Potty Training: 10 Real-Mom Ways to Toilet Train

take him to the potty; don't ask. Take him every 2 hours, after meals, naps and snacks until he initiates on his own."

Rcc199 shares her child’s success story, and the tricks that helped them get there: "I think letting my son be naked in the house has worked wonders for us. And we reward him for a job well done. Last night he was starting to poop when he was naked and he got kind of worried because he was not wearing the diaper. He put up a bit of a fight but the poop was on its way so he gave in. He was so excited and proud of himself for going on the big potty! To reward him, I lift him in the air and say "hip-hip-hooray, hip-hip-hooray, hip-hip-hooray! It’s a great potty day!" He loves that. Plus, I’ll give him candy now and then, or once just last week, I got him a little Matchbox car."

From smhikill: "What we did was make a potty chart and every time he goes potty in the toilet he gets a gold star. For a poop, he gets two stars. He thinks this is very cool. Then every five stars he gets a reward. After he gets 75 stars he gets an inflatable pool to play with in the back yard. Hopefully after this many stars he'll be close to done!"

Dahbrat2000 reminds us that all kids are ready at different times. "Just remember to be patient! Some older kids learn easily, but many kids lost interest in training at the very time parents are ready to pull their hair out from changing all of the diapers! It is a learning process for most that takes time and commitment."

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