Potty training a boy that just turned 2. Tips and advice i'll take it.

Kristina - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I put big boy under ware on my son and every time he pees he laughs so i just take them off him and put new ones on and tell him that he peepees in the potty. And he does it again and laguhs...help!!!!

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i have a two year old boy and what i do i take him to the bathroom when he gets up in the morning and after he takes his nap and i take him about every 30 mins and when he does pee in his potty give him a snack so he knows that he did something good and when he gets use to it he will go more and it will be easier to

Kristina - posted on 04/09/2010

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Thanks you so much everyone....this was very very helpful....i'll let you know how this works :)

Tracy - posted on 04/08/2010

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It really helped my son, who is now 5 1/2 yrs old, to watch other kids go potty on the big potty with a kid seat cover, like in his Preschool. He likes to sit down to go pee, and stand up only in public toilets, or outside, since we live in the mountains. You do what works for him. I tried the little plastic toilets for kids, with buttons and music, but he wouldn't use it, and it was a waste of money, plus, I have a weak stomach! Make it fun, and put Cheerios in the toilet, and tell him to sink the boats! He'll do it on his own time, so don't push too hard.
The hard part is getting them to wipe their own bottoms when they're older! I tried the candy/treats, but it didn't last long. He'd end up crying and telling me it was too yucky. My friend told me to give him a box of wipes, and tell him to wipe with the wipe and throw it in the trash can next to the toilet, then do it one more time too make sure! I had to walk away, and he finally did it on his own, and does it still, without a problem! Once in a while you get dirty underwear from them, but when they see that they aren't getting it clean, you just let them know they need to take time to wipe, maybe one more time with another wipe too make sure!:) Good luck!

Kimmi - posted on 04/08/2010

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i had my son without underwear on when we were at home and as he didnt like his potty i got a smaller toilet seat and a step he felt very comfortable with using the toilet, i also had a bit of an advantage because he wanted to start going to the toilet and it was summer time, it did take us a couple of months to go without any accidents which is great but i also used a reward chart aswell which for most children is fun...he will get the hang of it over time....good luck, hope it goes well :)

Annie - posted on 04/08/2010

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Definitely, be patient and when they are ready, you will know. I used a little potty that makes music when my 4 year old pees in it. We rewarded him with candy or whatever you wanted, but only 1 piece. After a while, he forgot that he was wanting a piece of candy after that. We also have the advantage of living in rural KS, so Mason can pee in the grass whenever he wants. Nice!

Kristin - posted on 04/08/2010

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He might not be ready to do this. But, if you think he is, first patience. Second, if you like using non-disposable or cloth pants, that will speed it up. Try sitting him on the potty right after he wakes in the morning and after he naps, lots of times it will give him immediate success. Praise his use of the potty like crazy, and try not to get worked up (in frustration) when he doesn't.

I've got a 2.5 year old who is pretty hit or miss right now. Our older son really got it at about 3. So, it may take some time, but they do get it.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/08/2010

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well i went unconventional and let run around without underware while we were at home alone. we had the potty and his little potty and he went when he felt. at first he wouldn't go until i took him off the toilet. you can try putting cheerios in the toilet and have him aim at them. you can try rewarding him with treats or stickers when he goes. it took about a year for him to fully potty trained no accidents. good luck some boys are harder and become more stubborn it takes patience.

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