okay so i am trying to get my son potty trained...any suggestions or idea. he is almost 3.

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Heidi - posted on 04/19/2010

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We did it much like Lauren did - except we did it without pants at all. A shirt and baby legs. Potty in the same room. Constant reminders to use the potty to go pee. I even set the timer to go off every 10 minutes so I wouldn't forget and let her go too long. Took about a week. And she peed everywhere BUT the potty for about 5 days, but it finally clicked. Once she started getting it, we put training underpants on her. Once she stopped having frequent accidents, she got to pick out new big girl undies.

She still poops in the diaper at night and naps, but we have pee nailed.

Kara - posted on 04/17/2010

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I read a book called 'Potty Training Boys The Easy Way'. It was helpfull. My son has been potty trained for about a month now. We still have on a diaper for nap/night time-but I think that is pretty common. Once I was SURE that he was capable and ready, we just went for it. We let him pick out his new undies at the store, made a huge deal out of it. Lots of praise when he went potty. When he had an accident, we just cleaned it up and kept going. In the begining we used treats for going in the potty, but now he no longer expects treats. My best advice is if your are pretty confident that he is ready, then go for it. Wake up one day and put him in his undies and every 40 or so min have him sit on the potty. If he is unwilling and it is becoming a fight, then simply back off and wait a few more weeks

Good Luck

Mindy - posted on 04/17/2010

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Remember that most kids will not tell your right away that they have to go. It is going to take you being consistent for him to get it down. We are a work in progress now and my son is 2 yr. 9 mo. Encouragement and consistency are going to be the key. Stay positive about it and remember everything happens in due time. Best of Luck!

Adrianna - posted on 04/08/2010

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My sons doctor said not to force it on him and when he does go potty reward him, at least make him sit on potty and try but if he dont go to let him take his time not all kids learn at same pace.

Monika - posted on 04/06/2010

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I introduced the potty chair to my daughter around 22 months then she got bored with it. So I bought the seat for the toilet, she liked that since she was peeing where I was.

She did not want underwear nor Pull Ups, so I just left her diapers off during the day with pants on and she would tell me she had to go. But the thing I was having trouble with is when I went out with her diapers on she would not tell me she had to go pee. Then when she was about 28 months she started letting me know she had to pee with her diaper on... She still likes diapers only so I let her wear them when we go out or visit places. They are much easier to put on with out taking off her pants and shoes.

What do you do... Lol

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2010

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I have a 2 and a 1/2 year old and my problem is she goes to the potty and everything and a couple of nights she went to bed with no under wear on and woke up dry.But the thing is how do we get her to wake up in the night when she needs to go to the potty without her crying for hours at a time. I need help with this any suggestions?

Outi - posted on 03/31/2010

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I potty trained both of my boys right past their 3rd birthday. I just one day put them in underwear and started taking them to the bathroom. It was a mess for about 2 days but they were both fully pottytrained even at night after 2 weeks. My daughter is about to turn three and I have to get her trained by september because she is starting preschool. I'm planning on doing the same with her

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My son is just over 2 and 1/2 and fully trained. We went straight to underwear with Thomas the train on it. He used the potty any time me or my hubby did and he just seemed to "get it" He has rare accidents and even goes all night dry! :o) I disagree when people say boys are more difficult. I can only hope my daughter is this easy when the time comes!

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My son is 2.5 and fully potty trained. Yes he will have an accident every now and then but, there are no more diapers, and he wakes up dry. What we did, was everytime he went pee, he got a dime, everytime he went #2 he got a quarter. Before we started this we told him to pick out a toy that he wanted, and that he had to earn it to buy it. He has wanted the talking buzz lightyear forever. But it cost $30, so he never got it. Everyday, he was so excited to earn more money to buy his Buzz lightyear. It took about 2 months, and he finally made $30. We also told him everytime he got to $5 I would throw in an extra dollar. This not only got him trained, but it taught him about saving up for things he wants. After he bought the toy, we told him he was offocially a BIG Boy, and big boys dont get money for going potty. We never had a problem with it at all, now he tells people he bought Buzz all by himself, with pee pee money.

Alexandrea - posted on 03/26/2010

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when I helped with a friend's son I told them to throw cherios or fruit loops in the potty and tell him to aim and shoot. it worked.

Lauren - posted on 03/25/2010

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Ok i have a little girl who is fully potty trained and i know they say girls are easier than boys. But what i did was when i felt she was ready to be potty trained (which was about 3 months ago) i simple put her in pants in the day and just encouraged her to use the potty. I would keep the potty in the room we were in and just remind her regularly that if she needed a wee, the potty was the place to do it. We had plenty of accidents but all in all it took about 7 days, so well worth the effort! Good luck! :)

Katie - posted on 03/23/2010

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My son will be 3 in July and has been potty trained for about four months now.Every time I would go to the bathroom I would take him with me and ask if he wanted to try.Also every time I would get him undressed for the tub I would sit him on the toilet and tell him to push.Then one night at bathtime I gothim undressed and he went over and climbed up and peed all by himself and has been going ever since.

Shante - posted on 03/15/2010

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mines is going on 3 also and im workin with him it helps to sing a song and take him in the bathroom with you when you go and let him sing when you go and clap you hands its been workin for me for 3 days now hes been in boxers in the am untill nap time

Wendy - posted on 03/10/2010

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1st get him a potty video with a character he likes for motivation. 2nd. when he's at home keep him in big boy undies only!!! With the character (batman etc) of his choice, and tell him he cant potty on it or "batman etc" won't be his friend LOL! Point is think like a child would and use those ideas to ur advantage. My little guy is 3 and fully potty trained, believe me I used every trick in the book to get him there.

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