is there a easy way to teach my 2yr old boy to use the potty and get him off the pacifier and eat by hisself?

Deborah - posted on 04/13/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i trying to potty train my 2yr boy sense he was 1yr half and he kinda got the point of it but he wont stop playing and go use it or tell me when he has to go.the pacifier thing i think its going be hard cause he sees his 10 months baby sister on diapers and pacifiers.and for some reason he will eat a few bites of food and i have to end up feeding him the rest of it or putting it way,i dont mind feeding him or putting it up for later it just worries me that hes not eating enough for his age.can yall please give me advice.

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Deborah - posted on 04/19/2012

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thanks everyone.i think he copying everything from his sister cause he sees us feeding her and changing her without potty training and giving her the pacifier.i think i noticed this about three days ago when i gave my daughter the bottle and the pacifier,thats when he wanted the pacifier.

Angie - posted on 04/17/2012

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Well I would say the most important thing is to not do all of these things at the same time, especially with a younger sibling in the picture. He probably already feels like his world is a little out of wack and if you try to potty train, take away the paci, and address the eating issue it may be a little much for him. Just my thought take it or leave it. I agree with what one of the other posts said. You can't do much about them not eating. I had to just let it go and sometimes DS went to bed with very little in his tummy from dinner. But I found the more focused I was on it and the more attention I paid to it during dinner the worse it got. Eventually, he moved on and started eating more again....for now, lol :)

Jane - posted on 04/17/2012

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Potty training is all about repetition. Every time he is about to go, run him to the potty and make a great game out of it - "yeah you are doing great" etc etc.



It works.

Amanda - posted on 04/16/2012

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The best way to get him off the Pacifier, is take them all and just throw them away! I know it will be hard for a couple of weeks because he will go through withdrawls, but its worth it in the end. Pacifiers can damage their teeth and gums, and not to mention the possibility of him biting off the nipple and choking on it. Thats how I got my son off the pacifier and im so glad I did.

Kimmers_beatrice - posted on 04/15/2012

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My 2 year old goes through times when she doesn't want to eat dinner, either. And it's ok, it's just a weird phase. She ends up eating a lot of leftovers after we put her dinner in the fridge because she won't eat it. It's not a big deal, just make sure he's getting enough during the rest of the day. He'll eat when he's hungry, and he'll eventually understand that if he wants to eat, he'll have to start feeding himself. As far as pacifiers and potties go, we're not there yet with the potty, my daughter's decided to take her time. And she never used a pacifier so I don't have any good tips. Hope that little bit about dinner helped you out some :)

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