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ok my son is about to turn two and i really have no idea how to potty train please help!

i have been around kids all my life but every time it comes potty training time they disappear till after they are potty trained and im lost lol will some one please help me.

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Asked by Jessica9845 at 3:30 PM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Is he ready or are you planning on training him because he is 2? Most boys aren't ready until 2.5 years.
    Either way, go get the potty and let him play with it. Encourage him to sit on it when you go to the bathroom. Get a storybook about a little boy learning to use the potty and start reading it to him. Ask him if he goes pee and poop in his diaper. Ask him if YOU wear a diaper. Ask him where YOU go pee and poop. Tell him that one day soon, he will use the potty too, just like mommy. If he doesn't know how to pull down his pants yet, encourage him to learn.

    Once he is showing enough of the readiness signs, you can start in with the training pants (cotton or pullups) or running around naked until he gets the idea.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:39 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • buy a potty chair, make a big deal about it, that it's a big boy potty chair. Then start by putting him on it when he wakes up from bed and nap, and after he eats. once he pees in it for the first time, make a HUGE deal over it, so he realizes that's what he's supposed to do in it. then, if you have the time and patience, try to get him on it every hour. you can make it fun by getting a timer and setting it for every hour, and when it goes off, make a big deal that it's "POTTY TIME!" He'll get into it. you can give him a mini-marshmellow when he pees, and 2 of them if he poops. or something else, just try not to make it something too sugary! lol. or stickers, if your son likes those. GL

    Answer by armywife43 at 3:40 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • I was watching The Doctors- the new tv show on abc- yesterday and they said the best time to potty train is between 18-24 months. they said that these days parents are waiting later and later to potty train, and it's not good, especially for the environment.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • my son is 2 and he doesnt seem ready for the potty... we try to potty train we sit on the potty when we get a chance... ( when mom has to go or b4 a bath) ect he understands thats were to go but just doesnt seem to wanna go in the potty anymore... he did 2 times... but we are slowly doing it!!

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 4:06 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • my son is 2 and he is mostly potty trained except at night he still wears a pull up. i just let him run around naked and he pretty much got the hang of it. he was VERY interested in the big boy potty so we tried. he didnt do well if he had a pull up or even underware on in the beginning. not he will do fine and its only been 3 months since i started. im waiting til he doesnt have to have a cup to go to sleep to have him stop wearing them at night. even with the whole pooping thing he hated to have a dirty diaper on so it was really easy to get he to go poop in the potty.

    Answer by edgpag at 5:41 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • Start by buying him a potty. Don't force him or anything. Let him check it out, sit on it with clothes on. Put the potty in the bathroom when you're going, and see if he mimics you. Just let him be around it and get comfortable. Next buy some big boy underwear (I suggest the gerber padded ones but not the plastic covered ones) and let him wear them around. They definitely prefer the feeling of underwear to paper-pants ;)

    What we did next, you may or may not be able to do (especially since it's about to get cold). We let our little guy run around naked outside, and shoot his pee gun. He could shoot it on command. After that we took him inside and told him to shoot his pee into the potty.

    Also, if he just doesn't want to do it, then maybe it's not time. Just relax and have fun with it, when he does go make a huge deal out of it...clap and say yaaaaaaay! Good luck!!


    Answer by prettyrayray at 6:18 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

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