Is he brand new t or is he almost 4? He may not be ready. Be consistent, frequent reminders. A timer hasn't helped me train them. The timer was just a reminder for me to ask, until they figure out how it feels and when he has to go, its an uphill battle. The biggest mistake we can make is train ourselves, not them. Going potty is the ultimate thing a child has complete control over. Give him lots of praise when he succeeds. A sticker works great if they are old enough to understand the reward. Don't use candy or buy him things. Think of an appropriate reward for your situation. Then stop the stickers for just trying, only when he goes. Then move the sticker to if "he tells you" he has to go, etc... Remember, undressing and dressing themselves and cleaning themselves is part of potty training. When he has accomplished it all, then you are done.
at 12:18 PM on May. 28, 2009