how can i take off the pampersfor my son 2 years and a half

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Patty - posted on 09/18/2009

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Boys I think are more difficult to potty train. I have 2. My first was almost 4 when he was fully trained. This may sound funny but I took him into the backyard and introduced him to the trees. They think its fun! Then we went to every public bathroom in the mall. I believe there was too much pressure at home and they found public bathrooms more fun. I hope this helps, I know it is frustrating and you think they will be going to school in pullups, but don't give up. Your son will do it when he is ready.

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Shayna - posted on 09/22/2009

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My son had just turned three when he learned to use the toilet. My friends husband taught my son to pee by a tree when we were camping! He thought it was the greatest thing in the world! After that weekend in the "Great Outdoors" he has used the potty ever sense. (We did have to explain to him that he cannot always go outside though)

Tanya - posted on 09/21/2009

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My first child was still 2 and in pampers...it was hard for me...I got all the books, and took her to the potty every hour. I made a big deal when she used the potty...all of that.

What actually worked for us was when her father, (Military Hubby so he was gone most of the time) sat her down and told her that we only so many pampers left, after that last one we where not buying any more...He said that she was a big girl and that she didn't need them anymore. Believe it or not that was it.

I was happy and ticked off at the same time. I'm trying to do what everyone else is saying and what the books are saying...and it didn't work.

Dad just sits down and talks to her like you would an older child, and there you have it!

Amber - posted on 09/20/2009

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My first son was 2 when he was potty trained and the second 3 1/2 but i was going thru my divorce. The second son was fully trained at 2 but because the dissruption of divorce he regressed until 3 1/2. Anyway make it fun. The first son Loved stickers so he was rewarded w/ a sticker to stick in his sticker book. The second one , big brother really helped a lot. Use a reward though i would suggest anything but candy. I just took off the diapers, put on the really cool undies, then set the egg timer for every 15 mins. Gave them lots of water all day. I did not want my kids peeing everywhere so we never did the outside thing. My friend did do the cheerios w/ great success. I work full time and go to school so i would do this over the weekend then talk to my sitter to help in the process. It takes a lot of patience so hang in there.

Jami - posted on 09/20/2009

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I have 3 kids, boy, girl, boy (in that order) and all 3 were different in every step of their lives... My oldest, around age 2, we potty trained by letting him run around home naked and he would use his chair, diaper at bed time, just kept it like that til he was fully ready... took a while with him tho... my daughter, around same age, would stand by the toilet and pee... lol... but NEVER peed her pants or wet the bed!! Just had to let her get use to it too... my youngest, had no problems at all but having the other two i think helped... there is a 4 year difference between him and the oldest... in my experiences, you just need to experiment with what works with your lifestyle and be patient... ;) good luck

Anne - posted on 09/20/2009

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My son was luckily very easy to potty train. I used cheerios in the toliet and made it a game. I would keep a bowl in the bathroom and when he would have to go potty I would put him on backwards with 3 or 4 cheerios. He loved trying to hit them. He was about 1 1/2 when he wanted to go "big boy" potty. When I had our daughter and he seen that she was in diapers he reverted back and started peeing his pants so out came the cheerios. He was about 20 months when he fully went back to no diapers except pull ups at night. He wore pull ups at night till he was 4 because he is such a hard sleeper he would pee the bed in his sleep. I have told a couple people about cheerios and they tried them and it is working also. Make it a game even if you have to have a baggy full in your purse or diaper bag for when your out.



Good luck.

Meredith - posted on 09/20/2009

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I tried the pull-ups but that is the same as a diaper. I finally got tired of them and just put in him underwear. There have been lots of messes but after 2-3 weeks, he rarely went in his underwear anymore. Of course there are still accidents but in my experience, it is just a matter of sitting him on the potty every couple of hours or more frequently depending on the amount of liquid being consumed. When he gets engrossed in playing he doesn't think about it and will still wet himself. He doesn't tell us too often yet that he needs to go but will go when we take him. Good Luck!

Magen - posted on 09/20/2009

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Boys are defineately harder to potty train because they don't tend to care about the being dirty like girls. With my son we could not use a potty chair he would not sit on it so we got the seats that go on the big toilet. And even though he couldn't get up there by himself in the begining he liked it better. Also having Dad show him how to do it can be helpful. Most little boys want to be like daddy. And I agree making it fun is a big help. But don't feel pressure to rush him like Nicola said it could backfire. We tried to get my son to poop in the potty before he was ready and he witheld for 9 day. Needless to say fixing that was way worse than just waiting until they are ready. Good luck and remember they will eventually do it.

Nicola - posted on 09/19/2009

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I made it into a bit of a game for my little girl. It took about 6 months for her to eventually get into the habit of using the toilet and there were several accidents, but you have to not get angry and change them and get on with it. I tried to make going to the toilet a bit of fun and made a homemade poster with different coloured 'pants' that she could stick on the poster every day after she used the toilet. When she had 4 pants on the poster, the next time she went to the toilet, she got a treat, usually something like an extra story at bed time, or a sitcker. She was also the last to be potty trained at her nursery so I felt a bit of pressure, but the nursery staff were really fine. All kids take their time and will do it when they are ready. Don't feel the rush to do it too soon, it could backfire. I'm glad I waited with my little girl.

Flor - posted on 09/18/2009

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it's potty training ...make it an encouraging one.post a cardboard on his bathroom.Tell him that you will put X everytime he pees and Z everytime he poops.guide him to write the x's and z's.if he makes 6 pees give him a reward like a favorite toy in the store or after 3poops a good toy as a reward.

Terah - posted on 09/18/2009

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take your son and let him pick out his own underwear, that way he's excited about wearing them. My oldest, who is almost 5, wasn't too hard to train but my youngest, he's 3, took alittle bit more time....we had to start giving him pennies when he went to the potty all by himself. Good luck!!

Amanda - posted on 09/18/2009

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I have a girl, so i dont have any experience there, but my girl trained herself pretty much. She hated being "dirty". Try that. And remind him that mommy and daddy dont "dirty" themselves.

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Quoting amanda:

Just do it....and don't look back, get him some realy cool underware, then throw some cheerios in that toilet and tell him to sink the cheerios....do not start with the whole tree thing yet then he may run out all day to pea. lol when I started with my youngest I took the diapers away, put him in underware, reminded him all the time about his underware and the tiolet, eventualy he hated peaing in his pants and went on the potty.



This is what I did as well.  It was fun for him and he wanted to go potty so he could dunk the O's



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Stacey - posted on 09/18/2009

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I tried everything with my son. When he was 3 he said he would pee in the potty and he did. He still used a pull up until 4 to poop,and he would only go at home. When he knew he was going to kindergarten he poopoed on the potty. I found it worked better when I let him go at his own pace. Good Luck

Amanda - posted on 09/18/2009

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Just do it....and don't look back, get him some realy cool underware, then throw some cheerios in that toilet and tell him to sink the cheerios....do not start with the whole tree thing yet then he may run out all day to pea. lol when I started with my youngest I took the diapers away, put him in underware, reminded him all the time about his underware and the tiolet, eventualy he hated peaing in his pants and went on the potty.

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