How long should it take to potty train my 15 month old

Francis - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Wondering how long it should take in general to potty train my 15 month old. People are telling me that it shouldn't take longer than 2 weeks. Wondering how long it has taken other moms to potty train their 15 month olds or any other kids that have been potty trained that may have been older when they started potty training?

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Shawna - posted on 11/11/2009

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GOOD LUCK! my daughter is 15 months, and potty training is the last thing on my mind at this age, personally i think its a little to young. She's still trying to get the whole talking thing down. which im sure will be easier to potty train when she can communicate with my hubby and i

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i know of mothers who potty trained from birth but by this it means they watch and understand their babies cues sit them on the potty and let them do their buisness... it involved co sleeping and constant vigilance. i am an Early childhood teacher who has worked with 0-3 yr olds for 4 years and over this time have potty trained about 200 children along with parents. you can introduce the potty now in a fun way, sitting bub on it clothed while you do your wee and talk through what you are doing, gradually work to them sitting on potty with a bare bum. when bub can communicate that they have done a wee or poo its another step closer, then hopefully by 2 or 2 and a half they will start trying to take pants off to go themselves this is when you can start taking them to the toilet every hour or half hour while they are in undies. but never force them to sit on the potty take it slow and work off your childs ques. forcing them or scolding for accidents can lead to urinary tract infections not to mention emotional problems! hope this helps good luck!!

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Samantha - posted on 11/10/2009

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15 months is pretty young, they usually don't have the muscle control in their bladder's at that age. Between two and three is pretty typical, but many kids aren't ready until later than that. If a child is really ready, it goes pretty quickly (I've heard as little as three days to a couple weeks). If you push too hard, your little one is likely to resist, making the process more difficult, frustrating, and time consuming for both of you. Be patient and good luck.

Laura - posted on 11/10/2009

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How long is a peice of string....My daughter was day potty trained in 2 weeks, but it took 4 weeks to night train her. Every child is differant. Be lead by your child, If they don't want to use the potty at any point don't force it, they will resent it and then you have problems.

Cicely - posted on 11/09/2009

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Do you have a boy or a girl? In my experience, girls train quicker than boys. But if your child isn't interested, then DON'T push it. Look for those potty training signs, taking off the diaper, interested in sitting on the potty, pulling up and down their pants, etc. And around 2 yrs. is a better time. It will be quite the accomplishment if it gets done in two weeks but, it could take up to year for your little one to really get the concept! And just in case you didn't know, peeing and pooping are two different types of training, especially with boys, unless you plan on training him to sit. I've had a lot of experience potty training, if you have more questions I'll be happy to help! Good Luck!

Krista - posted on 11/09/2009

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Don't expect her to potty train at 15 months. It's good to introduce them to the potty but most kids wont potty train until they are at lest 2. It took my oldest little girl until she was 2 1/2 and I had to just put her in painties for 3 weeks until she started to tell me she needed to go. Thats the most importaint part of potty training they need to be able to reconize the fact that they need to go and be able to tell you. Good luck.

Jessica - posted on 11/09/2009

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I definitely think it would take longer than 2 weeks. I trained my older daughter when she was 2 1/2 and it took atleast a month and she still had accidents every once in a while up until months later. I think it's good to introduce them early, but I wouldn't expect major results for atleast a month. I tried starting her at 18 months, and she just didn't seem like she was ready for it, and wasn't catching on. But all children are different, and might be ready that soon. Good luck!

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