What is the easiest way to potty train?

Jasmine - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My two year old son does not want to have anything to do with potty trainning unless it is on his terms. He kicks and screams and cries when it's not when he says he wants to potty.How can I make potty training more desirable for the both of us?

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Jonna - posted on 06/22/2010

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When I am ready to potty train my kids, I take away diapers... It's really that simple! He will get tired of having accidents. have a few pair of the underwear like training pants for trips out of the house, but let him have accidents! It will be work for you for a few weeks till he catches on having to do extra laundry and clean up accidents, but in m experience it's the easiest way to do it. And whatever you do, don't give him back the diapers once you have taken them away, tell him he is a big boy now and big boys wear underwear and potty in the toilet. He'll get it! Good Luck.

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Lisa - posted on 07/13/2010

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My son found peeing on cheerios or some type of cereal with a hole in was cool......... like a fireman he said and now we are peeing pooping in the toilet. Also a reward after always goes a long way!!

Patice - posted on 07/12/2010

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i think every child is different, they'll start n their own time, i ave 2 boys my oldest potty trained at 3 and my youngest is potty train now and hes 2 and 5months, 5 days now and doin brilliant, hes learning from his older brother its great

Sherry - posted on 07/12/2010

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I just potty trained my 2 yr old in a few days. Shell be 3 in a few weeks. I told her that you can't wear diapers when your 3, not allowed too. So, I just took off her diaper. She didnt want to pee on herself or anything in the house. So I just left it off. When she had to pee, she'll tell me, I have to pee. or just run to the potty herself and pulled down her pants herself, sat on the potty and peed. We do the pee pee in the potty dance. She pulls her pants up herself. We also tell her she can have a piece of candy if she goes on the potty. 2 days of no diaper and she was potty trained. Also i would take her to the store and show her the pretty panties they have for big girls like her, and she wanted them...bad. So I told her as soon as she's done with diapers, she can wear panties.That helped a lil too. Best of luck to you. You'll get it when the time is right.. I hope I hepled.

Nicole - posted on 07/11/2010

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I know the feeling my son is 3.5 and is still in the potty training process. He goes on the potty when he feels like it and I tell him how proud of him I am and what a BIG boy he is, and when he has an accident I just simply tell him that it makes me sad to see such a big boy go potty in his pants. He is getting a lot better and just getting in the bathroom on time and all by himself. I think the key is showing them how happy you are when they are successful and not showing to much concern when they have a down fall.

Nicole - posted on 07/11/2010

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I know the feeling my son is 3.5 and is still in the potty training process. He goes on the potty when he feels like it and I tell him how proud of him I am and what a BIG boy he is, and when he has an accident I just simply tell him that it makes me sad to see such a big boy go potty in his pants. He is getting a lot better and just getting in the bathroom on time and all by himself. I think the key is showing them how happy you are when they are successful and not showing to much concern when they have a down fall.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/08/2010

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I would go to the store and let him choose out "big boy Diapers" if you don't want to have to clean up accidents around the house. I would read to him on the toilet and create a goodie bag for him to choose one item out of when he does something in the toilet. Even if it is only a little bit.
But if he is fighting you like you say I would probably say let him have a small break from training cause he sounds like he is getting frustrated and so are you.
Boys seem to take a longer time to potty train than girls. My son was 4.5 to 5 before he really started going on his own and the accidents have just about stopped recently *knock on wood*

Tiffany - posted on 06/23/2010

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Maybe he's not ready to train yet. My son turned 3 in February and decided 2 weeks ago that he was ready to give up diapers. We just let him make the decision and went with it - a little peer pressure helped! There is no set age to potty train, even though it seems like everyone says that a child should be trained at 2 years old. Give it some time. We started with peeing on the toilet before bath time at night and did that for a few months before he gave up daytime diapers. I have also found pull-ups help and a little reward goes a long way - find a treat (like M&Ms) that he likes. We also use "presents" if he stays dry all day, including nap time. We are only have problems with #2 right now, but that is being worked on. Have some patience and let your child lead the way - it will come along. The more you stress about it, the harder it is on everyone. Hang in there.

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