Potty Training my 18 month old son?

Jules - posted on 10/20/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son Jacob is 18 months old and has started to get really interested in the turtle potty i got for him recently. I was going to wait a few more months to start potty training him but now he is interested i am wondering if i should start sooner? Please let me know what you think

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Katie - posted on 11/07/2011

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My son is 18 months old and he loves to play with his turtle potty that I got from a friend but I haven't attempt potty train him yet. My oldest son didn't start till he was 3 but he still was not motivate I pretty much had to push him to go. My daughter I got her potty train at 2 and half. My children for some reason didn't show interest until I felt its time to start them then I give them a small push to get them started. I am not sure when I am plan on starting my youngest. I was thinking of start him this upcoming fall when my daughter start kindergarten so my youngest have my full attention. Lets see. Every child is individual you as a mother know your child best.

Namrata - posted on 10/24/2011

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I think this is the right time to potty train the kid...my son is also 18 months and i am also training him the only thing is he doesn't like to sit on one place for more than five minutes

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Staci - posted on 11/10/2011

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I waited with both of mine until 3 boy and girl 2.5 and found the more communication the better...My son was trained by the 3 day method by day 3 and my daughter took less than a day same method.

Heather - posted on 11/02/2011

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Its funny that this is a topic of discussion. My 18 month old son seems to show interest as well. He grabs The back of his diaper and says "booboo" before he goes number 2. and at times he grabs the front of his diaper when he goes number 1. Quite often he grabs diapers and whipes and pretends to change himself. Although I wasnt sure of rediness due to he cant seem to keep a diaper dry longer than 30 minutes....?

User - posted on 11/02/2011

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Yes defiantly go for it .. i started with my son as well but he ended up taking it and playing with it , but i will try again .. now im concentrating abt removing the bottle he is so attached to it that he refuses to take another bottle .

Good Luck in the potty training :)

Toni - posted on 11/01/2011

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hi i potty trained my daughter at 18months. She was the same really interested in the potty. Go for it. My youngest has just turned eighteen months and tries to sit on the toilet like her sister. It only takes a couple of weeks but so worth it.

Desiree - posted on 10/28/2011

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My son Ledger turned 18 months yesterday and has been wanting to sit on his sister old potty. I indulge him. He doesn't actually pee, but if he wants to try when she goes then i don't see the harm. I just wouldn't push it. My daughter pooped on the potty from 18 months on every single time, but wouldn't pee until she was two and still had pee pee accidents until she was 2 years 2 months. I never pushed it. I also have a four year old special needs daughter who is still not potty trained (and may never be) but we "try" every day. I think encouraging it at any age is fine. Just don't set high expectations or get discouraged. 18 months is really young and lots of kids don't have control for another whole year. Good Luck!!

Andrea - posted on 10/27/2011

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my daughter turned 18months october 20th and i have started potty training her. she would tell me when she went peepee and poop so i thought it was a great time to buy a potty :] our only problem is she dsnt sit still for more than 5 minutes. goodluck!

Jenna - posted on 10/26/2011

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I am doing the same thing with my son who is also 18 months. He loves to go to the potty and we make it a fun place to be. When we are at home he does amazing with going to the potty. He lets me know if he doesn't want to use the potty and he wants a diaper. (he boycotts pooping on the potty) I just roll with it. Every kid is at their own time. I think as long as you don't push it and let him make the decsion to use it everything will work out in its own time.

Farina - posted on 10/25/2011

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My son is 18 months old and though he likes to pee in the bathroom; pooping is still limited to diapers. In a way I have started training him so I think if you find your son interested, begin in a slow way. Maybe we'll have well trained children by the time they turn 2 or 3. :)

Sheri - posted on 10/23/2011

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My daughter has started waking up dry every morning, so I put her on the potty & she goes. We have a potty chair & a cushion that fits on the toilet & she prefers to sit on the toilet. She even goes in the bathroom & lifts up the toilet seat, so whenever she does this, I put her on it. Sometimes she goes, sometimes not; it's a hit & miss. But I'm just glad she's showing any interest period! Lord knows I'm tired of buying diapers!! Lol... She doesn't want to sit long enough to have a BM so I hope it won't be too hard to get her trained for that reason! Good luck everyone...

Jules - posted on 10/22/2011

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I have started potty training my son and i am just going to take it one day at a time. Although tonight he did use his potty before he went to bed so i am pretty excited about it. I didn''t even have to ask him, he just said he had to go potty

Crysta - posted on 10/21/2011

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What I am trying with my son is to not really jump into the whole routine of potty training. I let him come with me into the bathroom when I have to go, and we go together. So far he has gone in his potty everytime when we do it that way. So now, on top of doing that, I am going to start having him go potty when he wakes up in the morning and after a few weeks of that I will add having him use his potty when he gets up from his nap and after that we will move on to having him go before he goes to bed. I think the biggest reason why it seems so many little kids don't want to potty train is because they are kind of just thrown into a routine without really understanding why they are being potty trained in the first place. Hope this helps, sorry it was so long, lol.

Katie - posted on 10/21/2011

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I say go for it. My 18 month DD is pretty much potty trained. The only issue that we're having is she doesn't want to sit long enough to poop, so then she'll go in her panties. Besides that, she tells me when she's got to go every time. She tells me she's got to poop as well, she just is too impatient for it to come. It's rough especially at first, but once they get it, it's awesome to not have to change diapers anymore. However, last night at church, we were there from 7-9:30, and she asked to go potty 8 times. 2 of which she didn't do anything, but the other 6 times she did. lol

Janice - posted on 10/21/2011

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you know what i was always told dont start potty training till the child is ready...but it seems like he is ready so give it a shot and see how is goes

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