My son is almost 3 I need potty training help!

Ashley - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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He doesnt seem to show any interest we have tried treats after he pottys and giving him money to potty and all and still nothing. Any ideas would be nice?

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Lisa - posted on 11/10/2009

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The only way my son became interested in potty training was by watching my nephew pee outside. He thought that was the neatest thing. Granted for the first few months that was the only place he would pee but when winter hit he started using the potty. My son was almost 4 by the time he completly potty trained. Good Luck and have patience!

Danielle - posted on 11/07/2009

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What I did to potty train my daughter may be a little inconventional but it worked and she was in panties by 27 months and panties full time even at night by 2 1/2. My house is all tile so I let her run around naked and told her not to pee on mommies floor. If you have to potty use your big girl potty. Which I brought in the living room. It is central area of my home until she got the hang of it. The first time she had an accident and peed on my floor (which was expected) I said, "oohh you peed on mommies floor". and she felt soo bad about making a mess and having pee all over her legs it only happened twice before she had no more accidents. Then we went to Wal Mart and she picked out big girl panties and I told her if she pees in them we would throw them away. (not that i would). She was so afraid to lose her new princess panties she NEVER had an accident after that. I dont know if it will be that easy with my second daughter or with yours. She's 3 1/2 now and has still never wet the bed or anywhere else! My youngest daughter turned 2 last week and I am waiting for her to show a sign of wanting to not have a diaper anymore before I start with her. She is defintly still in baby mode so I dunno if I should start with her yet. Hope this will work for you! Give it a shot!

Cecilia - posted on 11/06/2009

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Have you tried using cheerios. I have 2 boys and we used cheerios as a game. They had to try to hit them when they went pee. I would put about 4 to 6 in the toilet. I all so put them in underwear and they did not like going pee or poop in them. I no it is messy for a couple of days but it did work. Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 11/06/2009

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Well these all sound so good! I am going to be trying them on him this week. Its time for him to be out of diapers and be a big boy. I am so ready plus with us trying for # 3 it will be so much money saved and I know it will make him feel so much better and more like a big boy! thank you all.

Rebecca - posted on 11/06/2009

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Try to figure out your sons currency...my kid LOVES food and I knew that would work amazingly well with toilet training. But also knew he'd be the size of a house afterwards considering how much he'd LOVE to eat. Plus he'd always be in there just to get something to eat. He was similar in age to your son when he trained. Pull-ups didn't really do much BUT he loved a book about going to the toilet with a button for pressing at each turning of the page - imitating a toilet flush. That motivated him to use the toilet because he got to read and push the button after each trip to the bathroom. My sister found jellybeans worked well :). A friend of mine found a reward chart worked best for her. It's all about CURRENCY, BABY!



And don't stress, from most of what I've seen around the age of 3 is a very common age for boys to toilet train.

Susie - posted on 11/06/2009

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don't buy anymore pampers, my son did it a few times on the floor and got used to going in the toilet, when i got back home from the hospital with the new baby out of town, because we don't have one in a small town of 500 ppl, I did'nt have enough money to get my son anymore pampers he was about 22 months old

Katherine - posted on 11/06/2009

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My good friend's nephew had a similar problem. His grandmother told him as soon as he was potty trained, they would take him to Disney World. A week later, they were booking a hotel. :D



On a more practical level, a lot of books I've read suggest letting your kids run around without pants on outside for a while, or inside if you have non-carpeted floors.

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