need potty training tips for 2 year old grandson

Sherrie - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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he takes off pull up sometimes and brings me wipes, he can even dump poop out of pull up into potty so he can flush. i tried peeing on trees and car tires and that worked to help him aim, then i put ceral in the potty to get him to do it in house and that worked after a couple of days it only happens every now and then.

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Susan - posted on 10/28/2009

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Dear Sherrie

It is not easy, i have two boys, but one is 19, and the other one is 201/2. But they still say boys take a bit longer than girls. Keep asking him if he wants to go to the toilet, or just take him every hour or before depends on how much he drinks, Reward him if and when he does go it really helps their self esteem. Keep up the hard work,

Susan Kirstein Montreal Quebec

Rika - posted on 10/28/2009

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Let him play without a diaper outside for very long times, every day, tell him to tell you how it feels when he whants to go and pick a tree, eventually you can tell him that he is getting bigger and that maybe you should start doing it inside. Try to challenge him to keep it in a little longer until he ca do it in the toilet, if he is nappyless outside. Make a chart in his room and every time that he does it in the toilet he gets a star and after 10 starts you spoil him with a milkshake of something that he likes. If he makes mistakes you must put a red circle in the next block, after 10 red circles you can take something away that is his favourite. I started this with my boy when he was 2 and did it perfectly within 2 weeks, but I still kept the chart a little while longer to not dicourage him. My daughter just didnt like wearing a nappy and was off it on one years, but the both had there charts. It really worked with me, hope you try it and that it will work for you.

Roxane - posted on 10/28/2009

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My son is still sometime-ish and he is 3. I started to train him at 2 but he was very put off by it so I've had to take many breaks because I'm sure I was putting a lot of pressure on him (I'm sure I probably still am). We all want our children out of diapers so that we can stop paying the ridiculous fees for them, but they have their own time table and I'm trying to step back a bit myself. I notice when I tell him that it's potty time and take him in instead of asking if he needs to go, he is more receptive and doesn't do the whole kicking and screaming thing. He has improved a lot with peeing, but not with No. 2. On weekends I have him in underwear (favorite characters) and he can go a whole day with only one accident, which I think is pretty good. He still doesn't tell us when he wants to go though, we constantly have to instigate it. Hope that helps.

Laura - posted on 10/28/2009

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Take him to the store and buy big boy unders, let him pick them out and make a big deal out of going to the potty. Reward him when he goes to the potty or if he goes without asking reward him. My girlfriend put colored tissue paper in the toliet and told her son to aim and see what colors it made. It made it fun for him.

Norla - posted on 10/28/2009

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My son started to potty train a little bit earlier than 2. But, by 2, he was more prone to go to the bathroom and potty, and at times we had many accidents. What I did to help him become totally potty trained, was I created a reward sticker chart. I placed the reward board in the bathroom and he got a sticker or two everytime he told me he had to potty and if he did not wet himself. He was fully potty trained for number 2 (poop) quicker than peepee, because he felt that poop was nasty. But, the reward stickers worked. The more he got rewarded, and was reinforced, the more he used the bathroom on his own until he became fully potty trained by 2 1/2 years old. So, it is possible. Just get him his favorite character stickers, and make it an activity where he gets to chose the sticker and place the stickers on the reward board. He will love that. Best of luck.

Samantha - posted on 10/27/2009

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Two years old is kinda young for potty training, he might not have the muscle control needed to do it all the time. After years of teaching preschool, I also noticed that boys seem to do it a little later than girls. Let him tell you when he's ready, if you push him too much, he's more likley to fight back harder. Personally, I don't like pull-ups. Whoever invented them was a marketing genius, but to kids, it's still a diaper - and they're expensive! Good luck :)...

Tricia - posted on 10/27/2009

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They say you shouldnt push children into potty training especially little boys. When his ready he will let you know.

Tam - posted on 10/27/2009

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buy real underwear, which will be difficult for a few days, and insist on him being a big boy.. I have heard they like the sound of peeing in a coffee can, because it realy tinks. If they can take their pants off when they go then they are smart enough for underwear.. the transition is rough but the cold underpants and not being a big boy shames them into using the toilet,, good luck

Chasere - posted on 10/27/2009

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get the my baby pees doll and make it a game...all u do is make the doll pee first and then once she does u celebrate(potty party) dance around, scream yay and pretend like his favorite cartoon character is calling the doll to say she did a good job...this should make him wanna do it... if he doesnt the first time its cool just keep repeating it all the time and he will eventually catch on then once he finally decides to go and he pees u have a potty party and then pretend like his favorite cartoon character is calling to tell him he did a good job(get a friend to play the part of the character) this should work but it will take like nine times at the most but it beats everyday for a year : ) hope i helped

Amanda - posted on 10/27/2009

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this is going to sound gross. my 2 year old son used the pottty sometimes, but only when he felt like it. we ended up putting him in real underpants. he had accidents for two days and has not had an accident since. i think he just needed to feel the wet to understand. good luck:)

Angela - posted on 10/27/2009

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i reckon a reward chart with stars and when he fills up the week what about a reward a book all something he likes to have

LaToya - posted on 10/27/2009

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well do let him watch tv if you do in the morning soon as he gets up put him on the pot in front of the tv with his favorite show on and also if u have too give him his breakfast while still on the pot dont let him get up until he pee, poop or both.....I did this for my son and he started goin potty.....You have to do this morning and night and you have to figure out exactly when he does pee and poop for this to work......

Marie - posted on 10/27/2009

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i had two son anmd neither one of them was fully potty trianed until they were almost 4 years old.if you force him to use the potty it will only take you longer to get him to use the potty your best bet is to let him take his time and i promise you you will get there sooner and then later that way.i have four kids and they have all went at there own pace.

Manasa - posted on 10/27/2009

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every morning i told my son that all his friends use their porrty seats & not dipers...like. big boys so if u r a big boy then u should try it as well. Also small bribe will work wonders

Brenda - posted on 10/27/2009

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Go at his pace. :) My son was 3 1/2 before he was fully potty trained. It will just take time. I took away the pull ups and after about a week he was mostly potty trained, and I used dum dum suckers as a reward for it. Told him when we ran out of the bag, we couldn't buy any more. Worked for us! He's still naked half the time! LOL

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