Any good ideas for potty training.

Stephanie - posted on 12/20/2008 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old little boy will sit on the potty for up to 20 min and then he gets up and within 3-5 min he pee's his pants. I need help!

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Shova - posted on 06/05/2013

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Make sure he is ready for the training....then you can makes games with him,read potty training story books...... dowload a great app called potty training learning with the animals....it will be make that you want.

I do that with my little boy & it gave me a good result!!!

Jessica - posted on 12/21/2008

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I really think you need to decide what might work for your little guy. Maybe he's just not ready. Or maybe there is something that can convince him to want to do it. We tried over the summer with my daughter (she turned 3 in Oct.) and she just wasn't ready--she would pee in her training pants and sit in them, not a care in the world. Once it clicks for them, they are bothered by the fact that the pee is not where it belongs. This last week, she started pulling out one of her potty books over and over and quickly we figured out that it was because the little girl in the book had a pink potty. She said she wanted a pink one (we have a white one already) so I bought one and it has been the thing to trigger her wanting to do it. Another little girl I know was convinced to use it because she wanted to go to dance class. Maybe there is something he really likes to eat that you could bribe him with? Whatever makes him tick, even if that included holding off until he's ready, will be the least stress for all of you. Good luck!

Cheryl - posted on 12/21/2008

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try putting either cherios or soap in the toilet..tell him to pee on the cherios or to make bubbles but standing up instead of sitting. Its fun and he will learn.

Amanda - posted on 12/21/2008

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I do and I have 2 girls that were potty trained before a year.....Hope it helps! I found a really short cute book about how big it makes them...every hour took off the diaper put them on the potty and read the book...my sister did this with cheerios and he would try to sink them as she read...It seemed like work but it was fun and I sat an alarm like I did while training puppies!every hour I was home with them. It worked for girls in a week and never had accidents...my sister had a more difficult time with her son, it took a bit longer.. I was more consistent and she had more children at home...I rewarded with stickers and my sister with candy...hope it helps..P.S. my sisters kids are obese!

Janice - posted on 12/21/2008

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My son is almost 4 and is still not completely trained boys are very hard but I used a kitchen timer. I would start the timer at 20 minutes and have him sit on the potty for 3 minutes and if he didnt go then I would lower the time on the timer and eventually he would pee on the potty. And eventually he started realizing when he had to go on his own.

Tina - posted on 12/20/2008

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Also give him a drink while on the potty...if his bladder is already full this will move things along...lol.. good luck

Tina - posted on 12/20/2008

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Cheerios worked for me....Have him throw a few in the toilet/potty and tell him to see if he can pee on them,,lol. I worked for me. My first son was a dream to potty train as he didnt like (and still doesnt ) to be wet or dirty...my second son I did this right off and he loved " peeing on the cheerios or fruit loops" and he was trained with in days...

Stacey - posted on 12/20/2008

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I have 2 girls 11 and 9. My 11 yrold did it no problem at 22/23 mos. I started at bathtime. While i ran the water for the tub she sat on the potty. It worked most of the time. Whe i had my youngest my older one thought that because the baby used diapers then she can too. That lasted for about 4 months then we went shopping for big girl underwear and she only wore pull-ups at night and underwear during the day. By the time she was three it was underwear all the time. My youngest was harder. We went from diapers to pullups and she would be dry all night i tried the bathtime thing and maybe once a week she would go.(to this day she still has an amazing bladder, she can go around 8pm and not have to go until 8/8:30 the next morning). We tried underwear and she just didn't care, She was near her third birthday(november) and we kept telling her that soon she would start school and that she couldn't go to school with pullups on cuz the other kids would know. Of course the remark back was "no i can wear pullups you can't see them". Saying this while looking in the mirror. Finally Santa gave her big girl Dora underwear and she was so excited. We tried them out on New Years Eve and she went dry for five hours then we had a accident but with mom, dad and big sis giving her hugs and telling her how proud we were of her she was wearing underwear fulltime by february. It takes time, trial and error and lots of laundry DON"T give up, DON'T scold, and just have lots of patience. Try the bathtime trick, running water may make him want to pee. I still sat my youngest on the potty every bath time with her sister sitting on the big toilet telling her how to do it, she didn't go every time but the rule was sit on the potty until the bath is ready. Good Luck!

Jennifer - posted on 12/20/2008

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Run the water while he's in the bathroom. I used to squirt my son with warm water and it worked almost every time. Then have a party when he actually goes on the potty. The other thing I did was only provide a special treat after he potty. My youngest loved M&Ms so the only time he got them was after going on the potty. I had him trained in 2 months. We just made potty time a blast :-)

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I don't have a child at potty training yet but everything I have heard says boys take a long time to potty train. My nephew how is 3 1/2 and he did not get good and trained until a few weeks ago. it's just harder for them. my guess is to keep trying but don't expect alot until he is older.

Cathy - posted on 12/20/2008

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they say bribing doesn't work but it worked for me first i used to tell him if he peed in the potty i would give him a piece of gum but he would swollow it so i changed it to cookies but i made them no bigger than a loonie but it worked so good luck and don't get discouraged when he is ready he will go and my son was almost 3 when he was fully trained maybe it is too soon

Carla - posted on 12/20/2008

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I think it all depends on when the child is ready not when the parents are. My oldest son was 2 1/2 and he watched daddy go pee and decided he wanted to be just like daddy and that was that he was in underwear and never had an accident. My youngest however resisted the idea of training until he was over 3 (by a couple months) then he decided he was ready and we went and I let him pick out some "big boy" underwear and that was that. I did try the cheerios trick and we got him a potty seat that fits on the toilet and nothing worked but time. I had to remind myself as he hit 3 that there arent any 16 year olds out there still peeing in a diaper or pull ups; and he would eventually be ready. Good Luck!!

Joyce - posted on 12/20/2008

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P.S I totally agree with the underwear method. Just be willing to accept that they'll make a few mistakes before they get it right. I find the pull ups are still too much like diapers and don't really give the child much incentive to wanna use the toilet.

Joyce - posted on 12/20/2008

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I love the cheerio idea! I give my daughter a reward for using the toilet. Either food or stickers that she likes. Originally we had a backyardigans toilet seat for her, but she hated using the toilet. One day I asked her why she wouldn't used the toilet, she said " I hate my toilet seat. I want a Dora seat..LOL." She's 2.5 yrs and we started training her 2 months ago..so far so good. In my opinion, you gotta try different things AND importantly, you need to try what works for you and your child. Good luck. =)

Celeste - posted on 12/20/2008

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Never read the other reply's, but what really did it for my son is having him wear underwear instead of pullups. Since they seemed to be pretty much like diapers. He peed in the underwear a few times and pooed once and thought it was so gross. It was like night and day.

Brenda - posted on 12/20/2008

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My daughter was 15 months old when she decided she wanted to sit on the potty. I started by purchasing a potty chair that had a removable seat to sit on the regular toilet. ( http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp... )This made for an easy transition from potty chair to the toilet because she was used to sitting on the seat. I also purchased a folding potty seat to take with us on the go.

( http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp... ) Consistency is important for potty training, so I wanted to make it easy for her to use a regular toilet while we were away from home as well. I took my child to the bathroom every half hour for the 1st month and every hour for the 2nd month during training. As a reward for using the potty, I allowed my daughter to wash her hands with different animal shaped soaps. She LOVED this idea! I did as well, because it was reinforcing good hygiene! We also used high-fives, every time she went in the potty she would run around the house and give everyone a high-five! Potty training went very well for us from the beginning. She had very few pee-pee accidents and always went poopie on the potty. When she was 17 months old I purchased a potty watch for her so she wouldn’t have to rely on me to take her to the potty. ( http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/prod... ) It’s a cute little toilet shaped watch that you can set for 30, 60 or 90 minutes. When the time is up it plays a little nursery rhyme and lights flash to let the child know it’s time to go sit on the potty and try. I am happy to say that at 18 months old my daughter was in big girl panties and going on the toilet! Potty training is a very stressful time for both child and parent, but the important thing to remember is not to get mad at the child. It’s not about the child wanting to go on the potty or not, it’s about the necessary muscles becoming fully developed so the child can sense they have to go and be able to hold it long enough to get to the toilet. If you are finding that your child sits so long on the toilet and then pees right after leaving the bathroom, maybe they just aren’t ready to begin. I personally wouldn’t force them to continue trying unsuccessfully, which could cause them to feel shame and doubt. You may want to take a break for a week or so and start again. This will not only give your child’s muscles more time to develop, but give you time to take a break from cleaning up accidents!! Don’t forget to praise your child every time they make it to the toilet! I hope I have given you some new ideas to try. Good Luck and hang in there! It does get better!

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Maybe I'm an old fogey, my kids are 18, 17, 13 and 8, but I never even tried to potty train the girls until they were at least 2. My how times have changed. For one of the girls, I just took all the diapers away, but she asked to be 'a big girl'. We washed a lot of clothes/sheets for the first week, but then it was done. I am probably too relaxed about it though. Good luck.

Angela - posted on 12/20/2008

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I hear you! I have a 21month old daughter who started peeing in the potty. In fact we would go two or three days with a dry diaper. Still pooing in it but no pee! When we switched to pull ups she started peeing in them again. And more often then not, will tell me she has to pee, sit on the potty for as long as she wants. As soon as she gets up though...She pees on the floor. I am at wits end!

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Try handing him 3 Cheerios and asking him to toss them in toilet. Then he should try to sink them with his pee. This worked wonders for our guy when he was little. I had to hide the box though, or he would toss the whole thing in. It's a fun way to get the job done. Others have said to use small pieces of crumpled toilet paper, but he took the whole role once. I had to call the plumber!

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