Trying to potty train already?

Gabriela - posted on 06/08/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My son William is born on 3rd October 2007 and I just tried to potty train him, but it seems just too early as he wont sit on potty at all.Has any of you started yet?

My older son who is almost 4 now was fully potty trained 2,5 years old, my mum helped me to train him over 1 week.

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Mercedes - posted on 06/28/2009

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Quoting Dana:

I haven't started yet. My daycare does not have a bathroom in the toddler room and they dont start potty training until the "2 yr old room". Should I still introduce her to it now? I felt like it will be a wasted effort if daycare isn't helping...?



I feel exactly the same. As far as I understand the trick is to be constant and if my child spend most of the day in daycare and they don't help to potty train, it's a waste of time. I wanted to start it at 9 months (that is the regular time in my family), but , since I'm not at-home mom, my child spend 50 hours per week in daycare, so I depend a lot in daycare. The only that I am trying to do right now, is make my baby let me know when the diaper is full or wet, so at least the communication part will be done when the moment arrives.

Andrea - posted on 06/26/2009

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My daughter was born October 25th, I started actually training her two weeks ago. She's had her potty for a month or so, I just wanted her to get accustomed to it first. I tried showing her when and what to do, got her all the fun stuff - like books, wipes, etc. She hasn't had anything to do with it yet! lol She has started (on her own) to go and sit on it with her clothes on and read her books, so I'm thinking that's a start - she never wanted to go near it before! I guess it will just take time and patience....we still have a little time, good luck mommies!

Stacey - posted on 06/25/2009

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We just started trying this week. My son is one day younger than yours. Tuesday he went 4 times, now he won't sit on it...... I don't know either

Dana - posted on 06/24/2009

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I haven't started yet. My daycare does not have a bathroom in the toddler room and they dont start potty training until the "2 yr old room". Should I still introduce her to it now? I felt like it will be a wasted effort if daycare isn't helping...?

Karrie - posted on 06/24/2009

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I am just getting ready to train my daughter. She has just started telling me when she is about to go, and also waking up with dry diapers (still nothing on the potty though)

I am waiting until vacation in July and then I am going to put underwear on her all day while we are outside -with a potty close by ofcourse.. hopefully she gets it right away!

Sandy - posted on 06/23/2009

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I started working with Melina about 2 months ago. She has done really well from the beginning. I don't push her to hard to go on the potty all the time, because she still is very young, so I don't want her to get stubborn and not want to go anymore.

Tabitha - posted on 06/23/2009

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I have 2 boys 3 next month and 10/27/07. Both are fully potty trained with no accidents! It took 2 days with the first one and 3 days with the second. You can do it. Make a plan and stick to it. My number one piece of advice- underwear- skip the pullups!

Nakeya - posted on 06/19/2009

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Well my son was born on Oct. 4 2007. i have tried time and time again to train him but he just continues to pull off his diaper and uses it on the floor. On yesturday for the first time though i sat him on the toilet and him had a bowel movement. i only knew to sit him there because before he usually does he grunts really loud...LoL

Jeanie - posted on 06/19/2009

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My son, Gabriel, was born Oct. 19th, '07. My father says I need to start potty training him already, and I say it's too early. He gives me no signal whatsoever as to when he's going to pee or poop, and he's seen me and the other members of the family (including his 5-year old step sister) using the potty, and all he does is look at us and giggle. I don't think it's time yet. So, don't fret. I've heard boys are way harder to train than girls anyway. Oh! And my cousin has a son 9 months older than Gabriel, and it's hit and miss at best with their son, as well. Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son is 4 and still wears a diaper at night, and waking up wet doesn't usually bother him. We started potty training shortly after he turned 2 and at that point he could have cared less if he was wet or dirty, but we were just very consistent with it and it took a while, but he eventually got it. I found that pull ups never really worked for him because he used them just like a diaper. I eventually had to just put him in underwear and deal with accidents for a while!



Also, for boys they say that 2 1/2 - 3 years old is pretty average for potty training, so don't stress about it too much!

Juanita - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son was born on Oct 9, 2007 i put him on the "big potty" with a cars seat and hes goes its not a very consistant thing as i am also having trouble with the signs of going pee and as soon as i put the diaper or pull up he pees. one thing i have started to do now is ask him if he has to pee and if he runs to the bathroom door saying pee pee he usually goes.

Leslie - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son was born on October 5th and we are not even close to potty training. I have been told and heard that until the child is uncomfortable with being in a wet or dirty diaper, potty training will be rough. My son isn't uncomfortable at all. Every once in a while, before a bath or something, I will sit him on the potty but he doesn't do anything. I constantly tell him when he has peed or pood in his diaper but the concept of potty training is far off.

Clare - posted on 06/18/2009

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i started sitting my lil boy born on 1st oct on the potty & toilet at 14 months 2 get use 2 it. at 18 months took the nappy off and in 3 days we were out shopping. also took nappy off 4 the night on same day and was dry in a week.

lil tip when they go toilet give big praise kisses and cuddles. my partner also sat on potty and went 4 a wee witch my lil boy though was great x

Natasha - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son was born on 30/10/07, he will tell me when he is going to do a poo or has done one, nothing for wees yet, i'm not going to push the potty onto him as i think it is abit too early for him. Plus we are in the middle of winter and i will start when it gets a bit warmer.

Tabitha - posted on 06/17/2009

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My daughter was born on Oct. 9th. She will sit on the potty and can tell you when she is dirty or wet. She accidently pooped in the potty a few weeks ago but I can't get her to pee in it. I have tried everything and when I let her wear underwear so I could put her on there alot she pee'd down her leg. Now she insists on a diaper all the time. I guess she is just not ready! Sorry if this was too much info. I am new and not sure how much everyone puts yet!

Toni - posted on 06/17/2009

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not really training just yet.. but she does sit on her potty when i go in there. and before bathtime.. she says pee pee.. but doesnt actually go in the potty yet

Adf0905 - posted on 06/16/2009

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We're not "training" per say, but we are introducing her to it. She is more than happy to sit on her own little potty, and used it for the first time last week. But I never force her to sit on it. She sits on it whenever she wants to.

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My son has started potty training, he was born on Oct 15/07. He has to be put on the potty, and will only use the diego potty, but he is using it. He does demand a prize for using the potty though, which is usually some smarties or fruit. He is not telling us when he needs to go, but we can usually tell by the look on his face.

Lynette - posted on 06/14/2009

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My baby was born on 10/24/07 and I just recently started putting her on the pot. I only do it in the mornings when she gets up and at night before bathing her. So far she's doing good but she only gets on the pot when I put her there. She's not letting me know when she has to go so I don't know if I'm doing this in vain right now because I don't think she fully understand.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/10/2009

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I don't think it is too early, but it IS early. SThe average age for boys to train is 36 months. If he has words for elimination, can tell you when he has eliminated, doesn't enjoy being wet/dirty, and is interested in the potty, then introduce it. If he isn't all those things, I'd back off. I ask Robert if he wants to sit on the potty, and if he does, great, and if not, fine. No sense pushing it.

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I've had a training potty for my son for awhile now but he won't do anything on it. I don't want to push him though so I usually only put him on it maybe once a day and only if he shows an interest in it. My cousin has all boys and he suggested I try and put my son on the toilet backwards...as in straddling the bowl facing the back of the toilet. He said that's how he trained his boys and that way if there is a mess it goes on the lid instead of the floor. I know, it sounds wierd but maybe one of these days we'll fill him up with water, give him a warm bath and try putting him on backwards.....lol

Lindsey - posted on 06/09/2009

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I introduced the potty about two months ago,when I went she came and sat on the potty with clothes on. Now she has used it but nothing really consistant I try everyday but this is one thing that she really is in control of. I figure she was born on Oct. 8, so I still have some time to get right before her 2nd b-day

Jennifer - posted on 06/08/2009

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My little girl was born 10/23/07. I don't know if it was a fluke but she went on the potty one week ago and I decided to keep going with it. This might be too much to share so I'm sorry if it is. Sunday she went once on the potty. Monday she went once. Tuesday/Wednesday nothing. Thursday three times! Friday-Monday twice on the potty. Our problem I guess is that I can't read her signals and she seems to wet in the diaper shortly after I put it back on her.



My other thing is my mother is being pushy when I try to give my daughter time to see what she'll do. Or when she makes her "poop" face, "Put her on the potty!!!!!!", Like she's going to implode if she's not on there. I'm more concerned with her learning to pee on the potty first.

Melanie - posted on 06/08/2009

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my daughter was born on 13 oct 2007 and i have tryed with her to she will sit on it but wont do anything infact she stood in it and weed instead lol i no this sounds stupid but have u tryed puttng him on the potty with a cup of juice i done this with my eldest and it worked she was just before 2 when she was potty trained thanks to hubby.or try him on a step in the toilet .and have u tryed the sticker chart i have one for my daughter now so far no good but still trying .good luck xx

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