Top Ways to Make Potty Training More Fun for Boys
We've tried using stickers and decorating the potty chair to encourage my 2-year-old to continue using the potty, but he has stopped wanting to go. Any tips? —alexang
Here are a few tricks you can try to make potty training more fun for your son:
- A few drops of blue food coloring in the toilet water turn green when you or your son pees. He'll love this and think it's magic.
- Toilet targets, Cheerios, or Fruit Loops make fun target practice and will improve his aim as well.
- Engage your child's imagination by naming his poops. Think of The Three Little Bears story—the big ones are daddy poops, the middle-sized one are mommy poops, and tiny ones are baby poops. Have your little guy wave 'bye-bye' to his family of poops as he flushes the toilet.
For more potty training advice, check out:
Potty Training Tips from the Potty Pro, Teri Crane
Reinforce Potty Training Habits
Potty Training Rewards
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