Anyone have any potty training advice?

Marlyn - posted on 09/11/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My boy is gonna be 3 next month, and he still has pretty much no interest in using the potty. I was hoping he's have the potty down before Eva was born, but, nope. So, anyone have any ideas.

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Melissa - posted on 09/13/2009

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We tried the hole pull up thing with my son and it didn't work very well. He wouldn't go in the potty and he wouldn't tell me when he had to go but he didn't like wearing the diapers or pull ups. I just took the pull ups away one day and put big boy underpants on him with the plastic underpants so he wouldn't make as big of a mess when he had an accident. He hated the plastic underpants and we only had to ware them a couple of days before it clicked and he didn't need them any longer. I did a LOT of laundry for a couple of days but it was worth it.

Emeline - posted on 09/13/2009

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were having a hard time with it as well our daugther is 3 and a half sits on the toilet alltime and on the potty chair went twice on the toilet and once on the potty but wont go again .so i need help too

Kelly - posted on 09/12/2009

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Google 3-day potty training. I found an e-book that worked like a champ. It was $20, but worth EVERY penny. My daughter turned 3 in June and was like your son, no interest. The first 2 days were hard and frustrating, (mostly for me) but day 3 it clicked and we never looked back. If I had known it would be that easy, I wouldn't have waited. She even sleeps through the night, no diapers or pull-ups. I think the author is Lara Jensen....... It really does work! Good luck with whatever you decide to do :-)

Marlyn - posted on 09/12/2009

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I'll keep all of these ideas in mind, so thank you to all of you. I have tried several things, and have been trying on and off for the last year now. It's been kind of stressful. He won't even tell me the truth half the time if I ask him "Did you poo in your diaper". Very frustrating.

Angela - posted on 09/12/2009

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I had the little portable potty and would put my son on it in front of the TV w/ sponge bob or something on and give him either a popcicle or a sucker and tell him he had sit there to eat it, if he got up I took the treat away. He got it soon enough and it also worked when I put him on the big potty to get him to sit to poop.

Jennifer - posted on 09/12/2009

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I had wrote this advice for someone with a little girl, however boys are pretty much the same way at first, because they sit on the potty. I have a daughter and we started fairly early (about 12 months) with potty training just to familiarize her with the concept. Before we even bought a potty, I started emphasizing when she had a clean diaper and when she didn't. When she did poop, I would say "You have poopy in her diaper" and same for urine. and made her familiar with the difference between the two. I would also have her come in the bathroom with me and watch mommy go potty. And pointed out that the toilet was a "potty" for pee and poopy. Soon, she became good with the words and was able to tell me what was in her diaper. I tried to show her and said "eww and yucky" in a cute voice when we changed her diaper to make her want to have clean diapers on. Few weeks later, she started coming to me and tugged on her dirty diaper, telling me she was uncomfortable. Then we brought the potty home. Put it next to the adult potty and showed her they were the same but hers was little girl sized. The best way to do it is take an entire day and dedicate it to the potty. Take off her diaper in the morning and sit her on the potty. Have breakfast on the potty, drink, everything. Play games, patty-cake, anything. Give her breaks in between to run around and burn off energy. But go right back to the potty and when and if she does anything in the potty, make it the biggest celebration ever! Embrace it and say wow you did peepee! good jobbbb!! Not everyone wants to spend time with their child on the potty for a whole day but it really helps. I picked a day when both me and my fiance were home. So we would take turns sitting with her.

Jeannelle - posted on 09/12/2009

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When our daughter was born our son was just 2. We got pullups and just started taking him into the restroom every hour. Pretty soon he was telling us he had to go.

Lady - posted on 09/12/2009

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i'm a mum of four - 11 8 3 and 5months - and also worrked in plenty nurseries and always found the best way to potty train was to introduse the potty first as a sort of toy, get one that is like a chair and just have it hanging around in the lounge or wherever he plays. after a while after each nappy change encourage him to sit on it with out his nappy. talk about what he needs to do but in a fun and unstressful way - there are some good books on the subject - but he will not do it until he is ready and the most important thing is to not to get stressed or worried - they all do it in the end and you wonder what all the fuss was about!

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