potty training a boy

Aundrea - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I have a year and half old boy just started to potty train him. But he yells everytime i put him on the potty. My daughter was so easy to potty train but she did talk a lot morethen he does. She sat on the potty with no problem and then one day she just told me potty..from then forward she would tell me when she had to go. But my son just plays with the potty more then he uses it. What am I doing wrong? I need help!!! I want my son potty trained before he is two years old

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Sarrah - posted on 10/10/2009

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Is his father around? I know it sounds wierd but have him watch his dad (or other male figure) and then once he sees its for the potty and how to use it, he will. Also, Try fruit loops or cheerios, something he can use as 'target practice' At least it makes it fun. Hope this helps.

Kathi - posted on 10/10/2009

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My son wasn't potty trained til he was almost 3 1/2. I kept trying and trying, but it didn't happen til he was ready. I've heard girls are easier to train, plus every kid is different, so I don't really know if you can train your son based on what your daughter did. Give it time and good luck :-)

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Jessica - posted on 10/18/2009

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i have also heard that boys take longer... i have 2 x3 1/2 yr olds, and they are JUST finally getting it together... they have been peeing for quite a while... but wouldn't poop... we were pretty upset about a few of the accidents... and suddenly they started holding it in... which brings it's own set of problems... next thing you know, we are using suppositories, and still not going by themselves... finally, the doctor said, if they will poop in pull-ups, put them on for #2s, and put underwear back on after done... ask, "do you want a pull-up for poop?" and then they would say yes, and go and hide to do their business... now, i tell them i don't have enough pull-ups for poop anymore, just for nap and sleepytime... so... after months of using the pull-ups, they started to come and ask for the pull-ups without accidents... this is how it stayed for a couple more months, and then i realized they were infallible with asking, so they must now understand the feeling related to having to go.... trust me, if they start to hold... you can have some major medical issues... learn from our mistake...

Aundrea - posted on 10/17/2009

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thanks for the help ladies. he just started a few days ago trying to use the restroom every time his big sister is going...he doesnt go everytime but it is a start. i will try a little later to put him in reg, underwear but for now he is doing great.

Martha - posted on 10/15/2009

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hello i just finished potty training my son he is 2 years and 10 months old what i did was let him go with nothing on for one week he got the idea of going pee on his own don't push him into it then it will be a challenge for the both of you i did that with my other two boys also just with nothing on for a week get him use to the idea and i would say yeah you did it and clap with him when he was done don't get upset or mad if he makes mistakes just let him know and help him clean other than that wait for your son he is the only one that will let you know when he is ready to potty train

Vicki - posted on 10/15/2009

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My son is 2 yrs and 2mths and is no where near ready to potty train yet.Maybe ur little boy isnt ready yet and ur rushing him.He will let u no when he's ready.Boys are harder to potty train then girls

Kristina - posted on 10/13/2009

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I decided not to push potty training with my son and wait until he started to show signs of interest. That was the best thing ever! In the meantime I did put all the potty training equipment in the bathroom and let him play with everything for awhile (potty chair, big potty cushioned seat, stool etc...). Watching papa go to the bathroom helped a lot. We also talk about going potty whenever he wants to talk about it. When he does go we make a HUGE deal about it. Clapping, high fives, stickers etc... but no food. Leaving him in only underwear works really well. He goes by himself, puts his stool back and even washes his hands now. He gets something to hang on his bedroom wall when he does all of it :) He will be three next month. Having patience and making it fun is the best. Don't worry, hang in there he will get there.

Josie - posted on 10/13/2009

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make a chart and buy some stickers and candy and everytime you go to put him on it give him a sucker then when he is calm explain to him when he goes potty in the potty he gets a sticker and a a piece of cady.. when hes done let me know how that works

Stacy - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son is two an a half and my mother insists on me potty traing him now. i sit hum on the toilet right after he drink somethihing and he goes. he does not tell me when he has to go.

Astrid - posted on 10/12/2009

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I think he is just too young. Boys are generally later than girls. My son was three when he was trained but then it was day and night and poop and pee. My daughter was just under three but then the same thing. My grandaughter is a month shy of 2 and a half, and she is partially trained for both, but lots of accidents. Just relax about it. Eventually they all are potty trained. Not always on our schedule. Good luck and enjoy him. They grow up so fast and then you just wish the time back.

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Go to Target, they sell lil letters or diff things that you can put on the potty and have him aim at it when he's peeing is fun and they enjoy it I had the same prblem w/ my son. Boys don't like to do things as facts as girls.

Crystal - posted on 10/11/2009

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you cant control when they are ready...the more you push the longer it will take...just keep trying, it will happen when he is ready

Candice - posted on 10/11/2009

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my son is 2yrs 7 mths now and I just got him potty trianed.My first step was put him in underware he didn't like the feeling of being wet so when he went he'd say mommy I pee'd and I'd clean him up and put him on the potty every time he sat we'd read a book so he'd like to sit and read 5 times out of ten he'd go while he was sitting so I praised him for it and gave him a mashmellow it took about a month but he got better and better and now he even goes by himself and stands up to go pee.I know every child is different but everything is worth a try if hes ready! Good luck

Sharon - posted on 10/11/2009

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my little boy is coming up 3 soon and is still not potty trained,i found he liked the toilet better with a padded seat as it's what he see's his mam and dad doing,another bit of advice i was given was 2 put pants on him sowhen he wet's he can feel it which is a deterent 4 him doing it again.One last thing he won't do it till he wants 2 i personally felt 1 and a half was 2 early.good luck!

Jane - posted on 10/11/2009

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My little boy will be two in November and freaks out if I put him on his potty, but i bought a little padded seat for the toilet and he just loves sitting on that like a big boy! He still doesnt ask to go and will still prefer to go in his nappy, but its a start! lol

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