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What is the best way to potty train my 20 month old son?

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Asked by jellybeansmama at 4:34 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Boys generally aren't ready to potty train until about 2 and half years. He'll show signs that he's ready.. if he's not.. it's going to be a battle you just won't win.. here's a website that lets you know what the different signs of readiness are

    Answer by alinker at 4:36 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • iis he even showing SIgns of being ready???? my little guy turned 2 in Sept and is just now telling me when he may have to give your litttle one a bit more time

    Answer by rebeccadac at 4:40 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • He is ready now he was doing good with it but i stopped him before we moved and he hasnt really got back on track with going to the potty. He will tell me when hes pee pee or poopy and will stay dry for like 3 hours. I just cant get him to actually use the potty.

    Comment by jellybeansmama (original poster) at 4:44 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Start a routine of having him sit on the potty every hour or so. But you might want to Google 'toilet training readiness" too.

    Answer by elizabr at 5:32 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Remove his clothing from the waist down while he plays in the backyard or around the home. This can help him make the connection between "feeling and going". When you notice signs he needs to go, gently ask him “Go peepee?” or “Go poop?” to give him the words he can use to describe what he feels. Spend some time helping him become familiar with the potty training process. Toddlers often resist change of any type and the move from using a diaper to using the toilet is a big one. Read books about the potty, sing songs and watch movies. Let him watch you or a playmate use the toilet so he can become more familiar with the process. Good luck to you, this can be tough.

    Answer by ambr2006 at 6:16 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • We do child led weaning. Bump!

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 8:47 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

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