how do you potty train a boy?? lol

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Annah - posted on 01/23/2010

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Ok, My son started potty training at 22 months. He got it in less than a week. I put him in underwear and a shirt and nothing else. He is now 2 years and 3 1/2 month old. He pees standing up and he sits to pee and poop. I started letting him stand after about a month. I would send him to the potty with dad and that was that. I know a lot of people will tell you to wait until he's 3 but I would start as soon as he's showing signs of wanting to go. I would start by putting him in underwear for a few days and see how he does. If he screams when you put him on the potty try giving him his favorite toy, food, book etc.... Just remember to not push too hard or you just start a power struggle and then you'll never get him to do it. I hope this helps and good luck.

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my little boy is 2 and half he is doing really well with his toilet training he would never go on the potty but i got a seat for the toilet and he sits down on it i let him run around with just a top and undies on it took a few wet undies to get through to him to go to the toilet but he soon lernt also with teaching to pee standing up its easier outside (i know it sounds weird) but i let him stand on the cement and aim onto the grass so he is now wanting to stand using the toilet. hope that helps. p.s number 2's are harder still trying with that lol

Jackie - posted on 01/22/2010

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I know that boys start to potty train around 3 years old. My son just turned 3 and a week later started to use it....We tried every method to push and push my son, but he would never do it. Everyone tells you they will ask when they are ready, its true! When they feel comfortable they will start to tell you. I also know you are no supposed to teach them to pee standing up right away. Teach him to do it sitting down, and to "hold it" down.

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I agree with Jackie, my son wouldn't have anything to do with. He acted scared if the toliet at first. I tryed the rewards, taking stuff away, making him sit down when he used the bathroom on his self. Nothing worked, then one day he just started going on his on. He had maybe 10 accidents in a month. By the 2 month he was wearing underwear all the time. Just be paitent, the time will come.

Jessi - posted on 01/26/2010

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my son also loved sweedish fish. He would get two everytime he went potty. Then i cut it down to one and then none. Eventually he would get one for poop and none for pee. After he was going regularly he got ice cream for dessert if he had no accidents all day and then a prize for a week

Jessi - posted on 01/26/2010

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when my son was between 2 and 2 1/2 He would sit on his little potty seat and watch Clifford every morning as we were getting ready. One day he peed in it and I started taking him to the potty that day. Within 2 days he was not wetting himself. I would take him to the potty about every 30 minutes at first and gradually an hour in between. My son was a very frequent pooper (3-6 BM a day) at that point and I had trouble with that. Eventually he learned to hold it and would only poop in his sleep. As he learned to hold it he pooped less. Watch for signs of squatting, heavy breathing, or hiding, sitting down suddenly, or just stopping in his tracks. My son would breath heavily and sit down in the middle of an activity trying to hold it. If you see signs you make them sit on the potty. After he had the peeing down and the pooping down to a couple times a day I started putting him in underwear. His teacher at daycare helped me and anytime she would see him needing to go (or the times he normally went) she would put him on the potty. He didn't get the pooping down for good until right after his third birthday. I promised him a bicycle if he had no accidents for an entire week straight. He had no accidents for about 3 months and began having accidents occasionally but I just watched him carefully and sent him at the littlest sign. He eventually got it. Just don't push hard until you know they are ready.

Angie - posted on 01/24/2010

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My son is 3 and we are potty training now..what ever you do don't push him cause he will just loose interest..if he wants to stand to pee try puting a couple of cheerios in the toilet and tell him to see if he can sink the cheerios while peeing..

Giovanna - posted on 01/24/2010

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i tried the underwear and wierdly he pee'd on the floor but the underwear wasnt wet lol then he pooped...i was like OMG lol but i put the poop in the toilet and showed him thats where it goes and he tried to reach to get it ha ha ha then i let him flush....hes ok when i put him on the toilet and he knows what he's supposed to do but when i tell him to push he just makes the noise...but yeah i understand it takes time

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