my period hasn't returned yet and my son is 19 months is this normal

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Rachael - posted on 05/20/2009

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I forgot. I read from another ladies post that she started her children off by taking them to the potty once every hour until they learned to let her know that they had to go.

Rachael - posted on 05/20/2009

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My daughter is 6 months and I still haven't had a period. THANK GOD!!!! I would say if he is walking to the potty on his own he has some interest. I would get him a little step stool and help him. You can get little targets or put a goldfish or something like that in the toilet for him to learn to aim at and make it fun. If you are lucky you may not have to do the transition from the little potty to the big potty if he is already interested in the big potty. Good Luck!!!

Jenni - posted on 05/20/2009

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me too, I'm just going by advise I've seen, stuff from my mom and my sis, etc. lol. My son usually wets his diaper after he's done eating. I would try taking him to it after his meals, or before and after naps and bedtime. I would try to get a kid's book or something to explain it to him on his level. Also, this is probably more of an aesthetic thing.. my mom used a training potty that looked like a little version of the adult one, so it would kinda click. I can't remember where, probably Wal-Mart or Target's website, but there is a really cute one that you "flush" and it rewards with song. Oh, that's another thing I've heard. Reward him when he does do something, whether it's stickers, or small candies, whatever. It'll make him feel good about what he's doing and encourage him to continue.

Jenni - posted on 05/20/2009

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me too, I'm just going by advise I've seen, stuff from my mom and my sis, etc. lol. My son usually wets his diaper after he's done eating. I would try taking him to it after his meals, or before and after naps and bedtime. I would try to get a kid's book or something to explain it to him on his level. Also, this is probably more of an aesthetic thing.. my mom used a training potty that looked like a little version of the adult one, so it would kinda click. I can't remember where, probably Wal-Mart or Target's website, but there is a really cute one that you "flush" and it rewards with song. Oh, that's another thing I've heard. Reward him when he does do something, whether it's stickers, or small candies, whatever. It'll make him feel good about what he's doing and encourage him to continue.

Petra - posted on 05/20/2009

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so how do i go about this..do monitor him so i take him to the potty when i think hes gettin ready to pee...HELP...lol i'm a first time mom so i'm new to this

Jenni - posted on 05/20/2009

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No, there are some cultures in which they pretty much start as soon as they are born! Crazy, huh? Really, it just depends upon the kid. If he's showing an interest, and seems like he'll take to it, go for it. It may fall in and out of his interest for a little bit, just go with the flow. He may even take to it perfectly right away.

Petra - posted on 05/20/2009

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yea he walks into the bathroom and tries to take his pee pee out (lol) to use the toilet, so i wanna know if hes too young or should i go ahead

Jenni - posted on 05/20/2009

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Has he shown any interest in it? You could go ahead and get a book and a potty for him and encourage it. If he takes to it, fantastic. If not, wait a week or two, he'll let you know when he's ready.

Petra - posted on 05/20/2009

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ok guys thanks for all the helpful info...i am very grateful...now i have another question (lol):
When would be a gud time to start potty training as i said before my sons 19mnths..

Jenni - posted on 05/19/2009

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My birth control didn't allow me to have one. I was on the progesterone 3-month shot. I didn't have one until 8 months after delivery, I switched off the shot because of the several health side effects and the fact that several women can't conceive until they've been off for 3 years (crossing my fingers I'll be able to in a year, I've been off it for 4 months)

Kylie - posted on 05/19/2009

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Don't worry it's normal, I breast fed for almost 2 years and didn't get a period for over 24 months. If you've been having unprotected sex I'd take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

Kylie - posted on 05/19/2009

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Don't worry it's normal, I breast fed for almost 2 years and didn't get a period for over 24 months. If you've been having unprotected sex I'd take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

Jocelyn - posted on 05/19/2009

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i was breastfeeding, and didn't get mine back for about 19-20 months. i would still take a preggy test tho, you never know, my friend's two kids are one year and one day apart lol. better to be safe than sorry, i think i probably took one test a month from about the time my son was one year old just to make sure :)

Catrina - posted on 05/19/2009

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if you are having sex, and there could be a chance to get pregnant again - then yeah I'd say go for a check up. Better safe than sorry..... I thought I was in the clear - and my 2 youngest boys are 13 months to the DATE apart (june 7th and july 7th)

Petra - posted on 05/19/2009

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well i am still breast feeding but not so often like once durin the day and at nite, so i was wonderin if this is normal or should i see a doc....

Catrina - posted on 05/19/2009

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ummm depends on all kinds of things! My sister was breast feeding after she had each of her kids, and had no periods for 12 months plus. However this didn't work for me. I had my son, was breast feeding - and ended up pregnant when he was 2 1/2 months old. Soo check with your Dr. make sure you are good to go, and if they don't have any concerns than I wouldn't worry so much. I'd love to avoid my periods - without having to be pregnant again! (we are done by the way - we have 5 - mine his and ours)

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