J.W. asks from De Graff, OH on January 06, 2007
Potty Training - De Graff,OH
My son will be two.. and I think he is at the age, where potty training should start.. and i've tried it.. he does good to a certian point.. But How do i get him to want to do it without me making him do it!??
So What Happened?™
Nothing has happened so far.. haven't had the chance to really try anything out yet.. but for the first time yesterday he told me he had to "poop" i let him sit for 20 min.. he didn't do anything.. then not even 30 min later.. "He left me a surprise in his diaper!" lol.. he does good when he wants.. I'm trying not to push him.. but i have someone who is telling me i should be doing it.. and telling him he's a baby cuz he still wears diapers.. its not that i get frustrated with him.. its everyone telling me when to do things with him!
H.S. answers from Cincinnati on January 11, 2007
You can't. He will do it when he is ready, not before. Boys are slower to potty train, too. My two older sons were well over three before they were really potty trained. Give it time. He won't poo his pants forever, even if it seems that way.
M.M. answers from Cincinnati on January 08, 2007
My son is 3 and 1/2 and we still remind him from time to time to go. Children are just that way - they get caught up in all the fun and forget. I work at a childcare/learning center and please know that we don't even begin to let them make that decision before the age of 3. We take them potty every 2 hours at minimum, except when napping. The schedule seems to be upon arrival, after morning snack 9:00 ish, before lunch 11:00ish, after lunch or maybe closer to 12:00 as they go down for nap around 12:30 - with pullup at this time, after nap, and again around 4:00. This is just to give you the jest of how we do things in the toddler room. Obviously, not every day is this way and if the child goes more often, we take them more often. I say for home purposes, take him 30 minutes after drinking fluids and 45 to 55 minutes after eating. It worked for all of my younger sisters. Also, for my son I bought a large gift bag and filled it full of goodies that he wanted. (toys, tattoos, mostly from the dollar store) Make a sticker chart for pottying and pooping. Maybe he gets a goodie for getting 3 stickers a day for pottying or maybe for staying dry all day... progress to staying dry all week as he gets it. Maybe he gets a BIG sticker for pooping in the potty! Praise him, praise him, Praise him! It works! I hope this helps! Good luck!
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L.W. answers from Columbus on January 12, 2007
make a game out of it. a friend of mine has a little boy and she got him to potty using cherrios. put the cherrios in the potty and have him sink them. ans since you are just starting give him time he will start going soon
S.K. answers from Lima on January 10, 2007
I think I should give you the same advice my mom gave me when I potty trained my 3 year old daughter. She told me two different things:
1. get a jar and set it beside the potty chair and everytime they go potty let them put some money in the jar. And then at the end of the week let them go and spend the money on something they want.
2. she also told me to use a sticker chart. get different colored stickers (i used colored smiley faces) each sticker is worth something diffent.
I hope this helps.
S.P. answers from Cleveland on January 09, 2007
As far as I've ever heard 2 is a good age to take the potty out and start trying w/him but I've got to tell you from my own experience and anyone else I know who has boys, well, and girls too most kids don't really get trained till they are 3. So don't worry and just keep doing what you're doing.
A.M. answers from Steubenville on January 10, 2007
When I potty trained my son it was much harder than with my daughter... I ended up putting a poster board on the bathroom door and every time he went potty he got to put a sticker on the board. When he went in by himself he got 2 stickers- sometimes even if he didn't actually "go". I found that sticking to a very set schedule, I actually used a timer, really helped him alot. We tried and stopped several times until we started the stickers and timer, then it only took him a few months to get the hang of it.
Also make sure he isn't afraid of the potty.
T.M. answers from Columbus on January 09, 2007
I'm not sure if this would be close for you but the public library on Hard Rd is haing a class on potty training this Thursday. If not maybe you could call your library and ask if they are having a class like this.
January 11, 2007 Parenting 101
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Northwest Library - Meeting Room
A.H. answers from Cleveland on January 12, 2007
you could take himto the store and tell him "big boys wear cool underwear" and show him. then tell him he gets to pick out a pear for when he is ready. im sure since he picked the out he's gonna want to wear them.
K.I. answers from Cincinnati on January 09, 2007
He may simply not be ready yet. Don't push or make a big deal of it. It happens like turning on a switch, suddenly. You can try some incentive of something he wants to "bribe" him a bit, but other than that maybe he just needs a little more time.