Potty Training.... in Gab/Chat Room Posted June 6, 2007 · Report to Admin My friend's mom was getting aggravated after months of trying....A square of toilet paper floating in the toilet inspired her to make going in the potty like target practice - aim for the square. He was trained in a week. Just putting my few cents worth in here, having been a qual early childhood teacher for about 10 years now Definitely wait till he is ready - if he can follow simple instructions, understand words about toileting, is coming and telling you (when in nappies) that he is wet/dirty, can pull own pants down, then should be good time to start. reminding every hour is good, but make sure that it is not you being trained to take him to the toilet in time - happens a lot. You are lucky he seems to be ready now, as summer can be the easiest time to train, as toilet seat isnt as cold, kids more willing to take clothes off when warm, and often have opportunity to run around with no pants on at home. Yes, in my experience (with about 200 children) boys in general do take longer to train. But a ping pong ball in the toilet is good to aim at, and doesn't flush away. Also having a special 'Toilet Toy" (book, hand held game... that is ONLY used when on toilet) can be helpful for reluctant toileters, and reward charts can be just as effective, depending on your son. Also, this is really important, make sure that your child's daycare is following the same routine that you do at home. Hope this helps.