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For potty training a boy? He wakes up dry, but when I ask him if he wants to potty on the potty he tells me no. He is two and will be three in August. I really wanted to be done with diapers by the time school starts back in August.

Any suggestions?


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Asked by lah0027 at 9:43 AM on Jun. 18, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Stop buying diapers. Buy him underwear and a potty and tell him he is a big boy. If he doesn't have any delays he will get it within a day or two. Don't fuss about accidents, just tell him okay we will get there next time.

    Answer by treynlisa at 10:17 AM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • set aside a few days to dedicate to potty training.. for those few days don't put a diaper on him during the day.. let him go bottomless, set the potty chair in the livingroom and leave him little choice. don't yell if an accident happens and reward him when he goes in the potty. (for more details or tips, inbox me)

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:27 AM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • Potty training should take about three days. You buy treats (rewards). You get the undies stacked up, buy the potty chair or seat insert and step stool. Buy lots of juices (because you want him to have to pee a lot these three days, so you have more teachable moments). Discuss it with him. Maybe read him a story about potty training or watch a DVD together. Then, block out three days in a row. You do not go anywhere for 3 days - not even to the store. You stay home with your son. You put him in big boy pants, and make a big celebration out of it. You put him on the potty, and no matter how long he sits there, you give him a treat (something TINY, don't fill him up. Think of a mini M&M). Let him pull up his pants and wash his hands. Play with him for 30 minutes, and take him potty again. YOu do this all day long. Play 30 minutes, go potty. Play 30 minutes, go potty. If he does pee in the potty, celebrate!

    Answer by LoreleiSieja at 7:21 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • If you leave a little clean water in the bottom of the potty chair, you can hear the moment he tinkles, and rejoice with him. All day long, you should have a few successes, and probably several accidents. Do not get frustrated. Do not yell or scold. Just shrug your shoulders, and reassure your son you know he can make it to the potty next time. The second day continues as the first, and the third day also - but you should have almost no accidents on the second and third day. If after three days, he's having too many accidents, put it all away and wait six months and try again.


    Answer by LoreleiSieja at 7:22 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

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