Need help potty training a BOY

User - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I have a 2.5 yr old boy, having a little trouble potty training him am I doing it too early and I have seen people potty train boys by sitting on the potty and seen other people have the boy stand up, which method is best for boys...

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Agathe - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son is 2.5yrs old! i hv tried several times to potty train him without success did pee only once in the potty since then nothing. Ive tried several times not to put a nappy on him but he refuse to poo! i think the best is to educate the child but at the same time give him sufficient time to develop this!!!!

Bridgette - posted on 04/19/2010

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Try to develop a routine such as placing him on the potty in the morning or before bed. As a mom of 5 boys, you are starting at the right time. I use a potty chair as well as a potty seat that you place on the toilet with a stool. I am currently working on my fourth boy. I usually pay close attention to the pattern then try to place them on the potty ahead of time. We give them a toy or book so that they will relax. When we go to the restaurant, my husband takes the older ones to the potty then the younger one wants to be included. I also use padded underwear so that they can be uncomfortable with being wet/soiled and reserve the pull ups for nap time, road trips and bed time. We also included our children when we go to the potty so that they know mommy and daddy use the potty too! Take your time and be consistent. They don't like it at first. Try to encourage them. Reward them with a sticker or a snack. If they have a bad experience, change the setting. You may have to you the potty seat instead and place it in front of the tv to replace a negative experience with a positive one. Sometimes I let them use our bathroom because there is a window and lots of light. Create an environment that helps them to relax. My husband actually used to sit in bathroom with them and play games while they sat on the potty so it would not feel like punishment. Then he would teach them how to stand up and use the potty. Talk with your pediatrician as well. Potty videos/books designed for children are also helpful. Each child is different. Just relax and take your time. Be consistent! I'm rooting for you all! LOL!

Jackie - posted on 04/18/2010

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My big problem is that my son is terrified of the toilet. I started training him standing up. He had his hands on the lid and when he started to pee I started to clap. He did to and the lid came down on it. Took me 6 weeks to get him in the bathroom for a bath. His fits were so bad that I just started giving him sink baths again. Then I tried sitting down. I had him hold onto the seat with his legs spread and again when he started peeing I started clapping. Poor baby fell in and that was the end of the big potty. I bought him a potty chair and its just a toy to him. I take him with me to the bathroom and he sits on it full dressed but wont let me pull his pants down to try going peepee. My boyfriend has tried to show him how big boys potty and he pays attention and will stand at the potty fully dressed but when I pull his pants down he throws a fit. I'm at a total loss. I don't want to traumatize him anymore than he already has been. Should I just wait?

Emma - posted on 04/18/2010

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My son is 2 and i think he is ready to go on the potty appart from the fact he still not talkin so i dont know how to go about it help me please! x

Kelly - posted on 04/16/2010

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I have a 3 year old boy and he sits down even when he just does number 1 and that way if he feels like he has to take a #2 it's ok he doesn't need to change the way he is he can just go I also heard that if you go for standing up putting something in the bowl for him to aim at well not aim but point and shoot!!!
Fruit Loops works GREAT!!

Laura - posted on 04/16/2010

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I am in the mist of potty my 2.5yr old as well & have found a few things helpful. We started by sitting down for maybe a month & now he pulls a stoll over, lifts the toilet seat up & pees. Stool is a whole other issue. We have gotten him to poop in the potty 2x by pure luck. He doesn't wat to seat down at all now. He says he wants to stand to poop. Also we have a newborn inthe house, so we went from him peeing in the potty without any accidents to him telling us he has to pee right after he already peed.
My SIL trained her boy by putting him right into underwear & just cleaning it out several times a day which I have no interst in doing so we're using pull-ups.
I don't think 2.5 is too young, we just have to prepare ourselves for a long road ahead. Hope this helped.

Marie - posted on 04/14/2010

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May 19mth old son was poopin fine until we moved to a new state a few months later. Now he's 27 mths and say's "no" every time i ask him if he's gotta go potty. Has he regressed? Should I stop pressuring him? Should I offer him a reward? We're expecting another baby in September, and I wanted only one in diapers at a time... HELP!

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My son is 34 months. He used to go potty sitting down. Then things really started going well and he was standing up and keeping dry underwear for at least half the day (til nap usually). Now for the last 3 months he wants nothing to do with either. He will even tell you he is a big boy except for wearing diapers. For a year he has known what to do...you have to wait for the desire to do it.

Lynn - posted on 04/06/2010

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You're not doing it too early, boys usually just aren't very interested till into their three's. My grandson just turned three and is finally willing to sit on the potty long enough for something to happen. I work at a pre-school and we always start the boys sitting until they have the routine down. Once they are tall enough to stand and go we switch. Hope this was helpful

Ashley - posted on 04/05/2010

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i have a 20month old and people tell me im starting to early i should wait till hes ready idk if i should keep with it or wait he does go pee but when its the #2 he dont want anything to do with it?????/

ME - posted on 04/05/2010

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Miles is 25 months...he is great at peeing on the potty, but only did #2 once. He only has wet diapers during naps and at night. He never gets candy, but, if he sits on the potty he gets one m-n-m, and for doing his business he gets two. We started him sitting down, and it's working well. We ask him about every 90 min if he's ready to go again...he usually says yes, and almost always does go.

Rebecca - posted on 04/05/2010

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i have a 21 month old son and is trying to potty train him now his been on and off potty since 8 months old. sometimes he will do one but sometimes not. i let him run around with a bare bum when its just us here.. he does the right thing sometimes.. but i only give him little drinks through out the day while im potty training.. but never let them get de hydrated...

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..

Rene - posted on 03/29/2010

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thats about the same thing im dealing with ive tried every trick in the book taking him on an hourly schedule watching his signs cheerios in the potty for aiming at big boy undies ive even tried training him outside on a tree to get him used to the idea we have been working n it on and off since he was 2 and with no sign of an end in sight ive tried a reward system as well but i cant gt him to go on the potty to get the reward to understand how it works

Chelsea - posted on 03/29/2010

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my son is almost 3 and half and wont potty train. he tells me he wants to go to school so he needs NO diapers but he won't go. it's frustrating.

Domonique - posted on 03/29/2010

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I potty trained my son at 20 months and i trained him sittin down which made is easier so he wouldn't pee all over his self and it only took me 2 weeks and he started doin both once i let him pick the underwear out he wanted...lol he's 6 now and never had a accident.

Rene - posted on 03/28/2010

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my son is 3 and one months old and i can't get him to use the potty to save my life he acts interested and will sit on it but he never does anything and if i put him in regular underwear he will stop goin poop at all until he is back in a pull up

Shelby - posted on 03/28/2010

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My son is 2 1/2 and he has been potty trained for about 3 weeks now. I taught him sitting down, but now he does both. I found it easier to have him sit down at first to make sure everything gets in the potty.

Vanessa - posted on 03/27/2010

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my son is a little over two and were training him to sit down but he does watch his daddy soemtimes i think he wants to try that but im just not sure how to do that

Dena - posted on 03/27/2010

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my oldest pottie train sitting down and was pottie train before he was two,but my youngest son is two already and will not have anything to do with it. Everybody tells me they will tell you when their ready.

Nicole - posted on 03/26/2010

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i think which ever way there comfortable my son is training and he stands up so see what they prefer

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