I'm having trouble potty training my son. (The husband want help). ANy sugestions?

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Marci - posted on 01/02/2009

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When we trained my son. We tried to make going potty fun. For example, instead of going potty in the little potty training chair we made that his step stool so he could reach the big chair. Also when he was done we would say bye bye to the pee or poop and then he would get to flush it!! I know it sounds crazy but it worked!! Also we never did this but I have heard of people putting a cherio or froot loop in the toilet water and tell him to aim!! (Of course this would only work with boys!!)

Angela - posted on 01/01/2009

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We taught our son to sit on the toilet facing the tank - sort of straddling it. This way he can get on and off on his own, and there is little mess.

Wanda - posted on 01/01/2009

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Hi Lakeesha,
I started training my son by simply putting underwear on him and I'd tell him, "Tell me when you have to PeePee" of course there were accidents, but you just have to keep working with him. I also try to take him at least every hour or hour and a half especially after he has had a lot to drink. And as far as with the pooping he would ease away from everyone and would do his business and I would just tell him he is now a big boy and he has to use the potty. Chandler is a month younger than your son and he does use the potty to poop and pee pee, but he is still having his days that he has accidents. He will eventually get it I know it is a task, but trust me he is gonna get it. I do encourage pull ups especially for trips to the grocery store and bedtime.

Karrie - posted on 01/01/2009

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I really don't think you can until they're ready unless you have lots and lots of patience. My oldest wasn't until he was 3 years 3 months. A few months before then, we sent him to daycare in underwear everyday (at the suggestion of his teacher) and no luck; he had accident after accident. Then a few months later- he stayed dry in his pullup for a few days in a row and it was official. He seemed 'ready' early- he would pee at 18 months when he was sat on potty and continued to do so but only when we asked and reminded him. So I really don't think you can until they want to. Good luck, I remember how frustrating that is- my oldest is a very bright child and we just couldn't understand why he wouldn't do it.

Keri - posted on 01/01/2009

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Do you think your son is ready to potty train? Is he showing interest in the going to the potty? There are a lot of videos and such out there that you and your son can watch together. That may help. Let him sit on the potty while watching the video! :-)

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