Ok I need help trying to potty train my 2 year old boy...HELP!!!!

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Amber - posted on 07/28/2009

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all of my 3 boys completed at different times, I agree with starting sitting down, but I feel the most helpful thing is consistency, if it is okay with you for him to go in his pants it is okay with him, what I mean by that is take him throughout the day, I do not agree with punishment and potty training then when he thinks potty he thinks punishment not good to get results. Make a huge deal about it when he goes, cheer, sing a song, get creative and good luck.

Teresa - posted on 07/28/2009

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with my son we put a large bowl in the bathroom and had him go in with my husband when he went to the bathroom it worked very well

Avelina - posted on 07/27/2009

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Thanks for all the advice, it really means alot. It is very frustrating because he has gone before but then just stopped. Now I feel like I might need a step by step for the cheerios trick, I dont know how to tell him to use the potty like a big boy. If ya'll could help me out with that, it would be even great.

Jamie - posted on 07/27/2009

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As a mother of 3 boys my advice to you is to wait until he's ready. I was very frustrated with my first, and spent over a year trying to potty train him with no luck. I waited a little longer with my younger 2 boys, and had no problem at all. They were all 3 by the time they were potty trained, but it was a lot easier to just wait until they were ready. You'll know when the time is right.

Christine - posted on 07/27/2009

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instead of the M&M reward, we did a "you get to blow out a birthday candle" reward. that way, no sweets and they really LOVE to blow out candles. also, i've found that 2 year-olds are too young to train without A LOT of accidents. i waited until the kids were 3+ and only experienced ONE accident with the 2nd and TWO accidents with the first. it's WAY too fustrating to deal with that at 2 when you are also battling other care providers and their methods while you're working.

Cheryl - posted on 07/27/2009

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I used fruit loops in the toilet aim for the different colours, and he got a smartie when he went, two when he hit a "target". Made a game out of it and it worked for me.

Polly - posted on 07/27/2009

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This may sound funny but we used a coffee can. Let our son use a coffee can and he was potty trained at 18 months. when it can to setting to do his big job we gave him a toy catalog. This is funny when he went to his grandma's and he wanted to set down on the potty she told him he has to stand and he poop on her foot! Never will forget that one

Louise - posted on 07/26/2009

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need to be ready and all are ready at different times. my son was 2 1/2 and trained in two weeks. takes alot of effort but worth it. make sure you start when you have some free time from work. Once I put him in pants no going back to nappies. sit on toilet every 20 mins. 18 wet pants first 2 days then only 2 after that. increase time between toileting. by second week get him to ask for toilet rather than you take him.

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Boys take forever to train. Both of my boys were not even interested until they turned 3. Then it was quick and easy. I agree w/ the cheerios-toss some into the potty and let him take aim. My boys loved this!! They would giggle non-stop while using the potty. Neither of my boys cared if they were wet/soiled in their diapers-my daughter on the other hand could not stand it and was soooooooooo much easier to potty train. Try the cheerios and give it some time.

Stephanie - posted on 07/25/2009

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Leave his pants off so you can get him to the potty quicker, & put the potty in the room he's in most. Worked great with our son and he's almost 2 too.

Carmen - posted on 07/24/2009

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For what i see you are a single mom and it hard to show him who to go. First show him to go and sit in potty and explain him that when he need to use the bathroom he had to go there and do it. Let him see you and when you don't expected he is do it. the whe he get little older he going to do it by himself. Is going to take time.

Denise - posted on 07/24/2009

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After frustrating myself with my first one I took a more passive approach with my second, they pottie trained at the same time except my second one never had any accidents and neither one of us cried through the process! My advice, back off and don't stress yourself or him out. Unless he has medical issues related to urination he will be completely potty trained in no time!

Holly - posted on 07/24/2009

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the average age to be dry is 3 and a quater so dont worry i tried with my little girl as all my mummy friends were and i felt i had to and she just wasnt ready she got fed up with me keeping on at her checking if she had to go and just went in her knickers almost to rebel so i put her back in nappies and left it then last week she brought me her knickers and asked to wear them so i agreed and she hasnt been in nappies since we had a few accidents but we just carried on and the last 2 days she has had no accidents and tomorrow will be a week in knickers so it was very quick! i was surprised tho as she is able to go between 1 and 2 hrs with out going so no wonder she was annoyed i kept asking every 20 min!!

Tricia - posted on 07/24/2009

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Cheerios in the potty!! Target practice!! Leave a small bowl in the bathroom.

Laura - posted on 07/23/2009

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Bribery works great. It took two weeks, but if he didn't go in his pants he got a happy meal every other day. You can't start potty training until they are ready though.

Vikki - posted on 07/23/2009

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We eventually got our boy to stop weeing in his pants when santa gave him some car pants in his stocking!

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