I would love Potty training tips for a 2 1/2 year old boy. I was going to start soon.
If a dad is present get him to take him in every time he goes and sit the child on the toilet to get him used to it if no man I did the the same with my 2youngest at the time when their dad passed away
Honestly my daughter turned 2 in may and I was really getting myself worked up about potty training so any way I thought I’d try her see how we got on and seriously she did amazing. She is now fully potty trained and honestly she did all the work herself really i used to panic and stress thinking how bad it will be and it was actually nothing like I thought it was totally fine. We do a massive celebration every time she loved that xxx
You can throw some Cheerios in and let him try to sink them. Buy little toys from dollar tree, get some stickers, every time he goes in potty let him put a sticker on the calender , when he gets 5 in a row let him pick out a toy. Best of luck to you. Set a timer and set it every hour and let him try.
You need a potty seat easily accessible and no pants watch for cues such as grabbing his bits or standing weird when you see those cues ask him where his potty is or gentle reminder of where it is also have a small reward for every successful potty and tons of praise every time every kid is different it take lots of time and patience
We tried having a diaper free day once a week. At first my daughter wanted nothing to do with the potty, it took a couple months before she’d even sit on it. We skipped the potty chair, all she did was play with it. But when she finally started sitting on the potty we went diaper free and put her in thick cotton training undies for day time. For night time we still had her in diapers because she knew if she had an accident at night it would be okay. Then if we went anywhere we used pull ups and called them bye bye undies. She understood that they were undies that she was not supposed to pee in but if she had an accident that it wouldn’t make a mess. She had 1 accident in her pull up on a long car ride. She was out of diapers at night in about a month!
My oldest son started training when he was told that he couldn’t go to pre-k without learning to potty. That worked because he wanted to go to school. He was 3 when he trained. My youngest son had no interest and fought it. One day, he came out of the bathroom and said he went all by himself. He was 3.5. I remember how stressful it was trying to teach them and struggle, when they wanted no part of it. My MIL said they will go when they are ready and they did. We made it fun, once they learned, by letting them pick out their favorite underpants and pull-ups. Then, they were rewarded with a sticker chart and little prizes over a 6 month period for continuing their training.
Start asap. the longer you wait after 18 months, the harder it is. get a potty and give a special candy - he only gets one for sitting on the potty - clear the whole day for nothing but this - every time he sits clap, give a piece of special candy. doesn’t have to do anything but sit… then tell him you are supposed to pee on that potty. any little effort gets a special candy - all positive nothing negative, doesn’t matter if he doesn’t get it right, make it fun. you will have him peeing in the potty evey time by the end of the day - any accident, say that’s ok we will clean it up, next time you will remember to go in your potty and get a special candy. If he wants to try even though he just had an accident - that’s great - still gets a candy for the effort.
We bought a urinal for kids,on same day he started using it - no accidents since then.With pooping - just go with their time,the more you push the more it gets delayed,be patient it will happen,just continue to educate him why one needs to poop in the toilet.Each child is different,just be patient.
Set a timer on your phone to go off every 15 min for a few days. Don’t stress him out about it. I’d sing a potty song when the timer went off, making him excited to try to go. My son was potty trained in a week. He was also 2 n half.
Get a bag of jelly beans. Give the child 1 every time they use the potty. They will be done with training before the bag is done
I bought my son his favorite cartoon underwears tell him hes a big boy and award him after he get it…my daughters were so easy to potty train…good luck
We live in the country. Taught my grandsons to per outside. Worked great, till one day Mom took them to Target. They got out of the car and promptly peed on a tree. Mom said what are you doing? Well we pee on a tree at Grama and Grampas house!
Make it fun and rewarding! Make it a game for them. Each child is different and do not force it.
Use a pull up or diaper just small enough that the child can feel that they are wet. … it seems to be doing the trick for my granddaughter 2.5yro.
Be patient. It was two months before my daughter really got the hang of it. It’s not a 3 day, long weekend kind of thing. It’s a change in routine. Kids take awhile adjusting to change. Patience is important
Dude, best tip. Go get a clear container (plastic because of the age group) put their fav candy in it. They get a “reward” every time they hit the potty. Once the container is empty take it away, because the training will be done. Remind them you don’t get a treat either.
its been years but I kept a small bottle of dish soap in the bathroom----he LOVED making bubbles in the toilet—right on to those that say get a stepstool or a platform of some sort!!
Maybe this is not the time for him. Relax a little bit. This is what I did in my daycare. I had a sheet with the day of the weeks on it and when they went potty I let them put a star by there name. I praise them when they went. And I said it’s okay will do better next time. When they didn’t. It
I bypassed the potty chair. I got a step stool and had my boys pee standing up so you don’t have to teach them twice. Also, bypass pull-ups, they feel like diapers. I put my boys in regular underwear, they peed down their legs a couple of times before it dawned on them. I also got them before the stubborn age of 2. Lol.
For both our boys we sat them on the potty backwards and gave them a marker to color but for poop we are still trying with our youngest. The oldest we told him Santa wouldn’t come if he didn’t poop in the potty. Yes I know it’s mean and Santa would’ve still came but it worked