Potty Training Boys

I am currently training my son who just turned 3. For awhile he was doing really well, rarely had an accident but now he's getting lazy when it comes to stopping during play time and going to the bathroom. Any tips for potty training boys?

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    Leticia
    I used to set a timer. I always told my son, when you hear this go off.. it's time to take a break and go potty. That seem to work well. With my oldest I used to throw cheerios in the toilet and tell him to dunk them :) Made it into a game. In all honesty each child is different and sometimes even making it "fun" doesn't work. Just stay consistent. Everything will work out when he's ready ( which is not always when we are ready as parents) Give him LOTS and LOTS of praise when he goes;)
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      01/28/14
      Hi! I want to share with you my experience with potty training. When my daughter was 15 months, we started the potty program. It was full of reward, because in a week she was doing no 2 only using the potty. But, after about 3 months, she had some nasty problems with diarrhea and she refused to use the potty. She would start crying only if I showed it to her. And this continued until I decided to stop and take a break. I read all that is available online about potty training, but I was desperate, I didn't know what to do, until a came accross a guide that saved me. I followed the steps and in 5 days my daughter was fully potty trained, no1 and no2....This was 6 months ago and since then she had again diarrhea, but she never stopped using the potty. I truly recommend this guide. http://bit.ly/1i1deHG
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        01/28/14
        Cheerios in the toilet... gets them motivated and helps aim!
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        01/28/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I have never done this because I fear of the mess should they decide to aim elsewhere. As it is one particular son has been lax in his aim and has been making messes....so irritating when going to sit down!
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          01/28/14
          LOL! Yea fruit loops or apple jacks... Whatever is on sale!
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            01/28/14
            8Theresa Gould
            My three year old has been our latest one to potty train. The others were all 18 months to 2 years old. All I can say is find their sweet spot and take advantage of it. Our three year old has been out smarting us. Seriously. He turned the tables on us and used our incentives to try to get stuff from us! He's too smart for his own good.
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              boys are harder to potty train then girls I believe but if you have him around other kids who are learning to potty I learned with my son when he was that age kids learn from others kids. My son learned from imitating other kids he wanted to potty and be a big boy like the other big boys. Another techniques was rewards with the bathroom like if he go by hisself he can get a sticker or special privilege. The musical potty that has his own toilet paper and let's him know he did great job using the potty.
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              01/30/14
              8Theresa Gould
              I wouldn't put my child around other children to potty train him. There are enough people in our house who go to the bathroom on a regular basis that he "knows" what to do, he just chooses not to.
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                02/02/14
                I agree i do not know if I would want my child "watching" other children ... just show them what to do... it is a natural and they will do it on their own.
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