i have a 2 years and 7 months old boy that i want to try and potty train. He wants 2 do a wee on the potty but just not a number 2 can anyone please give me any tips on how i can get him to do a number 2 on the potty?

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Rachel - posted on 02/20/2009

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My son Aaron did not like to poopy on the toilet either. We started a little chart and when he would go he would get a sticker and after a certain amt of stickers, he would get a prize. It didn't work overnight but after the first prize which he could go to the store and choose (cheap store!), then he got the hang of it.

Karinna - posted on 02/20/2009

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my hannah was the same way. i went and let her pick out a potty set (one that goes over the toilet one) and i bought her some treats and put her in underpants, she did have a few accidents, but i noticed that she liked the idea of putting her potty set on the toilet like a big girl and liked the idea of getting a potty treat. now she runs to the bathroom whenever she has to go.

TracyAnn - posted on 02/20/2009

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well it is like a separation issue with Pooping on the potty really. They feel as if they are loosing something of themselves. I know this sounds gross but take them into the bathroom when you go, or show him the poop in the baby's diaper, this may gross them out and not want that in their pants (or at least hope). What we did when my son was about 2 1/2 (we were having a baby and I did not want two in diapers to expensive) was start a prize jar, every time he went on the potty to even try and poop he got a prize (mostly temp tattoos), we then stop rewarding him for just sitting and told him when he poops he then can get a prize and to our surprise he started finally pooping on the pot. The dollar store is where we got most of his prizes, it was cheap and oh well if we loose or break them. We also let him pick out what he wanted to put into the prize jar, this way he was "working" toward something he really wanted. when we first started potty training we used something he loved and rewarded him with that (stickers, but to save the hassle of removing them from every thing we put them on star shaped post it notes, then he put them every where and I didn't worry about removing them,) I hope these tips work or at least give you an idea to go from. Good luck and don't worry he will get it at least he is not 4 and still in diapers. :)

April - posted on 02/20/2009

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Are they actually showing interest in potty training or are you just wanting to get them potty trained? I potty trained twins, and I discovered that it is easy to get them go pee in the potty. However if they are not showing interest on their own, then getting them to poop in the potty is not going to be easy.

Kylie - posted on 02/20/2009

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I am also going threw the same delemer, my 20 month old son does the same. any helpful tips would be great.

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