any February 09 babies Potty Training yet?

Sheena - posted on 05/08/2010 ( 75 moms have responded )

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My son was born February 17 2009. I want to start him on the potty but am not sure if it is too soon? his daddy will take him in the bathroom when he goes and just tries to show him.. but when he potties in his diaper he squats down, so he has the gist of it.. should i be starting him soon?

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Natacha - posted on 05/11/2010

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ure right why hurry they are still babies if they cant communicate great why push them to use potty when they have months before they need to even think about it. enjoy them!! i think if you do it so young it will slow the progress of milestones they should be achieving at this age xxx

Dawn - posted on 12/13/2011

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I have boy girl twins born 2/5/09. They go to daycare and I was told to start sending my son to school in underwear about a month ago. He was just ready and now he only wears pullups at night (he does not stay dry through the night). He does have accidents and I remind him or suggest that he try to use the potty but I am amazed at how easy it really is when they are truly ready. My daughter on the other hand is not ready. I am not trying to potty train her I only follow her lead. Some days she does not want to wear a diaper so I allow her to wear her big girl underpants and she does well when it is her choice to use the potty, but mostly she resists. As a matter of fact she will go get a diaper and put it on herself. I do allow them to be naked at home when they want and think that this might have even helped them in potty training. My other suggestion is to be consistent. I have not allowed my son to wear a diaper at all during the day no matter where we are going or what we are doing. It is a little sad (them growing up) a bit scary (when might he have an accident?) but totally worth the effort in the end. He has gone almost 2 hours without a potty break and no accidents while we were out running errands and stuck in traffic. Every kid is different and I was not even thinking about starting this until it was suggested to me so maybe give it a try…if your child is ready you will know and if they are not give it some more time.

Jay - posted on 05/22/2010

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And this is the beauty of being a parent- we're all different with different styles and we all have different children who express interest in things at unique times.
-My 1st niece expressed interest and was potty trained herself by the time she was 16 months.
-her sister waited till she was 2 1/2 years old (with a lot of help)
-My daughter isn't potty trained yet (but we're working on it) and she's almost 2 1/2.
-My 15 month old son couldn't care one bit what you're doing on the potty

What I'm trying to say is each child is different and I'm very proud of the mommies and daddies who read their children's ques (are they ready, are they not, etc). My husbands granny said that it was the norm to start training your child at 9 mos. To each their own...

Christina - posted on 05/18/2010

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My daughter was born Feb. 17, 2009. She has been going potty since December. She lets me know when she needs to go potty. We are not totally potty trained, but she is having less wet and messy diapers. I probably only use 3 diapers a day.
She is more excited than I am about using the potty.
She does not use a potty chair, she uses the regular potty, and does not want to use the potty chair I have.

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Corena - posted on 12/12/2011

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I am in the same boat as you Barbara. Moses refuses to use the potty. Very frustrating.

Barbara - posted on 12/11/2011

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For Caroline... Collin is also the 18th.... How did you use a zticker chart? Is it after so many stickers he got a prize? Maybe something like that would encourage Collin to use the potty.....

Barbara

User - posted on 12/11/2011

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We are trained, born on February 18th. I can't tell you how fabulous the sticker motivational chart worked for us, absolutely brilliant. We are not dry through the night yet. Good luck.

Barbara - posted on 12/04/2011

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My Son Collin refuses to use the potty.... He just out right says no.....He is extremely verbal and speaks very well . he makes it clear he has no interest.....no regular signals yet before he goes, so i am trying to give him the time he needs....Not quite sure how to go about encouraging it..

Barbara - posted on 12/04/2011

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My Son Collin refuses to use the potty.... He just out right says no.....He is extremely verbal and speaks very well . he makes it clear he has no interest.....no regular signals yet before he goes, so i am trying to give him the time he needs....Not quite sure how to go about encouraging it..

Charlotte - posted on 11/17/2011

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My son was born Feb 1st 2009 and he just Graduated from potty training. To my suprise it ony took 2 weeks. I had attempted right after he turned 1 but he was not ready. Now he stands and uses the potty like his daddy. I know that by taking my son every 45 min to the potty and having him sit on the potty for a couple minutes each time helped.

Lisa - posted on 11/15/2011

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Hi there,

Aidan was born 15th Feb and for a while it seemed like all my friend's kids about Aidan's age or a little older were being toilet trained around me even though they were about 10 months old. I started trying when Aidan was a year old but realised that babies start realising they have a choice when they're older and boy, did Aidan scream his head off when I took off his diaper off or popped him onto a potty. I tried again when he was 15 months and then 18 months old and by this time, he had the words to say "NOOOOOOOOOOOO" and the mobility to scamper off. Meanwhile, questions poured in from the in-laws about whether Aidan was potty-trained which I had to fend off. I then enrolled him into playschool March this year when he turned 2 years and 1 month. Even watching other kids use the toilet didn't seem to entice him to use it which then told me that peer pressure does not always work, especially if your kid has a mind of his/her own! Then I discovered something: I noticed that Aidan would get into something without pressure, when and if he was ready. Like certain types of food, like kicking a ball, or saying "Please" and "Thank you". Or using a fork for his fruits instead of his hands. So one day, JUST 6 weeks ago, I said "Ok, honey, I think you're old enough to seriously try using the toilet bowl. You're becoming a big boy now and that's what big kids learn to do." He wanted to postpone it to the next day but I told him he would get a treat if he just gave it a go. So he let me pop him on the child seat ( a PINK one which he personally chose) attached to the toilet bowl. Did his thing and proudly pointed "See, Mama! Aidan is peeing into the toilet bowl!", got his treat and nowadays, he just goes when he needs to. It's a LOT easier when they're ready. 2 days (they need practice to remember telling you) and it's sorted! Poo-ing takes a bit longer because it's a different experience for them and from their point of view, it is scary to feel something leaving your behind in a free fall. But we're working on it. The good thing when they're older and ready is, they TRY even though they do their darndest to negotiate too, haha. All the best. Seriously the best advice floating about in this thread is "Try when they're ready...not just showing you physical signs of squatting, feeling discomfort and telling you, but mentally ready i.e ready to make friends with the toilet bowl/potty!.

Sharon - posted on 10/26/2011

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My daughter was born 2/6/09 and has been potty trained since Feb of this year. It's not to early if he's ready.

Kim - posted on 10/24/2011

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My son was born on the 22 of Feb 09. Hes fully potty trained (even at night!), for about 2 months now! Its amazing! he ran around comando and thats what did the trick!

Kathi - posted on 10/15/2011

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my son wqas born march 2009 and he is potty train already and it wasnt hard to pooty train him at already and he didnt have no body to show him how .. but i think you should potty him before he goes to pre K.. so he will know what he got to do

Donna - posted on 10/09/2011

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My son was born Feb. 10th 2009 and is not potty trained yet. I am not pushing it either. It will end up being more stress and pressure on the Mom trying to get them to do something they aren't ready for. He started mother's morning out program last month and I am hoping that the 'peer' pressure will help him to become interested. (this is the only time peer pressure is a good thing.)

Donna - posted on 10/09/2011

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My son was born Feb. 10th 2009 and is not potty trained yet. I am not pushing it either. It will end up being more stress and pressure on the Mom trying to get them to do something they aren't ready for. He started mother's morning out program last month and I am hoping that the 'peer' pressure will help him to become interested. (this is the only time peer pressure is a good thing.)

Cheri - posted on 09/22/2011

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I started potty train my daughter at 10m and my son at 10m and he is now 2 1/2 and still not trained. It's driving me crazy

Nicole - posted on 09/22/2011

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My daughter 2-18 we just started to potty train her the 12th of this month she has been doing pretty good these past few day no accidents ( knock on wood ) When she first started we bought books of stickers and if she would use the potty she would get a prize and we would get real excited and tell her what a big girl she was and tell her yay you did it .. and her potty plays music when she uses the bath room in it ...but she gets soo happy when she uses the potty...she only wears a diaper at nap time and bed time..we just keep her panties on and a shirt and she has been pretty good with telling us when she has to go....we havnt really went out of the house since we have been potty training so hopefully that goes well

Claire - posted on 05/24/2010

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My son was born on 26th Feb and screams the place down when sat on the potty. My eldest didn't potty train until he was at least 18 months but my middle son was out of nappies by 11 months (there was only 15 months between the eldest two so he wanted to copy everything his big brother did). I have no idea what to do with my youngest! I guess I just have to keep trying!

Lauren - posted on 05/24/2010

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The US is the only continent that waits this long to potty train. The early the better, lil' potty seats may confuse them slightly but your attitude will soon dissipate any anxiety. Use sign language if they're not talking yet. Look up the appropriate sign or make one up :) be creative and patient. It should be a fun experience, they WILL have misses ( not accidents) but show them how to clean it up and have them help you, it boosts their self confidence. My daughter is not fully potty trained -yet- but I'm am hoping that she will be by 18 months!

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thank god im not the only one who thinks 15months is too young to potty train. i tried potty training my older daughter at 2 and she just wasn't ready so i held off till she was 2 and a half and over a week she got it. still had a few accidents when we were out. My 15 month old is full of life and im just enjoying her being a baby and will miss when she moves from nappies to panties im in no rush to train her before shes old enough.

Ivy - posted on 05/24/2010

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My son was born Feb 18, he is also squating when he potties in his diaper. I discovered this 3 days ago and for me it was sort of a sign that he needs to start with the potty training. I think he is aware of what he needs to do.

Casey - posted on 05/23/2010

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i work with my daughter a little. she goes into the potty with me and will go w/o a diaper on but not in the potty. its hard for me to train cus she goes to her dad everyother week but hopefully i will get it soon

Bethany - posted on 05/22/2010

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I wouldn't say I was "training" I would say I'm "catching" LOL

As her body and mind develops, at least she'll know where to go, until then, it's really nice just to dump a poo into the toilet and not have to wipe a squished up poo off her little butt and then wash a poopy nappy.

So when she signs P and says poo, poo, poo, poo, I take her seriously every time (if I'm home) and sometimes it's a wee and sometimes it's a poo and sometimes it's both and sometimes it's a fart, ah well.

Sharon - posted on 05/22/2010

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I haven't really started training Bri yet, but I put her on the potty as soon as she wakes up, and she goes most of the time. I, of course, make it a big deal. I'm just trying to get her ready to train and make sure she's not afraid of the potty. I don't want her to be one of those kids that cries because they have to sit on the potty. I'm going to start actual training in another month or so.

Dena - posted on 05/22/2010

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I suggest getting a potty chair (or one that clips on your toilet if you prefer - great space saver if necessary). Get them acquainted, but don't expect much. I trained my oldest when she was 18 months and she did great, but she regressed a little less than 6 months later. At this age, when they are involved in something (curiosity), they won't think to stop to go to the bathroom and then return to their activity. A lot of experts say their bladder can't handle being potty trained at this age, but I think they're getting close and since every child develops differently some are ready and some may not be. Just let him take the lead and see where it goes!

Jennifer - posted on 05/21/2010

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My son was born Feb 12 2009, and he is nowhere near ready for potty training....he's not even walking yet! He can walk, but prefers to crawl....talks alot, too....can say lots of words....but, no potty training in the forseable future....no way.

Ruth - posted on 05/21/2010

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I don't see this as "pushing" or "rushing" my son. He has expressed his interest so I am allowing him. I don't get mad if he. Potties in his diaper. He's a baby. But still for us mothers with multiple children we know have our children unpotty trained til 3 or 4 is not practical either. Diapers cost money. Idk about anyone else but I'm not rich. Mmmk

Cyndi - posted on 05/21/2010

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I think it depends on the child. I want to potty train my 15 month old because he HATES diapers and he already knows how to hold it. He just doesnt want to walk yet (he CAN walk, he has but hes just not interested in doing it. He prefers to crawl and climb on and over EVERYTHING instead) so Ive told him once he can walk like a "big boy" then I will potty train him. If he needs to go, he wont let me change his diaper until hes done and if he needs to poop and were not home, he wont go until we get home because he wants to be changes immediatly once hes done. hell just stand there and not move until i change him! but if your boy shows no interest or stresses out when you try just wait and try again another time. Let him decide. However my 14 year old finally had to be forced into potty training when he was 4 so he could attend pre-school! Good luck.

Bethany - posted on 05/20/2010

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I got a potty for Charlotte (8th Feb) when she was about 9 mths, and put her on it after each nap. I figure as long as they can sit up, they can sit on a potty. I don't see it has anything to do with her being a baby or not, it has to do with how many nappies I wash and how many poos sit against her skin or not.



I've been teaching her Auslan sign language (the Australian Official sign) and one of them is Toilet which is the letter T twice quickly (points to palm twice) She picked that up quickly as I did it every time she sat on the potty.



So now she also knows the sign for Poo, which I made to be the letter P twice, when she feels a poo coming, and I put her on the potty if we're home, or head for the toilet if we're out and it's convenient. Then there's the unmistakable "poo face" she makes. She'll sometimes sign Potty and then do a wee, or do both.



She goes through phases of being very reliable, to being less so. She has told me at the shops, and then when we get home, and Iput her on, she soes a wee and a poo. Other times, it takes her by surprise. That's cool, I'm in no hurry, I just give her the chance regularly through the day, take it or leave it. I probably only wash about 2 maybe 3 pooy nappies a week now, and catch about half her wees.

Jodie - posted on 05/20/2010

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My Son was born on Feb 19 2009, He starting squitting down when doing number 2s and stays in one spot then once he has finished he would get up and come to you. I brought the potty out and he will sit on it then runs away at the moment he thinks it is a toy... He see his daddy going to the toilet and one day I was undressing him in the bathroom and he stood against the bath and done number 1s I think he is getting the hang of it though it is more patience and sticking with it than anything

Blu - posted on 05/20/2010

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I did not "rush" my daughter.. i was potty trained by 16 mos and my parents didnt rush me either. I had 2 older sisters who were 5 and 7 so I has an interest in sitting on the potty. My daughter always saw me use the bathrrom and showed an interest as well. I read to her and if she reads early as well then that is great. Her father was reading by 3. Having early developements should not stop your child from being just that. Babies like adults, should always be learning. You can make it fun and not stressful like reading signs in the store or discussing colors and shapes. I dont think thats rushing them

Ashley - posted on 05/20/2010

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This is freakin crazy. I never heard of people training their babies to use the potty at 12 months. I mean I don't wanna wait til she's 4 either but dang. She is obviously 15 months old (this is feb '09 pg) and she is definitely not ready yet.

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Our daughter was born in early Feb 09, and we are going to start potty training this June or July at the latest, because we also have another baby on the way, due Nov., and I think she can do it. :) Why not let them try, instead of having to pee on themselves in a diaper or sit in poop until someone changes them? It's very encouraging to see all the parents here that have great expectations of their toddlers, believing they are capable and intelligent enough to learn this already. Sure, some may want their child to stay a "baby" longer, but is that what's best for the little one? I want the best for my little girl... Also, we use Fuzzibunz cloth diapers, and I don't necessarily want to be washing cloth diapers for two babies every other day at the end of this year! lol :)

Stephanie - posted on 05/20/2010

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Is he ur only child? My mum has 3 kids and my youngest sister was pottie trained early because me and my other sister were doing so she wanted to too. I guess if hes ready than go right ahead.

Charuta - posted on 05/20/2010

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My Daughter is born on 26th Feb. Although she comes to know when she wants to pee or poo, she lets it go :-)... Once done she tells me about it by making sounds and pointing towards it :-) ... till now, she has got this much sense by herself...the other things will follow too on its own...
I am in no hurry to potty train her...

Conni-ann - posted on 05/19/2010

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I AGREE LET THEM BE BABIES. WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT THEY WILL GO ON THEIR OWN. WHAT IS ALL THE RUSH TODAY WITH PUSHING OUR KIDS TO READ AT 2 YRS OLD AND BE POTTY TRAINED AT 1YR. GIVE EM A BREAK. THEY HAVE THEIR WHOLE LIFE TO LEARN

Ruth - posted on 05/19/2010

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My son was born feb 17th also. He. Knows that he is pottying in his "big boy" underwear bc he tries to hide them so I know he understands a little. He has his big boy underwear and a potty. He know if he taps the front of his big boys I'll understand he's trying to tell me he needs to go potty. That's as much progress as we've made. He doesn't undress himself unless he is trying to hide wet undies. And he does go potty when I sit him on his froggy potty. But that's it. I'm happy with our progress.

Amber - posted on 05/18/2010

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Wow, until now the thought of even attempting to potty train my son (born on the 13th) hasn't even crossed my mind. He sees me use the bathroom but he doesn't seem to be interested at all. I think I'll probably wait a little longer.

Anna - posted on 05/18/2010

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No way, not too early. Have you hear of Elimination Communication? We are using that strategy half way. My daughter (15mos) would tell us when she needed to use the potty. So we would take her to the toilet. She loved it. And then for the past 2 months she wants nothing to do with the toilet. Although she tells us when she wants her diaper changed. She points to her diaper. So she is going through a new phase but if he's interested you should listen to him.

Lisa - posted on 05/18/2010

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Wow I am sitting here shocked I never knew that kids this young could be potty/toilet trained. My son born 2nd Feb tells me when his done a poo. But not before. I really thought he was way to young to start putting on the toilet. Its interesting to hear that mums are doing it. Good on all that is doing it, But I dont think all babies are going to be potting trained this young so when my son is ready well will. I dont think he even understands what weeing is yet.

Gina - posted on 05/18/2010

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Potty training at 15 months?!?! Wow, so early. My 3 year old isn't even trained yet! I guess I'm not in a rush!

Randi - posted on 05/18/2010

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wow! guess Im going to go out and get a potty! Had no idea that we could start already. The interest is there so think Ill let him try!

Courtney - posted on 05/18/2010

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My son was born on the 17th of Feb also! All I have done is get him his only potty to get used to before I start anything. Generally I've read a good start time is 2 to 2 1/2 years.

Mary - posted on 05/17/2010

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Wow! I didn't realize so many kids were starting so early! My daughter was born on 2/1/09 and just last week she started communicating to me by waiting for me by the gate to the stairs so that I can take upstairs to be changed. At first she did it so many times that I thought she just wanted to climb the stairs, which I let her do while I'm right behind her, but then I realized that every time she wanted to go up she had either peed or pooped...I'd say we are off to a good start...i guess i will go out and purchase that potty seat and see if she shows any interest. I don't plan to push her but I also believe that what one of the other moms said was true..you have to plan it out. Good luck to all of us!

Blu - posted on 05/17/2010

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My daughter was born 2/9/09. We have been potty training for almost a month. She tries to pull her "panties" down herslf but cant. If we say "Go potty" she runs to the bathroom and lifts up the lid and sits down. She is just now showing more obvious signs of needing to use the bathroom.

Every child is different but both I and her father where potty trained early

Shanna - posted on 05/17/2010

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my daughter was born feb. 2nd and she poops in the big potty almost all of the time. she say her sisters old potty chair in the closet one day and we took it out and she loves to sit on it all the time. she actually has not went in it yet she likes the big toilet,. so every time i see she seams like she is going to poop i ask her if she wants to poop on the toilet and she will shake her head and run to the bathroom. i think she might be pooped trained before potty. but i think if they show interest in it you can start than. why not. ! good luck and my oldest was one when we toilet trained her. she loved it!

Marci - posted on 05/17/2010

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My daughter was born on February 27th 2009. I have bought her a video called "go potty go" by skillbuildingbuddies.com. She has watched this for about a month and I have bought a seat for the toilet. When she wakes up from her nap I take her in there and sit her on the toilet. Because I know that she will potty within a minute or so of waking up, she is surer to go. I then praise her and sing the go potty go song, so she can try and put together what she is doing. I think starting out small and trying to get the routine down of the same time will help. We put her on the toilet before baths and in the morning when she wakes up. Good luck

Denise - posted on 05/16/2010

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my son, born feb 12 2009, squats when he poops and will tug at his diaper when he is wet...or just bored! lol. he recently discovered the potty and loves to lift the seat. we will probably continue to follows his cues for a bit longer. he has seen daddy and momma go potty though, so i think he is starting to understand what the potty is for. he hates getting his diaper changed but he is not yet sble to sit still for more than 30sec! lol. hoping to start by 18months or so, but definitely not rushing into it.

Amanda - posted on 05/16/2010

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im not going to try potty training my son til he can recognise what hes doing in his diaper

Una - posted on 05/16/2010

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My daughter was born Feb 3rd 2009. She is showing interest in her nappy. When she has done a pooh she says"poo" and she heads off in the direction of the changing room. She also sometimes pulls at her nappy when it is just a bit wet. She also squats when she is doing a pooh. So I went and bought her a potty not wanting to miss the opportunity when she is showing interest. Not much has happened so far apart from her wanting to put her toys in it and the other day she was cleaning it with a wipe. But I am going to bring it to the downstairs bathroom and see how she gets on cos I havent really had the chance to introduce it properly yet so heres hoping she wont be terrified of it..I will keep u posted..

Megan - posted on 05/16/2010

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i am curious to know...when people say their kids are potty trained by one year what they mean by that? is the child able to undress themselves? or is it more the parent that is trained to the signals that the child gives and gets them there in time to pee or poo on the potty?

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