View Full Version : 2 yr wont pee in potty????????
06-08-2010, 11:24 AM
my son trued 2 sixteen days ago. we has been trying to potty train for 4 days now. he is wearing cloth training underwear during the day (my husband is unemployed and could realy use the money we r using on diapers and pull ups cost even more) and pull ups during nap time and at night. i put him on his potty as soon as he wakes up and about every hour untill after nap time the every 30 min (cause he pees a LOT) almost every time i put him on the potty he is already wet and in no time after i let him get off the potty (he has not pee or pooped in the potty at all) he is wet again. i tried the first 2 days puting him on the potty for 2 min every time he pee in his pants, and he still didnt pee in the potty and he is wet again befor the hour or 30 min befor i put him on the potty to try to pee pee. im not sure what else to do. i can let him run around the house naked (i have carpet) and it is to hot to go outside naked(and i have rocky dirt and not grass). is my son not ready for potty training or and i doing everything wrong???????
06-08-2010, 10:23 PM
Well I do no thave any experience potty training a boy but here are some things that worked for my daughter:
* In the beginning we set a "potty timer" (just a kitchen timer) for every 30 minutes and went to the potty even if she didnt want to. I made her sit 2 minutes. After a week, I set the timer for every hour and a week later I did it for 2 hours.
* We did a sticker reward chart in the beginning everytime she did successfully use the potty.
* When she got tired of the stickers, we had a box next to the potty full of easter eggs with different toys inside. Everytime she would pee on the potty she got 1 egg and every poopy on the potty she got 2 egg.
* The most important thing in my opinion is CONSISTANCY and REASSURANCE. It is important to openly talk to him about using the potty even if you dont think he understands everything. Make sure it knows hes a big boy and big boys use the potty. Also, always be positive and tell him he is doing great, its okay to have accidents.
Are you sure he is ready? Does he want to be changed when he pees/poops on himself? Does he have dry naps? Does he stay dry for several hours at a time in the day? Will he sit on the potty for a few minutes without getting too restless? If not, then he may just not be ready. Alot of little ones dont start training until 2 1/2 years- even 3 years.
Plus, it takes weeks- sometimes months to get it down. I would say a good 4 weeks before he uses the potty more than he has accidents.
Hope this helps.
06-09-2010, 05:37 PM
djasinski: did u use pull ups or cloth training pants? when ur lil girl had an accident did u put her on the potty for 2 min or did u just change her? im not sure if he is ready or not. he tells me after he poops in the diaper but he very seldom tells me when he is wet. if i ask him if hes wet he will wont say anything unless he is realy realy wet. he is always wet after nap....but he drinks a lot all day long. on days that he isnt drinking as much he will go a few hours without being wet. i love the idea about the eggs! my husband wants me to use pull ups on our son instead of the cloth training pants. hw thinks they r to much like underwear. most of the grandparents and others think i shoud use the cloth training pants that the pull ups r to much like diapers, im torn brtween the 2.
what is everyone think i shoud use?
06-09-2010, 06:26 PM
We used panties and pullups throughout the process. She hated to pee in panties since it got her all wet so that really helped teach her to go to the potty and not on herself. After an accident, I did just change her and reset the timer for 30 minutes.
06-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Just turned 2 is still on the young side, many children are just not ready yet. The book "Potty Training 1-2-3: What Works, How it Works, Why it Works " by Ezzo has some good ideas. Basically you reward your child for staying "Clean and Dry" you ask them often "Are you clean and dry?" They feel their pants and if they are you reward them. Of course there is the actual potty training part too.
However, you might just need to think of a different way to save $40 a month and keep buying the diapers/pull-ups for a while longer.
06-13-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm guessing he's just too young. They've got to physically be able to know what it feels like when they need to pee and also be able to "hold it". That's rare for a male at age two. My 3 year old is just now figuring it out, and once we made it easy for him (easy clothing, stepstool and potty seat) he practically trained himself. We put him in underwear during the day and were very low-key about accidents. His biggest issue -- be prepared for this possibility!-- is that if he gets an erection while trying to pee he gets very upset and needs lots of assurance that it's no big deal, happens to all boys, and...uh...touching it is going to make the situation worse, lol. We help him relax and distract himself, and he hears the same message from both mom and dad which I think helps.
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