How do I get my son intrested in the potty?

Sarah - posted on 05/18/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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he finds it fun to play in the water and flush it but he wont sit on anything that resembles a potty!

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Shameron - posted on 05/23/2009

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I don't have a little boy but I had a friend who used cheerios for target practice with her sons. As long as he understands that they stay in the toilet you're good. But basically she would leave a bowl of cheerios (and explain that they are the non-eating kind) by the toilet, and when they were ready to pee, she would put two or three into the toilet and let them take aim. this taught them how to go pee pee standing up.

With my girls however, I took a different approach. We set a timer and everytime it went off it was potty time. We would bring a book, and had a small cd player in the bathroom with kids music. I would have them sit on the potty and I would read them a small story or we would listen to one kid's song. It really didn't matter at that point whether they went or not, it was more getting them comfortable with the potty at that point.

Kelli - posted on 05/23/2009

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I let my son decorate his potty with stickers. Everytime he went to the potty he got to put a sticker on it. I even would let him pick out his own stickers from the dollar store. He thought it was great. I would try and avoid giving anything like candies or other sugary treats, they will get used to it and it will become a fight in the end when they don't get one plus little ones need no extra sugar. The stickers were great because they are in expensive plus not only are they getting a neat reward but they also get to decorate the potty any way they want it and that becomes the reward. Be patient though it does take time for son toddlers to get the potty thing. Just always try and make the potty out to be awsome , go over board with the praises he if he just sitys on it it is a start. Also try having him pick out his own potty seat, toddlers react well to stuff that they get to do by themselves when they usually don't. good luck and remember this shouldn't be a pushed chore you will just get irritated and they feel that and it will just cause more no's.

Rebecca - posted on 05/22/2009

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Be patient, it's excellent that he is curious. Help explain what the toilet is, what it does, who uses it, and even what it's NOT used for. Race cars go fast.... Toilets make them go even faster.. We found that out with a nice pluming bill for $250...lol... -anyway- Rewards are excellent.

Beverley - posted on 05/22/2009

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MY LITTLE BOY IS 3 ON MONDAY AND WE FOUND BUYIN HIM A FANCY POTTY ITS THE FROG ONE IN ARGOS AS SOON AS HE GOT THAT HE HAS NEVER LOOKED BACK HE HAS NOW STARTED GOIN ON THE TOILET ON HIS OWN WE USED TO PRAISE HIM BY CLAPPIN HE WAS SO PROUD OF HIMSELF

Amanda - posted on 05/19/2009

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What you could try works for us for everything. We use this dry erase board that we have written all different things on that are a little diff for us to get him to do, like clean his room before bed every night and take a nap, etc. and when he does anything that's on the list he gets a smiley face drawn beside it. For the things that are really difficult for him (your son peeing) we got him stickers from the dollar tree that are his favorite characters like thomas the train and lightening mcqueen and he gets to wear one of those stickers every time he goes the potty and encourage everyone that you may see like daddy or grandparents to ask why he has such a cool sticker on and once he starts getting praise, he will want it to continue, or my son did. Anyways, hope this helped, it has helped us out tremendously in every aspect of my 4 year olds day.

Nicki - posted on 05/18/2009

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we give my 5 year old a treat when he pees in a potty and when he does number 2 we give him candy and that gets him into using it

Samantha - posted on 05/18/2009

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well my son is just now getting potty trained and the thing that got him going was to watch other people. he watched me, my boyfriend, my friends, my brother, and finally he watched his little friend go so he decided he wanted to be a big boy. i don't know if this will help but that's how he did it.

Samantha - posted on 05/18/2009

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well my son is just now getting potty trained and the thing that got him going was to watch other people. he watched me, my boyfriend, my friends, my brother, and finally he watched his little friend go so he decided he wanted to be a big boy. i don't know if this will help but that's how he did it.

Samantha - posted on 05/18/2009

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well my son is just now getting potty trained and the thing that got him going was to watch other people. he watched me, my boyfriend, my friends, my brother, and finally he watched his little friend go so he decided he wanted to be a big boy. i don't know if this will help but that's how he did it.

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