Any tips on potty training a 3 year old boy?
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Nadine - posted on 09/10/2013
hi there all really need help please my son is 3.5 he is more mature than the other kids in his class (language and all) however he is not potty trained i definately believe he is ready for the last 3 days we have had him in underwear with his fav cartoon characters on and he has only had 3-4 accidents he stays dry almost all day and night wears his nappy, however i need him potty trained URGENTLY AS IN NOW!!!!!!!!!! but the school he is in says he is not ready therefore refuses to potty train him coz he wont tell them wen he wants to go potty but my child is shy so doesnt say anything coz he gets embarrased please please PLEASE help me i need it doen asap and cant afford anymore nappies its actually driving me insane
Cassandra - posted on 01/24/2009
I think it is really about praising them up when they do go on the potty, My oldest was just over two when we got him potty trained night & day, but my youngest has just recently started not wearing diapers at night, he'll be three in May. I still no matter how frustrating and disgusting it is always put the underwear back on him and never yelled at them if they had an "Accident", I always just make a big deal about when they do go in the potty,, and make them feel really special, eventally he will just get it.
Nikki - posted on 01/30/2009
We used a potty seat on the big toilet- He was 3 years old- I also put him in a pair of cool underwear and he found out quickly that it is no fun to go in your pants. Also, keep asking every hour or two if he has to go. But my advice is to just stick him in some underwear and his pants and let him run wild. It worked for us.
Yvette - posted on 01/24/2009
Try letting him use the BIG toilet!!!! It help with my son!!!! If that still doesn't work, maybe you should just leave him to poo in his pants and then he will become uncomfortable!!!! Then he will come ask you next time!!! Good Luck!!!
Jackie - posted on 01/24/2009
hi we used cheerios down the toilet ' aim and shoot' it worked for the weeing but pooping was a whole new story we kepta colouring book in the bathroom with crayons or a storybook and he would look at pics in book or colour in but would not poop if i was in the room so i sat in hall and he would tell me when he was done, we also got a 'passport to potty training' from kandoo @pampers which comes with reward stickers etc hope this helps
Crystal - posted on 01/24/2009
Good luck to pooping in the potty...peeing hasn't seemed to be a problem for hardly anyone that I've read on these potty training threads but pooping seems to be the killer. My older son who's 5 started going all by himself. no mimicry or anything just up and decided he'd go in the potty. My younger who's 3 hardly goes. He'll go if his bro goes but only if he's fast enough half the time he winds up going in his pull-up. he won't poop unless we catch him in the first push....or if we're out in public then he'll go freely and have no problem telling us he has to go. Good luck
Kellie - posted on 01/24/2009
Both my kids trained before they were 2 and my advise is to throw away all the diapers and pull-ups and go straight to underwear. Buy a few inexpensive packages from walmart and just don't go back. It took them both about a week. Just clear your calander for a week and buy lots of paper towels :) They will be able to tell when they pee. All pullups are a joke. I have only used them over underpants when we were going somewhere that restrooms weren't readily available, like amusement parks or airports. GOOD LUCK!
Nicole - posted on 01/24/2009
I have a 3.5 year old son. He knows how to go potty, but, he is not consistent. Many times, he still used it in his pull up. We keep telling him to go potty, go potty...we think it is a choice he is making, probably out of convienence. So, we are still working at this, as well. Good luck to both of us, and, thanks to all making great suggestions.
Trischa - posted on 01/24/2009
Does he know his colors? Do you want him to learn to sitting or stand? Here a couple of tips that I did with my boys when they were small. Keep the red and blue food coloring by the toliet. Drop a couple of drops of one color in the toliet then ask him to tell you what color he makes it when he pees in the potty. He will be so happy when he finds out that his pee and the blue food coloring make green! And a trick for standing, throw 3 or 4 cherios in the toliet and tell him to sink them. He will think it's a game. Happy potty trainning. Good luck!
Tammy - posted on 01/24/2009
Try putting "froot loops" in the potty and ask him to "sink'em" also you could try blue food coloring and when he pees ahhh magic the water turns green...or my other fav...add dish detergent and when he pees he can make bubbles....if it's fun, he'll eventually get the idea!
Michele - posted on 01/24/2009
The first thing you need is patience. The second is consistancy. I asked my son constantly if he needed to use the potty until he started to tell me on his own. Also tried cheerios for target practice, had him going to the bathroom with daddy, gave him rewards for using the potty(he loves matchbox cars, and candy so he had to earn them), when he had an accident made him wait a little while before I changed him.. Just remember you are not alone and it is difficult, and accidents will happen. Also when he is truly ready he will use the potty. My son has been trained since June 08 and he still has accidents every now and then..
Carla - posted on 01/24/2009
We are working on potty training my son (3 in Feb.) I ask him if he needs to potty and take him as we are talking about it. I try to take him every hour. He will poopy in the potty if I catch him just before the act. He is doing better with number 1, he has started telling me he needs to go. This is after about a month and 1/2 of me initating it all the time.
Marianne - posted on 01/24/2009
Any tips on potty training a 3 year old boy?
Try using M&M's or some kind of small treat whenever he goes.... usually at our house it is 2 m&m's with each trip to the potty and you have to make sure he doesn't get any for any other reason. Right now my twins do pretty good with the m&m's but need a little incentive to have no accidents. So I have purchased a small toy for each of them and placed it on their dresser. If they go a full week without any accidents then they can have it. I can't promise they won't get it for good effort, cuz' I am a sucker for cute face and puppy dog eyes.
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