I have a two year old boy...need help or tips to potty train!!

Sarah - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My little guy is 2 years old. My husband and I have a hectic schedule, but would like to start potty training him. I would love suggestions, tips or hints.

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Jennifer - posted on 09/22/2009

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When I was potty training my son i got a potty chair that sang. I also didn't press the issue with him that way he didn't think of it as a chore. I started off by introducing the potty chair to him and i placed it in my bathroom. So every time I went to potty I had him come in there with me and asked him if he needed to go. Sometimes he did and others times he didn't. About 2 weeks of this I then began having him sit on the potty when i went regardless if he needed to go or not that way he would get a feel for it. Of course when he did potty in the chair i made a BIG deal of it and sang the "pee pee in the potty" song. Then I introduced the pull ups during the day and took him every hour on the hour and limited his liquids so I could get a feel for how long he was able to hold it without messing in his pull ups. Once he was able to have a dry pull up and hold it over night I knew he was fully ready. So at this point I had a week's worth of diapers left that I was only using for night time in case of accidents. I brought him to where I kept the diapers and told him that after those diapers were gone he was getting big boy undies because he was a big boy now and didn't need them. He liked the idea of this and he has used the potty ever since without making any accidents. Consistency is the main thing here though and try not to make him feel pressured because he will not want to learn it then. Hope this helps.

Esther - posted on 09/22/2009

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I used a song and stickers. Everytime my daugther went on a potty, I sung a song and did this "foolish"dance. like peepee on a potty, peepee on a potty yeehaw! and she got a sticker on the "I can go on a potty poster" That helped.



good luck.



Esther

Renee - posted on 09/22/2009

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To poop or pee? I don't have a boy so I don't know much in that department, but to poop, when my daughter was 2, I would put her on the training seat (the ones that you put on top of a full-sized toilet) every morning, about 30 minutes after she was fed. She didn't need to go at first, but I would put her back there everyday at the same time and she would start to go like clockwork.

Tracy - posted on 09/22/2009

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I started my boy at 1 watching a potty movie and he loved it cause they sing go potty go. That got him interested in going potty and now when he goes potty he sings the song. Since ur boy is two maybe u should let him use the big grown up potty with the little insert for kids. He will then feel like a big boy. I didn't start big boy under wear till my boy is 2 1/2 and he is getting use to them now. He wears diapers at night still.

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Try and through some fruit loops in the toilet and have him try to pee in them !!! Try that and i hope it works for u !!! Good luck !!! He will also start telling u when he has to go more often if he finds this is a game that he likes !!!

Norita - posted on 09/22/2009

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We have just started potty training our 2yr old son and he is for sure harder than our daughter was but the best advice I can give while potty training is use underwear do not use the pullups till its bed time I also made a big poster for him in the bathroom so everytime he goes potty he gets a sticker and I keep telling him once you get 3 full days of stickers and no accidents then you get a new toy! Just be consistence and make it a big deal when he does go potty!

Kristi - posted on 09/22/2009

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My husband and i also have a hectic schedule and just went thru the potty training with our son. I have found that the potty chairs weren't much help at all with us, he did much better on the regular toilet. We let him sit or stand whichever he was most comfortable with. When we first started it was really hard because he just didn't seem interested in learning. We didn't push the issue to much, some days he would wear underwear and some days diapers. We worked with him when we could. Eventually he finally peed in the potty and we all got really excited and clapped and shouted and congratulated him. After that he seemed more into wanting to do it more and on his own. After he figured out it was a good thing he pretty much took off with it and has been goin to the bathroom on his own sometimes. We still haven't got him to poop in the potty yet, but im satisfied that he will pee for now. I hope my story helps.

Nicole - posted on 09/22/2009

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The best advice I recieved was from my grandma! She said to let them help pick out the potty, some of his favorite big boy underwear, and pull ups. Use a reward of maybe small piece of candy when he uses the potty! Good luck!

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