i want to potty train my boy but it does'nt seem to work,i need some help


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Ginger - posted on 05/25/2012




Sitting on the toilet backwords works great! That helped my boy a lot. He started sitting down until he was able to realize when he had to go poo, then he figured out how to go standing up. I let him pee in the yard (watch out with that one, once a boy gets to pee outside that is a hard habit to break). My boy loved the potty training watch. You can set it at intervals like faye suggested. It plays a song that reminds them to go sit on the pot. Once my kid agreed to wear underwear he was pretty much set. There were a few accidents, but I didn't make to big of a deal and that helped him learn when he was wet and not to do that again.

Faye - posted on 05/23/2012




1. Set a timer (it acts as an indepenedent reminder) every 10, 15, 20 minutes. You need to decide how long works for you. After about a week move the timer to the next setting. If there is sucess, PRAISE! and hug. If not, praise for trying. Soon you will hear him say, "I am a big kid and don't need that timer."
2. Get rid of the PullUps!
3. Buy big boy underwear!
4. Toss fruit loops or cheerios in the toilet for target practice.
5. Allow him to sit on the toilet backwards. He can hold onto the back of the toilet. Sometimes they are afraid of falling in.
6. Buy a potty chair which sits on the floor. A friend of mine had one which was made of plastic but it "sat" over the toilet with a ladder and hand rails. Her twins loved it. They could climb the ladder, turn around and sit all the while feeling safe. I have not seen one like that in many years. They may not even make it anymore.

User - posted on 05/10/2012




i put scraps of tp in the toilet and play target practice, and he gets a prize when he is done... some of his favorite fruits and veggies... never fails, worked with my oldest son when he was little too

Jennifer - posted on 04/26/2012




I agree, how old is he? My youngest is 2, and i have to make him go to the potty every 10 minutes! After a couple weeks he now tells me... "MOM! I Gotta use the potty!" lol

Paula - posted on 04/26/2012




Potty training is different from child to child. How old is your boy and does he show any interest in potty training?

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