how can i get a 3 1/2 boy to use toilet for no 2 hates sitting on toilet but fine to stand and wee

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Fysh - posted on 06/09/2009

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My personal opinion is that toilet training shouldn't be rushed. 3.5years for a boy I consider a bit early for poo training. I said to my boy (now 6) that he had the choice of sitting on the toilet (I would read a story or sing) or putting a nappy on for poo. I made it clear to him that I genuinely didn't mind which option he chose. For a while he asked for a nappy to poo but as he got a bit older he started asking for the toilet and I don't remember ever having acidents with him because HE was motivated to toilet train.

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even though it ws a long time since i had this problem but i used to sit my son & daughter on the pottie with a book that they really liked but also sat behind them to read it with them then when the deed happened there was big celebrations. Even try on the main loo with training seat maybe. Good luck and dont give up

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Malaika - posted on 06/15/2009

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my daughter begins to use the pottie last week (2'5 years), she herself ask to go on the pottie, but only when she has the urine. Her father bring her a big present. now we are waiting for her to go to the pottie not only for the urine but also for.................. and that is difficult, you see we don't give up

Heather - posted on 06/12/2009

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I haven't checked it out yet myself because my kids are 16yrs, 8yrs & 4 months, but have you looked at the "Potty Project" on the Huggies Pull-Ups website? They probably have some good advice. (also mine are all girls so I never had the standing problem)

Keyla - posted on 06/11/2009

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We started potty-training my son at 2 1/2. I tried to do the "potty training in 1 day" and it failed miserably. However, we did show him a potty-training DVD which he liked and he wanted to sit on the potty while he watched it. Then, every time he peed or pooped somewhere other than the potty, we would tell him that should be done in the potty. After about 1 month, he started to get the hang of it. After another month, he was pretty good. He took a little longer with pooping, but now he barely ever makes a mistake--including a recent plane trip.

Tonya - posted on 06/11/2009

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i had the same problem with my son when he was that age. i would just sit in the bathroom and talk to him or sind songs. take his mind off the fact that he is on the potty and should be using it. that usually worked to relax him enough to be able to go.

Victoria - posted on 06/11/2009

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We found (and I don't recall where--Walmart...Target...???) a pottytrainer that was shaped like a tiny toilet. There was a handle that would make a soft flushing sound everytime it was pushed down (as opposed to the noisy real one), and a roll of "toilet paper" that played music when spun around. When the seat was lifted it would remind the child to put the seat down when done. But that was about 3 years ago.



We started by setting it out as a "toy" and my little guy would pretend (fully clothed) to sit and go potty. No stressers, no push, no rush. Then we moved it into the bathroom and he would sit on it whenever he was in there...watching me fix my hair or brushing his teeth. Eventually he'd go in whenever dad was going potty (modeling here...mom just doesn't have the tools, ya know). He'd mimick daddy using the toilet paper, flushing, AND putting down the seat! Potty training was easy with that gadget (sorry I can't recall who made it or where I snagged it from!)

User - posted on 06/11/2009

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thanks for this have tried on the loo with traing seat did not like that either but thanks for the advice

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