Having raised 4 boys, at least for them, they went when they were ready (which was far later than my wife and I were hoping for). I think they have made a natural process too commercial and to psychoanalyzed. I wrote a tongue in cheek Hub about this. Hint: You'll need some Cheerios.
I think it much depends on the child, at least my twins were completely different from each other: the boy saw some friends without diapers and at 2 years old actually told me he wanted to be a big boy and use the potty and apart from a few slips he did very good very fast. My baby girl couldn't care less, since he asked, I thought I would potty train her too at the same time... OMG, she did it wherever she was standing it was impossible and I talked to her and she stared at me with this blank look on her face and did it again. So, I just put the diaper back on and that was it and I thought I'll get back to this later... So, after 2 months I tried again and it was completely different, she had a few slips, but she understood the basics of the thing and she was actually trying to get it right, the poor girl actually cried when she had a slip and I would go over and confort her and say that next time she would make it. Anyway, apart from that my tips are take the diaper off and try for one or two days, explain the procedures and try, during the weekend, if possible and forget about leaving the house for that weekend, it's a stay at home weekend... If the experience is okay and you think your child got it and is trying, etc, okay, go on, if not, wait for one or two months and then try again... I really don't see the point of stressing the kids out and stressing us out for something that is bound to happen, if it's not today, it will be a week from now, but it will happen, right?
by Jami Johnson 5 years ago
Does anyone have potty training tips?I have a two year old that is pretty stubborn about potty training. She loves imitating me, and sits on her potty, even pretends to wipe, but when I go to pull her pants down she freaks out and screams "no, no, no mama". Are there any tips or tricks...
by Peeples 5 years ago
Potty training tips for toddler who goes every 2 minutes?Today is day 3 of no diapers for my 24 mth old. The only problem (which is really a good thing in a way) is she wants to go every 2 minutes it seams. She has literally gone 15 times in the 2 hours she's been up. While it's good it is time...
by jenubouka 6 years ago
Anyone have tips for potty training boys? Note: Keep in mind he only has mommy to do the training, so any ideas are greatly appreciated!
by Brianna W 6 years ago
Anyone have any ideas or tips on potty training?This is bringing back nightmares of potty training my oldest.
by L a d y f a c e 7 years ago
At what age did you potty train your child(ren)?
by Christin Sander 5 years ago
What are your tips for getting a stubborn toddler to potty train?both of my kids were slow to potty train and I was wondering what tricks/tips other parents had that finally convinced their little ones to give the potty a try My "baby" is 3 & 1/2 right now and he just isn't...
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