How many people are potty training their June 08 babies??

Faith - posted on 12/26/2009 ( 95 moms have responded )

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Hey I have been thinking about starting to try and potty train my son, he is now a year and 6 months?? I am a first time mom..

Thank you all

Faith..

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Chelsea - posted on 01/09/2010

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My daughter is now 19 months. For Christmas i bought her a potty. She loves it. I didn't think it'd be easy to potty train her. However, as soon asd she got the potty out she loved it! everytime myself or my fiance go to the bathroom, she comes running in and sits on her potty, She's went in it once.

My advice as a first time mom, just take your son or daughter into the bathroom with you and explain what a potty is for. Get them use to the potty.

Erin - posted on 01/07/2010

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I am working on this myself, he goes and sits on it everyday at some point with his book but that's fully dressed and he knows that whatever you do in the bathroom you should shut the door for :) and he'll go any time I go into the bathroom, I'm a single mom and there's no guy in the house for him to follow after. So i'm slowly trying to come up with ways to make this work. We have started asking if he has to potty and sitting him on it in the morning and before meals and snacks and before bath and nap and bed times.

Danielle - posted on 01/01/2010

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Hi,
My daughter is also 18 months old, and we stared a few months ago, well actually she started by herself,lol
i didnt want her to have a potty so shehas a ladder that has a seat attached and goes straight ontop of the toilet ( just a personal preference). She has always told me wen she is doing a poo or a wee and tried to take off her nappy. Im just taking it slow but she i really good at home with it! i still leave a nappy on her though. The funniest thing is i NEVER let her watch me go to the toilet and i always had the door closed and she does the same thing,lol....she climbs onto the toilet and askes me to "shut door please"and then will say "open door please"and she will b sitting on the toilet going "poo yuck", because she has done a poo..bahahah, its sooo cute :)..

But yeah you just have to wait till he is ready, and he'll let you know when that is. Whether its now or in 6 months time doesnt really matter, just so long as you encourage him. Also reward charts work really well. Or for just starting out maybe a little treat everytime he uses the potty? My sis in-law gave her daughter a lolly pop each time she went to the toilet. Within a week she was toilet trained without hardly any accidents. But eah child is different.

Erika - posted on 12/27/2009

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i am a first time mom too and i have a daughter who is 18 mths old too, and we bought her a potty for xmas. our daughter doctor told us that it would be fine to introduce her to it, being that she is a little more advanced then other kids at her age, plus since she has been a year at least she tells us when she is pee pee and poo poo. so we will see how it goes. but the doctor also said not to pressure her and she will let us know when she is ready. hope this helps

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We have a potty, but aren't going to start until the weather warms up and I can let Lexi run around in a Pull-Up or Padded Panties. There are just too many clothes to contend with in the winter months.

Selina - posted on 01/12/2010

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although i do understand all this my daughter sits on the potty she loves to she does do wee wee's on it so I think it could be an idea a try

Mandy - posted on 01/12/2010

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i'm a mom of 3 and although I have heard of children being potty trained before age two it is not common. I think your little one will be more likely to have accidents which can be defeating to young child. My fist 2 children were 100% potty trained at 2 1/2 with maybe 1-2 accidents. Children are not able to control their bladders until closer to 2-3yrs so before then they will still go during the night. So you will still need to buy pull-ups (which are expensive) or diapers for nighttime use......

Chrissie - posted on 01/12/2010

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My son now 19 months old (June 08) is tappin at his nappy when he has had a wee & goes & hides in a corner 2 hav a poo, but i don't think he is ready 4 potty trainin & is not at the stage when he can let us know b4 he wets/dirtys them. Gonna try in the early summer (may) when its warmer outside so he can wonder round wiv no nappy & then try 2 get him 2 sit on potty when he starts 2 show signs of needin 2 go. This way it also helps any unwanted carpet stains & he should be old enough 2 understand better. x

Selina - posted on 01/12/2010

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my daughter who is 18 months is showing signs of being ready for potty training and tells you when she has had a "wee wee" and "poo poo", she always wants to come to the toilet with you and sit on it when u have fininshed and asks for "paper for wipe". I am also a first time mum and cant decide if it is to early, altough I might give it ago.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/11/2010

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Just my opinion but after seeing all the posts and how i feel they are not ready....no need to pressure unless the child is very advanced to where they are telling u when they go and introducing it im sure wouldnt hurt but my Dr. said at this age alot of babys may learn to due number 1&2 even a few times but will soon stop and go back to going in the diaper so she felt there just to young!! hope this helps. Liz

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I think it depends on the child. My daughter (now 6) was not interested in the potty like my 18 month old is. She was actually scared of it. My 18 mo. is interested in the mechanics of it all. He gestured for me to put him on the (adult) toilet, he also wanted me to let him sit solo (though he'd fall in). I'll get him a step ladder, potty combo (http://www.bonnybabies.com/boyontrainer....) like my daughter had and follow his lead. Again, if the child is interested, follow their lead. If you can tell when they are going to the bathroom, take them in but don't ever force it or be upset if they don't make it or are not interested. The more you push the more they'll resist.

Erica - posted on 01/10/2010

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my daughter is 18 months and she got a potty for christmas. we aren't pushing her, but she knows when she's pooping and peeing and will tell us, so we 'officially' started potty training today. and lo and behold- a poop! lol. i've got 5 younger brothers and sisters and all of the boys took longer than the girls and my friend has a son who is 4 weeks older than my daughter and he's not ready for potty training yet. i think it really depends on the kid and you just have to follow your child's cues.

it can definitely be done at this age as long as you're ready to be consistent with a child who is ready to learn. good luck!!

Erin - posted on 01/10/2010

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my little girl had to watch me today and when she did she said go potty and I put her on her potty and she did a poopy and pepe and I said good girl now tell me next time I am so proud of her next we will teach her to pull at her pants when she needs to go

she is 18 months

Tommyka - posted on 01/10/2010

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Hello i am a first time mommy but i have plenty of younger sibiling but my daughter is 19 months and today is our 4th day in big girl panties fulltime w/ only 2 accidents! I put her pull up on for bedtime but for her nap she sleeps in panties and when she wakes i take her to the pot! she is familiar w/ her urges so she tells me when she has to go or just goes, if i noticed she is preoccupied i'd ask her then she'll say yes or no and i react accordingly! wh are currently trying to master her pulling her clothes up and down on her own! I am so proud of her!

Cassandra - posted on 01/10/2010

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We bought Scarlett (18 months) a potty for Xmas. She sits on it (with her nappy on) and goes wees and poos. There should be No pressure on your infant though! Just introduce the potty to the lounge room, let the 18 month old know what it is for and maybe when you change her, before you put her nappy on, show her the potty and say for wee wee or poo poo. Happy potty training. x

Dionne - posted on 01/09/2010

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I am thinking about it! I got him a potty chair for Christmas because our pediatrician has been strongly encouraging it. SO far he points at it, says pee pee, then he pees on the floor beside it! lol Oh well just try to have fun with it

Mary - posted on 01/09/2010

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my little girl has just turned 19 months this week and has more or less trained herself this week, i had left the potty in the bathroom and now she knows when she needs to go she goes in and stands beside it and shouts until someone helps her sit on it and away she goes. so pround of her, her older brother was 2yrs 2 months, and i had waited till the summer time cause it was easier with the washing of clothes and easier for him.

Andrea - posted on 01/08/2010

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I have an 18 month old, I have a four year old too and my little one has been going potty on her little potty for about a month and a half now, so It's not too early. I geuss it's just a matter of weither or not their ready. As long as you put the effort into it he'll do it in no time. My little one will be out of diapers soon so try it and see what happens you'll be fine and after awhile they love to go potty on the potty it makes them happy that they did something like big kids : )

Brittney - posted on 01/08/2010

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we have a potty that we have our daughter sit on for 1-2 minutes every morning (we sing songs so she stays put). so far, she's only actually peed in it a few times, but just want her to get used to sitting on it. we clap and praise her when she does pee. she also likes to "help" when i am using the bathroom.

Jenny - posted on 01/08/2010

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I have already started trying to potty train my son and I think it is a good idea.

Victoria - posted on 01/08/2010

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I am going to go along with most of ther other Mom's on this one, your child will let you know what he is and isn't ready to do. My 18 month old has had her potty in the bathroom since August and sometimes she goes when I go, sometimes she goes before her bath and sometimes she takes it apart and plays with it. She does tell me after she has pee'd or poo'd, espicially if she wants her diaper changed but I don't think she is at the point where she can tell before she has to pee that she has to pee.

Funny story, my son started potty training himself at 13 months and by 18 was using the potty reguraly. He copied his dog outside one day by taking off his diaper and peeing on a tree, for whatever reason he thought it was the greatest thing ever, it took the next 5 months to get him to do it in the potty instead of the back yard but by 2 he was in pull-ups at night and big boy pants during the day. (I am saving this story for his first girlfriend :-)

Good luck!

Heather - posted on 01/08/2010

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my son is 19 months old, we bought him a potty for xmas, he loves it. we keep it in our bathroon where he has always followed us. he knows what potty, pee pee, and poo poo means. he has already gone pee pee on it. he loves it. he thinks its really cool to be like mommy and daddy! I am so proud. i dont think its ever to early if your child is interested.

Linsie - posted on 01/08/2010

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I am a first time mother, and we are working with our son on potty training. He dosnt say potty, poop or pee, but he does say bath... he loves to take a bath. So we are working with him, and asking if he needs to go potty... he will say bath and run to the bathroom... we set him on the toilet and he has gone quite a few times. If he goes poop on the toilet, we do the potty dance, clap and he flushes the toilet. We wash our hands and he gets a yogurt covered raisin. We have a jar in the bathroom with the raisins, they are his potty treat. It is starting to work. hope this helps.

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I am starting to take it slowly with my daughter. She shows interest and tells me when she has done something so she is showing signs. I have a 3 1/2 year old son also and it took a very long time to train him. He was done just before his 3rd birthday. You could try and if you are not successful then stop and try again later. As long as you familiarise him with the potty or toilet then that's a start. Really they just do it when they are ready. I tried for ages with my first and when he was ready he was done in a day. I know it's hard to believe but it's true! Good luck!

Rebecca - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter the same age, she is now wanting to sit on the potty herself. She hasnt done anything on it yet, but she goes through all the motions of sitting a bit, wiping and then flushing. We have both the little potty and a seat she can put on the big potty. She now tells us by taking of her pants and diaper when she has gone potty in it, so I think its just a matter of timing now. If your child is showing the interest it cant hurt to try. Sometimes a potty song helps too with clapping and stuff for them to do.

Deidre - posted on 01/06/2010

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WELL I BOUGHT A POTTY THAT MAKES THE FLUSHING SOUND IM JUST NOT SURE WHEN IS IT OK TO START POTTY TRAINING HE JUST TURNED 19MONTHS THREE DAY AGO

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Thanks for posting that. I hear from countless people that it depends on the child. I don't think you can force a child to be ready. I have goals, but I am prepared for them to be flattened! :o)

Jenilee - posted on 01/06/2010

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To be honest my son was the hardest to potty train. He was three when he finally decided that he was going to coperate with the potty thing and about 2 mths after we started it was done....Now my daughter was done before was was 2 1/2. Just depends on ther willing ness to do it.....Jenilee

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I am a teacher and had my son on Jun 10, 2008. I am planning on TRYING in June of this year. Ideally, he would be potty trained by Sept. of this year. However, I have heard that the average age of a boy to be potty trained is 2 and 1/2 years. Our schedule does not always work. Good luck and send me any tips!!!!

Cheryl - posted on 01/06/2010

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We bought a potty for my daughter for Christmas, and until today we'd just use it a ploy. We'd say go pee pee on the potty, and she'd just go and sit on it with her clothes on and pretend to go. Today I noticed that after 2 hours at the mall (where she drank a full 8 oz of milk in her sippy cup), her diaper was dry. So I just wanted to try, I took her pants and diaper off, and sat her on the potty, and said go pee pee. Litterally 2 seconds later, we heard the music the potty makes when they pee in it. I looked at my husband and we looked at her and then in the potty. Yup! She pee pee'd in the Potty the first time we put her on it. We're so Happy and Proud of her!! We started Cheering and Dancing, to make her feel good about it. Then later today we got home from my husbands hockey game, and before I brought her up to bed we put her on it just to see if this afternoon was a coincidense. But, she pee pee'd again soon after we put her on it!!! We're soo happy!! We're not going to pressure her or force her to do it right now, cause I still feel it's young. But, she's interested and she's doing well with it, so we're definitly encouraging it and giving her lots of love and praise for it!!! :D

Try it!! Like us, you may be surprised!!

Bianca - posted on 01/06/2010

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I am in the same situation. My son is 18 1/2 months now; I bought him a potty when he turned one. I started at that time, and it was going well, I was out of school for almost a month, when he went back to daycare though, they wouldn't help, and still aren't until he turns 20 months. I would love for my son to be potty trained now, but I also know he can't quite tell me when he has to actually go, only if I sit him on it myself and he will go. Am I rushing?

Joan - posted on 01/06/2010

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here's some tips for u:-

1. take off the diapers and keep bringing kids to toilet on every 5 minutes. in the toilte mummy have to explain to the kids that this is the place for pee pee and also poo poo.
2. dunt ever try on potty first, later u have to train again to the toilet bowl.

i use these tips on my 18months gal and its worked! good luck...
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Erica - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter is asking to go to the potty on her own and she goes everytime both number 1 and number 2. Of course right now at night I don't wake her up to go to the potty but it does save you 2 years of buying more diapers and training pants the earlier you start. Diapers are not cheap. I have been successful with pull ups and diapers and she is excited to be going to the potty. It's so cute when she runs up to me and says mommy I have to go potty. I think it is better to start early to save money and to help them. It prevents diaper rash and infections that come from the diaper being on too long and of course cost wise we already know. My mom had both my sister and I potty trained at age 2 and the longer you wait the more trouble it is for them more than it is you.

Nicola - posted on 01/05/2010

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my son is 18.1/2 mths i got him a potty when he was about 17.1/2 mths , he sits on it but doesnt do any think in it, but thats fine as he will get used to sitting on it.x

Myrtis - posted on 01/05/2010

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Before you start, you should remember that boys are notoriously slower at potty training.



I have three sons and I don't really do anything in earnest until they are old enough to tell me they are interested.



That being said, it is a good idea to introduce the subject, so if you're thinking that you want to use a potty they you could let him choose one at the store and let him play with it. You could buy a book on the subject and let him read it or put stickers on it or whatever.



But I would absolutely wait until the summer to really start because it takes time and there are going to be lots of accidents and more clothes in winter means more clothes to wash every time there is an accident, also it means that you are putting extra obstacles in his way by there being more clothes to get off before performing.



I wait until they are 3 years old, this is controversial, but I find it goes much faster that way because they are old enough to really understand and talk to you, also they are big enough to go on a real toilet, I never use potties because I think they just make more things for you to clean and yet another thing to transition out of when they are grown out of it (or you're tired of hauling it around everywhere you go).



Well, there are my two cents. Good luck, just remember this is a process. :)

Melinda - posted on 01/05/2010

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If they tell you when they peed or pooped, bring you a diaper to be changed or ask to be changed these are all signs they are ready. Every child is different. My oldest was over 3 before he potty-trained despite my best efforts. My daughter was 16 months when she surprised me by using the potty chair by herself. I didn't expect it so soon since it took my oldest son so long. My youngest is 18 months now and I am just starting to train him since he tells me when he has gone and lays down to be changed. I got a lot of slack from family and friends for not pushing my oldest son to train sooner but the simple fact is they are not going to do it until they are ready and trying to force it may just delay it. Look for the signs and take it one step at a time. Best of luck!

Nina - posted on 01/05/2010

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im not going to start potty training my son befor he is 2 and my docter told me not to force him it may take kids till there 4 i sure hope not but will see

Sandra - posted on 01/04/2010

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Mine is 18 months and I ahve started already a few weeks ago but only happened 4 times :) they told me he is too little

Kelly - posted on 01/04/2010

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That's great! does he know what the potty is now? My daughter is the same age and she gets on it and grunts,,nothing yet but its a start!

Lindsey - posted on 01/04/2010

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I started potty training my first son around 1 1/2 yrs. He showed a lot of interest in sitting on the potty. When he turned 2 we really started potty training. We took him the store and had him pick out big boy undies and a potty seat. I took a small candy jar and placed m&ms in it. It was his favorite at the time. I took him to sit on the potty about every 15-20 min. Each time he sat on the potty he recieved 1 m&m, if he went in the potty, he recieved 2 m&ms. We had many accidents, but did not like the way dirty undies felt, so he learned pretty fast. The main thing is have patience and you have to be consistant. Its good to read potty books and show them potty videos too,so they see others learning to go potty as well. And it helps to take them with you to the potty.

Catherine - posted on 01/04/2010

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We bought our 18 month old daughter a potty chair for xmas also. However she is more interested in taking it apart to hear it talk then sit on it. We thought she would be ready because she squats down anytime she goes #2 but guess she's just not ready yet. Will keep it in the bathroom and try to get her to try it. Fingers crossed.

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Hi, I am also a first time mum, with an 18 month old boy, we started potty training about a month ago after i read "Early start Potty Training" by Linda Sonna. Great book, made me wish I had bought a potty even earlier ! Dylan has learned lots of important concepts by playing with the potty, watching DVD's and reading potty books, following me into the toilet and watching other babies have thier nappies changed. He does his poo in the toilet everyday now, he tells me he needs to go by patting his thigh (he doesnt speak yet!) - soon I will start training him to pee too. He is still too young to manage getting his clothes off by himself so complete potty training is still a while away, but I am glad he has learned the concept so early.

Samantha - posted on 01/03/2010

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We bought my daughter a pottty for Xmas and the ladies at her daycare said that I should try right away so I did after her nap on Xmas day. She woke up dry so I asked.. Gotta go pee pee baby and she said yeah so we went and sat on it and sure enough she went and when she was done she said all done. Now granted I know she's not ready to go by herself but every hour I ask her and we go sit.. The last really wet diaper she's has was when we were at the mall for like 3 hours. But we've even move her to pull ups and she's doing great.. Just gotta stick with it and they will catch on.. Good luck!!

Gail - posted on 01/03/2010

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My daughter is 18 1/2 months and fully day trained. We started her about 4 months ago and has not had more than 1 accident a week for the past month. She has even had naps without accidents. We won't venture into night training for a while because we don't want to have to take her out of her crib yet. I don't regret training my kids early - they don't do the stubborn thing where they refuse to go. My best friend is going through that with her 23 month old.

Meaghan - posted on 01/03/2010

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its a good age to try. My first daughter was fully trained by 28 months, I think it was partly beacuse I started early.

Allyson - posted on 01/03/2010

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i dont think an 18 month old can grasp the concept of going to the toilet. my girls were 3 and 2 and a half when they went to the toilet and they were toilet tained within 3 weeks. so i am going to wait for my 18 month old son to turn 2 and a half before attempting toilet training. he is only now realising when he has done a poo so i dont want to confuse him. it all depends on ur child, they will let u know when they are ready.

Brittany - posted on 01/03/2010

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we havent really started with our 19 month old daughter yet. she watches us go and tells us after she's done a poo. she can take her pants and nappy off but i think thats just coz she likes to be nakey! they say the longer u wait the quicker and easier it is so im happy to do that! we are also having another baby due 6 weeks before second birthday so we need to get her into a 'big bed'. we dont want to introduce too much too soon. Bed, Potty and a brother or sister is too much. potty can wait. plus also she does talk alot, she also still bites on books and puts things in her mouth. i dnt think shes ready.
i think like most parts of parenting so far, it doesnt matter how many children you have, u just 'know' when and how to do things! good luck with it and like the others have said- dont push him. if your asking now coz your not sure than i'd say he's not ready yet...
all the best!

Nadine - posted on 01/03/2010

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i am a first time mom aswell my daughter also 18 months old has been going potty on the chair since she was a year old shes yet to be fully potty trained she always tells me after shes already gone but over the last 6 months shes shown slowly more and more signs of being closer to being potty trained at first it was just to introduce her and then she would sit on it when we would then we would then she would knock on the bathroom door when she had to go then now she points and says potty usually too late but atleast shes getting it the doctor seemed to be impressed this being this early so follow your son but introducing it wont hurt just dont force it will be in his own time we didnt force her just introduced it really early

Tannia - posted on 01/03/2010

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I started potty training my son at 14 months. I started by letting him accompany me in the bathroom. Babies find new things to be kind of fun and like trying to do things on their own. After a week, I bought him his own potty and just took off his diaper, sat him on the potty and let him go. Not all babies will go right away but if you take you baby to the potty every hour or every two hours, eventually he will use it and get used to it. The harder part is teaching him how to take off his pants and diapers on his own. We are still working on that part.

Alyssa - posted on 01/03/2010

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It totally depends on the child! I have a 3 1/2 year old that refuses to go to the potty! If you push it too fast like I did...they will not go into the potty. I had my son 80% potty trained...then all of a sudden he didn't want to use the big boy potty. The child has to understand the concept of what it is and what it is used for. My 18 month old son is no where close to potty training. He is a preemie, it may take him longer.

Sue - posted on 01/03/2010

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My daughter has been using a potty since November, we bought one when she kept telling us she had been to the toilet and patting her nappy and attempting to take it off every time she did anything! We introduced it by having it in the room, getting her to sit on it and saying wee wee in the potty, then we removed the nappy and kept getting her to sit and saying that you wee wee in the potty, the first time we caught anything she was made a huge fuss of and given a jelly baby as a treat - bingo! Within about a fortnight she wasnt havent accidents and telling us she needed the potty! She has nappies on for about a week before christmas because we had builders in and when we tried again there were no problems. Her twin though, a girl, is only now happy to sit on the potty and do anything, she screamed when we took the nappy off and got relly upset when she had accidents so we put her back in the nappies for a while.

I think you should go with your child, and start if they are showing signs of awareness of the their bodily functions, all are different, my sister in law's son was still having accidents at nearly four, she was panicking about him starting school and then it just clicked for no apparent reason! They all get there in the end x

Kelly - posted on 01/03/2010

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My daughter is 18 months and has been training since 15 months. She showed interest, so we tried it, and she is now fully day trained and wakes up from her naps dry most times. Woohoo. She knows when she needs to go and will say "potty". She needs help with the clothing, but is otherwise very good!

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