some tips from a Dad....you know some of us are more hands on after the birth of a kid than before.
Every kid is different in what they will respond to, and there are literally a hundred things you can try to make potty training a success, but the bottom line is that until the kid is ready it isn't going to happen.
I started training my son, who is now 4, at 2 years old and it took about
a year before he was trained. Either he just was not truly ready at 2 or it took us a year to find something that worked. We tried the the seat adapter for the toilet, we tried the potty training chair, we tried turning him around backwards on the regular toilet, we tried putting him in regular underwear during the day so when he did go he would know it, we tried letting him run around without any pants...nothing, nadda, zip. We tried all of these because we knew people who used these techniques with success. It wasn't until we stumbled upon a toddler urinal called a Peter Potty that we had any luck. He loved it because he could go to the potty like a big boy....standing up. Once he started using that he was 90% trained in less than a week, and at the end of that week he had also trained himself to go number 2 in the regular toilet. Like I said before though, every kid is different. Also it is not uncommon for boys not to complete potty training before 3-3 1/2 years where as girls are often good to go in the 2 to 2 1/2 year range.
Anyway some "universal" tips:
Don't get mad at mistakes.
Remember that you are on his time table and not the other way around.
If possible let him go into the bathroom with Dad to see how "big boys" do it. Him and Dad can even have a "race" to see who can go first.
Take him to the bathroom every hour until he goes, and then skip the hour after he goes.
Reward (small) him for trying. Reward (big) him for success. A "small" reward could be a hug and kiss, a big reward could be the hug and kiss and a
cookie or something.
Once he starts progressing take him to the store and let him pick out some underwear.
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