My son is 3 years old n im still working on potty train any advise?

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Amy - posted on 07/09/2009

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boys just take longer...mine was 4!!! be patient...everything i tried never seemed to work, he just went when he was ready, weird...

MONIQUE - posted on 07/09/2009

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Don't feel bad. My son is 3 and I just got him to go. I think with him and his big sister. He went when he wanted to go and not when you went. Because I tried for a year. Don't give up it will happen.

Tabitha - posted on 07/08/2009

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Quoting Shannon:

Boys are the hardest they don't mind feeling gross as much as girls.1st off put undies on under his diapers or pull ups so he can feel the mess better. 2nd get a box of cheerios for the bathroom. Throw a few in there and tell him to try and hit them. It's a game to them and fun to potty. Then make a big deal out of him going in the potty get a reward like stickers or something


I used the whole cheerio idea with my son also and it worked great! I will say though that it seems boys take a long time to be fully potty trained. My son is 4 and has been mostly done for a year now but he still has accidents sometimes at night!  It may just be my bad luck but I wish you the best and think positive.!!

Shannon - posted on 07/08/2009

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Boys are the hardest they don't mind feeling gross as much as girls.1st off put undies on under his diapers or pull ups so he can feel the mess better. 2nd get a box of cheerios for the bathroom. Throw a few in there and tell him to try and hit them. It's a game to them and fun to potty. Then make a big deal out of him going in the potty get a reward like stickers or something

Tana - posted on 07/08/2009

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I'm having the same problem with my son who's almost 3. Sometimes he'll tell us he needs to go potty, and he'll go. But other times he'll hide until after he's had an accident and them come out and tell us. It's frustrating to us because we try so hard to give him praise when he potty's in the big boy potty and I take him first thing in the morning and as often as possible during the day, but I also want him to tell me he needs to go. I know he'll be there soon, I just wish soon was sometime in August before baby #2 arrives in September. That'd be super awesome.

Brittany - posted on 07/08/2009

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Good Luck... every little boy is different. I have heard some say its easy and some say its hard. My suggestion.... Every time he has a successful visit to the potty, shower him with praise. Maybe try setting up a reward system...example: A sticker chart. Every time he uses the potty allow him to have a sticker to put on a progress chart. I would assure him when he has an accident, that it is ok. "accidents happen" Try not to punish him for accidents... remember children's bladders develop at different rates than others. Letting them wear "Big boy underwear" throughout the day helps. Be prepared for a lot of accidents. Thats just part of it. My son is going to be 3 July 10th, he has been potty trained now for about 8 months. He still has an occasional accident. I hope this helps you some..... patience is the key.
Peace-Brit

Rebecca - posted on 07/08/2009

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Defently put him in undies make a big deal about it if he wets him self they dnt like the feeling just explanin to him that he need to use the toliet like big boys now etc take him to the toliet every couple hours even if he just sit there have a little talk, if there if a male roll model it helps if they see what to do aswell, i still put pull ups on my son at night and when he started to wake up dry we changed to undies neva had a wet bed. Good luck

Christina - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son in three and he would go #1 in the potty alllll day but not #2. We had such a HARD time getting him to go to the potty. FINALLY, we just told him no more diapers or pull ups, that he had to go in the potty. We knew that he was ready! Sure enough, we stopped putting pull ups on him and immediately he started going in the potty. The first #2 he made in the potty we made a HUGE deal :o)!! We called Grandma and Grandpa to tell them what a "BIG BOY" he was!! He was so proud of himself, now he "sings" it to us when he goes!! We also do a reward system with him. When he would go he would get a Hershey kiss! That was definitely helpful!! Good luck, boys are always a little harder- No worries!! :o)

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