Potty Training

Whitney - posted on 05/27/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 1/2 years old and I'm trying to potty train him and am having some difficulty. He doesn't understand that he needs to tell me when he needs to pee and he keeps peeing in his underwear! I need tips! I don't think he understands what I'm trying to teach him! Just a little frustrated.

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Brandi - posted on 05/28/2015

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My son got potty trained at about 2 1/2 as well. It was not easy. At first he would stand up and pee on the floor next to his little training potty. But every time he peed in the potty I gave him a cookie, or gummy snacks, or something like that and praised him with loads of kisses and hugs and "YAY! You're such a big boy now. I love you" and such. I'm currently trying to potty train my almost 2 year old, but it isn't easy. A lot harder thany other son. But he is younger. It will be a tough road but worth it. make him sit on the potty every 15 minutes or so, while the TV is on or something. Good luck!

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Floria - posted on 05/31/2015

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Whitney, when I trained both my kids and now my granddaughter they did the same thing. I read a book to them. It takes their mind off of it and while I am reading I try to listen for the sound of the pee hitting the potty, then did something like, "Oh, what is that? You are pee peeing in the potty!" After about a week doing that they started associating their physical controls to peeing. My granddaughter is just now starting to be able to 'hold it' when we are at the store long enough for me to get her to the restroom. But like I said, I take her about every 10 to 15 minutes whether she says anything or not (could be cause I have to go, ha ha). I know it is frustrating but you AND he will get this. If you get too frustrated just walk away, breath, and count to 10 slowly.

YOU'VE GOT THIS!!!!

Whitney - posted on 05/30/2015

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I'm struggling moms! I need some support! I have been trying to train my son now it's almost been a week and every time I ask he says no and I bring him in the bathroom and sit him on the potty he whines and whines and whines and then he will finally pee. I don't know what to do. Am i forcing him to soon or should I just stick with it?

Whitney - posted on 05/29/2015

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Yes the hard part is I do work but he stays home with his dad during he say, it's just hard not being home with him all the time

Floria - posted on 05/28/2015

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When I trained my son I started him out on a potty chair and at first I would push his penis down so he wouldn't pee everywhere. Later on he did it. When he was tall enough and coordinated enough to keep his balance he used a stepping stool to go in the big potty. That might be an option.

You didn't say if you work and he is at a sitter or not. That can slow things down too.

Floria - posted on 05/27/2015

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Hi Whitney, I am currently potty training my Granddaughter but it was rough going as well. I started when she was about 1 yr old with saying things like "You are poo pooing" when it was obvious that is what she was doing. No it wasn't easy to figure out her body language but eventually I did. Not sure if you have been doing that or not. Doesn't matter though. You can start now. After having her in Pull Ups, or equivalent, and it being a hit and miss kind of thing, I started to set a timer for every 10 or 15 minutes. I made a big deal out of it with yelling "Yay! You pee peed in the potty! You did such a great job!" and so on. Then about a month ago I stopped with the Pull Ups during waking hours (nap time and bed time only) and put 'Big Girl Panties" on her. It worked on the first day! She peed in her panties, ran down the hall to go potty. She is going to be 2 yrs old next month and is pretty much trained with an accident here and there. You need to use YOUR body language to let him know when his does have an accident that it is wrong. Not in a bad way. I am sure he already knows when he does something he isn't supposed to do he can look at you and see in your facial expression he did wrong. Use that! Little boys are harder to train, my son was. Use the timer. If he uses the potty set it for 15 minutes, if not do it for 10. If he has an accident before the 10 minutes is up set it for every 5 minutes. If you are following my process here you will see that I am to one who started telling her she needed to go. I know it is frustrating but you can do this without losing your sanity if you take it out of his hands and put it in yours for the time being. Don't be surprised if he sits on the potty and does not do anything then 2 minutes after he gets off the potty he does it in his pants. Just go ahead and mentally prepare yourself that it is going to happen then be pleasantly surprised when it doesn't. You Can Do This!

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