Any ideas on how to start to potty train my 2 year old son? He was 2 in April.

Michelle - posted on 08/25/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm not sure if I should worry about this yet.he knows when he is "yucky" and tells us after he poops. Thanks!

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Maddie-May - posted on 08/25/2013

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If he is able to tell you when he is "yucky" the he is most likely ready for potty training commencement. I started my son off by buying his potty and new undies (let him pick them out if possible) and let him know that the potty is all his now because he's a big boy. Then ask him at regular intervals if he needs to wee-wee or do a yucky and if he says yes then lead him to the potty and show him "that's where wee-wee goes", it might be easier to have him sit to begin with and then eventually he can stand and pee himself.Now just BE PATIENT, read him a book or sing some nursery rhymes with him and eventually he will tinkle. Once he's finished, show him, tell him he is such a big boy and give him high fives and cuddles. Positive reinforcements are such a big key to he's potty training success. After this, its just a waiting game, the more he does it, the easier it will be to ditch the nappies and move on to big boy pants :) Try and avoid giving him physical rewards such as lollies or toys as, lets face it, you can't give them to him EVERY TIME he goes to the potty haha. My son is now 3 years old and is fully potty trained as well as wee-wee goes, we still have a lttle trouble with pooping in the potty ( apparently it can be alot harder for boys to tackle pooping in the potty than girls) but if he does have an accident, whatever you do, don't make a big deal out of it as this will make him feel insecure and little man will be backpedaling faster than the speed of light. Hope this helps, goodluck :)

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