Any Boys Potty Trained??

Kandace - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My son, Jordan, was born on August 10th, 2007. He is almost 2 as you all know, since yours are too, and he has been a little intrested in sitting on the big toilet, I was wondering if I should buy him a little one?? or idk.. he does not go potty on it, he just wants to sit on it. I don't think he is really ready to start potty training, how do you know when its time?? I read that boys are harder and take longer to want to..anyone have a 22 month old potty training?

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Kristi - posted on 08/11/2009

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We have just started kind of trying to potty train. I have twins (one boy/one girl) born Aug 16, 2007 and my daughter has been pretty interested to sit on the potty but my son has been scared. Today I got him to sit on it for like 5 seconds. But so far no actual pottying in the chair so we'll see how it goes.

Timeeka - posted on 08/10/2009

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My son was 2 on the 3rd of August. He started wanting to try around the beginning of July. So we went and bought him the training underwear. (not pull ups.. in the past with my daughters that became more confusing and they both potty trained @ 2) He is doing really good.. he always knows to tell us "i pee or i poop" (lol) when he does in he's under pants. He also is trying pretty hard to make it to the potty in between. We have both a full potty chair and also the one's you just put on a regular potty. It has helped alot to make habits, like when the first wake up, before and after meals, before bath etc. But in between constantly take and ask him. I keep other kids plus my two girls.. and any time they have to go they take him along to watch and try. Also he has his moods whether he wants to stand on his stool or sit, but he does really good either way. Plus he knows he gets grapes everytime he uses the potty. So alot lately he goes and is trying to just get the grapes lol. Hope this helps.

Dekeshia - posted on 08/09/2009

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Hello my son was born on August 10th 2007 as well. he started potty traning at 23 months and has not been real sucessful. happy birthday to your son!

Annie - posted on 08/09/2009

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My boy loves the potty!!! His sister is 4 and he sees her unsing the toilet so I think that's part of it. He's not potty trained yet though. He just doesn't seem ready; like I said he loves to poop and pee on the potty and he loves to wear under wear, but if I don't take him every 15 min he pees a little bit in his underwear. He doesn't seem to care that he's wet either. So he's not quite there, but when he is it will be easy.

Amanda - posted on 08/08/2009

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My son will be 2 on the 14th, he uses the bathroom whenever he feels like it. At first we got him a little potty but all he wanted to do was play with, so we got him a little seat that goes on the toilet and he likes it. He doesnt use the potty all the time but he tries. All you can do is wait until he is ready I guess. Just get a little seat or whatever you want to use for when he is ready.

Clair - posted on 07/23/2009

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Hi there, my son Leo has been dry day and night for 5 weeks now and he isnt 2 until aug 14th. I am a mum of 4 boys and 1 girl and just knew that the time was right to potty train him. The usual signs are their awareness of soiling their nappies, if u see your child stooping for instance to do a poo in their nappy then they are ready. I always put them into the big boy/girl pants as the pull up (nappy type) pants just confuse the issue....it doesnt give the child a real sense of what they need to do as it is still like wearing a nappy! Just go at your childs pace and you will know when they are ready, hope this is of help to you. Oh and buckets of praise goes down well too!! :)

Rebecca - posted on 07/21/2009

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I wanted to let you know that the 3 day method does work! Took my son about 4 days, but it still works!!!! :-) Nice to have a 23 month old only using 1 pullup a day (at night)!

Melissa - posted on 07/20/2009

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i'm starting the 3 day method wednesday with great hopes of success based on everything i've read! my son will be 2 aug. 1, and we've had a potty for him since his 1st birthday, but started using it more regularly only the past month or so with very little success. we'll see how this goes though!

Rebecca - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son will be 2 on August 20th. We are on Day 2 of doing the 3 Day Potty Training Method http://www.3daypottytraining.com Yes he does have some accidents, but hey no more diapers - only part of the method I'm not 'following' is at night, still putting a diaper or pull up on him then until he's fully ready for night time. But a couple friends of mine successfully used this method.

Nicole - posted on 07/12/2009

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I find the biggest challenge to be that EVERYONE likes to say that he should be potty trained by now...these are people that have girls or just don't have a clue about the timeline where boys are concerned. My son will be 2 on Aug 25th. I bought a "Diego" potty, but he is very "sometimes"-y about sitting on it. I saw the "Potty Scotty" in "Parents" magazine. I ordered the doll kit--complete with book and DVD. The book is a great read...with great advice on knowing the signs, etc. I am a single mom, so my son doesn't have a male example to pattern. He is in the process of starting child care and the book suggests not attempting potty training if there are "other" things going on in his life. So I will wait until going to child care is his new routine. Luck to us all!

Fiona - posted on 07/12/2009

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My son is not potty trained, he did take an interest in the potty so i sat him on it, he then disliked the ideqa.I am a qualified nursery nurse or early years practitioner as they like to call it these days and my best advice is, if your son is interested in potty training then each time you do his nappy sit him on the potty, that way he gets used to it. And your right boys are slower to potty train than girls so dont be worried if he's not interested just yet. He may not be ready 4 another 6 months yet.

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My son will be 2 on aug. 8th.. He has been going on the potty pretty regularly for about 2 mos now. I tried the little potties and he just played with them. He would follow my husband into the bathroom and take his diaper off. We got him a step stool and it sits next to the big pot. When he has to go he moves his stool over and goes. I was very blessed he initated going on the potty and i didnt have to push the issue. I have 3 older sons who were nightmares to potty train. The only problem i seem to be having with chandler is if i put underwear on him he pees in them, but wont pee in a pull up. I was excited to not buy diapers anymore, but i still gotta buy pull ups.

Jackie - posted on 07/07/2009

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We started encouraging the potty around 18 months. My son will be two on Aug. 9th. I bought a little potty seat and he hated it -he uses it as a hat and toy box..Then I got him a seat that goes on the toilet and he loves it. One day he went pee pee on the potty every time! But its 50/50 whether he goes in his pull up or on the potty lately Usually the morning time and right before bed are his best times. He gets too distracted during the day playing. He does say "Potty" when he wants me to take him to the potty. We haven't had any luck with poo yet! He loves the praise he receives and the potty dance. I make sure to tell his Sister and Grandparents whenever he goes on the potty. He is so proud of himself. I think lots of naked time and some cloth training pants have really helped him be more aware when he needs to go potty. The only bad part so far is when he wakes up at 5am and says "potty" Ugh... I have to take him but I really just want to sleep. :)

Bethany - posted on 07/07/2009

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I bought my son a small potty when he was around 18 months and just left it. He is now using it on his own everyday (as long as he is naked) we are working on him telling me when he needs to go when clothed. That will be the next challenge. We also let him in the restroom with us so he wants to do what mommy and daddy do.

Sarah - posted on 07/03/2009

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My son is interested in the potty and goes on it sometimes. i dont push it to much right now i dont want to scare him away but if he wants to sit up on the potty he does and if he doesnt Some days he likes to run around in underwear and he does good inside the house but he gets side tracked when he is outside. I guess the best bet let him try things he will slowly decide when he wants to do it. My first son didnt get potty trained till one month before 3. we tried but he wouldnt until then.

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My little man wasborn on the 8th of Aug. He likes to pee outside more than anything so I am figuring if he tells me he has to go but would rather go outside, that is better than nothing. At least he is starting to relize he has to go.

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wow my son is in the exact same situation. he's shown a little interest in it, always likes to follow us into the bathroom. so we just bought him a his own little potty. so far he's just played with the potty and completely taken it apart lol I figure we'll give him a few weeks to adjust then really try to potty train. Good luck mamas!!

Rachel - posted on 06/23/2009

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Hi ya

I have decided to wait till my son is ready he has shown no interest in the potty even though he is very vocal and lets me know when he is going for a poo! I think they lead the way as we hoped he would be more interested in it whilst it is summer but never mind!

Rachel

AmyBith - posted on 06/22/2009

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my son was interested a few months ago. got the potty. he peed and popped the first two days. then wouldn't get on it. would just start to cry if i ask. so i let it go. then on vacation he wanted to go potty. i sat him on the toilet and just held him. i'd also gotten a potty seat for the big toilet. he's a big boy by the way, so he can sit up there fine. so now he's asking to sit on the potty. now i need a stool. i think some of it is about the flushing of the toilet. but whatever. i'm good if he wants to try. hopefully we'll have success soon.

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My son was born on aug 9th! lol! and going through the same thing.. lol.. i bought my son his own potty seat because he goes to bathroon with anyone who is going,,lol.. i am trying.. my oldest was almost 4 when i got him completely potty trained. i told him i wasnt buying anymore diaphers when the baby came and he did it! no fuss! so i think its hard but they know when they are ready..so how earily is too earily?!? so wish u luck!!

Kandace - posted on 06/14/2009

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thanks Jessica and Clare for the advice. I bought my son his own little toilet just a simple one like baby bjorn but a fisher price one. Anyway I am waiting for it to be delivered this week and see what he thinks of it, he has started taking his diaper off on his own and peed on the floor.. poor little guy thought he did something bad.. so I am going to see how he does with his own little potty.

Thanks!!

Clare - posted on 06/14/2009

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My son like yours has had an interest in the potty for a while. I tried him a month ago with his nappy off but he clearly wasn't ready. This week he has done his first wee wee on the potty (the little cutie) and he was really aware of what he'd done and loved all the praise he got. I will just keep on taking his nappy off if we have a bit of time at home and let him have a go without any pressure but won't expect he will get it straight away but hope to start a couple of weeks potty training when I have some time off work in about 6 weeks time. I potty trained my daughter in the same way and she was out of nappies completely by the time she was 2...I was very lucky with her though I think. I do think though the later you leave it the quicker it takes...good luck

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2009

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my son Connor was almost completely potty trained! But then we moved from NC to IL and the car ride threw him off, and no hes back in diapers. But I got Connor a potty early on, around xmas time and just sat him on it, and to my suprise he actually went pee in his potty! What I did was I bought a little potty (the baby bjorn one works perfect for us, the one that the pot comes out) and I let Connor go naked for the whole day except nap time and bed time...and I did that for a few weeks (just let him go naked) and eventually he would put himself on his potty and go when he had to go. I started out by sitting him on it though every 20 or 30 min if he drank alot that day. EXPECT accidents! My doc told me dont expect boys to be fully potty trained until they are 2 1/2 or 3! but anyway, good luck!!

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