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“Hi. I need some advice on toilet training. I have a 2yr 2 month old son and feel he is ready for toilet training as he will wee on the toilet if i sit him there and telling me as soon as he’s doing/done a poo. I have been told that the warmer months are better for toilet training as they are generally on running round with undies on and that boys can go backwards with it over winter (not sure why). Has anyone else experienced this or toilet trained a boy at this time of year with success? Not sure weather I should go ahead and try now or wait till it’s warmer. I live on the Gold Coast.”

Posted by Tia, 22/05/2013


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  • I would follow his lead and don’t led it depend on weather.
    When you would wait for warmer weather to arrive, you actually teach your boy for some months to ignore his signals – which you then have to unlearn again !


  • I think that it is successful in either season but it just means you probably will have little messes inside instead of outside. As summer it is easier to have them outside.


  • start early and make it fun to sit on a potty,read a bookor whatever,the object here is to make them feel it’s ok to sit,even if they do nothing.don’t reward with a lolly as they learn very quickly what they get,for nothing.use certain times,like after a bath, or lunch,you will start to know the signs of them wanting togo and either not knowing themselves or leaving it to late.PRAISE the hell out of the first dribble,they love praise tell dad,grandma,take a photo,anything is good,and let them have no nappy time,they love the fresh air and soon find a wet nappy is no fun,but reading time on the potty is.and for boys,you gotta get one of those tommie tippe things,or a housbrick!!it never lasts that long and it’s usually arpound the same for every parent.


  • Toilet training in the warmer months can help if you want to let them run around without pants on so they can go whenever they want.


  • we always trained in the warmer months, it is eeasier as they don’t have so many clothes on


  • How is he going now?


  • Some handy tips here for you!


  • how did it go? :)


  • I’ve never heard that the weather played a part in toilet training


  • No harm in starting the training earlier.


  • How did you go with the toilet training?


  • Some good advice down below – hope it has helped.


  • He sounds like he is ready to give it a try, because hes telling you his poo is coming. Hope you’ve had success.


  • I am waiting till summer before I start my girls


  • Hope the toilet training is going well if you decided to start.


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