potty train a boy

Malinda - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I've started to potty train my 18mth old boy yesterday. It seemed like he had warm pee in his diaper every time and I missed the boat. I got a little squirt out of him yesterday when I put is hand in a bowl of luke warm water. Today I told my husband when he's home from work he needs to show him every time he has to pee. Today daddy showed him twice how to go sitting down. His diaper was dry. So I sat there w/ him for 30 mins and nothing. So I blew some cold air on him cause I was getting impatient. I got a little squirt of pee out of him. But I knew he had more cause his diaper was dry but he wouldn't keep going. I take him to the potty every 30mins to an hr. I give him a potty book and an M&M for a reward. What else can I do? How long should I sit there w/ him every time? Any tricks or advice please.

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Julie - posted on 10/17/2009

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I am a mom of twin boys and we started when they turned two, because they were showing me that same signs. I tried sitting with them until they went and it got frustrating for all of us. So I backed off and started just putting them on when they get up from nap or bed and after meal time or when they just drank. We only sit 5-10minute, we read a book, if nothing we try again in 20-30 min. from the time we get up. It seems to be helping, but we are still not trained. GOOD LUCK!

Tiffany - posted on 10/16/2009

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i just got threw this obstacle. my son just turned 3 and is now completely potty trained. he still as accidents on occation but its usually when were not home. if you can frind a potty chair sticker chart of somthing he really likes.. eg. elmo, spongbob. be very rewarding when it happens give him lots of encourgment. my son really likes stickers so he would always get on of his chart and on him hand. and when i got the rountain of when he had to go i always asked.and even if he said no.i took him anyway.sit there untill he goes..and when he starts to get the concept of not going in the diaper you can get the cute little underware!!!!

Adele - posted on 10/16/2009

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Hi there. boys take a bit longer than girls ask me. start training him in the summer and outside let him wee on the plants and flowers so that he can see and hear it. let him walk naked outside aswell. 18 mths is a bit young unless he showed you or told you that he wanted his nappy changed. don't rush him he will do it when he feels right. Remember to take your time to potty train him at night that takes time.

Maureen - posted on 10/16/2009

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My son was over three before he wanted to use the potty. He let me know by waking up dry and then I would wait about 10 minutes before I put him on the potty. His sister didn't get potty trained until she was 3.5. He will let you know when he wants to sit on the potty otherwise you will just be frustrated.

Cathie - posted on 10/15/2009

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My boy trained himself ! I let him go nappy free every time we were in the garden, He was facinated at his wee, got used to the sensation so then he would say "wee coming" and I would rush him off to the toilet, soon he waould say wee coming and rush off himslef.
there were a few incidents of poos in the garden but telling him wees are ok, but poos must go in the loo didn't take long at all. I was lucky he was a summer baby so between 12 - 15 months he was in the garden and getting used to the loo. depends on how freee you are with the idea.

Christy - posted on 10/15/2009

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I think he may be too young.....boys are 10 times harder to potty train than girls. My son is 27 months old and I have been trying for 3 months. It is difficult. Don't rush him, when he is ready, he will be ready.

Paula - posted on 10/15/2009

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my son was two when he started but he showed me when he wanted to start maybe your son isn't ready for potty training yet but if you want to go ahead with it don't have him in a diaper, put him in pants he will have plenty of accidents at first but he will learn

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