Potty training a 2 yr old boy???

Aimee - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 2 in March and he has since learned to take his diaper off! He is all excited about learning to use the big potty but I have never potty trained a little boy! I have a 5 yr old girl and she was easy but now I dont know whether Im supposed to teach him to sit or to stand! Im confused.... Any advice would be helpful!!

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TIFFANY - posted on 05/29/2010

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I HAVE A 3YR OLD SON AND WHEN WE STARTED TRAINING HIM WE STARTED HIM SITTING FIRST JUST TO GET USED TO IT AND SO WE WOULD'NT HAVE A WET FLOOR IN CASE HE MISSED OR TURNED HIS ATTENTION TOWARDS SOMETHING ELSE. PLUS WE DIDNT WANT HIM TO TRY TO POOPIE WHEN STANDING. HES 3 NOW AND HAS GOTTEN THE HANG OF GOING TO THE POTTY SITTING. AND HIS FATHER IS STARTING TO TEACH HIM HOW TO GO STANDING UP LIKE DADDY. WE TRIED THE CHERRIOS THING AND ALL HE DID WAS TRY TO DIG THEM OUT AND WE CLOGGED OUR TOILET! THE STICKERS DIDNT WORK EITHER. THE WEIRDEST THING THAT DID WAS HIS GRANDMOM MAKING HIM STAY NAKED ALL DAY, AND WHEN HE HAD TO PEE AND THE DIAPER WAS GONE HE WOULD ASK FOR HELP CAUSE HE ONLY WANTED TO PEE ON OR IN A DIAPER. WE TOOK THE BUCKET OUT OF THE POT AND STUCK A DIAPER IN ITS PLACE AND HE WOULD SIT ON THE POTTY SEAT AND PEE ON THE DIAPER. HE SCREAMED HELP ALL WEEK LONG WHEN HE HAD TO GO PEE. IT WAS THE CUTEST THING!! LOL! BUT IT WORKED. THEN WE GOT HIM TO PEE ON THE POT WITH THE BUCKET IN IT, THEN THE BIG BOY TOILET WITH A KIDDIE SEAT THAT HAD HIS FAVORITE CARTOON ON IT,NOW HES GOING TO THE TOILET BY HIMSELF! NOW WE JUST GOTTA GET RID OF THE PULL UPS AT NIGHT AND HES GOT IT!! ITS WEIRD BUT IT WORKED! GOOD LUCK!! AUGUST 25,2012 YAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! WE ARE OUTTA THE PULLUPS AND IN BIG BOY UNDIES ONLY!!!! WE DID IT HES COMPLETELY POTTY TRAINED!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

Tanya - posted on 03/03/2011

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My son is 2 and a half and he won't go on the potty either. I can get him to go every once in awhile but he wants to wear diapers still. I have tried reading to him,having him look at books,the "naked" during the day and he just pees and POOPS on the floor, big boy underware he just watches it run down his legs, I ask him he says no, and if I try to just bring him in the bathroom to sit on the potty it is the end of the world!! I hear girls are easier to train and some boys won't even start until 3 or 4.

Kelly - posted on 05/28/2010

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put cherrios in the potty tell him to sink them..aim shoot fire what ever u want to call it. or try small rewards like candy ... or stickers

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Brandace - posted on 10/12/2012

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My son just turned 2 less than a month ago and I began seriously potty training him the week before his birthday. It was hard at first! I had switched him from diapers to pull-ups a few months before that because he was going to get new diapers and wipes when he needed to be changed. I figured he was ready. I knew it would be more laundry once he got into underwear but he had to start somewhere. I bought him some really cool Lightning McQueen underwear and explained to him that both Lightning McQueen and I would be very upset if he wet them. He wet them about 3 minutes after he got into them. I think it was because the underwear felt different from the pull-ups that he was used to. I even tried using the training underwear and that didn't seem to help. Finally I got the bright idea to make him go potty every half hour, whether he said he had to go or night. It helped a lot that I started it over a long weekend so that I would have a few days to actually stick to it before he went back to daycare. The first weekend he would sit for maybe 15 minutes at a time and nothing would come out. The second weekend we were back at it and as soon as I would walk out of the bathroom he would go! I guess it was just a privacy issue because after that he's been good to go. I bought some little toilet targets for him but I have not tried them yet. I want him to get used to going potty when he has to go rather than him standing up. Of course his aim is way off and he gets the toilet, walls and everything else in his way wet. I think by a month or so he should be ready to try standing up for real. Good luck ladies and gentlemen and I will keep you posted on his progress.

Rachel - posted on 03/19/2011

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We are in the midst of it, too. The best advice is to keep them bare butt as much as possible. If they are not concerned about the pee running down their leg, they are not ready. Whenever we put a diaper or pull up on him, he automatically pees in it. We are now using loose pants with nothing under, as recommended. It helps a lot. As soon as he gets good at it, we will add undies.

Jessica - posted on 03/18/2011

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My son will be 3 in two months. he does really well with staying dry and using the potty to pee. but he will not poop in the potty. He never tells me he needs to pee, but will wait until he is on the potty to go. but when he says he needs to poop I put him on the potty and he sits and sits and sits, then he says he can't and as soon as I get underpants or pullups back on him he poops. has anyone else overcome this and how?

Jessica - posted on 03/18/2011

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My son will be 3 in two months. he does really well with staying dry and using the potty to pee. but he will not poop in the potty. He never tells me he needs to pee, but will wait until he is on the potty to go. but when he says he needs to poop I put him on the potty and he sits and sits and sits, then he says he can't and as soon as I get underpants or pullups back on him he poops. has anyone else overcome this and how?

Susan - posted on 03/01/2011

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1st u got to get him going honey and sitting is the best way that way if he starts to poop he can just go

Susan - posted on 03/01/2011

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1st u got to get him going honey and sitting is the best way that way if he starts to poop he can just go

Emma - posted on 03/01/2011

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sit at first until he is a bit older, we tried training our boy on the potty, had no joy so tried him on the toilet anad success

Crystal - posted on 02/25/2011

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I need help in this also my son is showing intrest in the potty and want's to wear big boy underwear how do i show him to go properly.

Mary - posted on 06/04/2010

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see i dont give my boy drinks after 7pm and none to go to bed so he is always drie in the morning

Mary - posted on 06/04/2010

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have him sit intill he gets to know about the other part to do i have a almost 2 year old this june we been potty training him sitting down there 2 little to stand up now but when there almost 3 then teach him that part i learned that from my sons grammy on his daddys side

Kristina - posted on 06/03/2010

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My son is 2, he's been peeing in the potty for a few months now, not all the time yet but we're working on it. We started him sitting on the potty with his legs over the sides facing the back of it, to kind of get him in the right position to be able to stand up later when he has better control. We also use "potty candy"! lol. He gets one skittle for pee, 2 for poo. It's a good incentive. It's a work in progress, good luck:)

Aimee - posted on 06/02/2010

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thank you all for your advice.... now its time to try some of it! Wish us luck!

Jessicah - posted on 05/31/2010

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I have three boys, i've potty trained two, well in the middle of my 2 yr old. I have them sit down when they learn and then learn to stand later on, it makes it a lot easier.

Amber - posted on 05/31/2010

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I have a 2 yr old son and he is fixing to be three. He wants to go to bath room and use the potty but I'm afraid to start training him untill I can brake him from his cup at night time and during the day. He is constatly thirsty and has to have something to drink. I don't know what to do with that. If anyone knows how I can break him form that pls let me know.

Dawn - posted on 05/30/2010

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I am trying to train my two year old boy also. This would be my third time at this, but this one is harder and I don't know why, I haven't done it in quite a few years either. With my daughter I went to the book store and bought Life the Lid use the Potty. This was a pretty good book. Most of them you find are raunchy, but this one is not. It also has a game board in the back, you can put a sticker on it everytime they potty. Then we bought a bunch of cheep toys from the dollar store that she would be interested in and hung them on the wall. Everytime she got five stickers, she got to pick a prize. My other son was harder and we just gave him cool truck magazines in the bathroom. I believe they should learn sitting first. However, he was afraid to sit on a public toilet and found myself teaching him to pee standing up at Arby's, I got a lot of snickers in the girls bathroom that day. Now this kid... I am sick and tired of the finger painting at night or at nap time. We were taping the diapers on until we went to pull ups. He wakes up dry, hates being wet or messy and asks me to change him. So he is ready. But he will not go on the potty. I even put one in his room incase he feels like he has to go at night, he doesn't use it. I have tried leaving him naked, that just gets me a mess to clean up and he starts crying because he is wet or messy. Boys are much more difficult than girls, but honestly it just takes experimenting until you find the right thing to motivate him (maybe something he is interested in) and be consistent. Getting a two year old to pee standing up or shooting cherios is difficult, they still don't fully understand what you are telling them to do. The other problem I have found is that they do not make training potty chairs with a big scoop anymore, they used to fully cup the pen**, now there is barely anything there, making it very important for them to tuck and keep their legs together, or they will pee all over.

Sabrina - posted on 05/28/2010

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i need help in that area as well please? my son will be 2 in july and is still using a diaper? just do not know where or how to start potty training?

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