Are there any tips in potty training boys?

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Bee - posted on 05/11/2013

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I found out a proven method on potty training. I'm very happy with the result. No more diapers for my baby from now on. Do not use Pull Up diapers and it will give worsen the result. You can find more information on this raymondestore.com
Happy trying.

Karen M - posted on 05/10/2013

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Hi there! this potty dance sounds like a right laugh how does the dance go!? My son was stubborn but my grandson is even more stubborn!?

Karen M - posted on 05/10/2013

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The only thing that worked in getting my son to do a poo as well as pee was to have him watch a dvd called Elmo's potty time you can buy online or watch it on you tube! I had a dreaded feeling it might not get him to do what has to be done,after watching it a couple of times he started to do what was required he went on the potty & toilet & hasn't stopped since this was before his third birthday he is now 4 years & 5 months now & is out of pull ups as well as nappies he has an absorbent mat that come in a pack of seven made by huggies he's had a few accidents but hardly any! I can't promise what I suggested will work but it's worth a try & please don't stress your self out by what other people might be thinking it's not a competition of which child can do every thing else before other children, some are slower than others & vise versa yr child will do what's got to be done in the end,also did try giving stickers every time he did either untill they ran out but found the dvd to be the most affective he loved it & it is funny aswell hope you can get to see it or buy it which ever & Good luck! I will be intrested to know how you get along, could you please let me know if possible!? if your child has gone past the stage then of potty training hope this advice can help in the future, if not for your self then someone you know! Good luck X

Erica - posted on 02/25/2009

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I actually have a 15 month year old and was wondering when to do the potty thing, all this advice is VERY helpful!

Christine - posted on 02/25/2009

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I have 2 boys and was totally frustrated. Well my oldest son would always rip off his diaper and ended up running around naked. Well, while naked he began using the potty. Later when I would put a diaper on him he would just do his business in it, I then decided to let him run around without his diaper, and before you knew it, he was potty trained. I also did a potty dance to show him how excited I was about his great task.



I then tried this same thing with my younger son. It worked like a charm. Told my friend and it was the only thing that worked for her son.

Christa - posted on 02/25/2009

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For us, dum dum lollipops and a sticker on a chart worked while we potty practiced in pull ups. When it was time for underwear, my son spotted a toy - imaginex pirate ship - he wanted. I told him he could get it when he switched to underwear and stayed dry for a day and a half. He did it. Since, (its been about 2 weeks), he's pretty much been pee trained. Poop, well still working on that.



Christa



Mom to Alex (10-22-05)

Nichol - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi Shiniece! What I have found works best, is put him on his potty when he first wakes up in the morning. Get him used to the feeling. Then gradually put him on throughout the day. There may be times where he fuses or cries. Just let him sit there for a moment and talk to him and make a game out of it. Take the potty seat/ring with you every where you go and be consistent, consistent, consistent. My oldest boy, who is now 16 was trained in 4 weeks (I was blessed) but I had everyone on the same page, my day, my step-mom, aunt, sister. So everyone was involved in making sure that he was going to the potty. My father took my son to the bathroom everytime he went. My youngest son took a little longer, but that's because my husband and previous daycare was not consistent. He would use the bathroom everywhere but home. The most important advice....BE CONSISTENT

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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I actually had my son shooting at cheerios in the toilet and he thought it was a game and really helped with aim...:)

So - posted on 02/25/2009

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Lots and lots of patience. I'm still in the process of training my 3 year old son. He knows how to use the potty and when he needs to, but he refuses to tell me or go to the bathroom himself. When I think he may pee or poo, I take his pull up off and leave the light on in the bathroom. He is really good about going to the toilet and making it there on time when I do this. I also am using stickers as a reward. I copied a calendar and put it on the wall or back of the door within his reach so whenever he has a successful pee or poo, he gets a sticker of his choice. I got some reward stickers from Target for a dollar a pack. I think they are meant for teachers to use, but they are perfect for potty training too. Earlier on I used gummies for a successful pee pee and a matchbox car for a successful poo poo, but he needed a change because he was getting bored with potty training. I hope this helps. Good luck. Lord knows we both need it :)

Tammy - posted on 02/25/2009

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as a preschool teacher i know not to push them...if they are waking up after a full night dry then it is time.  We take them every 1/2 to full hour and reward with a sticker chart...Pee/ poop in potty get a sticker.  I have also heard of 1 m& m.  Reward for a job well done.  Works every time!

Angela - posted on 02/25/2009

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I was pregnant w/ my second and didn't want two in diapers so when my son had his 2nd Birthday I decided to start trying to get him potty trained...I used the pull ups and first but decided that they didn't work because they just made "me" lazy, I knew he was wearing them so I didn't try as hard if we were out cause I could fall back on the pull up knowing there wouldn't be a mess... Since it wasn't working after a month I decided to go "cold turkey" and got rid of the pull ups... he would go naked at home and I started by setting a timer and taking him every 30min..."seems excessive but he would go every time"...then when we would go out I just brought extra underpants and pant/shorts...I had him pee before we left and as soon as we got where we were going and then a few time while we were there (I was pregnant so that made it easier since I always had to go myself :o)) He actually never had an accident...I also cut a "crib mattress cover" to put on his car seat in-case of an accident that way I didn't always have to wash it all the time... He was trained and telling me had to go within 2 months... He'll be 3 in May and we've never had an accident...Good Luck!!! ;o)  "and I got him a stool for each bathroom in the house so that he would feel like a big boy and could stand"

Danielle - posted on 02/25/2009

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i couldn't agree more with heidi jarvis!  no pull-ups!  they just allowed my darughter to keep peeing in them & not using the potty.  and, i also think a big mistake was forcing it too soon.  my mom insisted i start my daughter at 18months because that's when she started myself & my two sisters. however, it was way too soon & my daughter was not fully potty trained until 2 1/2!  it didn't click until we threw away the pull-ups & went to panties only.  however, i'm going to try what heidi suggested with my son.  he's 2 and has no interest in potty training.  but, when he does, i'm going to opt for the "camando" style & let him run around in just a long shirt or shirt & pants.  everyone has great ideas & i'm grateful for all the help this group offers:)

Jamie - posted on 02/25/2009

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We used a reward chart.  Each time he would go, he could put a new sticker on his chart.  When he got to the point he was holding back so he could go more often and get more stickers, we did away with the chart.

Tara - posted on 02/25/2009

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try sitting ur boy on the toilet backwards them seem to feel more safe and it gives them more room to see wot is happening. dont use pull up go straight from nappies to big boy jox so a kid a pull up is just a nappy with better pictures they still feel big and bulky and achieve the same thing. good luck

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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when i was potty training my son everytime I had to use the bathroom i'd ask my son did he have to go if he said no i'd make him go anyway just to try...i'd put cherios in the big toilet he'd stand on this little step stool i bought from walmart and i'd tell him to aim at the cerel in the toilet. I kept a small container on top of the toilet with the cereal in it and pretty soon he'd put a couple in the toilet and go by himself...then he went on his own.



 



You can't let him wear diapers/pull ups when you're in the house. They have boxers for toddlers get a pair of those for him they're comfy. Let him walk around with boxers and a shirt on and take him to potty often or keep asking him. Eliminate drinks around 7 depending on what time he goes to bed. Pull up at night is fine.

Teresa - posted on 02/25/2009

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I have twin boys who just turned 3 and they are potty trained except for at night. I let them run around naked from the waist down all day long. Whenever they had to go, they wouldn't have to mess with anything. I also had the potty chair convenient for them. It really worked. Good luck. The key is that they have to be ready!

Angie - posted on 02/25/2009

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Well, I know from experience that boys are a little harder than girls... My son who will be 4 in May, finally got potty trained...I tried everything, sticker, toys, cheerios...you name it. But one night after he peed through his pullup (sitting on my lap), I told him no more pullups and took them to the trash can(pulled them out later) but everytime he would go in the toilet, I would just tell him how proud I was of him and gave him a huge hug...but when he would forget(usually watching cartoons) I would just act sad and tell him lets do better next time. Don't get me wrong, I was extremely frustrated... but it only took a week and now he goes everytime...he even goes in all by himself and then wants me to "see" it before he flushes. I continue to praise him for a job well done. And now if I don't tell him how proud I am, he asks..."Mommy, aren't you proud of me" brings tears to my eyes everytime. Keep at it...but know that they will prevail in their own time...don't push too soon or it could take even longer. We started when he was 2...I will pray that everything goes well...keep us updated on this huge step in your sons life...God Bless

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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Put cheerio's or some other kind of target in the toilet bowl. They love playing games and hitting the target will also train them not to miss. Take it from a Grandmom.

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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have him stand on a stool and put cherrios in the potty asnd have him ame for them like a game!!! kids love games and it helped with both my oldest son and my brothers son!

Heidi - posted on 02/25/2009

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I am a 39 year old mommy that has now sucessfully potty training my seven sons (and two daughters).  My youngest, and last, is currently 3 years old and was potty trained last summer.  We threw a huge "potty party"  as a family!  We use the method of wearing no underpants, but a long t-shirt during the potty training time so they become more aware of what's going on.  Surprisingly enough, they don't WANT to wet or mess on their legs or shirt, so they quickly learn to opt for the potty.  We also use little incentives...like picking a little prize from a Potty Prize Jar (an army man, parachute guy, hot wheel car, plastic lizard, little wrapped treats, etc.)  Don't use pull ups!  That's the same as a diaper to them.  After a while, you'll notice diapers are usually dry if you take your child to the potty before bed and AS SOON AS THEY WAKE UP. You can then start the night time training by "peeping" the child well before bedtime with NO DRINKS, have a plastic matress cover on the bed, just in case, and let them get used to the idea that there will never be diapers or pull ups again!  Once you switch, don't go back.  By the way, I usually wait until they are almost three or three, and the weather is warm to really make a serious "underpants free" potty training effort.  Too soon only frustrates everyone.

Lyn - posted on 02/25/2009

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Get a seat cover for loo and put a colored ping pong ball in toilet, (it won't flush) tellhim to aim at it!!! =)

Carol - posted on 02/25/2009

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try taking your son shopping for stickers. explain that they are special stickers which he only gets one when he uses the toilet. its important to let him pick the stickers himself though, as this will encourage him to want one for doing the right thing. put the stickers out of his reach. maybe on the bathroom window ledge and reming him that when he 'goes' he can have another sticker for a reward. worked a treat for my boys hop it works for you...

Nina - posted on 02/25/2009

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Well I my son is 26 months old and just now has even shown interest in pottying. He knows how to pee standing up but prefers to do it girly style (guess cause that's how I go) and always insists on me going tinkle when he does. But honestly I am thankful that he is using the potty at all so I don't mind. I give lots of praise and he gets a fruit snack when he pees and two when he goes number two.



Hope this helps...

Cassandra - posted on 02/25/2009

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You could try putting cherrios or fruit loops in the toliet and make a game out of it, to see how many he can sink or for some boys its easiest for them to learn outside cause it's something different and my son thought it was pretty cool. Hope all goes well for you.

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