What is the best way to potty train twin boys.

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Kim - posted on 10/23/2009

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Hi Sheena,

I have boy girl twins and they are 9 yrs now. I would make it a game. Put cheerios in the toilet and let them shoot them or use food coloring and when they go to the bathroom it changes colors. Make a little table so they can bring there favorite toy with them and they can sit it on the shelf while they are sitting there. Just keep introducing it to them it usually clicks in. Don't push them too much , they need to understand really what it's all about. Good Luck.

Katherine - posted on 10/22/2009

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My twin boys are going to be 3 in a few weeks and we are in the process of potty-training. The egg timer helps- just adjust the time intervals as needed (we started with going every 20 minutes and have worked our way up to every hour). One of my twins did not like the little potty, so we got him a stool and a potty seat. We all go in together (including the soon-to-be 2-year-old) and praise the makings of pee or poop on the potty. I have found that although the accidents are messier, they are much less likely to go on themselves in "big boy pants" as opposed to training pants.

If you find some part of the system that works, run with it. Just remember, all kids are different. It might be quick and easy; it might be a long, hard, trying, frustrating road. You'll know if you're on the latter- I'll honk and wave! ;D

Stacie - posted on 10/13/2009

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Hi Sheena

I am in the potty training stage with my boy/girl twins. They are 2 years old. I let them each pick out their own special potty. At home they wear underwear all day except for naps when they wear a diaper. I would just make them sit on the potty every 30 minutes or so and they will sit there for a few minutes and at least try to go. We have a "potty box" with special treats so when they did go then they got to pick something out of the box. Now we hardly ever use the little potty. They are both doing really well using the big potty. Karson is even pretty good at standing up. He wants to go potty just like his daddy! Good luck!

Syprine - posted on 10/12/2009

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Hi Sheena, i have 3 and a half years old twin boys, were potty trained at 3.was very easy since they were old enough to understand and know when they had to go. We never had any accidents and it only took und atmost a week, before they were compleately dry. we let them stay with nothing on for a day and they would run as soon as they wanted to go.they actually went straight to the toilet since they didn't like potty.
i hope this will be helpful

have fun!

Pam - posted on 10/12/2009

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okay, mine are 13 now, but i remember the nightmare!!!! i tried the cheerios, i tried them sitting, i tried having them pee on daddy car...cause he was NOT helpful!!!, then i had to start taping up their diapers cause at about 1 1/2 yr old they became finger painters....you can imagine.... i cut off food, and drink 2 hrs b4 bedtime, EVERY TIP ANY ONE WOULD SHARE...I TRIED!!!! finally, at age 3 yrs, 7 months, i put under wear on them, and literally made THEM clean up ANY mess they made!!! every bit of it...gave em small gloves, old rags, cleaning supplies...and said you'd made the mess, you clean it up...then had them wash their undies out in the potty....and put them in the washer!!!! it took about 2 months of very constant monitoring, and being VERY aware, and conscience of their every move!!!! i had to be "lovingly firm" but incredibly persistant!!! i had NO help, but fortunately i was a stay at home mom at the time. good luck, its a long process.....once they started to get the hang of it though, they actually peed on their sister (2 yrs their elder) who was getting her bike from under the porch.... i couldn't help but laugh, then cleaned her up....twas a milestone that skipped the wrong stream....a journey i am glad i have already accomplished.....and know yours is a real JOB.

Sheryl - posted on 10/10/2009

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This may seem a little corny, but it worked for me and I got it from another mom of twin boys. Play a game - the cheerio shoot! Throw cheerioes (froot loops, or whatever) into the toilet and tell them who hits them gets a star (or some reward). Keep a chart, and after so many stars, they get a bigger prize, like a special candy treat or time at the park or? Like I said, it sounds corny, but it does work!

Tanya - posted on 10/09/2009

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Hi, Sheena! I don't have twin boys, but I do have twin girls, now 10. When I trained them I bought two potty chairs and put them near each other in the living room and took them at the same time very 15 mins. I used an egg timer. I initially wasn't comfortable putting the potties in the living room but was easier in terms of time, and they got put away when we had guests. The potties then made their way into their bedroom, then their hallway to their bathroom. After awhile they were using the potties in the bathroom. IDK if that's helpful? It helps to stay consistent. Good luck!

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