my 3yr old boy wont go to toilet ive tried every thing

Stacey - posted on 02/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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he wont use toilet all the time i need help any answers would be great plus ive got 1 yr old too which makes it harder too

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Candace - posted on 03/28/2009

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with my son i would reward him with one piece of candy everytime he went and also having a man helped me and cheerios in the toliet give them something to aim at they love it!

Kristen - posted on 03/12/2009

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I know this sounds crazy but I don't potty train. I have 4 boys, 3 of them are in underwear now! I have always just waited until they quit going in the diaper. I always offered it as an option but never pushed, never rewarded, and of course never punished. I just waited until they started doing it on their own. So far they were all potty trained, on their own, by 3 years and 3 months. Also, they never had accidents, because when they switched to underwear they were already fully trained. My youngest will be 3 in May, and I am just waiting to see what he will do, but so far my NOT potty training has worked! And frankly with 4 kids so close together it was just easier to not have to worry about poopy underwear and tinkle puddles! I think 3 1/2 is the average age for a boy to be trained so it worked for me! Good luck, it is exciting when they give up the diapers!



 

Brandi - posted on 03/12/2009

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Hello I have 3 girls BUT my brother has 3 boys. He is a single father. His boys were scared of the toliet. How he potty trained them was by letting them go out side and pee on a bush. sounds disturbed but it worked. and yes they did grow out of that and started using the toliet.

Bryony - posted on 03/03/2009

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Boys are not necessarily harder. My daughter caught on right away but I had nothing but trouble for 2 years with her after the initial training. She would poo, and then take the pot out and dump it on the floor. She would pee all 13 pairs of undies to get a pullup. I decided against pullups with both boys. We did it cold turkey, no backing out and it was tough (each child is 1 1/2 years apart from the other so I am a busy momma and also homeschool the oldest). But they stuck to it so much faster. About peeing on the potty, both boys loved climbing on the big toilet backwards! They can do it easier and watch themselves pee, plus they don't feel like they are falling in. Good luck!

Stacey - posted on 02/27/2009

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thank u for all ur help well he wont use potty at all but am down to 1 accident a day but took him out today and got him to pick his own pants he was really happy cause he could choose cartoon carachter he had on them will keep u updated

Stephanie - posted on 02/26/2009

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I did the same thing that Andrea did, although my son did not care if he was wet or not. Atfter a couple of days (yes days) he got the hang of it. I also had some trouble with the pooping. Just this week is he telling me he has to poop. He used to wait until naptime and poop in a pull up, I stopped putting them on and he'd go in his underwear. I finally put the potty chair in his room and while I put his two year old borther down for a nap, he would use the potty in his room. Did that for about a week and just tonight, he told me he had to go and we used the bathroom. (knock on wood)



I've been told and read many times, boys are harder to train, and that when they decide to do it, they will just start. Good luck! I get to start the second son soon, so I may be asking for more advice.

Andrea - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi, I'm new to the group. I saw your question and had to respond. I had the same trouble with my 3yr son. I decided one day just to put him in underwear and that was it. After having an accident 3 times, he finally peed in the potty. He didn't like having wet pants. When he finally went, I put on the praise. Stickers and M&Ms. I also have a 2yr old boy so I know what you're dealing with. Hope this helped.

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