How to get my son potty trained???

Le'Andrea - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is almost two and he lets me or my fiance' know he needs his diaper change when takes off his diaper or before he pee pee he goes to the bathroom and we'll sit him on the potty and he'll get up and pee on the floor.. We have tried everything... Please help!!!

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Krystle - posted on 10/08/2009

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I work at a Montessori school were we potty train many toddlers. Make appts to visit the potty. (Waking up, Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner, Before and After nap, Bed time) Stop the diaper and or pull ups. If he has an accident make him clean himself and the floor. Take off his dirty clothes, put them in the laundry basket. Put new undies on and clean the floor: Or where ever the pee lands =)

This has worked with many kids, just have to be patient. No kid likes to clean up their own pee/poop.

Tesha - posted on 10/08/2009

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I truly do not know much about potty training boys.. but with my girls all I did was, went shopping so they could pick out their own big girl underwear and then let them understand that these underwear.. they cant get wet. Once they were ready to keep them dry, Diapers came off.. It took two days, literally, to potty train them. Most of them time.. they went bare butt all day and I had the potty in any room they were in. Eventually it made it to the bathroom.. but for potty training purposes.. kids dont really have the mind set to know ahead of time they have to go potty. When they have to go.. they need to go.. if that makes any sense to you.



I have heard good things and bad things about putting cheerios in the toilet for aiming purposes and they also have things you can buy at department stores that will help with potty training boys. Good Luck with his potty training. Oh p.s. Alot of people I know that have boys.. tend to find it easier to potty train when they are a little older. Girls tend to be easier so they learn at an earlier age. Dont think I am bias or anything because I do have a boy also.. but he is only 3 months old.

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Put cheerios in the potty and tell him to aim for them! It makes it fun. They actually make little disolvable "targets" to put in the potty. If you are in an area that no one is around, at home that is, let him go potty outside! Pee pee...lol. Some ppl don't agree to this, and I have known ppl that have had the police called on them b/c they let their boys do this...but It worked for both of my boys!! Good luck!!

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