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Potty Training My 22 Month Old Boy

I have started potty training my son who will be 2 in July. He is pretty good about going poo everyday in the potty, now we are working on pee, which is hit and miss. Any tips? Success stories? Do and don'ts? Or just funny stories. I could use a laugh!

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This worked for me and other mom's I know. Let him run around with no pants on. Nothing on the bottom, totally naked. Luckily it's getting warm so you can let him do this outside.

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Ok - I have heard about the letting him run around with no pants on, and then when they stop, you hold a bucket or something in front of them so they can see the pee come out, that would be step 1. Now I have wall to wall carpet so this idea is freaking me out. Once they understand that when they have the urge to pee, this is what happens, you are supposed to either bring them to the potty or bring the potty to them so they now know where the pee should go. If you are doing this with a toilet, then you can only bring him to the toilet.

If you want them to go standing up, then just remember that when you use public restrooms, they probably won't be able to reach and that might be an issue. I was told that I should start teaching to pee sitting down until he's tall enough to use the public restrooms....

I have not started this yet, as my little man just turned 1, but this is the advice that was passed on to me, I hope this helps! Good luck and congrats on getting one step closer to no more diapers!


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Dear Dear B.;
I am a mom of 4 grown children - well, almost grown - eldest is 25 and in law school; youngest is awesome and in high school; the middle two are a son, 22, and a police officer; and the other, a daughter, 18, and heading to college in a few months. Here's a good laugh. When Mr. Lawschool was 22 months old, his father and I ran around the house dancing and singing: My son wants to potty all the time, potty all the time ... yayyyyyyyyy potty. Mr. Lawschool looked at us and said "potty is not a word. I can use the westwoom.

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I suggest you to place few cheerios in the toilet to see if he can aim it. It works for my nephew.

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Hi B.,
If you go to www.pull-ups.com you can request a free potty training DVD. I would imagine that they would have some good advice. GOOD LUCK!!!!

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