how can i get my boy potty trained easy?

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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some days he wants to do the potty thing then dont want anything to do with it?

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Jessica - posted on 11/11/2009

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Quoting Melanie:

My eldest son is now 5yrs, when he turned 1.5yr we decided to just put him little jocks when we were at home and downstairs we found this used to get him to adjust without nappies lets just say there was quite a few accidents but eventually he didnt like the feel of wet and dirty jocks and we found it was easier to encourage him to go to the toilet if we saw him squatting down or holding himself we would take him to the toilet he just sit him there if nothing happened we would try later and we just kept doing this till he started to use the toilet by himself. He was not comfortable to sit on a potty so we used a kids toilet seat and did it that way. I always asked him "Do you need to go to toilet" this was always just a gentle reminder as well. Hope this helps.


Yup, I did the same thing with my son. This seemed to work the best for us. He just hated the feeling of being wet and caught on quick after that. He also loved the fact that he got to wear big boy undies. We bougth cheep ones first then once he got it and there were less messes he got to pick his own. Also good for encourage ment to go. 

Julie - posted on 11/11/2009

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I have a daughter doing the exact same thing, just means they have the interest but are not quite there. When they are ready they'll click and it will happen quite naturally but it is tough for a parent waiting it out!

Melanie - posted on 11/10/2009

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My eldest son is now 5yrs, when he turned 1.5yr we decided to just put him little jocks when we were at home and downstairs we found this used to get him to adjust without nappies lets just say there was quite a few accidents but eventually he didnt like the feel of wet and dirty jocks and we found it was easier to encourage him to go to the toilet if we saw him squatting down or holding himself we would take him to the toilet he just sit him there if nothing happened we would try later and we just kept doing this till he started to use the toilet by himself. He was not comfortable to sit on a potty so we used a kids toilet seat and did it that way. I always asked him "Do you need to go to toilet" this was always just a gentle reminder as well. Hope this helps.

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son had an extremely easy time potty training and I account it mainly to waiting until he was ready and interested. I tried once and he showed interested and did well for almost a week and then he could of cared less! At just over 2 1/2 he was adament about being ready and wearing big boy underware and he was totally trained in about two weeks. I did reward him with stickers in the beginning and send him every 15 min, then 30 min, then hour. But he caught on so fast and it was never hard on me. It was hard on me though because it wasn't ever a battle, it was what he wanted to do because he was ready.

Megan - posted on 11/10/2009

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I have not yet come to the potty training stage, but I have heard a few ideas that may work & that I plan on using. 1 put cheerios or fruit loops or something like that in the toilet & tell him to sink them... 2 Give him a small treat after wards... 3 Wait & he'll become potty trained when hes ready. Hope I helped

Elizabeth - posted on 11/10/2009

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Try giving him a gummi bear or a small treat (marshmallow) after he goes potty every time. They really enjoy the praise they get and a sweet reward.

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