To soon for potty training?

Kristinia - posted on 10/12/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned 17 months. She has been waking up with completly dry diapers, and if she needs to use the restroom she runs to the bathroom and sits infront of the toilet and does what ever needs to be done lol. And then brings me a diaper and baby wipe. I was just wonder if it is to soon to start potty training her? I think she is ready but I dont want her to think I am forcing her.

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Katie - posted on 11/01/2010

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I'm so glad to hear that other moms are thinking about potty training now. My daughter is 17 months and has been showing signs of being ready, so I was thinking of trying it. I'm gonna give it a try this week!

Janet - posted on 10/26/2010

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Its never too soon to introduce them to the toilet. If she's showing signs that she's ready I would encourage her.

Amanda - posted on 10/25/2010

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Go for it! We started potty training at 15 months and she is 17 months now. She's starting to back off a little but still will help with diaper changes and goes potty after nap. I figure in another month she'll be ready to go again. Just don't push too much when/if she backs off later on.

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Definitely go for it! My first was completely potty trained by 20 months without me doing much of anything. What a blessing!!! She showed signs at about this age and then backed off for a month or two and then BAM! Potty trained herself (all I did was read some books to her and talk about using the potty) seemingly overnight. The earlier you can do it the better because then they lose interest and are more challenging to train.

Kristinia - posted on 10/22/2010

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Thanks for the feedback everyone =). I went ahead and gave it a shot. And she pretty much knows what she is doing now(at first she peed next to the potty instead of on it lol but it was a start). When she has to go to the bathroom she will take her pants and diaper off and run to the bathroom. She even loves the fact of washing her hands when she done. She is doing great at it!

Tina - posted on 10/22/2010

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WOW! You're so lucky... hee hee hee. It totally sounds like she is ready. I would definitely suggest putting a potty chair in her bathroom and making it available to her. That so sounds like she is ready. My sis-n-law said she did not listen to her son (we all know boys are different anyeay), and it took him 2 more yrs to be interested again. We have had the training chair for our little one for about a month, just so she gets used to seeing it there. She follows me in when I use the restroom and I help her sit on hers while I'm on mine. No pressure, just availablity. I have heard tehy are close to be ready when they have dry diapers at night. So you are close if not there. My little girl is no where near as close as yours sounds to be. That is awesome!

Krystal - posted on 10/21/2010

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my daughter has done the same thing lately she has been using her own potty since i decided it was time to start experimenting with her. she has done well so far & has been wearing real panties & wont wet them she runs to her "pee pee" as she calls it & goes to the bathroom - try it with her, if shes not ready she will let you know

Ashley - posted on 10/14/2010

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My husband's grandmother insists that her kids were potty trained by 12 months... so, whenever the kids are ready, try it. Just don't make it a battle and it should be fine.

Dawn - posted on 10/13/2010

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My daughter is also 17 months and has showed signs. I purchased a Tinkerbell potty and we just started using it yesterday. I also got her a potty training book that makes the flushing sound. I let her read it while she sits on the potty. She hasn't even begun to understand what she's supposed to do on the potty, but, with time, I'm sure she'll get it. Patience is the key!

Emily - posted on 10/13/2010

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I think if she is showing a bunch of signs that se is ready (which is what it sounds like to me) I think you can go ahead and try. I think that is all up to the baby and when they show signs then its time. Good Luck!

Melissa - posted on 10/12/2010

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I've heard of children starting potty training around 18 months if they show signs of interest. Just try it and if she isn't ready then you could all way hold off and start training again later.

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