Does anyone have problems potty training there kids?

July 13, 2009 10:54am CST
I have a 2 yr son and potty training him tends to be difficult at times. When he wants to pee he prefers to do it in the bath. When he wants to poo he keeps it until I put on his diaper to take his mid-day nap. How hard can it real be to potty train a boy versus a girl? What are your views on this topic ?
3 responses
• United States
14 Jul 09
yes my 2 year old daughter she wont potty train for nothing and i tried every thing and even had my mom helping she wont tell us until she already went. but the only time she will go is for another kid. so my suggestion is try to find someone like another kid that's already potty trained to help you potty train your kid. and see if that works.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Well potty training can be difficult yes, but you have to be patient. Children do generally as children wanna do, if you get my drift. Just be patient, keep on reminding him what he needs to go and where he needs to go if he needs to pee or poo. He'll get it in time. My 4 year old just now stopped wetting the bed and that's only because I threatened to put him diapers again if he continued to do so. Maybe you can give him an incentive, a treat or something if he does his 'business' the right way in the right place. A good thing to note is that he waits for his diapers before he releases it, my niece has a problem with her 4 year old who would still poop in her panties when she's too busy playing and doesn't want to go the bathroom. As I said, children will generally do as they wanna do, our job is to keep reminding them of the right thing to do, they'll eventually get, I promise ;)
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Well I haven't ventured into potty training a boy just yet. My son will be 2 this month. I'm going to wait till his sisters go to school in september. Then it will be easier to get him to focus. I've always heard that boys were easier then girls, so we shall see lol. With my oldest i rewarded her with stickers if she went on the potty. She was eager to learn and do it though so she made it easy. With my middle one it was tootsie rolls. She is very stubborn and you can't push her to do anything. So with my son I'm not sure how I'll go about it. he really likes stickers so I think I'll start with that. I wouldn't worry too much, your son is only 2. I've seen kids who didn't train till they were 4.