Toilet training a boy!!!

Crystal - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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is it me, or is it harder to get boys to toilet train than girls? When my daughter who is now four, was a little less than 2, she was already wearing underwear and sitting on the big toilet. my son who is 2 and 1/2, is ready to toilet train, he wants to but e tells me so late!! anyone else like this?

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Desiree - posted on 06/02/2009

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My two 1/2 yr old really stuborn and I can't even bribe him with M&M's to sit on the potty. At least now he tells me when he needs a diaper change. But he's not ready yet.

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Annaleigh - posted on 08/26/2010

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my son was easier, just stubborn. take him potty every 30-40 minutes, set a timer, and make SURE he does something. he probably doesn't realize what the need to go potty feels like til its too late. or like most boys he's too busy playing to stop to go potty.

Jeanette - posted on 06/20/2009

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my 2 ad a alf son has been dry day and night and useing the toilet by himself from a week before he turned 2 but he is my fifth baby and likes to copy of his older brothers my 2nd child who is also a boy was much harder and was almost 3 with both we just took the leed from them instead of trying to push things he will surprise you one day gud luck xx

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I have both a boy and a girl--My daughter is also 4, and was in big girl panties, even at night by the time she was 2 1/2. My son is a month shy from 2 1/2 and we are slowly getting there--he wears undies just during the day--w/ an accident once a day at least :(. He usually has these when he doesn't want to stop playing to tell me he has to pee-- We found a "new" treat that he loves-- (it's candy) -- and that is his special treat whenever he remembers to go or tell me he has to go- And, big sister doesn't get one of his treats unless he wants to share w/ her -which makes him feel important! He always shares w/ her, luckily. So, I just think you have to find that one thing that encourages him to make it to the potty-- But, it is true--I feel like I am the one getting potty trained, because its mommy that has to keep an eye on the clock reminding him to go :)

Melanie - posted on 06/11/2009

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I have a 2yr and 4 month old and I am having problems too, he knows when he has to go, but since his little brother come almost 4 months ago now, he wants nothing to do with the potty. I am getting frustrated, and don't know what to do? Does anyone have any ideas? I really want to get him out of diapers.

Lauren - posted on 06/10/2009

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I have all the same problems with my little guy. He tells me after he already went. My mother is a principal and her school has a 1/2 day 2 year old program that I would love to have him in in Sept. but he has to be potty trained by then. I don't think he's gonna make it but good luck to everyone. He also likes to pee on his Grandma's flowers before his bath I don't know why but his done it a few times when I wasn't looking!

Crystal - posted on 06/04/2009

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thank you all so very much for your ideas...i will try a few...and see how it works. i had ran into someone i knew the other day and she is having the same problems as well...i will let her know about some of your ides! thanx a bunch! :D

Elizabeth - posted on 06/03/2009

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I am potty training my 2 year old, and he doesn't tell me until it's too late as well. There have been a select few times that he has told me in time. The main problem I'm having is him pooping his diaper at night! I don't find it until the next morning. It's almost like he holds it all day and waits until night time now. He used to be very consistent in going in his diaper after he ate.

Ashley - posted on 06/03/2009

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My 2 and1/2 boy will go on the toilet most of the time, BUT I have to take him. There has only been a few occasions when he has gone by himself. And sometimes when he's gone in his pull up he'll throw it away and put another on....but sometimes I will catch him pulling his pants down and peeing in random places, usually it's on the wall!! VERY frustrating!! I wish you the best of luck!! LOL

Nicole - posted on 05/28/2009

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Well, I have two boys so I can't say personally but friends I know say girls are easier. My oldest is 4 and he potty trained within a week about a month shy of turning 3. I had tried a few times here and there between 2 and 3 but if he showed no interest, even within a day, I would stop and wait until a few months had gone by. But, he's like that - when he's ready to do something, he'll do it, not a day sooner.



My second is 2 and while he shows signs of potty readiness I am not pushing him. One, I'm 37 weeks pregnant with my third and two, he can get pretty independent and fierce over things so I don't want it to become a big thing. It'll happen.

Kelly - posted on 05/28/2009

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Boys are traditionally harder to potty train than boys yes.

My sister had one of each and the boy took alot longer than the girl.



I have a 2yo Son, who wants nothing to do with it. Even caught him sneaking his pull ups in the garbage just last week.

So, we are giving up on it for now until HE shows more signs that he is ready. We have a baby on the way due this summer, so our Pediatrician advised us to hold off anyways until after baby gets here.



My sister had s special basket full of little toys that her son picked out himself, and as he went without accidents, he got to pick a toy from the basket.

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