how long is the best to make a boy sitting on the toilet for potty training?

Anny - posted on 01/29/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a boy who cries almost every time when i take him to the bathroom for potty. what should i do?
how long he has to sit on the toilet ?
what's the best intervals time between 2 potty training?
we are on the 3rd day training, but today i'm doing more constantly. i'm taking him to the bathroom every 30 minutes but it always late because he's wet already.
needs advises, thanks.
anny

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2015

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We didn't do intervals either. The oldest self trained around 3, and it was like Dove said...we'd ask if he needed to go when we did. And with the youngest, he's stubborn, and naturally very laid back. When he could succinctly tell me what diapers were for, he knew darn good and well that he was old enough to be a big boy. Took that one a week of wearing underwear and getting to wash the poop out...and then he was done.

Actually, both were pretty much a breeze...

Michelle - posted on 01/29/2015

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I'm with the other ladies, stop forcing it because it will just take a lot longer for him to train.
If he is crying when he goes to the toilet then he's telling you he is distressed.
Let him lead the toilet training, it will happen so much quicker and easier.

Dove - posted on 01/29/2015

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You don't ever make him sit on the toilet. He is telling you that he isn't ready and you should really listen to him. If he can't even hold his pee for 30 minutes... you are setting both of you up for failure. Leave him be.

I didn't potty train my son. He was 100% in charge of if/when he went. All I did was ask him if he wanted to go when I went (if he said yes, great... if he said no... I dropped it completely) and if he wanted to go then or said he wanted to go another time... I helped him as needed. That was it. No stress potty training and it was VERY successful because it was his bodily functions on his terms.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2015

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well, how old is he? By forcing him on to the toilet, while he's clearly crying and very uncomfortable about the whole deal, you could actually be causing potty trauma, and yourself a bunch of headache.

Most boys are more comfortable training around 3, unless they exhibit interest signs earlier. My eldest was partially trained at 18 months, backslid until he was 2, and then self trained by the time he was 3, because I gave him that option. My youngest, at 3, still showed no interest, so we asked him why. His reply: "that's what my diapers are for" indicated he knew darn good and well what was expected, so we cold turkey trained him in 5 days.

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