need help with potty training

United States
February 28, 2007 11:49pm CST
I have a 2yr old son and no male figure around.I can not potty train him for the life of me.Any tips?
4 responses
@anij34 (317)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Consistency is key. Putting him on the potty every 30 minutes ALL DAY LONG. It can be time consuming but just doing it over and over again, he'll get it. Making a HUGE big deal over each time he does it in the potty. Don't worry about it if he has an accident...just say "Thats okay, we'll try again next time". Don't worry about teaching him to "stand and go" yet, he is too young. Just worry about getting him to sit on the potty for a few minutes every 30 or so minutes. My daughter was very young when she was potty trained.
• United States
2 Mar 07
thank you.i had a rough time with my daughter too.I just dont think she liked the fact that someone was ion the bathroom with her.Cuz one day she just got up and went on her own...she was also 2 yrs old.
@amitksing (1324)
• India
10 Mar 07
I can suggest you a way that I have seen the Indian ladies to train their kids for potty and passing urine. Hold yur child comfortably in your hands or make him sit on a baby commode. Then slowly make whistling sound. Continue this for about 3-4 minutes. Train him to excrete this way. I have seen this trick work!!
• United States
3 Mar 07
Hey Whats up? I live in the country so to potty train my son I would take him outside about 15-20 mins after drinking something and let him pee on a tree Once fall came It was to cold to go outside. so I sent him running to the potty As for the big BM I had to instruct him on tucking in his thing. so not to pee everywhere And then I set by him while he held his favorite book and I would read it to him Over and over again. Soon he was sitting there reading it all by himself. Oh yea, first I timed His normal time to have a Bm. For him it was about 20mins after supper It worked he is 27yrs old and still potty trained ain't that funny! He also still reads a lot. And in collage Have fun; for the pp thing If you don't live in the country I have heard that putting pieces of colored tissue paper small of course In the bowl and letting him aim at them Them giving him a small reward Even a hug and kiss. for everyone he hits works.
• United States
1 Mar 07
When you go to the bathroom take him with you and set him on his seat and tell hinm to be a big boy for mommy. If he goes praise him and give him a small tret. You can also take him in there about every hr and set him on it the praise and treat will give him the sentive of know he will get something as a reward. I know it sounds like ptty training a dog, its the samy system..