potty training evades me,my 2 girls were potty trained early by 2yrs-but my 3yr old is not yet. help

Jude - posted on 12/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How do u potty train boys. I'e got everything,the sitty ones,over the toilet ones,chair bear ones,but ...NO..he wont do anything he just plays with them. The other day he pee'd on the potty after dribbling all over including my hand..well..i wasnt giving up until he did summit.

he was excited but that only lasted a day. I work fulltime and he goes to nursery daily

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Rachel - posted on 12/06/2009

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Also what I did was if I had to go out I would bring a potty with me, and let him go when he needed too! even in the street! I did try and hide it as much as possible, but if they need to go well!! I them found the nearest toilet and disposed of it, or just put it in a sealed bag and took it home, it sounds a bit extreme but i had all 3 of my kids trained in 2 weeks by doing this, you have to be consistant, pull up were not around in my day so that option was not available, i wouldnt use them anyway as they look and feel too much like a nappy, kids love to be in grown up pants putting them back in a nappy lookalike it not good to their confidence, if your son refuses to be trained, give up and try again in a few weeks time, all kids are different.

Stephanie - posted on 12/04/2009

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Quoting Rachel:

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If it was my child I would take at least 2 weeks off work, in this time take the nappy off and keep it off, dont go out unless you really have too, have a few pottys around the house and watch for signs of him needing to go to toilet, then sit him on it till he goes, give him lots of praise and get yourself a reward system ie a sticker board dont encourage sweets as you will have to ween him off these later, when he goes back to nursery tell him no nappy is too be used, install in them they have to keep up the work you have done, good luck


 



I'm in college so I potty trained our son in the summer. I sort of did the same thing. I took his diaper off & left it off. We had a potty that made noise but this was distracting so I took the batteries out and things were much better. I just put it in the front room since that's where we were most.  I rewarded him with a gummy bear each time he went.



I tried the sticker thing. It sounded fun, but since he was still 1 I don't t think he really cared/understood them. He now knows the stickers are something to be proud of & likes them. 



I was trying to constantly keep up with the potty training until he knew what to do on his own. I just push push pushed going on the potty over one weekend, and by Monday, he was in pull-ups and only having a couple accident! If you haven't tried leaving the diaper off I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. Especially if you have weekends off and can be consistent.

Rachel - posted on 12/04/2009

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Hi
If it was my child I would take at least 2 weeks off work, in this time take the nappy off and keep it off, dont go out unless you really have too, have a few pottys around the house and watch for signs of him needing to go to toilet, then sit him on it till he goes, give him lots of praise and get yourself a reward system ie a sticker board dont encourage sweets as you will have to ween him off these later, when he goes back to nursery tell him no nappy is too be used, install in them they have to keep up the work you have done, good luck

Melissa - posted on 12/04/2009

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Good luck, boy's can be a challenge for a mom, try offering him his favorite treat but only let him have it when he uses the potty, that worked for my older son, but my baby boy is almost 4 and I am still having trouble getting him potty trained, he made it a whole week in underwear and now we are back to diaper's, so good luck, patience and perseverance is my main advice, eventually he will decide he is ready and it will get easier but, boy;''s are a much bigger challenge for us mom's than a girl, so hang in there and remember, just because they were and he isn't doesn't mean you are doing something wrong, it is not something you can force, sometime's it just takes time!

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