How do I get my son to potty train????? He's almost 3....PLLZZ HELP!!!!

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Deborah - posted on 07/17/2010

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I used a potty for training, it is much easier than asking a child to realise they need to go in enough time to scale the stairs, pull up a stool, put on their seat adapter, then pull down their trousers etc. As they get more confident you can do away with the potty, but personally I found it a lot easier.

Laura never trusted the adapter either she always thought she would fall down the toilet, she prefers to just hold herself on the toilet.

Each child is different, your may not like a potty but may like a seat adapter, or they may be like laura and not like the seat adapter

Deborah - posted on 07/17/2010

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I took the potty in and set it in the living room in front of the tv and tried to encourage Laura to sit on it(with trousers and nappie etc on) later that day I encouraged her to sit on it with trousers down (praise each time) After she was comfortable sitting on the potty the next day we took nappies off and put pants on, I let her run around the house in just her pants encouranging her to sit on the potty as often as I could hoping for an accident at the right time. Once the enevitable "accident" had happened I made a really big deal out of it, jumped around the room, cheered danced, high 5'd, we even phoned up her granny to tell her what a big girl she was, she had a potty chart so we went and put a star on her chart and made a big deal out of that.

When we had to go out I put pull ups on ovr her pants, so that she would still have the feeling of wetting herself but the wee didn't go everywhere.

She caught on really quickly and was dry during days in about a week, I haven't tackled bed time yet because she does wake up int he morning with her nappy soaked through, but she has a potty in her room which she uses sometimes.

Make sure to give him lots of praise, the first time he has an "accident" in the potty bring in dogs cats or phone anyone you can think of, make a big deal out of it so as he catches on what he done that made you so happy.. so he wants to do it again. I done this again the first time she actually went on her own (without me telling her). Laura was so proud of her potty chart and pratically every visitor was brought into the bathroom to see how many she stars she had!

Try not to shout about accidents, they will happen, but I would sit her on the potty and tell her to make sure she goes in time. Remember that they've been going whenever they wanted to their whole life, now you are asking them to know when they need to go, hold onto it, go to a potty, pull their trousers down and do all that in a time limit, praise every time he goes and bite your tongue when he has an accident.

Jonique - posted on 07/16/2010

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If you think he is ready, then it just takes some persistence and patience. Put him on some big boy undies and take him to shoot the "boats" or cheerios every 10-15 min until he gets the hang of it. If he has an older friends, siblings, or counsins that can help to influence him, that helps too.

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