potty training a boy

Allyssa - posted on 08/23/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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i need some ideas on how to get my lil boy interested in the potty. he plays with his potty and sometimes sits on it.. and each time he does it i get excited because i think he is ready for potty training. but each time i try he gets scared of the potty and wont sit on it.

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Michelle - posted on 09/09/2010

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Can anyone tell me how much it cost to download the 3 day potty training method? I didn't see a hard copy for sale online.

Brandee - posted on 09/08/2010

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We never allowed Brandon to just sit on the potty.. The only time he has ever been on the potty is to do his business.. We placed a small seat on the big potty because I didn't want to clean the little potty bowls.. I took off work on a Friday and stayed home with Brandon for 3 straight days.. I put him in underwear and a t shirt.. Anytime I saw his underwear getting wet I rushed him to the bathroom so he could finish on the potty.. The first day we didn't get much if any into the actual potty, but the second day he was more aware and actually pooped in it.. I only used praise at first.. He lost interest a few weeks after this event and I began to use stickers.. Then I changed to bite size oreos.. Those worked best.. Now we use nothing but praise again.. He has the pooping down 100% which is wonderful.. He even says "close the door, sit outside".. It is so cute.. He tends to dribble a little in his pants before he says he needs to pee, so we make sure to ask him every 2 hours if he needs to potty.. It takes a lot of time and patience.. The hardest is to not explode when they have 15 + accidents in a day or every 15 mins. apart.. Just say nothing, change them, and move on.. You are not alone and eventually with some consistency he will get it.

Andrea - posted on 09/08/2010

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Hi Allyssa,hows the potty going? Iv jus started my son at potty training, hes had his second dry night last night but still has the accational accident in the day. I got him to paint his own potty poster and choose his own stickers from the shop. It still took him a couple of weeks before he would sit on his potty but he did in the end,i let him run round the house with no nappy on and reminded him accationally that he would get a sticker if he did a 'wee wee' on the potty. i did have a lot of cleaning up while he was nappyless but hes now wearing pants in the day and is doin really well, i do have to ask him if he needs the 'potty' or needs a 'wee wee' but he does it on his own too. Try that and see how it goes. Good luck
Andrea

Nichola - posted on 09/04/2010

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My son turned 2 on july 18th and is now 100% potty trained but it was all up to when he was ready I tried the potty before he turned two and alot of the time he would just get mad at me. I ended up using a sticker chart which worked wonders! within 2 weeks he was trained durning the day and within 3 to 4 weeks we no longer used stickers and he is dry through the night with no diaper. I would try the sticker chart!

Tamara - posted on 09/01/2010

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My son is 23 months, he doesn't like to sit on his potty either. He'd rather stand on it and try to aim in the big potty (like daddy), however, he's only peed in the potty once. He does not like getting his diaper changes, especially if he has poop. So, he really isn't interested in using the potty. Does this mean he isn't ready? He also has some language delays which makes communication difficult! What is the three day method?

Sarah - posted on 09/01/2010

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I used a sticker chart so every time he did something on the potty he got a sticker then after a week if he had a lot of stickers i got him a treat! he has done really well! I also completely to the nappies off him! hope it helps

Susan - posted on 08/31/2010

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you are 21 and have youre first child. I was 18 when my first son was 1. He was a little more difficult to potty train when he was ready & really didn't start until he was like 2 1/2 actually training. He did try to start doing it earlier but with daycare, and other people watching it was a little more difficult. When your son is ready he will be ready, You can't push him to do whatever he isn't going to do. Just like you shouldn't be too hard on yourself about him not doing it yet. You can't make them eat if they don't want to & you can't make them potty when they aren't ready. In the end, everything will work out and it won't be such a big deal when you look back on this in 10 years or more. Be patient and enjoy having them little while you can. My son is 15 now, trust me, he can go by himself.!

Alycia - posted on 08/27/2010

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Like Brandee I used the 3 day potty training method and honestly I was so happy I did it because after reading the book I was like wow everything I was doing was probably haulting his progress and that was why he wasn't using the potty yet. It didn't work in 3 days for us either but we were moving and what not too but in the last few weeks he has had only a few accidents and every time he has to go he yells POTTY POTTY and I am SOOOOOOOooo happy to not be be buying diapers anymore and he loves being called a big boy! We use pull ups at night too but lately he has been dry when he gets up in the morning and has started waiting for me to come get him so he can go pee on the potty! We use toy story stickers and a chart for hsi reward and he loves it, after he flushes he says "Mum sticker for chart!" I think at this age whether they can talk or not they are so much smarter than we give them credit for sometimes and with positive encouragement and consistancy I truly believe they can learn anything right now!!!

Ayla - posted on 08/27/2010

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put something in the potty my son has a ceramic little duck from outside that he likes to wee on so 1 is in his potty and another is outside for convenient use

Allyssa - posted on 08/26/2010

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i've been playing games while he is on the toilet and i sit in the room with him and talk to him. sometimes he is fine. the thing i dont understand, is that i know that he knows what "wee wee" is. today i let him run around with no nappy on. he came running to me and was saying "oh no wee wee" he pointed to where he did and and then pointed to his doodle and said "wee wee". but when he is on the toilet he acts dumb, like he doesnt know what im saying.. i feel like im going crazy. im only 21 and i have other friends that have kids, i feel like they are putting pressure on me because their kids are toilet trained..

Katie - posted on 08/26/2010

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my sons the same sometimes he can sit on it 4 ages reading books and playing but most of the time he refuses 2 sit on it

Pamela - posted on 08/26/2010

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my son can put up good fight from time to time and we are far from having him train but we found that if we make potty time fun it takes his mind off the presser he fells he my be under we play music we have a toy that he only plays with well on the potty we get him to say as many words as he can try to get him to say know ones and over time he relaxes and when he sees that he was a big boy and used the potty he gets so happy he stops fight it so much for a little while anyway

Brandee - posted on 08/25/2010

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We used the 3 day potty training technique when Brandon was 22 months old. It didn't work as quickly as 3 days, but it did give me the tools and confidence to give potty training a shot. Now he rarely has an accident at school or in public. He becomes more lax at home, especially on Mondays for some reason, but he has made tremendous progress. I am so glad we don't buy diapers anymore. We went with cotton underwear only all day and a pull up at night because he was wetting his bed a lot. I just refused to believe that my son was not ready to potty train strictly because he was a boy.

Amanda - posted on 08/23/2010

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I am trying to potty train my daughter as well and i tell her when she goes in the potty she will get candy which is dried fruit. My problem is that she loves to sit on the potty and talk and sing and it take forever but she finally goes pee or poo. So try his fav snack for when he goes potty...Hope it helps

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