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how to start potty training a 23 month old?

I think he is ready just lacks motivation so any suggestions will be welcomed!

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Asked by Kayla23boys at 12:25 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Put cherios in the toilet, tell him to aim and pee!!! It makes it fun, and also tell him that the smarties on the back of the toilet are for him when he goes pee like a big boy, and poopie!!

    Answer by aidansmyheart at 12:26 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Have him go outside... Thats how we started... Boy love to pee on things.. LOL

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 12:28 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • well with my girl hahaha i just big girl undess on her and let her goo if she had a mess she would be out in timeout... 2 days latter she got it... after she would have amess i would put ehr on the little potty.... its didnt take long for to get itt.... now she goes all by her self... turns on the light wips and everything else...

    Answer by Dayna-Marie at 3:15 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • If you really think he's ready, clear your calendar and plan to stay home for a few days. Get him some big boy underpants, some training pants (they're thicker), put his little potty close to his toys or the tv, give him plenty to drink, and every 15 min or so put him on the potty. Make a big deal when he goes on the potty. Once he's gotten the idea you can start working on limiting liquids (especially before nap time) so he'll have fewer accidents (but be prepared for accidents) and move his potty into the bathroom. When he has an accident, change him in the bathroom and put any poop in his potty then flush it and tell him this is where it goes.
    If he won't sit on the potty for you at all, don't force it. Just wait and try again in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, there are plenty of kids books and videos on going potty.

    Answer by twinclubmom at 3:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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