Potty Training

Julie - posted on 05/19/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Am I crazy for thinking that I could start potty training my 19month old twins? When I speak to my mum and grandmother it was normal for them to have them training and trained by this age but everyone now thinks that it shouldnt be done until they are nearly 3? Am I wasting my time? Am I expecting too much?

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Deidre - posted on 05/20/2009

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My daughter just turned one about a week ago and I'm looking into starting to potty train her. She's getting over being sick right now though so I'm waiting until after that. She doesn't like to poop in her diaper so I'm going to work on getting her to poop in her potty first (she is very regular and predictable with pooping when she isn't sick... so it shouldn't be too hard). My mom says I was completely potty trained by the time my brother was born (I was 2yrs 2mo when he was born). She says that includes night time potty trained too. I'm really hoping I'll have the same success hehe. I already have the potty out and it's been out for about 3wks where she's able to see it and climb on it and such (it has a lid). I sat her on it for the first time yesterday so that she can see that it's okay to sit on it naked butt.

Good luck!

Jami - posted on 05/20/2009

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every child is different.. and for some reason they say boys are easier than girls i dont think so.. my son was 21/2 when i stareted to potty train him it only took at week or so day and night.. but i also have alot of nephews that are 3-4 and still wear diapers witch i think is crazy but if you work with them it will work out .. you will know when they are ready..with my son i would put him on the potty every 20 min or so for the first 2-3days then i would go a little longer each day he only had 2 accidents the whole time so you could try this it worked like a charm but he would go everytime if he didnt i would run the h20 in the sink and that always makes boys go. good luck

Nicolette - posted on 05/20/2009

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I started potty training my daughter the day after her 1st birthday. and in about 2 months she had it down pat. So I think if you believe your kids are ready go on and do it. If not wait. Its all up to you you are the mom.

Julie - posted on 05/20/2009

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Thank you for your replies. I am going to start training them, well sort of already have. I am just starting slow, giving them the chance to recognise what wee's are. If they dont take to it then theres nothing I can do I am not going to force the issue, I just want to give them the chance.

Jenni - posted on 05/19/2009

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Only your kids will be able to tell you that. And they may not do it at the same time, either. If they don't seem interested, back off and wait a week or two, they'll let you know when the time is right.

Victoria Beaton - posted on 05/19/2009

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I have jsut finised toilet training my daughter and she will be 3 in July. She was interested in going to the toliet around January and i thought this was going to be easy. But she wasn't ready nd had accident after accident. So i left it and on the odd day here and there she would say she needed to do wee's nd just went. We went away for 10 days at the end of March, so i put it off until we got home. The first few days there were tears, but after a week or so there was no stopping her. She is now only wearing nappies at nite, and even they are dry in the morning, she picked it up great, but SHE needed to be ready. I think kids are closer to 3 if not 3 1/2 these days by the time they kick the nappies. But every child is different nd only you know if your kids are ready. Only advice is don't bother with training pants, but them straight into knickers or jocks. They will see the training pants still as a nappy. Good Luck!!

User - posted on 05/19/2009

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You know your kids better than anyone,and all kids are different so there is no Yes or No answer to this question.... You could start trying on the odd day here and there and see how they go and gradually increase the training..... Give it a go if you think they are ready and if it doesnt seem to be workin give it a rest and try at a later stage!!! You are not expecting too much... some children are earlier than others and i think the earlier you start the earlier it will happen.... I think thats why they were trained so early back in the grandmothers day because they started early. So just give it a try is my advice and if itworks great and if they arent trained till 3 then oh well thats ok to, its what is right for u and your kids not what stereotypically "should" happen! Good Luck

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