Potty Training.

Morgan - posted on 10/08/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 2 years old and is ready to be potty trained. I have a potty chair but everytime I put him on it, he screams, cries, and starts shaking. Do anyone have any suggestions on how to potty train?

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With my kids, I put the potty around their toys and didn't ask them to sit on it. Eventually they get curious and try it out on their own. After they get used to sitting on it with clothes on, then you can slowly introduce going potty like you are wanting to do. Some kids need an in between step of sitting on the potty with their diaper on but pants down, it all has to be at their own pace.

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Denise - posted on 10/25/2010

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My son is 2 1/2 & petty training is still work in process. He will use the potty when he feels like it, he has his good & bad days. I don't force him to go potty because I don't want him to fear the potty. He goes potty at daycare & at home for the most part, we have been trying for a lil over 6 months now. Ohhh well, he will get it when he us really ready till then we still have pull ups

Susan - posted on 10/22/2010

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Leave the potty seat where he can get to it. When he's ready and comfortable, he go to it. That will give him that little bit of independence and confidence of doing it on his own.

Emma - posted on 10/22/2010

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my boy is nearly 2 and potty training rather well, we had trouble with him for the first few weeks so we decided to put his potty in the bathroom and every time either me or his dad went to the toilet he would follow and sit on his pot, now he tell us when he needs it

Heather - posted on 10/22/2010

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my son is almost 15 months and i am trying to potty train him..not full time but getting him used to the idea..he knows when he is using the potty in his diaper or when the diaper comes off for bath time and he pees in the floor he will say ewww and make a face lol. which gives me a reason to think he is ready..hopefully. but like most of the people have said on here..they will be ready on their own time. when i was little i would fall asleep on the potty then wake up and pee in the floor lol so i really hope my son isnt going to be as stubborn.

Faye - posted on 10/14/2010

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Portia, give her time. She will figure out the correct time to tell you before she does have a mess.

There is a book by the name of "ONCE UPON A POTTY", it is written as two different books, one book for boys and the other for girls. It explains the reasons why we use the potty.

PORTIA - posted on 10/13/2010

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Mine knows how to use the potty but the problem is she goes to the potty after she has messed her self and she is shy to say she want to wee or drop. How can i help her to use potty at the right time?

Faye - posted on 10/13/2010

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WHEN he is ready, place a few oat or fruit cereal bits into the potty, Have him aim at them with the idea of sinking them.

When my son was being trained, we tossed the day time diapers and he went into big boy pants. We bought 4 different charcters (Mickey, Pooh Bear, 101 Dalmantions and dinonurs). He was told that Mickey and Pooh Bear would be disapointed in him if he pottied them and the animals would nip at him. Some who have heard my method said that it was a cruel way to train him but it worked. Yes we had a few misses but, overall, within a month he was trained for daytime. Now nights were another story but he finally figured that out as well.

We also set a timer for 45 minutes and had him try each time it went off. He loved it as it was an independent reminder. Within 6 weeks we were moving the timer to one hour and that still worked.

Jan - posted on 10/12/2010

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With all my dozens of little 2 yrs olds, I had toy potty's for the dolls and when we played dolls part of the fun was meal times then potty after. Dolls on theirs and the littlies in my care on theirs. A group potty party. LOL

It worked everytime. LOL

Julie - posted on 10/10/2010

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He is not ready to be potty trained if those are the reactions that he is having. I unfortunately pushed my son at 2 to potty train. At 3 he finally started peeing in the toilet, and it was another year before pooping. When he is really ready, you will know. But I now think it is just one of those battles to not start.

JuLeah - posted on 10/10/2010

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Get books from the library written for kids on this topic. They are fun to read to the kid and the kid can read/listen to the story while on the pot.
Also, he might not yet be ready. It is not about age. Some kids are ready at two, others 2 and a half or three.

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