the potty...

Crystal - posted on 12/24/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My son will be 2 in feb. He will sit on the potty for a short period of time, sometimes he will go pee in it, and we sing, dance, and i tell him how good he is, and he gets a little piece of chocolate when he goes in the potty. but other than once in a wile he doesnt have much of an interest in the potty. He still wakes up with an exploding diaper every morning and we dont give him anything to drink after 7pm. How do i know when he is ready to be potty trained? I dont want this to be a bad experiance for him.

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Lisa - posted on 01/24/2010

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My son is not there either. He'll sit on it for a little bit, but the most he's done is tooted while sitting on the potty...lol. I figured at least he squeezed to get something out. I ask him all the time, but I've read that boys typically do take longer to potty train so I'm not pushing it. Like you, I don't want it to be a bad experience.

Kathryn - posted on 01/23/2010

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He's ready, there's no doubt about it. It's really a matter of time and consistency on getting him to use the toilet more. Give it some time and practice, it may take months even a couple years before he's ready to stop wearing diapers...my suggestion is to buy underwear for him to wear during the day so he's use to the feeling of underwear because wearing a diaper 24/7 to him means he can go potty in his pants anytime. If he wears underwear during the day and pees in it he'll find it's less comfortable and irritable. He'll start wanting to go to the potty more. At night he should wear diapers though. He's still too young to notice and wake himself up before he has to pee.

Ruth - posted on 01/15/2010

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i'm doing the same - minus the chocolate - I read books with him on the potty before his bath - and he pees every time! once he pooped and I was so so excited! it's still early for boys so be patient and get him into the habit of sitting on the pot!

Britany - posted on 01/14/2010

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my oldest son was ready he could tell me when he had to poop in his diaper and when he had to pee so one day i put undies on him and tried it out sure enough he was potty trained he didnt even wet the bed..so i think when the child can tell u when they need to use the bathroom then they are ready.

Gabu - posted on 01/14/2010

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thanks for this ! my daughter will be 2 in feb but she is not yet potty trained ! getting her to sit on it used to be terrible specially after giving birth to her brother when she was 20 months !!! now she doesnt say anything or cry but she just stays with a full and stinky diaper without complaining and cries all the time and for no reason !!! today I tried the potty at least she didn't cry and sat on it for few moments! guess I need to be patient and make sure she gains back confidence

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Go to 3daypottytraining.com It worked for me! I did it the week of Christmas and He is trained. He will be 2 on the 17th of Feb! And it has worked for 3 other moms! In my circle of friends and if you Google it someone on Circle of mom's did a write up on it! And only put your son in underwear NOT pull ups because they are not different than dippers! This really works! I had him telling me when he had to go by day 2, day 3 he was for the most part calling the shots & now I is staying dry through the night, for car rides and much more. the are accidents, but that is with every kid. The only thing I did not do that is tells you to do is wake your kid up at night to take him, but come on really! I put him in dippers in the beginning, but now he wakes up dry!

Tana - posted on 01/12/2010

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It seems like the firstborn child takes a little longer to potty train. My firstborn daughter will be 4 in Feb and tried to potty train her at 18 months, because we had #2 on the way. She had no interest so we waited. When she was 2 1/4 we took her one time to the potty and that was it. Potty trained!! My youngest daughter will be 2 in Feb and I started her at 18 months. It took almost a month for her to get it. She stills has lots of accidents. So my advice is to wait. Baby steps. Keep showing him the potty and one day it will click! Good luck!!

Valerie - posted on 01/11/2010

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I am also having a problem with my 2 yr old boy. he wont even sit on the potty. with our daughter it was a whole lot easier lol

Taryn - posted on 01/11/2010

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its a really hard thing, my boy tells me when hes already done it in his nappy, then wants to go to the toilet and take his pants off. He must be getting close to toilet training but hasnt quite got it yet.

Mifaza - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter will be 2 in feb. but I want to wait till its summer to potty train - she would be going without her diaper (only cotton underwear), like I trained her two brothers .You need to keep your son on the potty every hour, but half an hour after liquids or solids - there will be plenty of accidents till they get used to it, but patients is the key. I like to potty train her closer to her 3rd birthday because she will be able to understand and also have better control of her bladder.

Kristy - posted on 01/09/2010

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I started potty training my son since he could crawl. (5 months) and now almost 2 he pee's standing up! We (my husband and I) still have to help him and he still wears diapers but LOVES to wear his big boy underwear. My son will take his pants off and run to the bathroom. Good luck

Julie - posted on 01/09/2010

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He is still really young so don't worry. Just keep doing what you're doing and when he's ready he'll start telling you he has to go and he'll do it regularly. I have 6 children and they potty trained from 2 1/2 up to 3 3/4. All my friends that have boys say that they take longer. What is his favorite character? You could try talking to him about how big boys wear big boy underwear and take him to the store and let him pick out his own underwear. Let him know that when he is a big boy and goes on the potty all the time instead of in his diaper, he can wear his big boy underwear. In my experience if you push them too hard they will just hide when they have to go potty and do it in their diaper. So just keep encouraging him. Put him on a half hour after he eats or drinks. Look for cues that he has to go, like a potty dance, and ask him if he needs to go potty. It will happen. Everyone always reassured me that they'll be potty trained by the time they go to school and they were.

Tiffany - posted on 01/08/2010

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my son already goes #2 in tthe potty. Pee is a diff story. I guess he can stand a wet diaper, but not a stinky? IDK. anyways, I am now laid off so I gonna hit it hard the next 2 months and c if he can be BROKE by the time my school starts March. A friend used an egg timer, set it for 30-40 mins and when it dinged, time to use the potty! I am printing out a Blues Clues Potty poster and stuff from nick.com ( they have other characters) and have a box of BC stickers. He'll get a sticker for his book, when he pees in the potty. THATS MY PLAN & IM STICKING TO IT! LOL

Dana - posted on 12/31/2009

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Boys seem to potty train later than girls do. My oldest was 3 1/2 as well. We started working on him early and it was a long drawn out experience. Summer months are better for boys i think when they can potty outside like daddy. (if you live in the country...lol) Don't push too hard or if will turn bad, he will let you know when it's time.

Nyasha - posted on 12/31/2009

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i think he will let you know when he is ready.my 22month old son sometimes asks for the pot and saometimes wets his diapers. i guess he will get used to it with time.

Shallon - posted on 12/30/2009

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My son was very hard to potty train. We started trying around 20months, and he wasn't potty trained until 3 1/2. (He did have two sisters born during that time). I think with boys they just get too busy playing and don't want to take the time out to go to the potty. With my son we could never get him to tell us when he had to go, but one day he just started going by himself, and it has been that way ever since. Potty training is a frustrating process, and it seems like it takes forever, but it is definitely worth it in the end!

Lucy - posted on 12/29/2009

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He'll let u know when he's ready. Not all kids are the same. My daughter refused to wear diapers, signed potty. We just left her naked since she was only 18 months & didn't know how to get pants/pull ups on/off & she potty trained her self really...Only downfall now @ 22 months is she must go potty naked lol has to take everything off 1st then go potty. He'll let u know in his on way.

We used stickers 4 praise.

Jennifer - posted on 12/26/2009

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When it came time to potty train my daughter, we just let her progress to it herself. When she was about 2 1/2 we had her start using pullups and we would ask her ever 30 minutes to an hour if she had to go. Eventually she just started going on her own. Of coarse we praised her for using the big girl potty, but only with words, not with treats because I was scared that she would associate potty with present. Hope that helps!

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