my son is 3 and i need help

Ashley - posted on 08/25/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i have been tryin to get my son to use the potty chair and he will only every once in awhail

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Mandy - posted on 08/28/2010

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Put a pair of undies on him, let him run around in them, ask constantly if he needs to use the poddy! If or once he uses the poddy in his undies, he may never do it again.. it will teach him to poddy in the seat. -This is how I got my son, trained. Hope it works.
OR even put fruit loops in the toliet & tell him to pee on them?

Carisa - posted on 08/26/2010

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I only have girls, so I don't know much about potty training boys. For my daughter, I just put her in underwear and let her have accidents. I also never used a potty chair, I just had a seat that sat on the big seat (I was too lazy to clean a potty chair) Some kids like to use the real potty like Mommy and Daddy do. Most importantly, give him time. It will come eventually. Good luck!

Diane - posted on 08/26/2010

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when your home take his diaper off and if he pee's on the floor have a clean it up and tell him again to go in the potty. I woun;t pee in the potty either if i had a diaper on.

Jaiy - posted on 08/26/2010

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I have no idea if this will apply to your son, but when I was teaching 2-3 year olds, there was one little boy, nearly 3, that would actually come up to us and tell us he would need his diaper changed soon. Sometimes his parents could get him to use the potty, but it was a lot of effort and he just preferred to use his diaper, because it was easier. Finally, they just put him in underwear and he immediately started using the potty. If all else fails, you might want to give it a try.

Marissa - posted on 08/26/2010

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take him with you, let him see that u actually go. Maybe he just doesnt want to sit on the potty chair, see if he will sit on the big toilet. But special toys in the bathroom that he is only able to play with when he sets and trys to go potty. Then when he goes reward him with his favorite food, but only let him have that one food when he goes pee or poop. For my daughter we use coloring books to make her sit on the potty. (this includes you have to entertain them also.) make funny faces, color with them, sing songs, make up funny songs that involve going potty and saying your a big boy now!! or whatnot. Every child is different. Dont push him encourage him. Stay calm, and if he doesnt go just praise him for sitting down. Also, i found out that pullups just act like a diaper. Underwear is the best key. Cuz they dont like the feeling of wet underwear in what ever cartoon he likes tell him that he needs to keep them dry. ex. I told my daughter if she peed in "dora" they would disappear. So now everything she puts one on she says. " i not gunna pee or poop in dora" It is cute!!

Jenn - posted on 08/25/2010

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Start talking about what you're doing in the bathroom. Let him see that you sit on the toilet to go pee & poo. Let him see his dad using the toilet too. Most boys want to do what their daddy's do. Read every book you can find about potty training with him. Make sure that when he does end up using the potty that you make a huge deal about what a big boy he is and how proud you are of him, even if he doesn't go, he needs to know that sitting on the potty is a good thing too.

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