/28/2009

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I am working with my 2 1/2 year old boy but he will not use the potty hubby says he needs to be potty tain but from taking some many child development classes i dont think it is right when u make a kid prssure him to do something let him do it when he is ready so i guess i just keep working with him and one day he be potty tain

Kim - posted on 08/10/2009

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Quoting Keri:

My 2-year-old is the 3rd child. Right after his birthday he said "I wanna go potty like Josh!" (his older brother). And that was it. He was trained in a week - still wears overnight diapers, but no more daytime accidents at all. If any time is good, now is - all 3 of my boys trained in August!



Congratulations!  I'm working with my 2 year old girl... almost there! :)

Keri - posted on 08/10/2009

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My 2-year-old is the 3rd child. Right after his birthday he said "I wanna go potty like Josh!" (his older brother). And that was it. He was trained in a week - still wears overnight diapers, but no more daytime accidents at all. If any time is good, now is - all 3 of my boys trained in August!

Kim - posted on 08/03/2009

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We were outside mowing the lawn and my son had on "big boy undies" (which he thought was super cool) I asked him over and over if he needed to pee-pee... he went right in the grass... the first 5-10 times it was in the yard and i would continue to ask him inside or out... he was 2 and fully potty trained! He sleeps with a pull-up just in case!!!

Amy - posted on 08/01/2009

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I wouldn't look for signs. just introduce the potty. let him know its there. Read a book to him while he sits there for a couple minutes. try at waking time from naps and bedtime. I started with mine at 1 and am just starting to have it stick. we did the three days of training that whenever he started to pee we grabbed him and set him on the potty. gave an m&m as a reward and that was the best motivator. he felt very proud of himself and rewarded. still having accidents but it's something! seriously if you look for signs you will be like my nephew and niece who weren't trained till almost 4! think of the savings in diapers! trust me a two year old is quite capable but stubborn!!!

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