potty training a boy

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 and he knows how to pee on the potty but refuses to, i'm at my end of the rope. he absolutely refuses to use it anymore...please help. I tried the toys and candy trick and he's too smart for that, he just tells me he doesn't want them. I'm really lost on this one

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Rachel - posted on 01/15/2009

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Have you tried putting cheerios in the potty. Tell him its a game and to aim for the cheerios! Another thing that helped work for us was a Potty Chart with stickers. He got to pick out his own stickers to put on the chart. We made it real big and hung it up on the Dining Room wall for everyone to see how well he was doing. 1 sticker for pee pee 2 stickers for poopy!!

Catherine - posted on 01/15/2009

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hi I had the same problem with my lil boy I tryed to potty train him last august and he is now fully potty trained and also in the night.

I started by introducing the potty on his 2 birthday as just a toy which he used to wear it as a hat or just use it as a basket to put toys in.

Later on I told him what it was for but oviously it took some time but in the end I made him sit on the toilet with me at the same time and made him watch me every time I went to the toilet.

It doesn't sound very nice but in the end he started to enjoy watching me on the toilet and he used to help me get the toilet paper ready.

I then brought the special seat for him and make it so adventurous for him when we got it home and first of all I had to try it out and then asked him if he would like to have ago , from then on he will not go on the toilet unless his spacial seat is there.

I have now got rid of the potty as it got to the stage as he wouldnt use it .

It does take time and alot of effort but just try and be as firm as you can and let them know that wetting themselfs is for babies and not big children.

when taking him out I really tested myself and kept thinking to myself well he had a juice half hour ago he may need the toilet and just kept asking him every half hour if he needs the toilet 9/10 he did.

I used to take atleast 3 change of clothing with me eveywhere I went and in the end I think he had enough of me keep having to change him all the time so he must of thought well I will just let mummy know then I wont have to keep getting dressed.

If I was taking the push chair I used to buy those pampers night wetting sheets and put one underneath his bottom so then he would never wee through it.



Sorry for such along message I hope my advice is very helpfull to you and good luck with his potty training x

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2009

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my girl just turned 3 and i thought she was really late in the potty training game and i was getting really frusterated so i finaly gave up then one day she started going in the potty and now she does all the timei mdiddent have to do anythig really at all

Wendy - posted on 01/14/2009

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Quoting Amanda N Jason:

potty training a boy

My son is 3 and he knows how to pee on the potty but refuses to, i'm at my end of the rope. he absolutely refuses to use it anymore...please help. I tried the toys and candy trick and he's too smart for that, he just tells me he doesn't want them. I'm really lost on this one



best thing i found is to get a ping pong ball draw on a face stick it in the tiolet(no they dont flush) and get him to "shoot" at it. the boys love trying to sink it plus it teaches them "directional finding", see if still not interested to get dad to show him that its fun.

Kate - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son did the exact same thing. I just left it alone and drop the subject totally. Then a few weeks later when I was changing his diaper he said no more diapers. From that point on he was potty trained. I think part of it the attention he gets from refusing! Good luck.

Kelly - posted on 01/14/2009

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my son went back and forth for over a year between the age of 3 & 4 with using the potty. He totally understood and knew what he was doing but just didn't want to stop what he was doing because he thought he was going to miss something (playing). It finally came down to a reward system for staying dry for so many days or removing toys or privledges if he had to many accidents where he didn't ask to use the potty. It was a very frustrating time!! you are definitely not alone. ~K

Stephanie - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son is finising up being potty trained and the trick for us was we bought a mega blocks Mack Truck (from The Cars Movie) set, he relly wanted the set and it has lots of little pieces.  We had him pottying on the big potty but he would not poop....so we told him each time he went on the potty he earned a piece.  Now about 3 weeks later he is almost at the end of the project and he get so excited to get to put one more piece on the truck.  He is almost fully potty trained.  Maybe this will help.

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son is now 9 but one of the things I did when I was potty training him was to leave a bowl of cheerios on the back of the toilet and when he needed to go he would put a single cheerio into the potty and try to sink it. It was a fun game for him and he loved going potty after we started this game. 



 

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2009

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I sure appreciate everyone's posts and suggestions. I'm so glad I'm not alone. Hopefully one day before he moves out he'll want to go on the potty...LOL. Thanks again

Emily - posted on 01/14/2009

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Sometimes its nice to know that others are in the same boat. My son is going to be 3 next month and we're trying to potty train again. We did it once, but then he lost interest and we had a baby, so that went out the window.  He knows when he has to go because he will take down his pants and pee on the floor, but I think he gets tired of having to stop what he's doing to go. Yesterday I was about ready to pull my hair out, so today I changed it up and we drew a potty chart together so that he colors in a square every time he pees or poops in the toilet, then after he fills in the squares, he gets a toy (like a $1 toy). I think the thing for us is going to be keeping it interesting. I hope this helps. If you get something to work for you, let me know.

Ana - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son is just about 3 and has shown no interest in being potty trained. He knows what he's supposed to do but to no avail.

I've left him naked but he's a boy he just pees on the floor. He doesn't eat candy so can't use treats and he can live without the bathroom toy.

I'm sure you were hoping for a different suggestion but I just was hoping to make you feel like you're not the only one going through it!

Kylie - posted on 01/14/2009

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hi my son was the same he knew how to but just wouldnt have you tried taking him to the toilet (the big boys toilet) i did this with my son and i bought him a little step and wipes which he was really pleased with and after 2 days he was doing it by himself hope this helps x

Melody - posted on 01/14/2009

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I have a 3 yr. old grandson (4th one of 5) and he refuses to go on the potty. He tells you he has to go and then when you take him he just thinks it is a game. When my children were that age the doctor told me a boy will go on the potty when he is ready, just chalk it up to not being girly.

Erika - posted on 01/14/2009

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I would give him a few weeks and then try again. Sometimes the harder we push, the more they fight.  Mine will pee in the potty but not poop. Your son is certainly not alone!

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