I need potty training advice!!!!

Kristen - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 and I want oo get him potty trained but I dont want to force him into somethng hes not ready for, am I right to wait? And I was wondering, is there a "better, faster" way to do it??

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We just started training my 2 year old son and its going great. For us, my son loves playing with my iphone. So we started letting him play with it only after he went potty. We have been training for 2 weeks now and he has already started telling us when he needs to go! "moomy potty... mommies phone" he says... its soooo cute. He only wears pullups now and we have very few accidents! I think the trick is finding some kind of reward that he can get excited for.



oh yeah, to clarify about the iphone, we added ton of toddler learning games to it, ABCs and Counting... its like 2 birds with one stone.



Good luck

Lori - posted on 09/04/2009

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my son is 5 now, but potty training him was easy, so i think, a few acciends but with a month it was good. i did push him and kept telling him to tell me if he needed to go. had the potty right there. maybe like every 20 30 min. id be telling him. Now my daughter is 2 and im having trouble with her, she seems to hide everytime she wants to go, and tell her to go potty and she says no. i leave her there for a while and she says she done and does nothing. and after i get her down she goes potty. gets me mad, but i just need to push her more, so im still working on it with her, but wut krissandra said sounds like a good idea. with the posterboard and stickers.

Krisandra - posted on 09/04/2009

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they usually start telling you they went to the bathroom in there diaper. sometimes kids know so they will hide. What i did when i was potty training my daughter. i had a posterboard in the bathroom and everytime she went she got to put a new sticker up and when she filled it up we took her to get a prize at the toy store. this made it fun for her, so she kept going. it only took me a week and she was trained

Ashley - posted on 09/04/2009

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Well...I've potty trained both a boy and girl and girls are definately easier. I know a lot of people say don't force your children but if you didn't with many things...they would continue to be babies forever...they would just have us do everything all the time. I actually forced my son...after a while...those poopy diapers are a little too much to handle and he was hesitant about pee peeing in the potty but got it fast. I made him sit on the potty for about 30 minutes one time until he pooped in there. He hesitated so much when it came to doing that in the toilet. I knew he had to go and he held it that long...I made him do it but he never pooped in another pull up after that day...no accidents whatsoever. A lot of parents don't agree but I think pushing your child to do some things is necessary. Not overkill or anything but pushing to show them how important it is for them to learn these skills. I push my children with everything they do..to be good at whatever it is no matter how big or small. I never skip on praising them but since I've pushed the way I do...my son (he's 5) does his best just for his own satisfaction. I'm so proud of who he is and who he is becoming and I like to think that as parents...we all take part in that. I know you are proud as well.

Kristen - posted on 09/04/2009

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Yeah well I also have been thinking about how i potty trained my daughter, but everyone says boys are different from girls. I waited till she was 3 but I seriously had her potty trained in one day. She had 2 accidents within that first week but nothing since. Im scared to force him into it because a couple of people I know started when their kids wern't ready and they still have accidents almost 4 years later... So I dont know whats best??

Ashley - posted on 09/04/2009

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My son was 2 when I started potty training as well. He really had no interest at all but changing diapers does get crazy after a while. I started telling him how exciting it was to do things by himself and that's how mommy and daddy did it too. We limited his liquid intake. Not that we didn't give him anything to drink. I would fill a cup and not fill it but once every 1-2 hours unless with meals or if I could tell he needed it....a lot of kids drink from sippy cups as habit it seems. Plus...juice makes you need to go more with the natural elements. We went to the bathroom every 30 to 45 minutes and at least tried to go. I always told him to get out what he could even if it was a little bit. My son was using the potty everytime. He was only using a pull up at nap time and night time after about 2 months. It always takes a little longer for when their asleep. We completely cut off drinks at least 30 minutes before bedtime to start to help him with night time. He was completely potty trained in about 7 months.

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