Whats the earliest other moms try to potty train boys?

Amber - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




I was just wondering if there is any way of maybe trying to get my son used to a potty for toddlers? Maybe when we know hes getting ready to poop if we should put him on a potty>?? Something maybe? Any info is great


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Rachael - posted on 01/22/2010




they say boys are the hardest to train because there is the standing and the sitting
my oldest was 3 1/2 when he was fully trained and every now and again like once in a blue moon he wets his bed but that is normal but what they say is true no child is the same so i am hoping that my 4 year old will have some influence on my no 2yr old he already has a potty chair that we let him play with and sit on at first no sometimes when his brother goes to the bathroom the baby will go mommy poop and i know he is at least thinking about it thank god but we haven't seriously started with him yet it is still a game

Kelly Louise - posted on 01/22/2010




my youngest toilet trained himself... i mean he didn't stay a baby for long, ate solids early, climbed out of his cot early walking early, i mean he almost made me have another baby just to have a baby....and he took his nappy off and either pee in the garden and knew to do no 2 in the toilet...i was lucky with him....

Theresa - posted on 01/22/2010




I think if he shows interest go ahead. But don't fight him on it, it will just be more tramatic and can set him back. Have a potty chair in the bathroom. Let him sit on it when you change his diapers and before baths. Don't make him. He may sit for 2 seconds, he may sit more a couple minutes. Eventually he will accidently go potty on it. Make a big deal of how great that was, what a big boy etc. Pretty soon he will want the praise of going on it. Don't expect fully trained for boys before about 3 though, and longer before night time training happens. I have a potty chair in the bathrrom already for my 16 month old, she likes to sit on it, but has never gone in it. My oldest son was almost 3 before he was trained, my next son was closer to 4 and had nighttime issues until he was about 8.

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I started my son at 20 months and by the time he was 24 months was completely toilet trained during the day. What I found very helpful was that my husband was very involved in the process which I think helps, boys especially, because they want to be just like daddy, so if they see daddy using the potty then they want to too! Of course not all men appeal to this idea, but if you're husband is willing give that a try!

Kirsten - posted on 01/22/2010




my ds was about 12 months when we started sitting on the potty after dd went. it was hit or miss when he would go (didn't push it) about 18 months he wanted to go more since sissy was too (she is 16.5 months older than ds) by 22/23 months he was fully day trained but with accidents here or there. at 2.5 yrs we still have a diaper at night, but most of the day time accident are done. This has been all led by him :) GL mama!

Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2010




my son is 23mo. and we started around 20mo. He only goes occasionally and only when he wants to. He is terrified of the big toilet, so I don't even try when we are away from home. If your son is still young, then let him try if he wants, if not, don't force the issue. Make it a fun time. I sing songs to my son and we bring in toys (ones that can easily be washed and dried of course). I also let him get up whenever he wants, even if he doesn't do anything. When he does do something I give him a cookie or piece of candy and we call everyone and make a really big deal out of it.

Jenny - posted on 01/22/2010




My son's childcare started training him at 2,5 and it's a complete disaster. I can't remember when I trained my daughter, but it was nowhere near as difficult. I think she was older. He has far more misses than hits, is now almost 3 and hates using both the potty and toilet

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i tried to potty train my son when he was 15 months old an he wasnt ready an then i tried again at 21 months old an he still wasnt ready an im going to try again when in two weeks when he turns 22 months, but everybaby is different your so might be ready get him a potty if you already havent go to the dollor tree an got some prizes or whatever an when he goes make sure you prase him an give his a prize, an you can try to take him to the potty when he has to poop but if your son is like my son it probally wont work my son grunts once an then he is done lol so its hard for me to do that, but you could always stick him on the potty everytime you go an make a big deal about when you go be like mommy is such a good girl going pee pee on the potty or whatever thats what i do with my son, an will clap together now only if he would go. just try an if it dont work try again in a month or so good luck

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