ashley is 15 months .when can i start potty training her?hoping am not late
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Jennifer - posted on 05/12/2011
My 15 month old actually wanted to sit on his potty today. I was sending his brother to go, and asked if he wanted to go, and he went right to the toilet. He didn't do anything in the potty, but I still made much of him for trying.
Stephanie - posted on 05/09/2011
It depends on the baby, really. Some studies have shown that you can start training super early and my friend has a 13 month old who is well on her way to being potty trained. My son is 15 months and he's just now starting to want his diapers off and such. We're buying a baby potty this summer. Good luck!
Jennifer - posted on 05/09/2011
Start when she is ready. My 15 month old is just starting to show some signs, but I'm not going to rush him. He did pick out a potty already, and he has big brother to look up to (plus he's already tried putting on his brother's underwear, so he may be easier to train. You don't want to push them before they're ready, my older boy is being treated for encopresis, so we are basically having to retrain him at 4, but now he's working on everything. Encopresis can be triggered by stress, so you definitely want to keep potty training as stress-free as possible, to reduce the stressors.
Erin - posted on 04/27/2011
We have pottied our son since birth. It works great! This week he even has had diarrhea and he has still been able to tell me when he needs to go. He is 15 months too. He really does hate pooping and peeing in his diaper. I would say at this stage for you it's about timing. Watch for cues and then put your child on when you think they are about to go. Our schedule is mostly, after sleeping and after eating unless he indicates at a different time. Good luck and please don't think you will harm your child, if they are happy to go there is no harm to try.
Joumana - posted on 04/27/2011
my son is 15 months and also likes to crawl and walk around without diapers but I just assumed he just liked the feeling of freedom. I was actually thinking of pull ups nappies and maybe things can progress from there. Its just getting harder and harder to put nappies on him because he is so active during these times
Cynthia - posted on 04/25/2011
My daughter is almost 16months and I started potty training her almost 2 weeks ago. She goes tinkle and poop on the big girl seat and wipes herself. I reward her with 2 m&ms and tell her good job and give her a high five etc. Dont get me wrong tho. she doesn't quite tell me when she has to go but I just assume and sometimes Im right :D I started this because she kept taking her diaper off and so I thought it doesnt hurt to TRY and its working so far.
Jo - posted on 04/25/2011
if your child shows signs they are ready to potty train, then encourage them to sit on the potty. theres no harm if your child wants to do it, my first daughter started potty training around 15-18 mths. the first few months were completley unsucessful. it was only after she was 18 mths that she actually did something! after she went the first time there was no turning back. my other 2 daughters are completley different, my 4 yr old took until she was 3.5 & my 2.5 yr old has just started to potty train.
just follow the lead of your child at first, if she wants to do it just encourage her & she'll probably take to potty training really well. if however she does not want to do it, wait a month or two & try again.
good luck :)
Diana - posted on 04/25/2011
My baby girl has 15 months and she make poo on her potty till she had 8 months, I put her on the potty from a game and till then she never make poo on diapers, she says to me "caca caca" and she points at the potty. She make only pee on her diapers. It's never too early to train you baby with his/hers potty.
Nahla - posted on 04/24/2011
I have the same question, my son is 15 months and he doe not like to wear nappy at all, he runs away to the other rooms every time I try to dress him up the new nappy lol. Sometimes I leave him 5-10 minutes to get some air but he seems to have a favourite spot to pee (on the side of my wardrobe) which is not funny after third time lol, I want to read some books on potty training before deciding whether to start now or wait till he is 2 years old, any book suggestions? many thanks
Shanna - posted on 04/23/2011
i would start training her now. we listened to the dr and didnt start training our son until he was 2 and we are still having trouble training him and hes 3 1/2. so we are starting to train our daughter now
Angela - posted on 04/22/2011
My daughter is 15 months and she has allways went to the bathroom with me and I tell her this is what big girls do. And I have recently started setting her on the potty a few times a day I have got lucky a coupled times and she has peed. She want be potty trained any time soon but idk what I'm doing, lol, so I just thought it might help her and get her used to it.
Louise - posted on 04/20/2011
STOP! Your child is far to young to potty train. Medical experts say that a child can not control there bowel until the age of 2 and bladder control comes later.
Always follow your childs lead in when is time to potty train. Things to look out for are long periods of time without wetting the nappy, trying to pull the nappy off, hiding to poop or showing interest in the toilet or potty.
Some children do show signs earlier but the average age is between 2- 2.5 and some much later than that. if you enforce potty training you will have some luck but that is all it is. To give your child the best chance of success then wait until she is ready. Otherwise you are setting her up for failing and becoming stressed. Potty training is a stressful time for you both and that is when your child is ready. Believe me it is much easier to wait.