WHATS THE EASIEST WAY 2 POTTYTRAIN MY SON WILL BE 1 THIS MNTH & CRYs EVERYTIME I PUT HIM ON POT

BRITTANY - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 155 moms have responded )

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EVERYTIME I PUT HIM ON POTTY HE CRYS LIKE IM KILLING HIM..I PUT HIM ON WHEN I GO AND HE JUST CRYs CRYs CRYs...WHAT SHOULD I DO

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Jessica - posted on 09/07/2009

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There is a synapse in the brain that has to develop before a child can potty train fully. If this hasn't developed then he wont' be able to do it.
I know that it sounds like right now he is just scared of something new. Did you try a smaller potty chair and just let it be something he is around and can get familiar with.
He may just be too young yet to start potty training.

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I think it's too soon, and trying before the child is ready is just going to frustrate both of you and make it more difficult. I know some children are ready sooner than others, but it sounds like you want him to be trained by the time he's 2 for some reason, and aren't taking into consideration his readiness. Here are some readiness signs from http://baby.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Potty_Tr...
" 1. He is curious about his bodily functions and likes to talk about them.
2. He wants to watch you use the potty.
3. He immediately comes to you after he's soiled his diaper.
4. He can stay dry all night and for several hours during the day.
5. He is fascinated with "big boy underwear".

If your little boy shows any of these signs, he may be ready to begin potty training. Potty training occurs on the average at around two and a half years of age. Some children begin potty training as early as eighteen months, while others may wait until they are three years or more."

Keri - posted on 09/04/2009

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he is not ready yet. give hime some time, let him watch his daddy go then introduce him to it in a new way. let him make the first move, he will tell u when he is ready to start. give him time.

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Kathy - posted on 09/28/2009

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I have to say..my son was almost 4 before he was potty trained. It takes boys much long to train completely...in more than one way...lol! I think it may be to early to train him. Whenever he is ready you will know for sure! Give him some time!

Rachael - posted on 09/12/2009

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He's pretty young to start potty training. If he's crying that bad when you are putting him on the potty, my best advice is to do what I did, put the potty up for a few months and try again later. My son is 23 months old and we are just starting potty training.

Jasmine - posted on 09/12/2009

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i woundn't push him to use it, it will take longer. you u don't have a child potty that sits on the floor i would suggest getting one that ahs a lid on it and just let him get use to is and sitting on it so he gets use to it. don't have him take his pants off just have him sit on it. then slowly get him to get use to it.

Jasmine - posted on 09/12/2009

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i woundn't push him to use it, it will take longer. you u don't have a child potty that sits on the floor i would suggest getting one that ahs a lid on it and just let him get use to is and sitting on it so he gets use to it. don't have him take his pants off just have him sit on it. then slowly get him to get use to it.

Caroline Frances - posted on 09/11/2009

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I think he is to young to be potty trained. I personally didnt train any of mine until they were at least 2.

Anne - posted on 09/11/2009

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you can get little plastic uranals that clip onto th toilet and when he has done a wee he just flips the uranal over into the bowl and flushes the toilet which cleans the uranal. worked well for my boy we got it from a market

Chandra "Faye" - posted on 09/11/2009

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1 years old may be to young but it really depends on the child. My son was potty trained before he was 2 but we read "his" signs. He didnt like being wet or poopy. So when we noticed he would take off his diaper after he peed or pooped, we knew it was time. DO NOT USE PULL-UPS if you're able to avoid it. Its the same as a diaper only easier for you. KMart still sell rubber pants to go over underwear.Take lots of extra clothes when going in public and dont get frustrated. Also wake him up in the middle of the night to go potty. Believe it or not but my son is 25 months and very rarely wets the bed. We get him up in the middle of the night. GOOD LUCK!

Maggie - posted on 09/11/2009

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if he's that upset you should take a break for a while (a few weeks!). Since he's only 1 he just might not be ready, even if you are. Maybe you could let him check the potty out for a while and then let him sit on it clothed to get comfortable with it. If it's making him that upset then no one is going to benefit from it. He'll be scared of the potty and you'll be frustrated. I suggest a break! Maybe a 6 month one!!

Dionne - posted on 09/11/2009

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i dont think he is ready with my oldest two who are five and two almost three i waited until there second birthday and then i got the seat that fits over the seat we used and took it from there but like most post said boys are a little harder but he will get it good luck.

Shaneka - posted on 09/11/2009

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I potty trained both my boys at the age of one. The thing that worked well with me was letting them go into the bathroom with my nephew. They liked the fact that they could stand up and pee in the water. Maybe that is what you need to try first, find a male that you trust and just let him watch what to do.

Rose-Marie - posted on 09/11/2009

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Look here Britt. My daughter is two yrs and2 mnths and still not potty trained as yet. He is too young to understand. Help him to do it gradually.I have to work so i have little time.Just be patient with him. he will learn.If u push him he will think he is worthless and become shy. let it be a play experience.k!

Rose-Marie - posted on 09/11/2009

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Look her Britt. My daughter is two yrs and2 mnths and still not potty trained as yet. He is too young to understand. Help him to do it gradually.I have to work so i have little time.Just be patient with him. he will learn.If u push him he will think he is worthless and become shy. let it be a play experience.k!

Nathesha - posted on 09/11/2009

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It will be like that for the first what u can do is to try sit on it and let him see that nothing will happen to him

It takes time just be patient

Kim - posted on 09/11/2009

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Maybe your son isn't ready. Most kids aren't ready until around 2. There are a few things they say that they should do before you start training. Some of the things are:



Stay dry in their diaper for long periods of time

Be able to tell you that they have to go pee/poop

They are uncomfortable in wet diapers



I found an article in parents magazine and my son only did a couple of the things listed (out of 10-15). I am working with him on things but am definately not pushing the issue.



1 to me, is a little young. Be patient and continue to work with him but don't get discouraged if he is not ready.

Jessica - posted on 09/11/2009

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My docter said dont push them or they will regress, besides 1 is very young for potty training. but when he is ready put cherrios in the potty and tell him to aim for the wholes, it worked great for me with my nephew, and it stops them from peeing all over the place.

Brandy - posted on 09/11/2009

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Sounds to me like he's way too young...I understand you want him trained by 2 - but if he just turned 1, you have a year!! Give him another 3-6 months and try again.

Diana - posted on 09/11/2009

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Quoting BRITTANY:

WHATS THE EASIEST WAY 2 POTTYTRAIN MY SON WILL BE 1 THIS MNTH & CRYs EVERYTIME I PUT HIM ON POT

EVERYTIME I PUT HIM ON POTTY HE CRYS LIKE IM KILLING HIM..I PUT HIM ON WHEN I GO AND HE JUST CRYs CRYs CRYs...WHAT SHOULD I DOi


Instead of puting im the potty, put him to pee inside the tub, it will be more fun. make it a game






Rosie - posted on 09/11/2009

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maybe give him a incentive like a cookie when you place him on it. Make it an enjoyable thing for him. I got my son a football potty at Walmart and he loves football so it was easy for him to adjust to the change. Good luck :)

Kimmi - posted on 09/11/2009

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my son has just turned three...he still wont use the potty. Your son may not be ready. With my girls, we had "potty parties" complete with birthday hats and those blow things. I would give them a small reese cup each time they used the potty successfully. I also made the middle one a sticker book that she could choose stickers for. My son? he doesnt care about any of it. I think boys may be a little tougher than girls. Good luck. I hope mine isnt still wearing papmpers at 12..:)

Linda - posted on 09/11/2009

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Potty training is one of those things that makes me thankful I don't have infants anymore! I do think boys are easier to train than girls (I had both). My son was 2, almost 3 when he was finally trained. The greatest thing about boys is you can let them pee-pee outside. They get really excited about getting to "make their mark" on trees in the yard (just don't let him do it in front of people!). Just take your time and dont' get frustrated. He's not going to do it until he's ready. My son just decided one day that he wanted to wear "big boy pants". I had struggled with him for a year or more. All the other kids his age had already done this but he wouldn't until he was ready and had fully figured it out. He NEVER had an "accident" after that. It was amazing. My pediatrician told me "Don't stress about it. I have yet to meet a man who wet the bed on his honeymoon night. He'll learn eventually."

Guess what? He was right!

Donna - posted on 09/11/2009

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I run a home daycare and I have four children of my own. What I have realized is every child is different. We all want them to be trained at a certain time but in reality we can't always pinpoint when they will be ready. Look for signs. pulling on diaper, pointing to diaper right after they have gone or are going. And of course when they say it, poo poo/pee pee. Just remember to be patient but persistent.

Heather - posted on 09/11/2009

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If he crys, he might not be ready. My Sister's had the dad take thier sons to the potty with them to show them what they needed to do. The boys were over 2 when they were potty trained. Start asking him about every 15 to 20 min if he has to potty, if you want to try this early you have to stick with it and don't give up.

Amber - posted on 09/10/2009

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Hi there:

I have a son and a daughter. My son was older when he was fully potty trained. You may also want to put cheerios in the potty and have him try to aim when he is ready. You may just have to wait a little while longer. Some boys are 3 yrs old when they are done. My son was 2 yrs and 3 months old when he was done. My daughter wasn't quite two yet when she was. Just be patient. It will happen.

Christina - posted on 09/10/2009

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Most children are not ready at that young of age. The child has to be ready too, not just the parent. In most cases, most children are not ready to be potty trained until about 1 1/2 - 2 years old. Don't make it harder than it is or you will get stressed out. Just be patient and he will come around.

Carolina - posted on 09/10/2009

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Well i have twin boys and at first they cried so i stop but when they were 2 i tried again and it was easy. It took a while for them to learn but they did. Maybe you should try to give him a little gift every time he tries and that might make him want to do it more.

April - posted on 09/10/2009

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He is really young to start pushing the "P" word on him. My son started to look interested in it right before he turned two. I was serious about training about a month ago (2yrs, 4mos) and he is completely potty trained. When he is ready, he will learn quickly. You will know when he is ready. If he is screaming, he is not even close to being ready. Give it time. Hang in there...it will come soon.

April - posted on 09/10/2009

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He is really young to start pushing the "P" word on him. My son started to look interested in it right before he turned two. I was serious about training about a month ago (2yrs, 4mos) and he is completely potty trained. When he is ready, he will learn quickly. You will know when he is ready. If he is screaming, he is not even close to being ready. Give it time. Hang in there...it will come soon.

Linda - posted on 09/10/2009

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My son used to go into the bathroom when his dad was in there using it and he wanted to be a big boy like daddy so that is how he ended up being potty trained.

Kari - posted on 09/10/2009

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he is way to young! 2 maybe but probally closer to three. they will let you know when they are ready

Kari - posted on 09/10/2009

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he is way to young! 2 maybe but probally closer to three. they will let you know when they are ready

Brenda - posted on 09/10/2009

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The more you push him, the more he's going to push back...you don't want to discourage him or make the potty an unhappy place...give him another 6 months and maybe try a little potty so it's less intimidating for him

Anna - posted on 09/10/2009

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You will know when he is ready...if he cries like that then he's not ready....give him time...he is still pretty young

Amanda - posted on 09/10/2009

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1 might be a little young, but I have seen it done. Remember, that if you feel frustrated or stressed, he is going to pick up on that and not want to do it. Summertime is the best cause the less clothes he has to take off, the easier it will be. My sister used the Cheerio effect...she threw a few Cheerios in the bowl, and told him to try to "dunk" them. When he did, he got a treat! Cheerios! LOL....just have to find something that will keep his attention, that is fun, and not stress. The best thing for potty training is patience....

Kelli - posted on 09/10/2009

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make it a game - use rewards (lollies, stickers) dont forget lots of laughter to make it fun - good luck!

Mandy - posted on 09/10/2009

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breath and if he freaks out give him time to adjust. DFon't force him if he is screaming or he never will go on. Try bribery I used hersheys kisses with my daughter. also he is kind of young - at that age they are to busy worrying about playing to bother trying to go potty and from what I have heard from other moms BOYS Do take longer to train

Ivona - posted on 09/10/2009

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My son is now 3 years old and he has been potty trained for close to a year now. He is in daycare and when the other boys started to potty train around 2 years old, I thought it was time to train him as well. He didn't seem at all interested in trying for the longest time and the daycare workers urged me to wait so that he wouldn't get discouraged. Basically, my advice is don't push it. My son only took one week to fully potty train, I waited till he was completely ready and excited about learning how to use the potty. We went shopping and bought him all his favorite undies like CARS and curious george ones and he never wanted to put on a diaper since. When I took his diapers away, I took them away for good meaning no diapers at night either. The first day was a bit tough and he did have many accidents but after the first day, he knew that if he didn't go on the toilet he would get himself all wet and hasn't really had any accidents since. Not sure if this will help you, but try not to force the training because it will only discourage him. Also, once you start (when he is ready) do not give in to putting diapers on him, stick to it and he will learn in no time.

Janine - posted on 09/10/2009

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Quoting BRITTANY:

WHATS THE EASIEST WAY 2 POTTYTRAIN MY SON WILL BE 1 THIS MNTH & CRYs EVERYTIME I PUT HIM ON POT

EVERYTIME I PUT HIM ON POTTY HE CRYS LIKE IM KILLING HIM..I PUT HIM ON WHEN I GO AND HE JUST CRYs CRYs CRYs...WHAT SHOULD I DO



Don't force the issue he's not ready my son was 2yrs and 3 months he will do it when he is ready and not before

Jana - posted on 09/10/2009

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Wow one! i think he is a little young to be forcibly training him. Give him time. you cant force it or he could have other problems.

Shelsea - posted on 09/10/2009

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besides being a mom i was also a daycare teacher for 2 year olds. if he cries it means he isnt ready so try not to push him. if you push him too soon he may rebel and he might poop and pee anywhere and everywhere so try and wait until he shows interest.plus its very rare a one year old uses the potty! good luck!

Jessica - posted on 09/10/2009

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you've gotten a lot great suggestions already. Boys are typically harder than girls. You have to make sure he is old enough first, and only you know your son well enough to know if he can handle it. You also have to be comitted. I threw out the diapers, which forced me to stick with it!!



My big secret was fruit loops :) I kept a bowl of fruit loops on the back of the toliet. I threw them in the toliet and told him to try and sink as many as he could!! When his dad was home, he would do it too, which made it a compitition. After starting the fruit loops we didn't have anymore accidents.

Janice - posted on 09/10/2009

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You shouldn't push him on it! He will go when he is ready.. Most parents wont even think about potty traingin until at least the age of two! You will know when he is ready when he shows an intrest in it

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My son just turned 3 and he is now almost fully potty trained. It took so long because I didn't know what to do. He did the same thing your son did...he'll just cry or just sit there and play with the toilet paper. So what I did was start him with learning how to pee standing up...I put him in front of the toilet pull his pants down and and tell him to pee...he enjoyed it a lot more than sitting down. I suggest you put a few cheerios in there and teach him how to shoot at it...it's funny but they learn. Then I moved on to showing him how to poop by just getting rid of diapers/pullups...No diapers unless he's sleeping. I bought underwear with his favorite characters like Diego and Mickey Mouse and I tell him "No kaka on Diego, no kaka on Mickey Mouse." You know just different ways to relate to him and when he does have an accident, "Oh no! you kaka on Diego, oh he's so sad, Oh no." So eventually when he has an accidents, he repeats that "Oh no mommy, I kaka on Diego..." That's just a way for him to start letting you know when he poops. Eventually he's going to start trying to make it to the bathroom before he has an accident. There are many different ways and getting rid of the diaper and buying him cute underwear was what worked for me. But whatever you do, please be patient, don't get mad and don't yell at him.

Annie - posted on 09/10/2009

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They sell these cool little bulls eye's that you place in the toilet and have the boy aim!!! It's like a game, and will probably ease the fear of the potty!!! Hope that helps..They sell these at Target and Babies R Us...

Adriana - posted on 09/10/2009

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Your baby, but must of all his neuro-muscular sistem, won't be ready until he is 30 months old! And my advise is that your baby can be ready, but you must be ready to. If you try pottery training after he is 30 months it could take just a couple of days, and remember NOT TO GET ANGRY with him, I know some times pottery training can be frustrating, but accidents happen, that thats what they are, just accidents!

Karen - posted on 09/10/2009

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Hi, don't even worry about trying to train him now, he still too little. I only started potty training my older child when she was almost two. My younger child turned two in July and I have just recently started training him. Yes, it is frustrating sometimes, but I found if you try it too early it doesn't. Try putting it off until he is at least 20 months. Well good luck all the best. Karen de Beer South Africa

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Wait till he's 2 or 2 1/2 and it'll be much easier. I think he is way too young so it will be too frustrating for you and him

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one is too young. try again when he is older, closer to 18 months or two maybe. it's unrealistic to want him potty trained by 2. what is the rush? let him be a baby for a while longer. if he isn't old enough to pull down his own pants and get himself up on the pot, he's too little to be potty trained.

Queenee - posted on 09/09/2009

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My daughter was two by the time she was finally potty trained. I used pull up horrible choice. My grandmother bought her a potty we took her every 30 minutes to prevent her from using the bathroom on herself. We even tried buying her big girl undies with her favorite characters. The truth is every child is different they train at their own pace.Just be patient. One day I put on the big girl undies and put her down for a nap and forgot to change her into a pull up to my surprise when she woke up and I realized my mistake and went to check her she was completely dry.They do things at their own pace.

User - posted on 09/09/2009

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My son is two yrs old and is not fully potty trained, but he showed me that he was ready. I was ready to put him in the tub and took his diaper off. He peepee a bit on the floor, but he stopped it. I put him in the tub and he let it go. I knew then that he could control the muscle. Some else told me that, if I was comfortable enough to leave his bottom bare and let him run around the house with no pamper on. When I did that, I would tell him every 15 to go to the pot and he would go and sit. I would leave him there for 5 minute and if he didnt go I would let him get up. Now he will pee in the pot on his own. I still cant get him to poop in the pot. LOL If you can, let him go into the bathroom when you are your husband go peepee. That way he can understand what it is that he is suppose to do when he goes to the pot. I think that is what made my son go to the pot so quickly. Tell him what it is your doing. Let him was his hands, Kids love water. That may encourage him to go.

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