Anybody potty training yet?

Alexis - posted on 12/11/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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I would like to try and start potty training my 15 month old son at least during the day. Has anybody started potty training yet, success stories, tips, ideas please!!!

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La'El - posted on 12/19/2010

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I started potty training both boys at 12 months using kind of a combo of elimination communication and a lot of nakey bum time. My eldest was fully (even night) trained by 24 months and my 16 month old is already getting the idea. We have a little potty in the living room and he loves to sit on it. OH, and the BEST way to get the pee pee idea in their heads is to put them on the potty as SOON as they wake from bed or nap and make a "psss" sound. We are very gentle and if they miss we simply say,"Poo poo and wee goes only in the potty."

Amy - posted on 12/19/2010

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DS is 16 months old and potty trained. He asks for the potty making a sign or if I ask him if he needs potty he'll either shake his head no or make the sign and walk to the bathroom. He pees and poops in the potty and I rarely have to change a nappy any more! We use cloth and I have been doing elimination communication since he was 9 months old. I would sit him on it after naps etc when I know he normally goes and would clap and woop when he made potty. he loves it! We never sat him on it for long periods of time, nothing like that, we jsut watched for cues.

Now at 16 months he is actually telling me he needs to go.

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But your son needs to be able to tell you (either verbally or thru some gesture, like sign language) that he has to go - and he should be able to pull his pants up and/or down by himself - otherwise you're just catching him (on the potty) before he goes. Not really potty training if you do that...

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If your child is ready, great! I know from working with this age that not all children are ready at such an early age. I work with 18 month-3 yr olds and some who are about 2 usually start to show interest in using the potty and sometimes sooner but not much. I think you will have the most success if your child shows interest and ask your doctor's opinion also. I know diapers can be expensive but I think you will have the most success if it is on the child's timetable not the parents. :)

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Carissa - posted on 12/29/2010

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I would love to get my 16 month old son to potty train but he doesn't even really talk to much yet so i think that it would be stressful trying right now. I heard that boys are harder to potty train then girls is this true? I have a four year old daughter and I thought she was hard!!

Sabrina - posted on 12/27/2010

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what i did (he is not potty trained yet) i bought the potty chair and a potty book for boys and he understands the concept of it...he just has an issue sitting on it barebutt....lol i would buy one and let them get familiar with it....show him what to do with it...and the potty book for boys is excellent....its so funny cuz when we go to take a shower in the morning, he will lean up against the toilet and start peeing....so he knows he just cant talk yet....

Julie - posted on 12/23/2010

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i have not started potty training yet.. but i think my 15 month old is ready.. she always sits on the potty fully clothed though.....
she just likes sitting on it.... and she is always crying when her diaper is wet..... i think i am too lazy to start potty training her...

Brenda - posted on 12/21/2010

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well i started when she was 14 months but i kinda slacked but she know what it is she sits on it but never does anything but she knows whats it for so maybe even thought he may not do anything but he will learn what its meant to be and what he is suppose to do so when he is ready he knows whats the potty for

Amy - posted on 12/21/2010

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I started DS at around 8 months, I don't think being able to walk is a necessity. By the time he was 12 months old he was going pee every time I sat him on the potty but it was all me really, he couldn't ask for it yet though I always signed potty etc. He started walking at 14 months in the last few weeks he can ask for potty himself and he holds it. I have not changed a nappy for over a week. Even his morning nappy is practically dry and he has the biggest pee first thing in the morning.

it is just timing. EC definitely works and IMO cloth nappies help too.

Alexis - posted on 12/21/2010

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I have been teaching my son sign language and he can tell me he has gone potty but not before. He has all the other requirements like being able to take off his pants, etc. I am going to look into EC, I have not officially heard of this but maybe I have been doing it all along..IDK. Thanks for the input!

Jacqueline - posted on 12/20/2010

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We are fully trained. I use a combo of EC and sign language. I would sign when mommy was going potty and she just picked it up. I also think it helps that we cloth diaper.

Cindy - posted on 12/20/2010

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I haven't started potty training yet but I am going to start with my 16 month old son. he tries to take his diapers off so I think it's time to start.

Erin - posted on 12/20/2010

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Ok I have an almost 16 month old and a 3 year old. I'm not even considering potty training yet lol. First of all my younger son can't walk yet which is a big necessity and second I tried to start with my older son about now and I think it might have made it take longer. My older son just got potty trained this summer. However we had bought the potty chair for him right around now thinking he'd be ready. Well he thought it was cool and all but he didn't have the body control for it at all! And after awhile the potty chair wasn't a toilet it was a stool, or a toy. And awhile after that it lost all its interest. I did use that one for potty training but he wasn't excited about it and I think he might have done better if I had waited to get one.

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Try using Huggies Overnites diapers. We used thos with our son and they're wonderful. Lots thicker than everyday diapers.

Alexis - posted on 12/18/2010

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Yes, I agree with you guys, my son show signs but its usually me noticing his pee pee face or poopie face and putting him on the potty. We are trying to let him grasp the idea what the potty is for but don't have him on a strict regiment. He is starting to let us know that he has gone pee pee or poopie in his diaper as well. Thanks for all the input!

Shaina - posted on 12/17/2010

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Cloth diapers, no leaks here :) We haven't really started training yet but our girl does pee in the potty every now and then. She's about 16 1/2 months. Whenever she takes her diaper off I ask her if she wants to go peepee in the potty and she usually does. Or sometimes she'll sit on the potty before bath time and go. Other than that she's in diapers. I just feel like there's no reason to rush it.

Lisa - posted on 12/17/2010

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Our doctor said to start trying when he is able to pull his pants up and down. Right now he can pull them down pretty well. I just hope to have him potty trained before the next baby due in July. I just dont want my son to get frustrated with trying too early.

Amber - posted on 12/17/2010

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I absolutely have to agree with you Cindy! I won't push my son at all...he will go when he's ready! I just hope it's before he's 3 like his sister did...lol. Although I think she would have been sooner if we didn't move so much the last year! She was doing really good at 20 months...but to each their own :)

Amber - posted on 12/15/2010

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I wouldn't say I'm potty training...but I am trying to get him into the idea. He tells me when he poops and I almost always try to put him on the potty before he gets into the bath. I'm not sure if he tells me before or after he has already gone to the bathroom yet though! I'm not trying to push him.

Beth - posted on 12/15/2010

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My son just turned 16 months, and we haven't yet started potty training yet. Develomentally he's just not ready. He can attend to a task for 5 to 10 minutes if he's something he's really into, and I know that's one sign of readiness. He's not yet linked being wet or poopie as something that's uncomfortable, so we will continue to wait for further signs of readiness. I think it's a great idea to comment if seeing our child have a BM-"oh I see you've pooped!", but it's important to remember to not make bodily functions into negative behavior: "ohyoustink", "why did you not go in the potty", etc. especially when starting potty training regardless of a child's age to prevent feeling that using the potty is a bad thing if "I don't get it right everytime".

Ashley - posted on 12/14/2010

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We haven't really tried too much with our daughter who just turned 16 months. She has gone pee pee in the potty a couple times, but nothing major. She is starting to show a few signs to say that she is ready, but I am not sure yet.

Alexandria - posted on 12/14/2010

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My son is 16 months, we've been potty training since he was 12 months and its working. Not everytime but he catches the drift of what he's supposed to do. Even though he can't say potty, normally when he puts his potty seat on the toilet it means he has to potty. He's pee'd and poo'd in the toilet a few times since we started and Im glad I started early.

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We think it's still too early, we've read it's easier for boys to potty train later.

A tip we have for leakage is this:

Put on the regular diaper, then put a pull up on top, making sure the inner diapers "leg flappy parts???" come out the side of the pull up lol... you'll know what I mean. The majority of leakage comes from where the velcro flaps meet the front part, and the pull up keeps this from happening.

Works ALL night long and during the day when we go out!

Alexis - posted on 12/13/2010

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I have started with my 15 almost 16 month old. He went #2 in the potty today for the first time!! I noticed him making his #2 face and put him on the potty. I have been trying to connect the words pee pee and poopie with everytime I catch him going pee or poop. I also explain in a sing song kind of way when mommy or daddy go potty so maybe he can make the connection. Anybody else trying potty training?

Kit Noel - posted on 12/12/2010

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im pondering the same question my little guy is 16 months and soaking threw his diaper all the time.

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