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I have no real tips. With Leah, I followed her lead and waited until she was both physically and emotionally ready - which meant she didn't potty train until 3 yrs 4 mos. We even tried bribery early on (when she was 2) and it didn't work because she wanted nothing to do with the potty!
So, my only advice is to just pay attention to his signals, whether or not he seems interested or like he's getting it. If he does make it to the potty, praise, praise, praise! Make a HUGE deal over it - jump up & down, squeal, whatever! Hopefully, that will encourage him to continue.
Good luck with the potty training! I know it's different with boys than with girls....Kayley was potty trained at about 2 and 1/2 and at night 3. There was this Elmo book that helped up...you could push the buttons to make noise with the page (board book). It came with a sticker chart and stickers. Your son looks very proud in his big boy undies.
Trisha--proud stay at home mommy and wife.
dont envy you! i said here when i was training jake that i would rather get 10 babies to sleep through the night than to potty train one! I honestly thought jake was going to be a teenager in nappies!
Everyone told me not to sweat it, that he will do it when HE is ready, not when i think he should be ready.
I didnt listen for a long time. and I was so frustrated that he wasnt getting it. then i eased off a bit and stopped for a few months, and when we tried again, when he was 3 and 5 months, he was trained in 2 days.
SO my biggest advice is to follow his lead, and dont be afraid to stop for a while if he doesnt seem to be getting it or showing any interest.
Oh and its not your fault if it doesnt happen right away! He WILL get it!
How old is he now? I wish you much luck. None of my boys would train before 3 y/o . Nathan did well with a potty chart that earned him stickers and once it was filled he would get a sucker. 1 sticker for pee and 2 for poo.
Whitney, he is 2 years and 3 months and I definitely think he could be ready. He tells me when he is doing peepee/poop and seems to be interested in the actual act of doing it. Sitting on the potty, not so much. He peed on the living room floor twice right next to the potty lol!
I will just take it easy from here on in and try to encourage him as much as I can. He LOVES being told he is a big boy like daddy, so hopefully telling him that over and over will help towards him using the potty