Potty Training question??

Katy - posted on 06/19/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok, My son started peeing on the potty out of the blue the other day. Since then, I have been asking him every 2 hours or so if he has to go and he usually goes. I even tried the method of letting him run naked around the house and putting the potty in the livingroom with use and that was successful, when went on the potty when he had to go also. My question is how do I get him to start telling me when he has to go??

Another question is how do I approach the poop issue?? Any ideas or tips?? Thanks.

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Kathy - posted on 06/19/2009

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They say kids will potty train real easy when they are ready. I think that if you keep asking him every few hours, then he will expect you to ask him every time he has to go, instead of doing it by himself. That's what my daughter did, she was a little over 2 when she randomly went and sat on her potty. I assumed she was ready, so I bought her pull-ups, and "big girl undies" and she ended up having a lot of accidents. She wasn't fully trained until she was 3, to where I didn't have to ask her at all, she would go by herself.

As for the poop issue, I could tell when she was ready to go, so I sat her up there, and made her go on the potty. After she was all done, we made a big deal out of it (clapping and saying "YAY"), and then we waved bye bye(it seems silly, but she still does it when she goes, lol).

I also bribed her with icy pops, or little gummie candies. Kids will do almost anything to get a piece of candy, rewards are a good way to get them to use the potty.

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Samantha - posted on 06/26/2009

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He will do it on his own when he is ready. I am sure you are tired of hearing that by now but it is true. Trust me it will happen and when it does you will think that was easy.

Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 06/20/2009

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Katy, you're doing a great job! One of these times, when he has to go pee-pee, he will also go poo-poo and like Kathy says....make a huge deal out of it and that will encourage him to do it again. Best wishes to you and don't worry, it all comes together, just give it a little time.

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