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1 year ago

Potty training advice for boys

We are thinking of starting to potty train the 2year old. \r\n\r\nCan anybody give us some advice about training a boy? Is there really much difference than training a girl? We are a bit rusty when it comes to this as potty training for our girl was 5 years ago. \r\n\r\nAny help at all would be greatly appreciated. ☺

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Roisin Mallon
1 year ago
I don't think there is much difference with little boys at that age really, as they generally sit to pee - just remember to teach him to arrange himself so he's pointing downwards! We started our little boy on his 2nd birthday using pull-ups, and he HATED it. We lasted a week before I realised it had just turned into this huge THING, so we abandoned it, left it a week, then started him again in pants, and he never looked back, not a single accident, thankfully.
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Mums NI
1 year ago
fabulous. Thank you so much. We have him in the pampers pull-ups for about 2/3 months now. Should maybe buy a potty and let him put his bears on it. I remember doing that with our daughter. He's no stranger to the bathroom as he always follows me in lol (cant pee in peace!) I must remember to make sure he's pointing downwards :D thank you for that tip!
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Roisin Mallon
1 year ago
I never thought about a bear on the potty - that would have been good! He was used to watching the others at creche I think, so it wasn't completely new......but yes yes yes to tucking himself in, no-one wants to console a wee-soaked toddler :D
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Sandra
1 year ago
Toilet training was hellish in our house - two girls, one boy. Each subsequent one seemed to be worse.... with DS being the worst! We got there in the end! My advice would be, if you try him at 2 and it's not going well, I would probably leave it until nearer 3. It's not pleasant constantly cleaning pee and poo, and no matter how difficult it is, they all do train eventually. I wasn't a fan of the potty either. I got them on a baby seat on the loo asap, with a little step to get them up that high.
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Mums NI
1 year ago
thank you JellyBelly. We kept the wee ladders with a toilet seat for the toilet that we used four our daughter. they are in the downstairs toilet. every now and again I let him in to use them. he doesn't do anything as he has pullup on still, but i'm just trying to get him used to it. As i remember, our daughter hated the potty. she only used it for a while and then i got her those ladders with seat (this one here if anybody is looking for one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Toilet-Seats/Potty-Training-Ladder-Toilet-Toddler/B00A6SYT44), which she preferred to use. I keep saying he's 2 but he's 2ys 6m in actual age (2ys 3m corrected age as he was premature). So i'm kind of thinking of waiting until his corrected age of 2ys 6m which will be October time.... although i hear it's easier to potty train during the summer months as you can leave their nappy off and let them run around in the garden in the good weather... we didn't do this with our daughter lol. I suppose you are right though, they'll train when they train - no use in rushing it.
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Carly Patterson
1 year ago
Oh I'll be following this thread!! Currently trying to toilet train my 2yo and while he doesn't want to be in nappies, he hates sitting on the potty/toilet too! I spend all day watching and waiting for 'pee face' as he won't say when he needs to go. Anyone been through the same or have advice? Thanks :-)
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