How you do know and start Potty Training??

Samantha - posted on 01/24/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Okay so my son is to be 2 here Friday and I was wondering how to start potty training. He knows when he poops but not the peeing yet. So is it too soon then? I have been told to do the cheerios thing? I just need some more advice ont hsi topic. Thank you!

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Bonnie - posted on 01/24/2011

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Oh and one more thing, there are so many parents that push their child to start training or rush into it and really in most cases it doesn't help. It could just take longer in the end; this happened with my parents.

Alison - posted on 01/24/2011

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My advice is to wait at least 6 months. I don't understand what the rush is, but that's just me.

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Sherri - posted on 01/29/2011

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Wait he is not ready. If he does not know before he is peeing then it is going to be a complete waste of time. Use this time to just start getting him used to the potty and revisit the idea every month or so.

Jen - posted on 01/29/2011

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my son is 26 months we tried potty trainning him after his birthday didnt work out we am now on the 2nd time round its the 2nd day he did two wees n a poo yesterday n 4 wees today big boy pants dont work for him so his in pull ups i put him on the potty every hr n his got a reward chart if he goes he gets a sticker once he knows when he has too wee not just poo he will be going in big boy pants but for now pull ups am working for us.

Angie - posted on 01/29/2011

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Hi..
We didn't push our daughter she is 3 years and 4 months old now and goes to the big toilet to pee, number 2's are a different story. My partner and I realised that she was very curious by 2.5 years when ever we went to the toilet and she would sit down on the potty when we where in the toilet we would let her push the toilet button and it kind of became a game for her and made going to the toilet fun. In hot weather we would let her run around butt naked so when she needed to go to the toilet she didn't have to think about taking anything off and she could just pee, we would also reward her when she did use the potty by doing high 5's and clapping and giving her a big cuddle and not freaking out when she did have an accident and letting her know that it's okay you will make it next time. Don't rush your son to much and don't let anyone else rush you to have him toilet trained, it is not worth it. You will know when he is ready. Baby Steps..

Bonnie - posted on 01/24/2011

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Every child is different and boys overall tend to take longer. I started training my first son at around 20 months and I stopped because he wasn't really interested. By 2.5 he was showing a bit of interest (taking off his diaper, letting me know when he had just gone in his diaper, having a diaper dry for longer periods at a time). By 3 years old, he still wasn't trained. Within a couple of months, I decided to let him walk around the house naked from the waist down (it was warmer weather at this time). I kept the potty near him most of the time and he knew when he had to go and he went with minimal accidents. He was fully trained by 3.5. Now I am started with my second who is 2.5.

Cori - posted on 01/24/2011

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ugh i tried to start potty training my boy after he turned 2 and it was nothing but trouble.. we decided to wait and set our goal to potty trained before 3rd birthday (i told him he cant have a birthday unless he goes potty in the toilet like a big boy and he agreed to the deal)

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