Potty Training HELP!

Keri - posted on 08/10/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My little boy wants nothing 2 do with the potty. He says the potty is gross! He knows when he is going and even can hold his urine for periods of time. I dont know what to do to get him interested in potty! Any ideas or similar situations??

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Courtney - posted on 08/23/2009

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They have urinals out now for little boys and my son loved it and it was more his height so he could potty like daddy...and sounds funny and even gross but my when we first started potty training he would potty out in the grass or even on a tire he thought it was funny....

Mindy - posted on 08/14/2009

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My daughter is almost 3 and we started at two. She picked it up right away... but still has night time accidents??? We went from diapers to panties so not to confuse her, she has not worn a diaper since. It's about a 50-50 chance of her not having a accident at night. I did start to put rubber pants over her undies at night, we call them her special panties. It helps to keep the sheets somewhat clean, but I will admit I'm still very overwhelmed! I really thought we had done everything in a great pattern but still no consistent dry nights??? Any suggestions?

Carrie - posted on 08/13/2009

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@ Natasha, I saw it but I didnt think it worked! I will get it for sure the next time i'm there!! Thanks!

NATASHA - posted on 08/13/2009

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I HAVE TWIN BOYS AND THEY WERENT DOWN FOR THE POTTY TRAINING EITHER UNITIL THEIR GRANDMA BROUGHT THEM A URINAL FROM WALMART.COM. ITS WONDERFUL SMALL AND CUTE. MY BOYS WERE EXICETED BOUT PEEING IN THE URINAL AND AFTER THAT EVERYTHING CAME TO PLACE

Carrie - posted on 08/12/2009

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Well my 3 yr old has said the potty is gross, but it is definitely been difficult. My hubby go off to a good start like 6 mos ago, and then he just stopped. Now I've started putting regular underwear on him during the day,and monitoring his liquids intake, and also instead of just putting him on the toilet, I tell him to go and try to use it by himself, so far we're doing ok.....this is day 3.

Keri - posted on 08/12/2009

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I really like the dish soap idea. I havent tried that yet. We have the underpants and have done the candy. This is the 4th or 5th time trying. I know he will get it soon! He did like the cheerios. I told him we were going to play Cheerio Shootout like Carnival on wii. Got him a little excited! Mayb theres hope yet!

Jacki - posted on 08/12/2009

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what worked with my 3 year old was puttin dish soap in the toliet and telling he can make bubbles when he pees, that worked awesome, he loves going potty, and make a hige deal out of it when he pees, like dance around and tell him he is such a big boy and take him to buy underwear he LOVES, like if he has a favorite character let him get that kind of underwear, rockets and thomas the train was my son's choice, and don't ask him if he needs to pee tell him it's time to go pee pee. and if you want try rewarding him with little fun size packs of candy, like m&ms or something :)

Alison - posted on 08/12/2009

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If he thinks it's gross, try teaching him to use the big toilet. Does he watch his daddy go pee?

Stina - posted on 08/12/2009

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Maybe get him a training potty seat and let him cover it in stckers?



My dd likes having the option of sitting on either the big or little potty.



Also, there is an "Elmo's Potty Time" video that my chidren enjoyed. If your son likes Elmo, this might help him get over his percieved "grossness" of the toilet.

Louise - posted on 08/12/2009

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having the same promblem with my little girl, this is my third time of trying and she just will not sit on it and was holding her urine today, wish i could help, I am just going to stay in and carry on this time and not give up hopefully it will work, it is so hard at times. Good luck hope you get there i am sure you will just remember they will not be in nappies for ever.

Dawn - posted on 08/11/2009

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When my daughter was 2 we set the potty chair in the living room to get her used to looking at it. A couple weeks went by until she mentioned she had to use the potty, We sat her down on it she went and it's been potty ever since. When she used it the first time we ended up having her go pantless/diapers for a week so when she had to go she would just sit down and use it. We used a reward of one M&M for pee and two for Poop. I was surprised at how easy she took to it. Also bought her the Elmo's Potty Time cd to get her interested. Good Luck.

Charmaine - posted on 08/11/2009

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i am still having trouble with my 3 year old boy too he has been fully trained for a long time but has started pooing himself again, but my son never wanted to use a potty he just went straight to the big toilet, and skipped the potty all together. But everyones different i guess and we all have different trails, Good luck to everyone Inculeing ME.

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i agree with Julie we have to try and make it as fun as possible, i used friut loops cause their so colorful and gave him a chocolate kiss just for trying as he gets use to it and recognizes the pottie as a good fun treat eatin deal he'll be poopin in the pottie in no time. i chose a day that i knew i was gonna be home all day and took him to the pottie every 2 hours so that he could try and i gave him a treat everytime. No Lie, he was pottie trained in 1 day. If i knew it was gonna be that easy i would have done it sooner. Oh yea when he poops have him tell the poop bye as he flushes the pottie, we call it WooWoo so he still to this day says "bye woowoo" and waves by to it. :)

Jackie - posted on 08/10/2009

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My son just turned 3 and all it took was my mom telling him one day when he was at her house that if he could go pee on the potty she had a surprise for him. He did and she gave the the surprise. It was his birthday present, but he didn't know that. Since then he's been doing great. I have a chart that he puts stickers on everytime he pees. Pooping is taking more time though, I tell him I don't want him to hold it so if he doesn't want to go on the potty i will put a diaper on him.

Jennifer - posted on 08/10/2009

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I am having problems with my son as well, we have tried everything. He will go poopy in the potty but he wont pee. We tried the whole give him a reward everytime he goes, then he got smart and only went a little bit would stop himself get his reward then a couple seconds later he would go sit on the potty again to finish to get another reward. We have tried taking away his toys even did the cherrio thing nothing has worked anymore ideas?

Mariel - posted on 08/10/2009

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i had a similar sitation with my girl. I just stop pushing her and just recently she got up and told us that she wanted to use regular underwear. just make sure you have some undeerwear available

Keonna - posted on 08/10/2009

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Some of the things that worked for me: Buy "cool" underwear and while your at home use underwear only(it gets messy but it works, kids hate to feel wet). NO PULL UP!!!! it absorbs and defeats the purpose. Wal-Mart has vinyl pants that goes over the underwear and wont get the whole house wet.Try this for the whole weekend. Get his favorite movies on Dvd and favorite snacks and stay in the house. I did this with my son and he was potty trained by monday. Be patient mom, stay positive at all times because he can pick up on your stress and A LOT of praise trust me he will do did. I hope this helps.GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Julie - posted on 08/10/2009

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We didn't have the exact same problem, but we tried a few things. 1: put some cheerios in the potty and see if he can pee on them; 2: we got a few chocolate cars - he got one every time he pooped on the potty. In general, pushing isn't a great idea, as it'll just give them issues. He'll get it!

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