Whats the best method for potty training?

Jasmyn - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I feel like I have tried everything, I did the underwear with the characters and pull ups. He goes every now and then on his own, but it's just not consistent. If were at home, he will potty sometimes, but if we out in public, then he better have a diaper on. What else should i try?

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Stephanie - posted on 10/29/2009

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We we first started potty training our son we just let him run around the house with no pants/diaper and gave him as much to drink as he wanted. Soon he realized that there's nothing on to catch the pee like the diaper did so he'd run to the potty. He definitely got the hang of it quickly and was going A LOT by himself.

After he was use to going EVERY time we put him in underwear and pull-ups around the house. Since he went so frequently while we were training, he was use the feeling of having to go and would let us know.

Ashley - posted on 10/29/2009

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this may sound funny but turn it into a kind of game, try bringing cheerios with you and put them in the toilet and tell him to try to shoot them with his pee lol that might get him more interested and make it more fun, it might be kinda hard if hes not tall enough to pee right into the potty but maybe if he can see them when he's sitting down on it, if not try bringing a potty in the car with you, sorry if this wasnt much help, good luck!

ELENA - posted on 10/28/2009

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make it a habit for him to do it every morning before he takes a bath (of course you have to stay beside him)... my son is 1 year old but he does it every morning before he takes a bath with the help of his nanny... and now he gives us a sign when he wants to do it...

Jessica - posted on 10/28/2009

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put potty chair in living room for awhile? don't allow the option of the diaper except at night? small toys as prizes? these are some I got before but honestly it will come when they want it to (sorry I know thats not what you wanted to hear) does he play with boys older than him? see if they will show him :) then they become part of the "club"

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