Potty Training/ Talking

Krystal - posted on 08/22/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son was born Jan. 15th which makes him 19 months old. Some people are telling me its never to early to start potty training and others are telling me to wait till he is at least 2 or 2 and a half. What should I do? It would be nice to get him at least introduced to potty training since I have a 9 month old daughter who is also in diapers. HELP ME!!!!

Also, are there any other mom's out there with a 19 month old who isn't talking yet???

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Catherine - posted on 08/27/2009

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My son was born on the 7th Jan, and he has just started telling me when he has done a poo, so he is starting to show signs that he is almost ready to start being toilet trained. But I am going to wait until it's warmer and am going to be home for at least a week. My first son was 22 months when he started using the toilet, I noticed that he would stop playing and hold himself and then once finished would start playing again, so I used the principles from a book called toilet training in a day, and it worked. Look for the signs that they are ready before you try and start and it will make your job alot easier.

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A key thing to me with potty training is if the child can undress to go potty. It's not ment to be training you to take the child but them to go alone. Most 18-20 months old are not at this point. If you wait until they are old enough to do this it is very fast to train them! Not months but a few weeks. Good luck for all you trying now. I'm holding out until next spring/summer. We are going to have a new baby in the house in March so I won't train until after that. I found it's better to wait than to regress and stress everyone out. The potty is out though. If she has troubles going poop she can do it easier on the potty and has since she was a few months old. But we don't force it in any way.

Jessie - posted on 08/25/2009

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My daughter Journey was born Jan 22 and she is showing me signs that she wants to be potty trained. but as long as your son is showing you signs that he is interested in the potty, i say go for it. I tell Journey each time she does something right with her potty training that she will get big girl panties. i also have a potty training book and chart that i read and show Journey. I wish you the best of luck.

Krystian-nicole - posted on 08/24/2009

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My daughter was born Jan 11th and which makes her 19 months too and we've already started potty training. She talks alot and can let me know when she's gone to the bathroom. When she started getting the diaper bag and bringing it to me and saying "mommy wet", I figured it was time to start potty training. I don't think there's an age it all depends on the child.

Lindsey - posted on 08/24/2009

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Our son was born on the 9th. At the 18 mo. doctor appt., we were asked if he showed any signs of readiness, which he did. Our doctor actually was the one that suggested introducing the potty. We did, and he is doing great. He loves to sit on it and read story after story. He wears pull-ups and has about 3-4 successes a day on the potty. But, again, this was started because he was interested and wanted to try. I think it comes when each child is ready. :)

Mandy - posted on 08/23/2009

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I agree with waiting until the 2nd birthday for potty training. It is a lot of work for the parents to start potty training early. You could work on helping him learn to take his pants off and put them on which will be very helpful. You might want to buy a kid sized potty that you could have him practice using every evening before bed.

Carrie - posted on 08/23/2009

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I have a little girl who is showing signs... She is saynig things like poopoo and peepee and sometimes I think she knows what she id doing but other times I think she has no clue! So my advice to you would be.... buy a potty that sits on the floor and see what happens.Just make sur that he doesn't play with it like a toy(he might get confused).

I hope this helps. Oh, and with the speaking thing kids can only develop in one area at a time. So if hes realy active I wouldn't worry to much about it.

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