My son is two years and two months. When and how should i introduce potty training?

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Stephanie - posted on 03/18/2010

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You can try to get him interested in it. Our son didn't show any of the "signs" that people supposedly say you need to see or else you're "forcing" your child to potty train. I just started trying to potty train him one day (even without the interest in it). He wasn't even 2 but he was fully trained during the day in less than a week. Who knows how long it would've been if I waited for him to show signs.



As for how, I left his diaper and pants off every second we were at home and put his little potty in the living room. It was very easy for him to get to and he could do it himself.

Medic - posted on 03/18/2010

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My son was fully trained by 2 and we did that by using the potty watch which went off every thirty min to remind him to go try and I told him they stopped making pullups for big boys and so he was gonna have to use his underwear. With in two weeks he was trained.

Tabitha - posted on 03/18/2010

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When he shows interest. My son started to show signs of interest in the potty by pulling off his diaper and standing next to the toilet - when he didn't need to go. After he decided he was ready, we made a big deal about buying Pull-ups, but they were fairly ineffective. After about 3 weeks of changing the Pull-ups, I grabbed two of them (one for him and one for me) and told him we would not be using Pull-ups anymore; he was a big boy, and he was going to use big boy pants only. And, I stuck to it. He didn't get any more Pull-ups. After having 2 accidents in his underwear, he decided he was going to use the potty correctly. Since then, we've had no more accidents during the day and only a few at night. You have to invest in protective coverings for the mattress, and if you have carpet, it will take a little more time to make sure any accident is cleaned up. But, was no more hassle for me. Oh, and he was 3 when he was fully trained.

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