how old should boys be before you start to potty train

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

7 Comments

View replies by

User - posted on 11/17/2008

2

0

0

I started to train my 3year old twin boys when they were 2and a half but they were not ready. They starting to ask to go pee just after their 3rd birthday day. They use the washroom all day long we just have to work on the night time

Diane - posted on 11/17/2008

2

1

0

When he is ready--we started at age 2 and decided one naked weekend and after my son pee'd on the floor that was it for him and the potty was great. My parents live on a farm (and we have a huge tree'd back yard close to the city) and in spring and summer it is the BEST thing to head out and pee on the tree---great incentive if you have a chance. good luck and as others have said they will do it when they are ready--push and they will push back.

User - posted on 11/17/2008

14

0

1

I agree with both the moms before me. You have to wait until they are ready and that varies for every child, but i think even more so for boys! I have two boys and my oldest was about a month after he turned 4 and my youngest was about a month after he turned 3. Both got it in a matter of a couple of days, fully trained-day and night-within a week. But it was nothing but a struggle and headache for BOTH of us when I tried to push it before they were ready.



A big key is being able to stay dry for periods of time and able to pull his pants up and down by himself.

Kelsey - posted on 11/17/2008

1

2

0

My son was 18 months and was so easy. One day he didn't have his diaper on and he had an accident on the floor and I put him on the toilet and he got the connection right away and was pretty much potty trained from then on. I just acted like it was a really big deal when he did it. I got excited and so did he and everyone else in the house.

[deleted account]

I heard they should be waking up with a dry diaper, that is a good sign they are ready.

Take your time, it will all work out, don't worry too mcuh about other kids and compare yours to them, just some friendly advice.

User - posted on 11/17/2008

1

0

0

When I read up on it for my son, there are certain body things they have to be doing...hiding when they go potty, waking up dry, and can talk enough to communicate that they have to go. Hope that helps, my son was about 2 1/2 for number 1 and fought tooth a nail for #2 around 3 1/2

April - posted on 11/17/2008

1

0

1

I didn't start actually TRYING until he was 2 to 2.5 years old. I introduced the potty to him, and we would talk about it. I also had a potty video, but he just wasn't interested. Finally, just about 2 months before turning 4 years old, he got it. He just decided to start using the potty. I didn't push it, and a few times I tried the reward thing (M&Ms for everytime he went in the potty), but in the end, he just started doing it when he was ready. Every boy is different.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms