View Full Version : Diapers and Potty Training Nightmares!
07-31-2008, 09:20 AM
My son is 2 years old and we were planning to wait until he showed signs of readiness to using the potty chair. Well as of late whenever I have to change his diaper he takes off running and/or I have to fight with him to keep him from getting up. Poopy diapers are the worst because he really struggles with me. I have tried putting him on the potty chair but he sits for a second and takes off running down the hall stark naked. It seems like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place because he doesn't like wearing diapers but he also doesn't want to try the potty chair. I tried an experiment on him by putting him in plain underwear so that if he went to the bathroom he would see that he wouldn't like to be wet,(he is like me and hates to have wet things touching his skin), but that plan backfired because he stood in one spot and peed. He did not like it running down his leg or standing in a puddle of his own urine, but it did not bother him having wet underwear on. He just walked for a minute with his legs spread until I changed him and put him in a diaper. HELP!
07-31-2008, 10:39 PM
Two quick thoughts- If you want to wait on potty training, maybe you can do a sticker chart to reward good behavior when you do need to change him. If you want to try potty training, the underwear method is great, but you have to be fully committed to sticking with it for a while and dealing with accidents. Naked is great, too, if they are trying, but expect some accidents. By two years old do you mean just two or almost three. In general, boys potty train later, closer to 3. If you think he's ready, by all means, go for it!
08-01-2008, 12:24 AM
I havent had to potty train a boy yet but a lot of my friends have boys and they told me that the way they got their boys potty trained was to make it a game. Ive heard put cheerios in the toilet and try to have them "sink" the cheerios. This has helped them because it makes them want to use the potty. Hope I can help a little bit!
08-01-2008, 07:42 AM
He just turned 2 in May. I have thought of the cheerios idea but have a fear that he will reach in and try to eat them, because he has been known to play in the toilet water.
08-05-2008, 10:17 PM
HI. I have potty trained 3 kids already. Still have one more to go, but he is still a baby. My advice is to give your child a start date. For instance We went away on a vacation for my son, I told him when we get home, no more diapers...you will go pee pee on the potty. I reminded him constantly for a week. I did the same for my Daughter recently at the beginning of July. This way they can get mentally prepared. I also used sticker charts. I also had books or toy computer for them to play with (on the potty) at the beginning of potty training, to help them sit on the potty longer. My son potty trained in a week and three days. Recently my daughter took less than a week. I let them wear their underwear and tshirt around the house, while potty training, so it is easier for them to go potty. Recently, when I potty trained my daughter, the first day she went through every pair of her underwear, I had to get my son's outgrown underwear for her to wear. She had so many accidents. However the second day she had 2-3 accidents. The third day, just one. Then after that none. After the first day, my husband was like, she is not ready. I told him she was, and that we needed to be supportive and give her a chance. Best of Luck!
08-07-2008, 11:50 AM
i stumbled across this a while ago and it worked for me. www.makepottyfun.com
08-07-2008, 03:41 PM
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