Potty training Boys

Jennifer - posted on 09/25/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am having a hard time getting my son to consistently poop on the toilet. He pees fine, and I know he understands the concept, so why isn't he doing it? He doesn't seem at all afraid of the toilet. I am so confused and need advice!

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Tina - posted on 09/30/2010

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my son is 2 and poopin on the toliet fine but he pees some times how he started pooping he poops once a day and i just ask him if he has to poop aroung 4 and 5 cause betweew those times is when he poops every day

Kristen - posted on 09/29/2010

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Ladies I just went through this. My son just turned 3. He starting peeing in the potty but did not want to go poopie. He knew the concept but just didn't want to go. When he was in pre-school I talked to the teacher and she said a lot of kids have a problems with it. She thinks sometimes they are scared when it splashes up on their backsides. I am now a stay at home Mom (my husband is in the Army) and worked with my son all day everyday. I took away the diapers and put him in underwear. I told them they were Daddy's Underwear and we could not peepee or poopie in them because then we have to throw them away. I also told him that the Army Men peepee and poopie in the potty and he has to be a big boy like the Army Men. It just clicked. I will have you know he is fully potty trained in 2 weeks. When he stayed dry all day, he would just a surprise. He thought it was the greatest thing. Then after a few days he stopped asking for the surprises. We ake it a big deal when he uses the potty. We do the peepee and poopie dance and high-five and tell him over and over what a big boy he is and how proud we are of him. In the beginning when he would have an accident (only had 2) I would ask him why he poopied or peepeed in his pants and that big boys dont do that. I wouldn't yell or put him down just tell him big boys don't do that and he has to be a big boy. It worked for him! Good Luck

Uk_cananny - posted on 09/29/2010

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Hey Jennifer, dont push him too hard it will all back fire and quite possibily make him fear the toilet! Try a chart, every time he goes poop he gets a small gift from the dollar store, all ready wrapped placed on the table just waiting for him to open.! I have used this method and it worked

Sairis - posted on 09/27/2010

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I had the same problem with my son, I was able to fully potty train in by 4. He just did not want to poop. So I spoke to a therapist in his day care and we came up with the reward method. We put a chart on the refrigerator and everthing he pooped we added a sticker, If he got 10 stickers he would get a small toy. Eventually we lowered the amount of stickers until we finally just eliminated the reward program. It really worked. But keep in mind every kid is an individual.

Jamie - posted on 09/27/2010

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I got my son to potty train in 9 days with only two accidents. but all kids are different. the first thing is to put him in underwear. To put him in pull ups is just putting him one diaper to the next. Let him feel what it feels like to pee his undies. the next step I took was every 20 minutes for the first two days I stuck him on the potty to atleast try to use the potty. I gave him a prize for the first two days of going. but after the first couple of days stopped the prizes didnt want him to think he got one evrytime and rebel when he didnt get one! But for the following days I put him on every half hour until he started telling me he had to go Good Luck!!

Bree - posted on 09/26/2010

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my son's 2 1/2 & i can't get him too even pee on the potty, he's done it a few times but its not consistent, are there any tricks that i can use too get him to start peeing on the potty more often?

Jamie - posted on 09/26/2010

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my son all ways peed on the toliet but had the issue with poopin! at that point I would let him sit in his poopie underwear for about two minutes after he did it to get the feeling of not liking it and after about two days of doing this he started to use the pottty more! Not every kid learns as fast... but if you see your little one ready to go poop try to rush them to the potty. I also had an extra potty in the living room for this purpose just until he got used to it. But what i did notice was the first couple days getting used to the potty for poop he got a little constapated! Good luck!

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