Toddler boy potty training tips?

Kristin - posted on 11/13/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Need some tips to get 2 year 4 month old boy interested again. Tried all the regular stuff, talking potty, potty seat, stickers, little m&m's, straight to big boy underwear

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Vanessa - posted on 11/17/2009

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my son is 2yrs 9months and the only yime he uses the potty is in the morning when he wakes up he starts headstart in feb and has to be trained by then i hope some of these suggestions that i have read helps thanks all

April - posted on 11/16/2009

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Let him sit in it and clean it up sounds like it would work thank you I have a boy 3 yrs. 2 months this may just work. he is completely peepee trained not potty trained.

Stephanie - posted on 11/16/2009

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Let me first start by saying my son wasn't fully potty trained until he was 3 1/2yo. With that said. I started potty training at 2 - 2 1/2. He went pee fine. Threw a cheerio in the toilet and he had a blast (no pun intended). To go #2 on the other hand is what took so long. I was frustrating because i had put him in big boy underwear and he would still poo his pants. I would let him know i was disappointed (which i believe is key, children that age want to make their parents pround) by 3 I was angry/frustrated. etc. I would put him on the potty once an hour for 10min. he hated this, but my thought was too bad I'm tired of cleaning poopy pants. I stopped 'changing' him right away. he did't like sitting in it, then he'll have to wait. i think what finally got him was making him help me clean up his 'mess'. If he poo-ed in his underwear he had to take them off, pre spray with resolve, put in the washed, and wipe himself. he was mostly disgusted by cleaning his poopy underpants. after a few times of that he started going on the pooty. my hubby & i made this to be a HUGE deal. clapping and horray-ing. giving him prizes that mattered to him. a bike ride, going to the park or even bowling, etc. we weened off doing that after about a 3 weeks and we were good to go. I was always told boys are harder to potty train, granted i have yet to start potty trining my 18mo daughter so i don't know the full truth behind that but my son sure put some 1/2 truth to it. Good Luck

Kimberly - posted on 11/15/2009

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try a reward chart, we used a dry erase board using smiley faces for when he went, zeros for when he went in his pants, and lines for when he really tried to make it He was pretty well potty trained by the end of the first week.

Amanda - posted on 11/14/2009

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my son is 3 years and 2 months and has shown limited interest..... he starts pre school in january and they want him dry!!!!!!! OMG how do i do this i cant force him to use the potty or toilet but i have 6 weeks

Melanie - posted on 11/13/2009

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I heard cheerios work. Just put them in the toilet and tell the boy to sink 'em. I'm about to face that challenge with my son, but first my daughter.

Kristin - posted on 11/13/2009

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Thank you Joleene and Amanda we will definitely try. Its nice to hear from Moms that are actually doing these things. Not everything in books and magazines works for every child. Greatly appreciated

Amanda - posted on 11/13/2009

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you and i are in the same boat, my son is 2 yrs 8 months and was starting to get a groove but then just stopped, so i gave him some time, now we are back into it, i tell him he is a big boy i make him take off his pants i don"t ask him if he has to go i just take him, also, as soon as he gets up in the morning i take him so that you knows when you get up fist thing is first the potty. that way he knows as we get more and more into potty training. don't push just let him know its a big boy activity that he has to learn to do and be supportive of him. best of luck

Joleene - posted on 11/13/2009

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we put ours on the potty about every 45 min to hour and when they go make a huge deal and we also went and go little rewards for staying dry all day and if dry all week a bigger one. Doesn't have to be expensive we used the dollar store. hope that helps good luck

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