how do i potty train my 2 year old son?

Jasmine - posted on 06/24/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




okay my son is 2 years old he pulls his diaper off constantly and he tells me he used the bathroom but after he already did it i try to tell him to tell me before so he can use the rest room but it just seems to not work i don know what to do?


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/24/2011




It just takes alot of time and a lot of patience. If you can let him run nude and pee and poop without a diaper on,,,...that is if you have wood floors or anything but carpet, it does help them learn quicker. Even getting some regular underwear to wear. But, it takes a long time. Be patient, You are looking at a good solid 3-6 months of training....and that is IF he is really ready. Get a potty seat just for him to.

Neva - posted on 06/24/2011




It sounds like your 2 year old is telling you he's ready to be potty trained. He is recognizing the fact that he needs to go and that he doesn't like wet/dirty drawers. I would praise him for telling you. Once children start expressing an interest in the potty, it takes an average of 6 months before they perfect the technique. If they are shamed, scolded, etc. for accidents, it will take longer. Take advantage of the natural workings of the body. If he wakes up dry in the morning, or after a nap, then take him and put him on the potty. Don't force him to stay there, but if he sits, then read to him, sing songs, etc. If he goes on the potty, then really praise him, do the little happy dance, etc. If he gets up and goes in his pants right afterwards, just say, oops, next time we'll go on the potty. Also have him sit on the potty after meal times, and anytime he's eaten or had a lot to drink. He'll eventually be having more successes than accidents, especially if he's not pressured. I also like to use regular cotton training pants instead of pull-ups or diapers when you are training. Yes, it is a little more messy for you with accidents, but the feeling of being wet is much more pronounced in them, you can also point out that he's wearing big boy pants. Pull-ups feel more like a diaper and the feeling of being wet is just what they've been used to. Just be patient and encouraging and your little guy will get the hang of it.

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