Potty training my son and need help!!

Jodi - posted on 10/09/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I have 3 kids...2 girls and a boy. I did fine potty training the girls but when it comes to my son I am clueless on how to start. So any help will be greatly appreciated!!

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Amanda - posted on 10/09/2009

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As you probably already know Boys are tuffer than girls usually. And w/ my experience w/ being a nanny of girls in past & mother of 2boys They ALL do it when they are ready. Girls seemed to be easy compared 2any boy I know. Try not to make it a big deal except when they actually go. Then its celebration! The more importance you put on them going the more resistance you'll get, at this age they just discovered they can control themselves & are a seperate being from you! Ok, ok, enough of that. My best advice is 2be consistant, don't fight about it, don't punish for accidents "this early"( no punishing till 3 n still not harsh), it helps when they have feet planted on floor to poop & well when the deed is done have elmo call him on the phone or another fav character & tell him how proud they are. BE PATIENT. My step son peed but took a whole year more to start to poo, it was a control issue for him & him having no consistancy w/ being at his mom's than our house. He is still going in a pull up at night & is 4. Now my bio son was trained in a months time, resisted pooping for a few weeks till I was told to have his feet planted, & now is 100% diaper free-even at night @ 2yrs &2 1/2months! Good luck, Let me know if I helped- I like to know if I'm wasting my time writing or actually doing some good! Again remember patience is the key when it comes to these boys of ours. They are whole differnt creatures, lol

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Laura - posted on 12/09/2010

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My son is in the midst of potty training, he has his days he potties everytime and other days he doesnt potty at all. I have his potty out in the living room so if he has to go he takes off his pants and diaper and sits on the potty. I havent tried the mms trick, I chose not to do the candy because a friends of mine son would just go potty for candy and quit when they quit giving him candy. My son is 2 and when they are ready they do it,

Tobey - posted on 12/09/2010

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I am a daddy of four and my concerns brought me to this page. So please forgive me I just wanted to share my experiance. My step son is 11 my baby boy is 4 mt oldest is my stepson which I care about deeply. I tell and feel that my two oldest were my first babies. I first met them at 4 1/2 male and 7 female. My oldest is now 11 and having trouble in school he peed sitting down for the longest and I know he still feels uncomfortable around other boys. My baby boy I brought into the bathroom with daddy every chance I had with the fact that I work offshore and a schedule of 14 days on and 7 off I'm proud to say that he pees standing up and with one hand on the toilet or wall. Lol just like daddy, I'm very proud that he can do it or even try without sitting down. I even make jokes and tell him he missed a spot when he pees all over the seat. Me and my wife laugh at this and I'll clean it up as long as my baby tries.but my oldest boy sad to say at even 11 sits when he pees his real father did not let him in the bathroom with him.sits when he pees, has to have a private stall, can't dress out with the other boys in PE, if there is no man in the house helping in the most difficult task of raising children and if your boy is peeing all over the walls, trashcan, floors, just encourage him to go in the toilet and let him know your happy when he does. And I hope I'm not getting to graphic but but in the morning for a young boy or baby when it's you know ,, tee pee like in the underroos it's the same as if you just had sex and when you go to the bathroom as a woman. I know because I asked my wife lol. I really hope this helps and if you can help me please do so I don't want to scar my 11 yr old son with making go to the restroom everytime I go. But I thought that if I could get him comfortable with just being in there with me when I go it might help him to one day be able to go in the same toilet or stall as me. No need to look just be able to go without issues. My son means everything to me and I want him to be healthy mind and sprit. Looking foward to any response I get thanks ahead of time.

Jodi - posted on 10/13/2009

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thank you...i am going to try the naked thing...although i am not sure if that is going to work...i am going to stay positive and just keep trying everything that everyone has suggested...thank you for taking the time to answer my help ad!!!

Julie - posted on 10/11/2009

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You've already gotten a lot of great advice, so I cant add too much! I definatly agree that letting him push his potty around wont hurt anything, unless it's full! With my daughter, I put her potty chair in the living room when she was around one year. It currently sits next to her books. She loves to just sit on it and read, this way she is becoming comfortable with it. Now she's potty training and she's doing great! She's very relaxed on her potty chair, will sit with no problems and goes on her own. I dont have to tell her to go, she has the urge and will just sit. With both my son and my daughter I just let them go naked. It's so much easier, when they gotta go they can just go! Good luck!

Lori - posted on 10/11/2009

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Do it just like your girls but let daddy take him whenever daddy goes it makes it a lot easier

Amanda - posted on 10/09/2009

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Quoting Jodi:

Amanda: thank you so much for the reply. I am going to use all the advise that I have been given today. I am hoping something works. I am going to let him pick out his own underpants and he already picked out his potty. He pushes around my living room like it is a race track....is that a smart thing for me to let him do? I dont know and really dont mind that he is doing it. At least he is getting familiar with it right. LOL. I will update you all on his progress. THANK YOU!



Thanks for letting me know & keep me updated! I think him pushing it around isn't a problem unless he spills it, lol! Although I find that the seats ontop of big potty work better but it is all on what you prefer. As some of the other ladies have mentioned about giving him candy... Only give him candy if he goes OR if he fights you sitting on potty for a min then he gets like 2 m&m's for sitting and something bigger when he does his duty! again good luck

Jodi - posted on 10/09/2009

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It did come with a pee guard. I plan on using it when I can get him to sit on it. He still is very resistant to the whole sitting to pee....or maybe it is the fact that he is naked and has to pee. I am not sure which but I am going to keep trying. I figure at some point he will get it and start using it for more than a push toy in my living room.

Jodi - posted on 10/09/2009

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Amanda: thank you so much for the reply. I am going to use all the advise that I have been given today. I am hoping something works. I am going to let him pick out his own underpants and he already picked out his potty. He pushes around my living room like it is a race track....is that a smart thing for me to let him do? I dont know and really dont mind that he is doing it. At least he is getting familiar with it right. LOL. I will update you all on his progress. THANK YOU!

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Did your potty seat come with a pee guard to prevent it going from everywhere? Use it and make sure he gets "tucked" behind the guard. Also teach him how to push it down while he is going if there is no guard. I put my son in big boy underwear and let him pee on himself for a day or 2. He figured it out on day 3 that he needed to use the potty and started telling me when he had to go. I had been sitting him on the potty every half hour or every 15 minutes if he had just had something to drink. I used m&m's as a little reward for peeing in the potty. He hasn't had an accident in a month and even stays dry at night. But, he refuses to poop in the potty.

Jodi - posted on 10/09/2009

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He is terrified on the big potty (as he calls it) so I got him a dump truck potty chair that he picked out and the sitting thing seems to be what he wants to do right now...as long as i dont have pee all over my bathroom I am cool with him sitting down.

Jodi - posted on 10/09/2009

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Thank you Stephanie. I will try those things out. My son is interested in the potty but I dont even know where to begin to get him to sit long enough to go potty.

Stephanie - posted on 10/09/2009

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My son has been potty trained since he was 14 months old. I let him run around naked and everytime i saw him show signs of having to pee i put him on the potty. I never used pull ups because he used them like diapers. Also i let him pick out his own underwear in the store he loved it. hope this helps

Michelle - posted on 10/09/2009

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the same way you did with your girls. don't worry about him standing to pee until later. just teach him to push his parts down when on the potty. I found my son easier to train then my daughter.

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