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Any potty training tips for a 2.5 y/o boy?

We’re doing commando style for the whole day but he tends to play/explore his penis throughout the day. How can I get him to not mess with it all the time but not “traumatize” him by telling him to not mess with it.

  • Bella
    Jul 21, 2018

    Keep reminding him it is only for potty time take him almost every 15 minutes to the potty give him juice then go sit him down wit a toy or any distraction it worked for my son he’s been potty trained since 1.5 just have to stay consistent with both taking him and telling him to only touch wen he has to go potty

  • Anonymous
    Jul 21, 2018

    I don’t have any good suggestion but I feel like I need to chime in that penises are not “just for potty time.” We let our kids (boy and girl) feel free to explore their bodies any time - and let them know “that’s your vulva” or “that’s your scrotum” etc. especially in the safe haven of our home. It encourages them to use proper nomenclature & avoids body shame issues.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 21, 2018

    Mine (1.5yrs) just started realizing that boys and girls are different. He keeps pointing to his and saying “dada”. Or making funny faces at my breasts, poking them and saying “mama”. Lol I’m prepared to be embarrassed when he inevitably says something in public but otherwise, we just say “yep. That’s your peepee. Daddy has one too.” And move on. When he gets to run around “nakey” and he points it out, I just say, “yeah, you’re nakey!” And again just move on. I don’t linger on the conversation but I don’t shut it down either. He’s home, safe, and not even close to being old enough for it to be a sexual question, so I just let it be what it is.

  • Amanda
    Aug 01, 2018

    I don’t say anything to my son. Drawing attention to what he is doing can have unattended consequences, such as making him do it more. Of course, we have to teach our children when it is okay to do that. I just tell my son that he needs to leave his penis alone right now. If he’s just at home, I don’t say a word. He’s just learning about his body. Nothing wrong with that.