Question by  Robert (20)

How should I go about potty training my 3 year old?

I think he is ready and I want it to be easy and fast.


Answer by  Jennifer94 (238)

There are many different ways to go about it but it is rarely easy or fast. I sat my daughter on her potty chair after every meal for 10 minutes and would reward her for her success. I also bought her books about using the potty that we would read.


Answer by  juliep (305)

I would start taking him to the potty every 20-30 minutes. Once you know he has gotten the idea of going in the potty, switch to underwear. Have him help you clean up any accidents. Make a sticker or candy chart for him as well. Whatever item you think he would enjoy.


Answer by  timmsa (577)

It depends on if the child is really ready. 1 thing you can start doing it taking to the potty about every hour at first. You should have him sit there, and then turn on the water. Sometimes water running will help them go. When he does go, reward him with something that he normally doesn't get all the time.


Answer by  Sue17 (136)

I would start out by letting him run around without a diaper on. I tell my son to pee in the grass if we're outside. I also let my son sit on his potty to read (fully clohted). After awhile you can get him to just sit on the potty without his diaper on, and hopefully progress from there.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Get a potty seat, and always reward your child once they go. Reiterate to them that they are no longer a baby and that they are a "big kid. "


Answer by  CarrieZee (189)

Prepare by reading books about it with him. Do it when you can be with him at home most of each day. Take him to it every hour. Praise success!


Answer by  Rose (6804)

The best way to potty train a young child is to have a potty training boot camp. Plan to stay at home for two to four days and do nothing but potty train. Set a timer and have the child sit on the potty every time it goes off.


Answer by  darcyn77 (321)

First, don't try to push. Make sure your child knows that the potty is available, and what it is for. You can try making a sticker chart, or giving them a reward when they use the potty successfully. Your child will potty train himself, when they are ready.


Answer by  sarah1967 (626)

Potty training can be made fun by lots of positive reinforcement. Try the sticker chart and give him a sticker every time he uses the potty. Remember be patient.


Answer by  mandmforever (91)

This is only for little boys but you can put fruit loops in the toilet and let them aim. I know it sounds funny,but it really works! Just try it and see what happens.


Answer by  Chiyamaka (846)

Buy a training potty from the store. Make sure it is colorful and attractive. For everything your child goes in the potty, reward him with something (such as a few MNM's or skittles). If he doesn't use the potty then put him in time-out, or take away all candy and sweets.


Answer by  joshandeleisa (331)

The thing that made it the easiest with my son was letting him go pee outside. They think it is really cool and it is a way for them to learn quick when it is time to go because they get the feeling and they want to run outside. Then try rewards.

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