Potty Training Help!

Crystie - posted on 06/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 1/2 year old boy who refuses to potty train! Does anyone have any tips and trick to help?

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Crystie - posted on 06/17/2009

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thanks so much for all the sugestions! I will try them all. My hubby seems to be more frustrated than I and I have told him that yelling at him isn't going to make it any better. The naked thing might not be that hard - he loves running around that way anyway and we have mostly hardwood floors - so I'm good to go.

Riana - posted on 06/16/2009

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Hello, I did the same as Angie Daugherty. I have two girls and had them both potty trained by 1 and 1/2. When I felt they were ready, I would let them run around naked. There were a couple of misses and my carpet suffered, but it didn't take long for them to realize that if they went on the potty their feet wouldn't get wet, haha. Also be very supportive and encouraging. If I could now just figure out how to get one off the potty and on to the big toilet I would be set. Good luck.

Angie - posted on 06/16/2009

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Most kids do go in their own time but...You could try letting him run around the house naked and keep reminding him to use the toilet.When he gets good at that try just putting his shorts on him then go to shorts and pull ups.I also gave him a sticker in his very own notepad lol. Also when he does go make a big deal out of it singing, clapping, jumping up and down etc.Or like someone else said try to give him a piece of his favorite candy when he does go.That is what worked for my son.I hope I helped!! Good luck!!

Stacey - posted on 06/15/2009

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Don't worry too much if he doesn't want to potty train yet. My little boy was 3 1/2 when he finally started trying to go toilet. But the day that he finally started to go he never stopped. Encourage him to go but never push him or else he may decide he doesn't like it. You will know when he's ready. Boys often take a little longer than girls. Good luck.

Stephanie - posted on 06/15/2009

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The only thing I can say is he will do it in his own time. But try setting a timer for every 30 minutes and make him go at that time. Also another thing that may help is at first pick his favorite candy or popsicle and establish an amount he gets if he goes if he does not go then he does not get the reward and then after he is going regularly start takeing the candy from him a piece at a time. I did not use the candy bit but I know a lot of moms that did and said it worked. I did the timer for both of my kids and it worked. But like I said it is all in when he is ready.

Stephanie - posted on 06/15/2009

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The only thing I can say is he will do it in his own time. But try setting a timer for every 30 minutes and make him go at that time. Also another thing that may help is at first pick his favorite candy or popsicle and establish an amount he gets if he goes if he does not go then he does not get the reward and then after he is going regularly start takeing the candy from him a piece at a time. I did not use the candy bit but I know a lot of moms that did and said it worked. I did the timer for both of my kids and it worked. But like I said it is all in when he is ready.

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