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Potty Training Methods

a few of my friends have told me how they potty trained their son (my son just turned 2 may 5) She said she just put him in underwear and was consistant with taking him to the potty. Has anyone else done this? Suggestions? He has only peed in the potty 1 time.

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Asked by EthansMommy5 at 10:21 AM on May. 30, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • get the potty into the livingroom, grab a bunch of books and sit down activities and get ready to dedicate 3 days to it.
    day one: start by sitting him on the potty until he goes. After he goes the first time, give him 30 minutes of play off the potty, then back to the potty. Every time after that add another 10 minutes until you hit an ahour (so when he goes the second time, give him 40 mins of play, after the third time, 50 minutes, and then from then on, it's an hour).
    day two: start off at an hour, if he's doing good and half way through the day, give him freedom to try to remember to go himself (don't use pull ups, in fact if you can, let him go bare bottom) if not, restart to day one.
    day three, if he's got it, go with it for half the day bare bottom then add in the undies. if not, keep trying to repeat day one.
    day four, little man is trained. if not keep try day one-two.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:12 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • rules: 1:don't yell at the child for accidents. it's not their fault, never punish for that.
    2: this is just day time training, you'll need to work night time in after he's mastered day time, so keep pull ups available for night time and even outtings for the first week or so after.
    3. this does work, however it takes some dedication on both your part and his part.
    4. be enthusiastic when he does go potty, some even recommend a reward system.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:12 AM on May. 30, 2011

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