i am finding it really hard to potty train my little boy please help any advise ???

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Heather - posted on 03/10/2009

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funny as it must sound if you have a back yard with any trees teach him how to "water the trees" When my son was a little over 3 years old I was having the hardest time potty training him. We went camping with a group of friends and one of our friends had a childd who was potty trained and he would go behind a tree to pee. Well my boy asked why he was peeing on the tree and I replied "he is watering the trees" and he got all excited and wanted to water the trees as well. so of course I did not have a problem with that if it was going to help potty train him. So the whole weekend he stayed dry and watered many trees (maybe he peed all his fluids out!! LOL) Anyways when we got home he wanted to continue to water the trees in our yard and a few times he did but i explained to him that, that was only for in the mountains where there was no toilet now its time to use the toilet and he did.



But I have heard that potty training boys can be very difficult and i would have to agree. both my boys were over 3 when I finally got them potty trained and many people who I know with boys had the same difficulties!



One more suggestion would be sink the cheerios and sticker charts. Throw 4-5 cheeerios into the toilet and tell him to aim for the cheerios and try to sink them with his pee. It not only helps them with potty training it hleps with teaching them to aim as well. (and those with boys know that aiming is very important!!!)



good luck and i hope one of these helps!!!

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While he's in training, allow him to drink water (or whatever) at meal time only. If you start first thing in the morning with a BIG (sippy-cup) of water and try to get him to drink all of it at once. Then start watching the clock and watch his body language it will take anywhere from 5-15 min before he has to pee. Find something for him to do near the potty chair so you dont have far to go. When he has success stay calm, but celebrate with him. If you make it too big of a deal, it can become a power game later...

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What problems are you having with it? It takes time doesn't happen over night. Try taking him every 30 to 45 minutes. Try reading a book to him on the potty and running the sink. It will help him relax and most kids go potty when they are in or hear water so it usually helps. Good Luck

Adele - posted on 03/10/2009

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if your son has a dad around ask him to show him how to use the loo and if you got and young boys around him ask them if they dont mind showing him or if he wanders to the loo and stares jus let him because thats howmy son learnt to use the toilet and then said to me in the same week he wanted to wear pants

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