How do I toilet train my 2 year old boy?!

Nancy - posted on 03/16/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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He tells me he did poopoo after he already goes in his diaper! He hides away so we dont see him when he goes! I bought him a potty but he still isnt grasping the concept, he thinks its for fun. Hell sit in it but wont pee or poop!

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Becky - posted on 03/17/2009

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I got my little guy to start going by putting his potty out where he could have complete access to it, and then letting him run without a diaper. Now he goes on it all the time. He doesn't wear any diapers during the day with the exception of nap time and night time. We had the playing with it problem before, but now he knows when he has to go and where to do it. However, now he still won't go if he has underwear on. We figure on step at a time. He forgets to pull his underwear down to go, but letting him go without a diaper really seemed to do the trick for him.

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Amy - posted on 03/18/2009

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Hi, I'm having trouble with my son also. When he was 16 months he started telling us he had to go potty and so we bought him a potty chair and everything and he went few times then he like freaked out about it. So, I let it go and now that he's almost 2, he's seen his daddy go potty standing up and won't sit on the potty but wants to stand on the rim of the toilet if he goes pee. It's really confusing cuz he wants to wear underwear or a pull up instead of a diaper but doesn't tell me most of the time when he needs to go. I'm trying to just go with the flow. Day by day...

Louise - posted on 03/18/2009

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i started trying to potty train my son when he was bout 18 months or so but he just wasnt interested. i was stressing bout it and didnt think he would get out of nappies, so i backed off. i totally gave in with the potty training. then one day i was changing his bum and he asked to go on the toilet. i was totally shocked and said yes. now he is using the toilet everyday but still in nappies over nite. next thing to do. so maybe try and back off, let him do it on his own, maybe he feels to pressured. eventually he will get used to it.

Lawren (CINA) - posted on 03/18/2009

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Many 2-year-olds — girls especially — are ready to start potty training. If your child can pull her pants up and down, follow simple instructions, and stay dry for three or four hours, and if she dislikes being in a dirty diaper, bring out a kid-size potty. Show her what it's for and invite her to try it out several times during the day. If she's not interested, back off and try again in a month or two. Make it fun be firm but  always encouraging. Start off with a cute potty book then ease into the transition, for about 2-3 day's straight take out some time in each day and practice.

Vivian - posted on 03/18/2009

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hi nancy?my daughter is 2yrs and she does the same like ur son.sometyms she will use the potty and other tyms not.the ideas are so helpful i will try them.thanks alot..

Ericka - posted on 03/17/2009

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the naked outside trick is the one im going to use when warm spring/summer hits! i know my son can tell more when he isnt wearing anything. ive tried cloth diapers, i tried underwear. i know he feels it more when hes wearing nothing.



patience, encouragement but not force, no punishments. he can only go when he can go. :D



good luck

Tamie - posted on 03/17/2009

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My son has just turned two and I am trying to get him to sit on the toilet. Its not a new concept since I sat him on the potty for the first time when he was 8 months. He would always do a pee and a poo before he got off. Unfortunately when he went into toddlers at his daycare they werent as vigilent as I was and I think he's slid back in his training. Its certainly going to be an effort considering I am due to have a second baby in a couple of weeks.

Heather - posted on 03/16/2009

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My son is 14 months and we are thinking of starting potty training, but I'm not sure if he is to young. It would be nice to get out of diapers and I think he would love to also! Any tips or comments?

Misty - posted on 03/16/2009

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My son did the same thing. I think, because he was my first, I stressed him to much over it. He started hiding when he realized he was going, because he knew I wanted him to use the toilet instead. Try to back off a little and let him know, "it's ok - maybe next time." Much of the time, kids really don't get it till three. Well-meaning people around us convince us that our child should be doing things ahead of time.

Kim - posted on 03/16/2009

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Hi Nancy, I have a girl so I am not sure if it is different but my daughter who is now 16 months has just started to go in the potty. I have let her just take it in her own stride and watch me everytime I go. Mabye your husband should try and show him. Good luck :)

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