pooty training help!!!!!

Meagan - posted on 01/31/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i'm trying to potty train my 2 year old son. if he is running around naked he will use the potty everytime! But if i put underwear on him he will use it like a diaper and not think twice about peeing in it and not care that he is dripping wet down his legs. Does this mean he is not yet ready to go on the potty or what do I do?!!!

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Meagan - posted on 01/31/2011

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its not that he wont go on the potty, he goes pee and poop on the potty every time as long as he has no underpants on, but when we put on training pants he uses them like diapers how can i get him to still use the potty and wear big boy underpants? thank you for all the helpful suggestions

Angela - posted on 01/31/2011

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Hi Meagan!
I am having the same problem. I have twin 2 year old boys and trying to potty train them is driving me nuts! One of my sons will sit on the potty as long as you sit next to him, but he won't go in it. He will literally wait until his diaper goes back on to go potty. My other son thinks his potty is a toy and carries it all over the house. I guess my two aren't ready yet. Good to know that I am not the only one with potty training issues!

Kellie - posted on 01/31/2011

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I found a potty watch worked the best for my daughter. My son was easy he was trained at 2 in less than a week! My little girl on the other hand was much harder. I just googled potty watch and found some for $10 you set them for 30, 60, or 90 min. and they light up and play music when it's time to go potty! She loved it, and I told her my watch was a potty watch too so when ever hers went off I said mine went off too and we both would go potty then she started going on her own when the watch would go off. It's worth a try!

Jen - posted on 01/31/2011

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my son is 26 months old ive been potty trainning him for 4 days so far his going about 6 times in the day each day i wasnt expecting him to do this well we did try wen he was 2 but he wouldnt even sit on the potty but now he will he but cant yet tell us wen he needs a wee but can tell us wen he needs a poo but today he has just shown signs he needs a wee by grabbing his underwear so slowey he is understanding we am a long way off but his doing fab and he loves the reward chart n stickers.

Amy - posted on 01/31/2011

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Two is pretty young for boys. My son, t my dismay, was nearly 4 before he was daytime potty trained. And it took another 6 months to get him to poo in the potty. One trick that worked with him though, was to buy him underwear with his favorite characters on it. I would tell him not to pee on Spiderman and that helped immensly. He had a lot of trouble getting his underwear up and down though at first. Is your son dressing on his own yet? This could be part of his problem.

Bonnie - posted on 01/31/2011

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He is probably not fully ready yet. My son did the same thing. He was 3 years old and the only way he would realise he had to and go on the potty is if he was naked from the waist down and the potty was kept in the same room as him. That lasted for a few months and then he was fine with underwear on. If he had a diaper on he would go in it either way, so he probably associated the diaper with having to go.

My son was trained by 3.5 years old. Most boys take longer to train so it is very well possible your son may not be ready yet. I also have a 2.5 year old and I can barely get him to sit on the potty for more than a minute. Maybe try waiting a few months and then try again.

Marie - posted on 01/31/2011

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I would say he is not ready at all. You could continue to work at it and frustrate you and him, but my experience with two boys has taught me that boys are later, and by the time he is close to three or older, he will do it fine. Try not to make a big deal of it now. In just a year or less, he will be trained and you will forget about this frustration.
Good luck

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