Going from Diapers to the Pottie.

Julia - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My son is just over two years old. He is constantly running around naked and taking his diapers off. I am not sure where to go with the whole pottie thing, as he knows what a pottie is and what it does, but never wants to go on it. He thinks its more fun to pee on the floor. When I tell him that we don't pee on the floor he laughs. LOL. So my question is how do I get a little boy to pee on the pottie and understand that the pottie is where pee goes?


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Kali - posted on 01/08/2010




I agree with the other posts - make it fun for him. Turn it into a game and give him a reward. I have two girls; my older one took about a month to fully potty train, my younger one took only days and the only incentive I had to use was stickers and small rewards. I got out a calendar and every time they used the toilet they got to put a sticker up on the calendar and if they got at least 3 stickers everyday they'd get to pick whatever game in the house they wanted to play that weekend or could make up a game if they wanted to and if they managed to stay dry the entire day they got an extra dessert after dinner. Although after nearly three years of being potty trained my 5 year old is having some issues with staying dry when she's not at school but my 4 year old never has an accident (she doesn't even wet the bed).

Donna - posted on 01/07/2010




I had the same problem with my son. I put an undies on him whenever he took off his nappy. He didn't like the feel of the undies being wet and after a week or 2 started asking to go potty of his own accord and after 2 months was fully trained. I hope this is of some help to you.

Amber - posted on 01/07/2010




put cheerios in the potty and have him aim at them. It's a fun game for him to play and you won't have to scrub the floors every day

K.C. - posted on 01/05/2010




I don't know if this helps but it worked perfectly with my lil girl. We bought a super dopper musical putty. It was from Fisher Price and looked just like a real toilet, with flush, pretend toilet roll etc. It sensed when your child had done there business and sang songs about it. It was pretty neat. Anyway, we bought it and put it in the loungeroom and didn't say a thing to her. She played with it at first and later asked me if it was a toilet. I gave her an unexcited answer. I payed no attn whatsoever to her or the toilet. On the second day she asked if she could do a wee in it. When she did and I jumped up and down, hugged her, jkissed her and made a huge deal about it. After that she always used it. After a week I moved it next to the big toilet. She has just turned 3 and is fully toilet trained with no help from me really... :) Good luck with whatever you try...

Valerie - posted on 01/04/2010




find a small reward that he will like and let him know that when he goes on the potty that he will get one and give one each time for a few days...m&m, mini cookie, whatever it takes...and he is just over two so might not be ready...get some books from the libary about potty training...reward him for just sitting on the chair...i put a potty in the living room and the bathroom at first to keep it visible...good luck

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