potty training boys

Kaula - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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hi i have twin boys who will be 2 june 10th and we started potty training in feb. and we are still having trouble potty training them. weve tried the sticker thing. we dont have anymore ideas. does anyone have any ideas? everyones ideas will be greatly appreciated..thank you.

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Tonya - posted on 06/01/2010

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I have a 23 1/2 mo old daughter and I have found that the less of a deal I make of "needing" to go potty and the more celebrating I do after she tries-the happier and more successful we are. If she gives me a hard time I just put her on the potty anyways and sing a song. That usually makes her sit and she pees right away. If she doesn't go w/in a min or so, I know she really doesn't need to yet. For the most part, I just put her on the potty every 1 1/2 - 2hrs and now she tells me when she needs to go. When she has an accident, she tells me right away too, like as she's going, "uh-oh Mommy! Oh Nooo!" But I know that boys are late trainers and twins especially, so if the aren't getting it by now, you may want to hold off for a week or a month and then try. Summer is a great time to try b/c they can be nude more often!!

Sian - posted on 06/03/2010

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i agree with a few posts on here...they just might not be ready...all children progress at different levels...my mum told me tht out of her 3 children (me, my brother and my sister), none of us were potty trained until we were 3 but none of us ever had an accident ever...so we were obviously ready by then...my son will be 2 next week and we have just started training him...and only because he keeps following me whenever i go to the toilet and says weewee...so i put him on his potty and he goes every time...you will get there eventually but maybe hold off for a while and try again in another couple of months...i hope this helps...good luck!!! xxx

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Lindsay - posted on 06/18/2010

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My oldest son was 4mths shy of being 3 when we started potty training and never looked back! We just put him in underwear and said tell us when you need to go pee. We noticed that he had a lot more accidents at home because he was more comfortable than he did when we were out because he would feel embarrased if he were to pee his pants when we out in town. Maybe they just aren't ready yet. We had tried LOTS of different things with out oldest one but decided just to wait and when we did he was ready and he wasnt having any accidents within 2 months! My middle son just turned 2 on the 11th of June and he doesnt really show much interest. He would rather wear underwear but he won't tell you he needs to go pee. I would set the timer for 15mins and we would go every 15mins but it seemed like right after I took him off the potty, we would sit in there for 2-3m, he would go back to playing and he would pee in his underwear. He is at the age that he gets to playing and he doesn't think about needing to go pee, hes thinking about playing with his toys. I would LOVE for him to be potty trained because i've got 2 in diapers right now so it's not cheap, hes just not quite ready! We will wait a few months and try again!

Veronica - posted on 06/17/2010

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my sone is 4 and i am having a very hard time potty training i was told to try putting cherrios in his potty and having him try to hit them make it a game

Suzannah - posted on 06/11/2010

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I started my son when he was 2 and it was to early for him, but if he brought it up I would take him to the potty and let him try. I found that using M&M's helped alot. They are his fav candy so he would get 2 for a peepee and 4 for a poop. We would celebrate every time he tried and even more so if he was able to do it. He didn't really get fully trainied until he was just over 3. He was night trainined by just over 31/2, it just takes time.

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My son is two next week and has been doing pee and poo in the potty for a few months now. I put his success down to hours of reading potty books and watching DVD's. We have been incorporating them into storytime and TV time since he was 8 months old. His favorites DVD's are Once Upon a Potty (great for young ones) Elmos Potty Time and Potty Power.(better for 2 to three year olds) He still doesnt talk so I dont think that really matters, I taught him to pat his bum to show he needed to go, but now he has started saying "caca" (we speak spanish at home) I also bought him a doll that has its own potty so we can talk through the whole concept. Lots of people say that you have to wait till kids are "ready", but I think you can get them ready by teaching them the concept, the vocabulary they need and letting them practice through play. Good luck!

Lucy - posted on 06/06/2010

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my little boy was 2 yesterday and i started introducing the potty to him at 18mths, he does loads of wee's on the potty and if im quick enough i get him on it before he poo's his nappy, he doesn't ask for the toilet yet unless his in the bath!!!! my boy was scared of the potty to start with so i just didn't make too much of a big deal wen he had done something and let him have a good look at his poo so he got used to seein it, now he is ok and loves to show everyone what he has done!!!!

Serene - posted on 06/03/2010

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I'm going to try to potty train my son this weekend. I went out and bought marshmellows, I'm going to give him a small one everytime he goes potty, and then if he stays dry all day long then he gets a big marshmellow. I will not give him a marsh mellow for just sitting on the potty he actually has to go.
The only reason that i am going to start even attempt to potty train is because he is showing signs that he is ready, tonight he took his dry diaper off and peed on the carpet and then tried to put it back on, then when we were getting in the tub i was going potty and i wanted him to sit on his potty and he wanted to sit on the big one but, i didn't get up soon enough he hoped in the tub and peed. He has been perfering to use the big potty and he uses the little potty for a foot stool. So, i'm going to start working with him on potty training this weekend.

Jawaka - posted on 06/03/2010

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They may still be a little young. I personally purchased my son's potty about 8 mths ago, he turned 2 yesterday, and my older kids played a game with it sitting on it and making the peepee sound so he walks over to it and sits down and does the same thing. I actually put him on the potty 1x and he went and got up but I don't pressure him into it. Now with our older son we did the shoot the cheerios and change the color of the water with your urine...but essentially he went when his body was ready and it was much older.

User - posted on 06/02/2010

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My son is scared to go to the potty, he went once and freaked out when he seen what he had done... We have tried everything.... so if anyone has ideas on how to make him not so afraid that would be awesome!!!

Rhiannon - posted on 06/01/2010

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I'd go with Lisa on this one. My son is 2 June 30th and is no where near potty training. He can't even talk yet!
If they seem keen and are wanting to though, I guess I would try different reward systems. Stickers you've done. Maybe try the stickers still, 1 for wee, 2 for poo and (I don't know how verbal or how much understanding they have) they get a big treat at 10 stars or something. That seems more for older kids though. Ummm...I have no suggestions for this age group. Sorry for not being much help! Goodluck though!

Lisa - posted on 05/30/2010

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Maybe they are just not ready for it yet? I didnt start my son until he was 2 years 4 months old. He did really well, but everyone is different. He was really excited about it when i started, and it was easy to tell that he was ready for it.

Jimma - posted on 05/29/2010

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I have twin boys too who are now 4. Make sure you don't compare them which i was gruilty of doing when we started. My boys did not get the pee pee thing till we put cheerios in the potty and asked them to shoot them. So if they were preemies it could be a sensor thing going on

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