need ideas for potty training my son

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Beverley - posted on 03/15/2010

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i just had a week off work and let him try,just his pants on he did really well the first day but the next day was terrible so we left it a few more weeks,he was ready then and did really well he was dry more or less (the odd accident) just go for it spend the week at home with lots of praise,dont stress we still used pull ups at nite until he got used to the day time, go at your own pace it really is not a race!! he is 3 now and has been dry nearly a year!! well worth the hassle,,

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Sonia - posted on 03/25/2010

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just after my son turned2 i got him to sit on the potty for however long he was happy with at nappy change times,we read books&watched tv,when he started weeing i would point it out to him&praise him,so he got used to knowing what was happening&it was a good thing to do it on the potty,i put him in pants during the day&when he had an accident i didnt tell him off or anything just took him to the potty to do any more he might of had&cleaned him up,reminding him he needed to be a big boy¬ do it in his pants,he got used to that quite quickly,so progressed to the toilet with one of those kiddy seats,my only problem now is he still wont do #2's except for in his nappy(only has at nap/bed time),im hoping that when ive finished this pack of nappies he will go dry through the night as he only fills his nappy once he has woken,before i get chance to take it off!! lol can anyone give me any tips to get him to do #2's on the toilet-he asks to go&does try,but seems to find it easier standing up with nappy(occasionally pants)!??

JENNIFER - posted on 03/25/2010

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Help!!! I have potted trained my daughter.She will only pee in the potty and will NOT do the #2 she wants a diaper.I have tried to stay strong an not put one on she will hold it for 3 day's and I caved.She likes to go and hide.Anyone out there going threw this? I have 18 yr old and 7 never done this Tori just turned 4 yesterday.

Tovah - posted on 03/18/2010

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I let my son run around without any pants on. Sure, it can be a bit of a mess to clean up, but he soon got the hint when I rushed him to his potty that this was the right thing to do.

And then once he was ready to go standing up, I got a stool, put him on it, and then threw in handful of cheerios in the "adult" potty. I helped him out the first time by showing him what to do, and then it just clicked in for him. He had loads of fun hitting the cheerios!

Good luck! Maybe you're little one isn't ready just yet!!

Tara - posted on 03/18/2010

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My son turned 3 in December and we had tried a few times to get him on the potty but he wasn't ready. We tried again about a month ago and he has not had pee accidents since. He was even pooping on the potty no problem but now he is not pooping on the potty! So that is our new issue. He is even dry at night so his night time pull ups will be gone shortly.
With my son it was once he got the real underwear on he was so proud and wanted to wear them all the time.

Lauren - posted on 03/17/2010

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For us, we used nakey time and my son loved it! Of course, I have hardwood floors throughout the house, so accidents weren't too big of a deal. I knew we had it when he told me he was peeing and when I ran to carry him to the potty, he stopped mid-stream and finished in the potty. I think the nakey time really helped him because he was able to notice that he was peeing and then associate the sight of it with the sensation of it. Every once in a while he has an accident at night. We try not to do any liquids after 5 (his bedtime's at 8) and that's really helped. Also the last thing we do before bed is potty. I would also suggest not using pull-ups because I've heard a lot of kids becoming confused with them. It's ok to pee in my pants at night, but not during the day? Hard for a little guy to grasp. It's frustrating sometimes and every child is different. If he's flipping out, maybe just encourage it every once in a while, but pay attention to his cues, like someone else said. Good luck!

Kim - posted on 03/17/2010

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I used to sit my daughter on a potty when she was watching t.v., it worked a dream and helped her feel comfortable to go potty, then slowly we moved it into the toilet and eventually she used the big toilet. Sometimes it just takes time :)

Mindy - posted on 03/16/2010

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You can also use an older sibling or relative as encouragement! Like your brother uses the potty so if you want to be a big boy thats what you need to do also! The one i used is if you want to go to school you have to use the potty!!!! It worked for me, good luck!

Rebecca - posted on 03/16/2010

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Follow the cues of your child. I found it easier to train in summer so he could pee in the garden. I also used a sticker system. When he uses the toilet he gets a stcker. You can find heaps of potty training certificates and charts on the net. I must say that i am still having trouble with my boy doing poo's. He either does it in his pants or in the garden. So if anyone has any advice to solve this prob please let me know.

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