When did you start potty training?

Jackie - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I think I have probably the youngest baby in here at 13 months....and she's my first. When did everyone start the potty training process (especially those of you with girls)...and do I have any hope for being done by next Christmas (when she's 2)??

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Amy - posted on 01/28/2010

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I have always heard not to bother starting 'til about 2, otherwise you'll end up training for a year or so. My mother said she started me just after i turned one mainly because everyone was telling her to, she ended up training me for over a year. with my brother and sister she waited til they were 2 and it took months. I just don't think they are big enough to understand whats going on 'til around that age, and why push them into something they aren't ready for y'know. Its one thing to buy a potty so its there, and not completely new to them when the time comes, but its another to try n get someone who can't even talk to poop on the pot... i know i'd get the "huh" face if i were to do that.

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Leah - posted on 02/10/2010

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I introduced Brayden to the potty at about 16 months old!I would let him pee in the potty when I was in there or when daddy was in there and at bathtime.Then at 2 I decdied to just put underwear on him and try to potty train him he just took to it he has had only accident since wearing underwear!I myself was potty trainded by 15 months soe maybe he took after me!

Sabrina - posted on 02/03/2010

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I bought my son his potty when he was 18 months, he kind of understood it, but I could tell he just wasnt ready. That summer when he was 2, I did the whole let him run around nakie, have potties in different rooms & when he had to go he went in his potty. However he would hold his poop until nap/bed time and then poop in his diaper. Then fall & winter came around & he went back to wearing diapers, then that December, when he was 2 1/2 he just started peeing in the potty & that was it, he put undies on & never had an accident... It was so easy & I just dont think he was ready to train until then.

They do say generally boys train later than girls, I dont know I'm not an expert, but I did have one lady tell me her pediatrition said that girls only have 2 muscles they have to control & boys have 3, but still I dont really know that for sure. Just passing on info I have been told :)

Amber - posted on 01/28/2010

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well my little guy is about to be 19 months and we just went out and bought his first big boy potty. I know hes not really ready but i want him to be comforitable with it so its not so scary!

Tanya - posted on 01/28/2010

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I was in no rush so that may be why it took a little longer. I think I started really potty training like "lets take trips to the potty" stuff like that just a couple of month before 2 they were out of diapers at 2 just we had occational accidents still till about 2 1/2. Night potty training took a little longer but only by a few months.

Jackie - posted on 01/28/2010

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Ugh...it takes that long huh. Maybe she'll be like me. My grandmother was sick fo changing my diapers at 18 mos so she told my mother she was keeping me for the weekend and I went home potty trained! Time will tell. I do already bring her into the bathroom with me and tell her I'm goign potty, I don't use diapers, blah blah blah. I'm sure it'll be tons of fun this summer =)

Tanya - posted on 01/28/2010

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I started my girls before 2 and they had it down (with no accidents) by 2 1/2 my yongest daughter is almost 18 months and we have the training potty out and she goes with all us ladies to the bathroom and mimics us so she is on her way. Good Luck

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