Ask a Question!Potty training a 2 year old boy!!! HELP????

Brandy - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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my son will be 3 august 3rd and potty training is really difficult. NOTHING has worked!! any ideas??

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Mary - posted on 04/01/2010

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i started potty trainin my 2 an half year old 3 days ago an the only way he would go was outside.

Stacy - posted on 03/31/2010

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My son turned 3 in January and we are still thinking about it. He loves telling you to go peepee on the potty but doens't want to take the time to go. He's too busy with other things. I've heard a timer is a good way to get them to go. Set it for 15 minutes in the beginning and make them go to the potty when it dings. As they get used to it, you can stretch out the time interval. I've also heard to wait til the summer time and let them run around bare bottom outside. I'm just crossing my fingers that something will work.

Louise - posted on 03/31/2010

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I started trying with my 2yo son just after his 2nd birthday but he wasn't ready. At around 2.5 I started putting him in undies as soon as he woke up and after a few days of accidents he really got the hang of it.



For boys, get Dad or a male he looks up to to help teach them. My husband showed our son how to pee on the fence and it was such a novelty he told us every time he needed to go. Within 10 days - 2 weeks he was standing on a little stool and aiming at a fishing float in the toilet, they're dirt cheap from fishing stores so if they flush you can replace them.



He's now 3 months off his 3rd birthday and is completely day trained. We just have to work out the right timing for his night nappy to go now.

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Well my daughter will be 3 in three weeks and has only just mastered it, we tried numerous time before but I just found that they will go when they are ready. I have heard that boys can take longer, but i guess its different will all kids. I wouldn't stress too much, they will do it when they are ready, gently and positive encouragement, maybe even the promise of a little reward (toy), 'You are such a big boy now' can help and just see what happens. Good luck

Billie - posted on 03/30/2010

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my son is almost 3 and ive been trying for a year now to get him to go on the potty but everytime i put him on the potty he either plays with the potty or starts crying and throwing fits.he will wear underwear but he goes in the underwear.im just about to give up this is the hardest thing i think u ever have to do with kids.

Courtney - posted on 03/30/2010

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Hello, I have a 2.5 yr old lil boy. That is in potty training now. I had trouble too but its been almost 2 weeks now and he is doing it great. I stayed asking him about every five minutes. I was teaching him to sit down but my boyfriend stepped in and he likes to think he does it like a big man standing up. So either way may work. Some sugguest putting cheerios in the toilet and telling him to hit them..lol I never tryed that but it was my next one. But after everytime he does go to the bathroom I give him a penny for his piggy bank and $1 if he does the other.. I wouldn't suggest any kind of candy because they taking advantage of it.. Hope everything turns out well for you cause it is hard..

Jill - posted on 03/29/2010

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Tell him he is a big boy and treat him that way. Trust him to let you know when he needs to go potty and ask him all the time and put big boy underwear on him. Make it a big deal of giving him his favorite carator underwear and make sure you care him every time he says he needs to go and don't get made if and when he doen't go but when he starts there is no turning back once you give him the big boy pants never take them away no matter how many times a day you change them becasue of pee let him know how much you trust him and know that he can do it.

Brandy - posted on 03/29/2010

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i know, i have also done the charts and let him do stickers, candy, special toys, and other things and he just doesnt seem to stick to it for to long? its almost like he gets bored with it and just wants his diaper back on...

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I am struggling with the same thing. My son will be 3 in June and for awhile he was doing great and almost fully potty trained, then he just suddenly started regressing and now will barely ever want to sit on the potty let alone wear underwear. I tried the potty chart, stickers and many other things...I guess they will do it when they are ready. If you try and force it, it will only make it harder and in turn frustrate the both of you even more.

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