DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY POTTY RAINING TIPS FOR BOYS

Charese - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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I HAVE A 2YR. OLD SON AND IVE BEEN TRYING TO POYYT TRAIN HIM, DOES ANYONE HAVE SOME SDVICE TO SHARE?

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Serena - posted on 03/04/2009

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Hi Charese



I didnt start potty training until my son was almost 3!! I know to some that might sounds old but he really didnt want anything to do it before hand. I started getting upset and cranky with him and I decided that was not going to help him at all so I just waited until he was more interested and until he could understand my little bribes better! I got a potty training book that had stickers and stuff in it for every time he did a wee. He got to have a favorite sticker (I brought spiderman and hotwheels) for when he would do a poo (he seemed to take a lot longer to do poos but I just had to take it slow) he would get a lollie pop as well. We used to put some toilet paper on top of the water for him so the water didnt splash back on his bum after a poo and he had some books to read while he was sitting on the toilet to keep him quietly entertained (we found it was better for him to have some quiet time so he could take it steady!) hope some of this helps but as I said I had to wait till he was 3 before he was interested and then it really only took 2 weeks to get him weeing well on the toilet! Bit longer for poos but god he is awesome now!!

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Kristine - posted on 07/07/2013

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You can try it, but if they aren't ready it won't happen. I was stressing when my son was 4 because I felt he was getting too old to be in pull ups, but the doctor told me to relax it will happen when he's ready, and she said " how many kids in high school do you see wearing diapers?" Don't stress if it doesn't happen right away.

Shova - posted on 06/28/2013

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I am doing the training for 10days.you can use a potty chair.....play with the potty,sit over it.Makes games.....i downloded a great app called potty training learing with the animals...my son loves it.... you can try this one!

User - posted on 03/14/2009

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I used the timer and reward ... My son who was very lazy was potty trained in 1 wk. My nephew in 3 days with this method. I rather than the m&m made a star chart and would let him put a star stickers on his chart everytime he went p or poo.  After so many stars he would get money or a new toy. We did this until he had been trained for about 4-5 months and then added things to his chart, Like cleaning up toys or being a good eater at dinner. I would just set the timer for about every 20 minutes or so and make him sit on his potty for about 2-3 minutes every time. Within about 2 hours he was going on his own everytime the timer went off the sit on the potty. It really did make it EASY!! Hope this helps and good luck! 

Twila - posted on 03/14/2009

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I agree, I have 4 boys and am working on potty training my last one.  All of my boys were 3+ when they trained.  When they were ready to train, it was a breeze, it was like they decided they wanted to do it.  I think that by not waiting until they are ready you are causing them more stress as well as yourself.

Tamara - posted on 03/13/2009

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I forgot to add a couple of things....



W/ my daughter I'd set a timer for every 15-20 minutes.  Whenever the timer would go off we'd run to the potty.  I used m&m's as a reward.  I also had to put my daughter into underwear as she thought the pull-ups were too much like diapers and wouldn't go to the potty.  Some do well with the pull-ups, and others need the feel of real underwear to make potty training successful.

Tamara - posted on 03/13/2009

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I started potty training my son (now 8) when he was around 2 because it was obvious he was ready.  (He would stop activity, tell me he'd be back, and then hide to "do his business.")  With great excitement each day, I would tell him (for about a week) that the following Monday would be "no more diaper day."  (He knew his days because of how we referred to them....church day, daddy work days, play day.)  That morning he knew it was "no more diaper day," so we put on his big boy undies, which he helped pick out, and packed a little backpack (one of those you get free if you try some Disney books via mail) with an extra outfit and a pull-up.  We even went out to the store, and he was proud to carry his own little backpack.  



One thing I would recommend is teaching your son to sit when he goes to the potty.  First of all, he's probably w/ you most of the time, and he sees you sit.  Secondly, it's hard for them to learn to have a BM in the potty.  It will be harder if he isn't sure how to do it while he's standing to pee.  It's also much cleaner!  I let my husband teach my son to stand and potty when he was a bit older and had mastered the whole idea of going potty.  You might also want to try undies that look like his daddy's, as most boys like being like dad.



You really do have to wait for your son to be ready.  I have a daughter that turned 3 in January, and contrary to what everyone says about girls being potty trained easier and earlier, that didn't entirely hold true for us.  She could have done it as early as my son, but her personality got in the way.  I tried once with no success (lots of complaining, accidents, fighting sitting on the potty) and stopped for a few weeks.  When we tried again it was much easier and took only a couple of days.  I decided that regardless of what my mom said or what I thought, it wasn't worth the fight.  Potty training my son was sooo simple, and I knew it didn't have to be a battle.  When she was ready, it was as easy.  Every child is different!



Good luck!

Tamika - posted on 03/13/2009

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My son was 3 when I caught onto underwear.  Once he noticed the characters on the underwear he wanted to wear them. So, I would just let him wear them and reminded him not to get them wet. He did wonderfully well with that idea.

Flossie - posted on 03/12/2009

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I started my son at 18 months. I just started sitting him on the potty and whether he did any thing or not I still praised him. Get a schedule and stick to it, they normally need to tinkle about 10minutes after a meal. My son was fully trained without wetting the bed by 2 yrs old.

Pamela - posted on 03/12/2009

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Hi the way i trained my 2 sons was by putting a fruit loop or cheerio in the tolite..then i would say to then i bet you can't get the cereal and wow did it ever work. They wanted to go potty all the time after that.

Sadie - posted on 03/11/2009

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I haven't started yet as my boy is only 2 and a half and has shown no interest of the loo at all, but some friends have given me good ideas like put a ping pong ball down the loo for something to 'fire' at or fruit loops. Also a reward chart for improvement is good and stickers for splashers is good. Most of the time kids will let you know when they are ready by sitting on the potty more (nappy on or off) wanting to go nappy free or even talking about what they do when they do it. Keep watching for signs of when he does go so you can say well done even if he pees in his nappy! Good luck, expect lots of accidents and I've heard boys can take a while, 2 is not that old, I wouldn't worry untill mine is at playgroup at 4, but thats me!

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2009

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I would leave my son''s diaper off a lot, except during and after meal times. We used targets in the toilet to motivate him to pee into it (could also do this with a potty). I just used toilet paper, which he would try to shred, some people use cheerios or fruit loops. He has to want to do it, and be ready.

Amy - posted on 03/11/2009

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Charese, with my son we put froot loops in the poty and told him to try to hit them. It might sound kinda strange but it worked. Then depending on where you live we let him have his own little out of the way/veiw peepee tree outside. There is something with guys/boys going outside to pee I dont know what but it works. I guess when the cool air hits them it helps it out. That might sound strange its self but I live in the country.LOL

Amanda - posted on 03/10/2009

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they will learn at their own pace ... forcing them to use the potty will sometimes make them not want to use it ... My son become completly potty trained after he turned 3. His birthday was in March and it was that summer before he was fully potty trained ... We potty trained him outside... Sounds kind of crazy i know. He always wanted to be outside and it was too hard to get him to go inside to go to the bathroom ... So, he picked out a tree in the back yard and we told him to use that like it was the potty inside ... Within a few weeks he was completly potty trained and he used the bathroom inside too!! Good luck!!

Arianne - posted on 03/04/2009

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Don't force him to sit on the potty. I did that with my son and he is almost five and still refuses to go on the toilet all of the time

Jen - posted on 03/04/2009

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btw- it wasn't forced with the timer to make him go it was to avoid accidents and establishing a habit of going to the toilet when you need to pee instead of going in his underpants.

Jen - posted on 03/04/2009

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We used the timer on the stove and would set it for 30 min segments. Every 30 min we would have him try on the potty. Anytime he went he got lots of positive praise which was enough of a reward for my son. The one thing I would never do is use food as a reward. If you do use rewards I would try a sticker chart. Definitely don't push to hard some kids take longer than others. Our son took a long time. Now he's 7 and we still have night time bedwetting more than most.

Kari - posted on 03/04/2009

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I was in the same boat as you, I was trying to potty train my son when he was 2- 21/2 and he had NO interest, I would get frustrated and feel like everything I tried was not working and I tried everything. I read every potty training book, asked moms in my CafeMom groups what worked for them, I received a copy of the potty training in one day booklet, got books for potty training in one weekend... Nothing worked. Then one weekend, my best friend's boyfriend came by in his nice Mustang, and in casual conversation he said that my son couldn't ride in his car until he went to the potty and was potty trained. Lo and behold, and it could be PURE coincidence, the next day, he was telling me when he had to go to the bathroom, there were NO accidents, and he was wearing big boy undewear three days later. My son is HUGELY into cars and so that triggered something in his head. It was amazing. So, find something truly motivating for your little one and he just may surprise you.

Rhona - posted on 03/04/2009

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well apart from school do slowley leave pottys out first and make him feel very pleased to do it i find toilets too big and scary for very young toys while sitting there can help

Michele - posted on 03/04/2009

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Quoting Charese:

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY POTTY RAINING TIPS FOR BOYS

I HAVE A 2YR. OLD SON AND IVE BEEN TRYING TO POYYT TRAIN HIM, DOES ANYONE HAVE SOME SDVICE TO SHARE?



Put some Fruit Loops in the toliet and have him aim for them! It makes it fun for him, plus teaches him how to aim!

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2009

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I did not start potty training until my boys were 3 years old and it went really fast. My 1st took 2 days and my 2nd was done in 1 day with no problems. We took them too the potty every 10 min or so. Gave lots to drink so they would need to go. We only used pull up at night and pul underwear on right away, It is really easy were they are truely ready to potty train.

Franny - posted on 03/04/2009

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He will go when he is ready is what I have learned I tried when he turned 2 and it did not work, but when he turned 3 and wanted big boy underwear it was a breeze.

Allison - posted on 03/04/2009

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these probably sounds strange and it gave my friends a few laughs but i used to carry round an empty small pop bottle like "fruit Shoot" and then if we got caught short we used it as a wee bottle and it seals too with the top so no leaks  xxx allie

Amy - posted on 03/04/2009

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Take it nice and slow,try rewards when he does a good job. And don't push to hard or he will not want to try.



I hope that helps,

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