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Really the bottom line is He will do it when he is ready! It might not be as soon as you want it to be, but he'll get it. Also, I have girls and I hear it's a little different with gender. But my two 1/2 year old did the same thing she was interested at first and went potty a few times, then would have nothing to do with it. I tried a sticker chart but that got old. I'm telling you pullups DO NOT work. they just think they are diapers and will pee in them. It is hard but what finally worked is putting her in panies and she did pee in them for like a two weeks and it's not fun cleaning up but it works...she finally realized she can't pee in her panies and went on the potty. Also I noticed she all of a sudden became mesmorized by tick-taks (the mint) my Mom always had them on her. So I said whenever you go on the potty you can have a tick-tac and I kept a pack by the potty. Just watch out for things that really interest him and use that with potty training!
Amber - posted on 09/10/2009
I had a hard time potty training my son as well. I think I started to early because my daughter was trained at 18 months, I though he should be too. I decided to try again in August and this time with a potty chart, I let him put the stickers on it only if he went in the toilet and gave him a marshmellow for going! He loved it. Its still working. I have a mess every now and then. I also let him pick out his panties. That way he doesn't want to get them wet, he doesn't get to wear them if they get wet. at first he had to try them all on, he was soo excited!
You'll find something! One thing doesn't work with everyone! Don't give up!!
Maria - posted on 09/10/2009
When he is ready, he will be. Don't worry about those judgmental people. My MIL thought I should have started potty training at 6 months. My now 31 month old was successful, by herself fully potty trained in 4 days at 26 months. And what I mean by herself is I tried at 18 months, 20 months, 24 months at 26 months she woke up one day asked me not to put on diapers and that was that. I didn't use training pants either just regular big girls panties so the 1st few days I asked her, "do u need the bathroom" over and over and when she said, "yes" i would ran to a bathroom not knowing how much time I had to make it there. LOL It was by far the easiest thing I had to do but only because She was ready.
Krisitn - posted on 09/10/2009
It all depends on the child, I gave my son scooby gummy snacks (his favorite thing is scooby doo) and did the potty dance, I also let him call his granny and brag that he had pottied. It made him want to do it more and made him proud. He has been potty trained since july, knock on wood lol.
Sara - posted on 09/10/2009
My husband helped with my son and he had to go like daddy. So I put a step stool at the toilet and cherios to aim at and rewarded him everytime he went in the potty. He was easy lol. Also let him pick out undies and stuff like that.
Try www.3daypottytraining.com. My sis-in-law did it with her son, he was born the same day as my daughter, both 2 1/2. She told me he was potty trained by the second day. Well, I ordered the e-book and started that day. She was potty trained by the next day. I have four children and wish I would've done this with my other 3. It is amazing! You just need 3 days where you can devote all of your time to this child. It is well worth it!
When he is ready, he will use the potty. Boys are way harder than girls, I tried everything with my son and he did not want to use the potty. I just left it there as an option and if he used it great if not I was cleaning a tiny hiny. A lot of praise when they do use it and get very excited. The girls were easier, they were the ones that were potty trained at 18 months but not because I pushed, because they wanted too.
Melissa - posted on 09/06/2009
I'm going to start by saying that I have 2 girls and no real experience with boys. Many ppl say gender make all the difference in the world (I have no idea). However, my youngest, 2 1/2 years also, did the same thing. Potty trained for nearly 3 weeks then regressed and threw fits at the meer suggestion of sitting on the potty. I just happened to be taking a Love and Logic parenting class that was offered in my community and found something that helped us get the ball rolling again. Here it is: we had an open door policy in our house. When dad, mom, or older daughter were using the potty we held ourselves a mini party. Sang about putting pee in the potty, gave eachother high fives, etc. The little one saw the party and asked to sit on her potty. We then told her in a very compassionate voice that she was too little and maybe when she got bigger she could try. We did this for 4/5 days. She got MAD sometimes and finally violently jerked her pants down, sat on her potty and put pee in. Like I said it got the ball rolling again for her. She still has accidents which we clean up with little fuss and go on with life but at least she's trying again. Hope this helps or gives you ideas.
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