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Day 2 of potty training - tips?

Anonymous

So it’s day 2 of being naked. He actually made his way to the potty himself but then squatted in front of it and peed. I know roughly when he needs to pee so I’ll prompt him to sit on the toilet... and make him sit there for 3-4 min before allowing him to get up. And 10 min after that he will have an accident. I feel like he is holding it because he can’t go on a prompt. He just has to go when he needs to go.. which makes sense to me. But knowing that once we start leaving the house to run errands and do stuff, what can I do to help him be proactive about using the potty so he doesn’t have to go a few min after we head out the door?

  • Anonymous
    May 02

    Patience, and other things that might help to release like running water, or pouring water on his penis while he sits. Also stepping away out of sight, I couldn't pee if someone was staring me down.

  • Anonymous
    May 02

    Try reading the oh crap potty training book! She talks about not prompting them to go and just waiting until literally they start peeing and saying uh oh let’s go to the potty! It helps them associate the feeling and the urgency to run to the potty! (Yes there will be pee on the floor).

  • Rebecca
    May 02

    The Elmo potty training app on iPad was fabulous. And I wish I started using doggy pee pads in the car seat sooner to prevent me from reverting back to a diaper.

  • Anonymous
    May 02

    I’d make him sit longer, and read a book. I bet he goes

  • Aje
    May 03

    He’ll learn it takes some time. With my son he initially was afraid to pee and poop on the potty. The first day he kept running to sit on the potty but then wouldn’t go and would pee right after he got up (no matter how long we had him sit). He knew he had to go and knew to go to potty but just didbt release. At one point He held it too long and had some discomfort when he went so he was afraid to release thinking the potty made it hurt. We gave him a ton of liquids (so he couldn’t possible hold it in- this is the one time I gave him juice mixed with water)read him a book about using the potty by big kid power to encourage him and once we had a successful attempt we celebrated even if just a drop got in. We’d follow the lines of the book” now we flush..I’m a big kid” we’d let him flush and he really loved it and was so proud. By a week or two after potty training started he learned to pee on command before we left home and before bath and bed.

  • Anonymous
    May 03

    And I think I just found the key to my child... I put him on the big potty with a toilet seat adapter. He whinedand complained but he went and we celebrated. Twice!!!! in the past 2 hrs. Maybe the little potty he thinks it’s a game and when I set him on the big one it means business.

  • B
    May 04

    Honestly, it sounds like he isn’t ready. Until his body sends him the signs, he isn’t going to potty train. I’d wait a few months and try again.

  • Anonymous
    May 04

    Are you telling him to push his penis down? Sounds like it's getting better. My son has been potty trained almost a year and this reminder is needed often. He uses a potty seat with guard too because he just kept peeing out the sides of the little potty. And they will get erections sometimes, especially when pooping, which will make the aiming even more difficult.

  • Anonymous
    May 04

    Yeah I tell him to push his penis down but he doesn’t do it on his own yet. He tried once but ended up just playing with his pee stream and it made a bigger mess. I put shorts on him today, no undies though. So far no accidents 🤞🤞🤞 I just take him to the big potty every hr and he goes. Hopefully as time goes on he can go on a bit longer stretches. One of the times I had to take him away mid activity because I noticed droplets on the front of his shorts (not sure if it was drool or a bit of dribble and he stopped himself). He went but he was mad and didn’t care to wash his hands or even flush the toilet (which he loves). He just rushed back to keep playing after I washed his hands. I know this is going to be a struggle when we finally leave the house. I’m wondering now how other parents deal with this? Do the kids just learn after some time that it’s a quick potty break and then they can go play? Is there a trick or something I could say beside, “let’s take a quick potty break and come right back to playing”?

  • Anonymous
    May 04

    My son appreciates warnings. If he won't go before we leave the house I tell him when we get to where we are going we are going to the potty first. It will get easier, but you just have to find a rhythm. If you know he goes every 2 hours just make sure you plan accordingly, and tell him the plan and your expectations. If my son obviously has to go but won't stop playing I say "I can see you have to go, it's time to stop what you are doing and go" there is no option or question in it.