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Old 04-27-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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I think the OP is just getting ideas NOW for when the time comes to start the training and I think that is a good idea. Get all the information before the time comes.

If you are married, I suggest he go with your husband when he goes now and then. That shows him how it is done.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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We used a bubble gum machine. One gumball for pee pee and two for poop. He ended up with about $45 too to use to buy an extra special toy when all was said and done. And as another poster mentioned, let 'em water the flowers and shrubs. Especially grandma's. She'll love that LOL
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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It is a little young, I'd probably give it a few more months. I tried the Cheerios in the toilet also, but try food coloring, I can't remember how much I used, but it was fun to see their face when the color in the toilet bowl changed.
How hilarious, I had never heard that one.
You Mothers of boys are so creative.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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Default Good luck but be patient.

My son was not potty trained full till he was four. This is quite common with first children.

I don't know if anyone cares but forcing the kids to potty too early can lead to psychological stress...two year olds are into body fluids...especially poop...you really have to keep an eye on them in the bathroom or they will play with their own poop.

Also, their bodies have to be ready to hold it.

I worked at a few preschools and have a lot of early education training and experience. We had quite a few three year olds who were not full trained.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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I have a girl and boy. The girl was trained at 2 but periodically had accidents and wore night pullups until about 4 1/2. The boy refused to be potty trained so I figured when he was ready he would. He began -by himself at 3 1/2 (I know - ridiculous!) BUT - he never had an accident and never used anything at night. It was worth not being stressed.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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I have a girl and boy. The girl was trained at 2 but periodically had accidents and wore night pullups until about 4 1/2. The boy refused to be potty trained so I figured when he was ready he would. He began -by himself at 3 1/2 (I know - ridiculous!) BUT - he never had an accident and never used anything at night. It was worth not being stressed.
NOT ridiculous! Pretty normal! Mine both started by them selves just after turning 3, but regressed a bit and were not fully daytime trained until at least 3 1/2.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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RKB - youre probably right, but this child would bring me his diapers and wipes and ask me to change him - clearly. I would ask - "why dont you use the potty?" he would respond - "because I dont want to." LOL!
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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I have 2 boys & started training them during warm weather months. They LOVED to go outside & pee on the grass, bugs, flowers (whatever they got the most kick out of). That was early on in the process..It just taught them they can control when to go & they happily kept their pull ups dry when they could go outside & do it. For indoor training, I used the old fruit loops trick too. Also, I got a big "treat bowl" & filled it up with little trinkets. 1 trinket for pee, 2 for poop. It worked great for my kids. Both of them were completely trained just shy of 3.

I will also say that 16 months is a bit young but what you could do now is get some books about going potty to read to him. You could also get a training potty to let him just practice sitting on.
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