potty training

Shari - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son has no interest in using the potty, what can i do to get him interested in trying to use it?

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Elizabeth - posted on 03/30/2010

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How old is he? Boys are harder to train and I don't have any but my cousin can tell ya some good tips! Like, bubbles in the water, slowing introduce the potty and just put him on there, even when he is just sitting there praise him for doing so. make a game out of it if you need to...When you go potty have him in there and praise yourself but DON'T PUSH it too hard... Children potty train when they are ready and the girls doctor told me that by pushing a child it can actually have set backs. Like your child not making it and hiding a wet pull up or diaper cause they don't want to disappoint.

Just take it one day at a time and try different things,Put on a pair of big boy undies and tell him he needs to go potty. Yes, he will probably pee in them but it is a learning experience for him and you! he needs to know and feel what he really can't in a pull-up or diapers

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Elizabeth - posted on 03/31/2010

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okay. If he will sit on the potty in his clothes have him do that... He is getting comfortable around the chair. After his bath or shower dry him off and let him run free for a bit... Silly I know I am only talking a few minutes maybe while you get his clothes. sit by his chair and when you call him over to get dressed place him on the potty...But get him dressed! Start with socks! He will be to distracted to think twice about it

Shari - posted on 03/30/2010

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He is just over 2. He will sit on it with his clothes on but when I try to sit him on it without any he throws a fit. I thought about trying the cheerios thing but I have heard horror stories about it. My daughter wasn't this hard so I am kinda lost but she is also going on 11 now so it's been quite a while since I have to do this

Lady - posted on 03/30/2010

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He is still quite young, you may need to give him a little more time, check out the potty training tips at the top of toddler home page for more suggestions. Good luck.

Cathy - posted on 03/29/2010

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i just heard about a video with elmo that teaches the steps to go potty my girl loves elmo and i know she would watch it just for elmo maybe that could be the start to something more

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