I need some advice on potty training..

Jennifer - posted on 09/24/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

2

11

0

My son who is 2 and a half years old still isnt potty training. He will go to the bathroom and go at his own will but if i have anything to do with it he will not use the potty. He also will tell me when he needs his diaper changed. Is this just the start of it or is he really ready? please help.. i can use all the advice i can get.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Michelle - posted on 12/15/2010

2

30

0

I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter and I went out and bought a gum ball machine and put in smarties and when she peed she got 1 and when she pooped she got 2. She wanted to go all the time cause she wanted just more then one. We used that for the first 2 months and now she just goes all by her self and she calls me when she is done. I am not one to do alot of treats but this is a small one. I hope this works for you

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

16 Comments

View replies by

Sara - posted on 12/12/2010

9

0

3

Depending on the child, they do understand the reward/sticker chart. You need to make it an immediate reward (sticker or stamp) plus a longer term goal (a toy after 5 stickers or something for going three days without an accident). It's all about positive reinforcement in the beginning. And the reward has to be something they're interested in. Invest in Toy Story stickers or whatever their favorite thing is. Good luck!

Kate - posted on 11/22/2010

12

10

0

My son is 2 and a half and doesn't really get it yet. He will pee if I put him on the potty at times when I know he has to go. First thing in the morning, after nap, before bed. He does great doing that sitting on his own potty. But, he never tells me if he has to pee or poop. Never tells me or seems to mind that he has poop in his diaper. I am not sure if he can take off his pants without my help. I don't know how to take it to the next level. Does the chart with stickers and rewards really work? Do they understand it?

Karen - posted on 10/20/2010

4

3

0

My son will pee on the potty but will not poop on it. He will only go pee if I make him, but refuses to sit on the potty to poop. He will only go pee on the big toilet, he stands on the lid, leans over and hangs on to the lid to pee. He tells me when he is wet, but tells me he doesn't want to be a big boy, he wants to wear pull ups...It is hard training him. I have decided that I am not buying anymore pull ups, I think that he will get tired of peeing in his underwear and start on the toilet more. Because he hates to have the pee or poop on him.

Quinci - posted on 10/14/2010

5

27

0

I have learned that the more I pushed my son to go on the potty the more he doesn't want to. So I still ask him if he needs to go and encourage him but I don't push it. The funny thing is that if he gets in trouble the first thing that he says is "mommy I have to go potty" or at bed time he also says that.

Tanya - posted on 10/12/2010

34

18

5

I'm also trying to potty train my 2-1/2 yr old daughter, but not pushing it too hard. If she asks to wear panties instead of a pull-up I let her, and when she asks to go potty, I put her on. Somedays are better than others, but I'm not worried about it yet. They're still young, and will get it! Good luck! Don't let what others say bother you, you're the Mom and you know your child best.

Rachael - posted on 10/11/2010

90

8

3

i introduced my daughter to her potty and toilet at 1 and a half she is now 2 and a half and still hasnt gone to the toilet by herself properly. I have a few family members who tell me she should be trained already and wonder why she isnt. Its hard for me to explain that iam trying but that she just isnt ready. I think they just think im being lazy about it but i dont want to push her to do when she isnt ready. Iam hoping she will get the idea and be ready soon though.

Paola - posted on 10/11/2010

7

66

0

My daughter is 30 months old and she is not interested in using the potty for pee or poop. I've been trying since she turned 2 dressing her in training underwear but she doesn't bother to tell me when she needs to use the potty. She doesn't even care to be wet, she undresses herself and I have to chase her all over the place to get her clean underwear on... I'm starting to feel very frustrated!!!

[deleted account]

My son is also 2 1/2 and he has been goin to the potty for a week and half now. I use the Chuck E. Cheese Potty Training reward chart with stickers and candy. He got and sticker for the first time he went and a piece of candy every time he went for the first week. Now that he has the hang of going from the time he wakes up until the time he goes to bed, he only get 1 piece of candy and the is when he first goes. If he can tell you he needs a new a pamper he can go to the potty. I put my son on undies from when he wakes up until 7:pm, so that is 12hrs sometimes. When he has on a pamper now he will take it off and go potty. I'm now just working on getting him to get up at night and go potty. I hope he should be fully potty trained by Halloween or the 2nd week in November. I hope that will help you. My kids love Chuck E. Cheese so that was a plus.

Jocelyn - posted on 10/01/2010

3

46

0

my son is 2 1/2 and tells me after he goes in his diaper that he needs a diaper change...always with number 2 not always with number 1. my daughter who's 5 now potty trained after 3. We've tried cold turkey with underwear and marshmallows...he likes the marshmallows but not being wet and asks for his diaper. i know we will make it eventually...hang in there and keep asking and praising when it does happen. :)

Jenny - posted on 09/29/2010

16

17

1

Wow, congratulations to you all...my son is 2 1/2 and we are no where near ready to potty train...he has absolutely no interest in it. He will tell me when he poops...but not when he pee's. I'm not rushing him, he'll do it when he's ready :) My daughter on the other hand was 2 years, 4 months when she completely potty train...even at night. She was extremely easy to train.

Christelle - posted on 09/28/2010

5

8

0

My son is fully potty trained, except for at night. What I have done is to teach him in the garden to wet the flowers and also praise him if he poops on the loo, tell him his a big boy now, only big boys wee and poop in the loo. You also need to make him feel safe on the loo. Sit him on the loo and show him where to place his hands to hold himself stable. You need a step to help him climb onto the loo. Another thing that works is "target practice", stick a toy bug like a fly in the loo with glue and tell him to try and wee on the fly, make it fun for him to go to the loo, men are hunters and that is why the "target practice" work. Remember to always praise him and make a fuss of the fact that he did use the loo or potty.Good luck

Bonnie - posted on 09/28/2010

6

69

0

He's ready!!! Sounds like he's just being stubborn!! I used a sticker chart for my son (and he was the same way). He earned stickers every time he went potty and at the end of each row he earned a prize. I also gave him m&ms when he was dry and went pee and when he went poop. This worked great and he was potty trained in a week!! He is now completely potty trained at 2 1/2, even at night!!!

Morgen - posted on 09/27/2010

1

0

0

My son is the same age, and he pooped on the potty once, and that was because his dad caught him, took him to the potty, and sat him on it. Other than that, he'll tell me when he needs it changed, but doesn't want anything to do with it! He said to me tonight "I want to wear diapers". I need help too!!! I'm right there with you!

[deleted account]

It sounds like he is getting the idea. They have to learn when they are wet first and eventually they will know how it feels before they go. My daughter has been slowly learning to go on the toilet for several months now and she will nearly always tell me if she has to poo in time to get to the toilet, and will often wee on the toilet if I put her on but only sometimes asks to go on the toilet. Don't push him too hard as this may put him off but give him every opportunity to go, even on the grass!! And plenty of encouragement. I give my daughter a sticker every time she goes on the toilet and a small reward/ prize after 5 stickers. we have come ahead quite a lot since I started doing this. They all learn in their own time. Good luck.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms