potty training

Mary - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My 2yr old is afraid of the potty. My husband & I also his big brother have tried to help & show him its ok your a big boy, but no luck. any suggestions, tips?? anything thanx


Jennifer - posted on 08/11/2009




He might just be afraid of the flushing action. Some kids are afraid they're going to get sucked down too. Maybe you could try sitting him on it with the lid down so it's just like another seat. We have a potty seat that fits right on top of the regular toilet seat, so maybe that would help. At least he won't feel like he's falling in. I had a friend suggest turning them around so they are facing the back of the toilet giving them something to hang onto.

We're trying to train right now and it's frustrating. I've had many a tear fall since we started doing this...BUT he'll get it eventually right?

Rebeka - posted on 08/11/2009




My girl is 2 and a bit and I am having NO LUCK AT ALL!!!!

My friends say to leave her until she comes to me herself, so that is what I have decided to do. I tried to put her in undies for a few days but she has no idea when she's about to wee so we stopped that. Nowdays she knows when she's going to poop and does tell me but never wants to sit on the potty. Oh well! Bribery didn't work either :o)


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Christina - posted on 08/23/2009




I would say just wait him out! No use pushing him, he will likely just rebel. My daughter potty trained herself recently and she's just 2 yrs 4 months. She has an accident every couple of days but realizes it immediately. She didn't like Pull-Ups so we just went right to undies. She really likes watching a DVD I got in the mail from Pull-Ups Big Kid Central. It's called "Potty Training Success DVD" and she watched that a couple times then said she was a big kid and stopped using diapers!

They go at their own pace. Once you relax about it he might decide it isn't so bad and jump right in!

Maria - posted on 08/15/2009




hey there, I think that kids learn potty training on there own time frame, this might not always be what we want or expect. My two year old doesn't seem to have any intrest in potty training at this point either. When she does start showing some more intrest i will set up some sort or reward program for her. Just to get her excited in the begining. My friend did this with her baby boy, everytime that he went to the potty, he got one m&m and he also got his own special little potty. When they are ready, they will go.


Amy - posted on 08/02/2009




I have two big boys 10 and 8 and my 2 year old, the 1st one was potty trained at the age of 2 years and 11 months it happened overnight.. He woke up one morning and said he did not want to go potty in his pants anymore. Basically the same thing with my second one he just decided that he wanted to be a big boy at the age of 2 years 9 months so funny how close they were in age when they decided to stop the diaper. It saved us a bunch of money on trainers/pull-ups and a bunch of patience.. my opinion let them decide when they are ready.. just like anything with kids if you try to push something onto them they are going to do just the opposite..GOOD LUCK =0)

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