Jenni - posted on 08/06/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
So I have 2 children Benjamin (2 yrs) and Morgan (12 wks). I've read about early potty-training (starting at 9 or 10 months) and parents having their child out of diapers before their 1st bday. I considered it with my son and thought what a dream it would be to have him out of diapers so early! I didn't go through with it b/c I couldn't see it working and knew of no one who had their child out of diapers any earlier than 18 months. My son just turned 2 mid-july and we do dabble in potty training (he loves doing it in his speaking potty) but i haven't taken it seriously b/c of lack of time on my part (w/ ND). I am planning on waiting until she is at least on a 4 hr routine.
I'v read that only since the invention of Dis. diapers have parents been waiting longer to PT. The average age is now 2 1/2 whereas before it was 18 months. I've also read the average age of PT differs between countries and cultures.
So here are a few questions:
1. Your Country/Culture and what you feel is the average age of PT.
2. At what age did you have your child PT?
3. What challenges did encounter?
4. What benefits/disadvantages do you see in either early training or late training?