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Potty training

My son is two and keeps grabbing himself like he has to or had peed. He ask to sit on the potty but he just wants to put a wad of toilet paper in the toilet. I don't want to tell him he can't sit on the potty but he is sitting for the wrong reason. so do I let him sit anyhow?

  • Julie
    Feb 02

    Hi Kristen!! I do, but I don’t know if it’s the right thing either. My daughter sits on her potty and plays with TP as well. I let her do it to an extent because I don’t want her to get upset and have negative associations to the potty either. So far she’s only actually peed on the potty a few times but she sits on it multiple times a day and pretends to wipe herself. Lol

  • Bella
    Feb 02

    So I think you should try getting the potty for children who are potty training. They sell them at Walmart for a low price. Just so that they get the feel of sitting & using their own potty & don’t have the actual TP to play with & clog the toilet with. Maybe give that a shot

  • Lynn
    Feb 02

    I think it’s a good teaching opportunity for showing them how to properly wipe and how much toilet paper to use. And less messy practice? I wouldn’t make it a big deal to stop them. Otherwise, they could take it as a negative and regress from wanting to learn.

  • Tiana
    Feb 02

    I don’t let my son play on the potty. We’re in and out in under a minute. If he has the urge to play in the bathroom i take the item of interest out of the bathroom

  • Lynn
    Feb 02

    By the way, my kids potty trained before 2 on their own accord. And I don’t keep them from the bathroom unless they are destroying it and in that case, I have them help me clean it up and move them to another activity.

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Feb 02

    I’ve potty trained my 2 sons around 18-20 months of age. For both of them they started training using a little potty out in the middle of the play room. That way it was always a reminder about where pee and poop need to go and because they were naked, easy and fast access for them (or me carrying them over in the beginning). This has the accidental benefit of not being near any toilet paper lol. I bought puppy training pads and put them under and around the potty for near misses.

  • Amanda
    Feb 02

    I would leave him on the potty while he’s playing and keep asking him to pee pee. We do a count to 10 or 20 and then we give a piece of a breadstick as a reward for sitting there until he goes. If he actually pees or poops we reward that with bigger things. Getting comfortable is key so sitting is great in my opinion.

  • Tara
    Feb 03

    I second Little potty suggestions— my daughter wanted to sit on the little seat but I realised that was just to play with the tp and mimic mama 🤪