Potty Training Boys

Potty training boys
isn’t quite the same as potty training girls. Your son may present a few more challenges, but with time and determination, you can succeed. These 6 points will help you to potty train your son.

toilet training boysFirst, you need to make sure that your son is ready. Boys develop differently than girls so they may be a bit older when you begin training. Can they pull their pants up and down by themselves? Are they interested in the potty? If so, then they are most likely ready to take this next big step in their development.

Dad Time

If you’re teaching your son to stand up to urinate you may wish to have dad allow him in the bathroom with him periodically so that he understands the concept. If you’re going to train your son to sit down to urinate then don’t worry about this step for now.

Go Shopping

Take your son shopping for big boy underwear. Let him choose his favorite action characters and colors. While you’re out shopping make sure to pick up a potty chair or a seat to fit on the toilet or both if you have two bathrooms and wish to have both on hand.

Prominent Place

Place your son’s potty in a good location that is easy for him to get to when he needs to go. Let him practice sitting on it for a few days before potty training begins. He may wish to use it as a chair in the living room, this is fine, don’t panic, he won’t always go potty in the living room.

Potty Prizes

Pick out some prizes for successful potty trips. Some families use candy coated chocolates, others use a sticker, whatever you choose to use make it something he loves and tell him that each and every time that he uses his big boy potty he will get one.

Remove The Diaper

When the big day arrives take off his diaper. You can either let him be naked or put a pair of training pants on him and let him practice going potty all day. Ask him frequently if he needs to go and make sure to give him plenty of liquids so that he has to go.

Praise His Efforts

toilet training boysGive him praise for every trip to the potty. If he doesn’t go make sure that you praise his efforts for even trying. If he does go make sure he gets his prize either the sticker or candy coated chocolate.

Small accidents, especially in the beginning, are normal. Don’t shame your son and be patient. In time, he will have the concept down and become proficient at his new task at hand.

Once the dry days are established go ahead and start working on dry nights. Talk about going to bed in his fancy cool underwear and how he can wake you for assistance if he needs it to go potty at night. You son will be proud of his new big boy clothes and you will be done with diapers.

Off course every child is different. But I am sure and can tell from my own experience that these potty training boys tips can help you to train your little boy. I hope you will try them out! And share your positive experiences with everybody!

If you still need a little help check out the interview on the homepage, that is a really great method for potty training boys!

16 thoughts on “Potty Training Boys

  1. Sanu

    Want to know tips.i am still trying for my boy and we are unsucessful.

    1. admin Post author

      You can try the tips mentioned on this page which I have uploaded just now or when you still don’t have success try the 3 day method If you are not happy, they have a refund policy!
      Good luck!

  2. April

    I am doing all these things, have been for 2 months now, not satisfied.

  3. April

    he will always go in his underwear, ALWAYS. He’s went maybe 3 or 4 times in the potty and every time he pottys in his underwear he knows it and he says he has to go potty and will go by himself and sit on the potty but he has already went in his underwear. When I try to make him go every hour or every 2 hours he completely flips out and refuses to do anything.

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi April,

      Sorry to hear that things are not going like you want it to.
      Have you tried the Carol Cline method? You can read the interview on our home page.
      That worked wonders for a lot of parents.

      Good luck!

    2. Tutu

      My 2.5 yr old is having “wet spots” in-between going to the bathroom. He doesn’t want to take time to go to the restroom. He was doing so well at first. Time-outs don’t seem to hinder this either. Rewards don’t do the trick. He likes to fondle himself and I am not sure how to get him to stop without making a big deal out of it. I was hoping it would eventually stop but I think it might contribute to wetting his pants.

  4. Julie

    My 3 year old decided he doesn’t want to use the potty anymore. He throws temper tantrums and I can’t take it anymore. The reward thing is outgrown and bullshit already. He’s aware of the gifts and doesn’t want to be forced to go, no matter the prize in the end. Some kids are not like others and when you reward a 3 year for doing fantastic things just raises a spoiled brat.

  5. Kiesha

    I am struggling to get my son to poop in the potty!!! Getting very impatient because running out of ways to get him to stop doing it in his underwear!!!

    1. liz

      My now 5yr old son was the same, we had to be very patient with him. Every time he did it in his pants we took him to the toilet and gently reminded him that’s were it goes and he wouldn’t need washing every time if he went in the toilet, then we would dump it in and clean him up and not mention it until next time

  6. Princess

    My boy is 2,5 months and when is out of diaper his happy but his nanny take him back everytime coz she’s lady to do the same,so it doesn’t motivate him too.so what can I do

  7. Zuena

    My two yr old son has refused to use hs potty,he goes hides n poops on himself,av been trainin fr months nw.wat cn i do plz help?

  8. ieasha

    My 2 and half year old little no will not go to the bathroom no matter what I do. I have tried everything you can think I took away the pampers gave awards all that an he still will not go the funny thing is he use to and then one day he just say no he not going any more what do I do now

  9. Jessica Smith

    My son just turned 3 years old Saturday. We have been trying to potty train him since he was 15 months. nothing is working. We tried letting him go with his daddy, treats, prizes. The most recent is just letting him wear underwear to let him feel the wet. all he is doing is sitting on the potty for like 10 minutes doing nothing then peeing on our floor. Please help. He is my first child.

  10. Desiree

    A bit of advice for some that are struggling. You can pay for a 3 day trial or just let things happen naturally. Print a potty chart with the favorite little cartoon or person on it. Hang it near the potty chair and find cool stickers and let them see how many they accumulate. We give our son a sticker if he says he has to potty ( he is just barely 2 ) and he feels rewarded even if he doesn’t potty he still TRIED to get to the potty in time. As far as pooping in the potty that is a hard one and they often times do not understand the idea of ” know when they have to poop” Be patient and do not get angry. Getting angry is the worst ting you can do! Praise them and clap or dance so they realize they did something amazing! to the woman that talked about making your child a spoiled brat. By your tone I would suggest you find some counseling or get out more because you sound very resentful of your child and do not sound like a fit parent. You can potty train your children but just like riding a bike it doesn’t happen over night!

  11. shylawencel

    I’m potty training my nephew and my aunt who has three sons told me that boys run alot so the best thing is to either read their books or watch their favorite show. Once they go work is up alot. And what my aunt said has worked like a charm. He loves the potty!! Only pees for now but still its a step

  12. Lisa

    ive been trying to potty train my boy for a year and still not happening its so frustrating because some peoples kids gets its fast but not every kid is the same. >.> I no longer what to do Ive tires every method possible and still dosent work. He goes maybe once on the potty and thats it. >.> maybe hes just not understanding the concept of his body movements or just wants a pull up all the time >.>


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