anyone started potty training?

Kayse - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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DD is almost 15 months, I want to start potty training her, she's showing signs that's she's ready. It would be nice to only have one in diapers. Anyone else started to potty train?

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Stephanie - posted on 01/06/2010

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My little girl Kasia is potty training- I would say she's trained but we still have a few accidents. We started shortley after her first bday because she was gifted a potty chair. For 2 weeks I left the potty chair in her toy area so she could get familiar with it- we did not even attempt to use it during this 2 weeks but she did get comfortable with sitting on it. After the 2 weeks, I put the potty in the bathroom next to our toilet. Now, every time I go, she goes! She likes to be a big girl like mommy! We still have a very few accidents- and they seem to coincide with me not catching or following her cues! :( I'm a HUGE believer in doing things by the farmer's almanac. My 85 year old Cherokee grandma has showed me this a long time ago- she's AMAZED me by being so right about everything using only the 'signs' from the farmer's almanac. She knew I'd have a c-section because I'd've been a month overdue if I didn't, she told me when to wean from the breast- not a single problem, and she told me when to wean her from the bottle- worked like a charm! The 'signs' for potty training this month are January 12-15. Any of those days would be a great day to start according to the moons and whatnot! I know it sounds a little out there but I will repeat- I'm a HUGE believer in this, because I've NEVER in 28 years seen it fail! :) And it is important to keep it a happy time as opposed to a stressful time for baby- don't push if they're not ready! Good luck!

Niky - posted on 01/06/2010

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Heyy...my daughter is already trained.. :)) i started her training when she was just 5 months old and she's almost perfectly trained, its just once in a while that...otherwise, now it has become quite easy for me to manage everything. I'm an Indian and here children usually are not in diapers in summers so thats the best time to start toilet training...I did that too..

Kat - posted on 01/05/2010

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Every child is different, I think the average age that they "might" be ready to start is 18 months, but who's to say your bub isn't ready. Give it a go, if it doesn't work out, hold off for another couple months. As long as you don't press the point & put pressure on no harm can be done.

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I hadn't even thought about potty training. I just figured around two years we would start but it seems like a lot of people have had some success. I might give it a try. At least I will get her a potty and see how she feels about it. She knows when shes pooped but never indicates if she has peed. We will see what happens and good luck to everyone else.

Rhonda - posted on 01/11/2010

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Yeah..I did but she holds her pee for a couple of hours it is hard to know when to put her on. With my other children I would but them on for 20 minutes..off for 20 and they learned really fast with that consistancy. With my youngest she will go a couple of hours without going. She is good though..she sat on her potty chair for a hour playing with her toys and didn't care. You have to be consistant though with lots of encouragement. I have Mariya put stickers on a chart when she goes and she loves it. Good Luck and it is never to early to start...kids learn quick.

Tara - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter is 15 months old and i just got a potty for her for Christmas. I just put it in the bathroom I use. And every time i got to the bathroom I have her go in with me. And she sits on her potty. (more because she thinks its just something to sit on) I tell her "you go potty like a big girl. Just like mommy" and she is so excited. I figure she will do it on her own terms and start to put two and two together. Good LucK!!!

Shauna - posted on 01/11/2010

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We started my daughter. She shows signs and will go sit on the potty if she needs to. I think its all about how patient you are and how persistent you are. I had my 2 boys potty trained by 16 months and 2 years so it is possible, thought this is my first girl. Good luck and stay positive!

Lynn - posted on 01/11/2010

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my daughter is 15mos old and I have been potty training her since she was 11 mos old she still wears diapers at night but she is still learning how the basics work, I work 5 days aweek and it gets hard cause I don't get home untill 9:30. but she is still trying to go to the potty, it will come when they feel comfortable with the toilet traing

Rukiya - posted on 01/08/2010

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If I could catch her getting ready to do #2 I would try to get her on our toilet. Since she got a potty for Christmas, I haven't had the chance yet to use her potty. But it's in the bathroom next to our toilet. She's more interested in flushing our toilet, so I don't know if the Elmo potty will be of any use to us. But if not, so be it.

Sarah - posted on 01/08/2010

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we haven't started any thing formal yet. but there are "special" potty times everyday, like after meals and before bath time. not that anything has happened, but it's good practice.

Casey - posted on 01/08/2010

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I haven't tried with my 14month old yet but when she is about to take a poop she will stoop down and let it go. So i believe that a sign to start potty training. Around next month i'll will start.

Heather - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son will be 15 months old on the 28th and he's starting to show interest in the potty. he will pat his diaper if we ask him if he peed or pooped. So he knows what he's doing but haven't actually started. he will however flush the toliet after we are done going so i think he gets it somewhat. i have a little potty that i'm gonna clean up and put in there as its was my older sons potty. we will see.

Alisha - posted on 01/07/2010

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We're no where near ready at 15mos. I'm trying to lay the ground work of communication by saying "you're going poo poo" when I see that he's doing it. Recognizing that he's peeing is not so easy :). I say "mommy has to go potty" and he goes in with me. I tell him "Let's go change your pee-pee diaper" and he runs to his bedroom to change. I've been doing that for months so that he knows the words. We'll see if it helps when training time comes. My understanding is to wait until they have fewer wet diapers and often have dry diapers overnight. we'll see.

Nicole - posted on 01/07/2010

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we are experimenting with elimination communication. it is an adventure. trying to go diaper free before actual potty training. it is pretty awesome though. just look up elimination communication and the continuum concept to see what I'm on about. the book Diaper Free Hygiene is great. I thought is was hippy stuff at first but the more I read the more I liked the concept.

Natasha - posted on 01/07/2010

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Emmie is almost 15 months and has been peeing in the potty for about a month now. She is so interested If i could keep up with her more I'm sure she would already be potty trained. Its all in the kid. If they are ready they will let you know.

Traci - posted on 01/07/2010

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my son is almost 15 mo too. i thought about it b/c i can tell when he is going #2 but i figured i'd wait a while longer. I'm still trying to take away the binkie and he's teething but if you think she is ready, go for it! I don't think there's any harm in trying!

Tela - posted on 01/07/2010

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I haven't yet, but I have heard a few things about it. If DD can go 2 hours without a wet diaper and isn't wet after naps, then that's a good sign they are ready. Other than that, if you start before they are ready, it can get frustrating for both.

Tawny - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter is going to be 15 months in a few weeks and we have been slowly introducing her to the potty, because she was telling us "mom, I pooped" when she had. we have yet to start actual potty training, but when I go to the bathroom, she usually follows me in there and she will sit down on her potty, and flush it when I flush the 'big potty'. Good luck with your potty training!

Brittany - posted on 01/06/2010

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I haven't started yet, but I've been trying to get my ds used to the idea by putting him on it naked while I finish running his bathwater at night. He's been making signs that he's ready (i.e. not going so often and pointing to his diaper) so I'm hoping it'll work. Diapers get expensive!!! Lol

Cinda - posted on 01/06/2010

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I have all boys. I didn't start with my first two until about 3. Then, they were done in a few days. I hear that girls are different and generally potty train earlier. I tried earlier with my oldest boy, but it was a battle not worth fighting. It was MUCH easier at 3, so I plan to do the same with my youngest boy, too. The key to any potty training is to be consistent.

Niky - posted on 01/06/2010

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My daughter does both numbers in her potty :D Now, she runs herself and laughs when she feels the urge :) but then i have to go along to pull down her pant n all....sometimes she bothers me by running unnecessarily coz she takes it as a fun activity n enjoys running towards her potty with me running behind her :D

Nikita - posted on 01/06/2010

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wow thats great Niky! well done! my girl has done 2 number 2's in her potty, no number 1's, but i figure if i put it in a place where she can see it all the time she will get used to it being there. Also i never expected her to go but when i know that she hasn't been for a while, i put her on, and make it a fun game and i say "Potty Time!!" and she gets really excited, and then i make a pushing sound and i look around somewhere else so she can "concentrate" and she just goes...good luck!!

Bianca - posted on 01/06/2010

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Wow!! Inspiration.. its summer here in NZ i think i will take your advice and start =)

Bianca - posted on 01/05/2010

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Im at this stage too Kayse.. its so frustrating trying to figure out if its the right time, I look for the signs (squatting and saying poo-pooh is pretty obvious!) and put her on it if im in time.. she has had 2 hits and 1 miss.. i think perseverance is the key - and of course if your child is good at communicating her/his needs =) We have put her on a few times and shes freaked out - so i stopped trying but im also unsure if i should keep going or leave it

Tiffany - posted on 01/04/2010

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My baby had her 15 month checkup today and the doctor said that when she starts letting us know that she went in her diaper then we can start putting her on the potty. I'll wait till she let's me know. But I hope it's soon, I can't wait! :)

Lori - posted on 01/04/2010

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If you want to keep taking her to the potty seat and see what happens. If she goes great just dont force it or it will take longer. My oldest was potty trained at 22mths, my second son was 29mths. I have not even started with Owen. When they start wanting to show an interest that is when I start trying. So if the curiosity is there go ahead she may just want to see what it is like decide this is cool and keep doing it or not be ready it happens on there time. Good Luck

Brittany - posted on 01/03/2010

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I have. We got a little plastic toilet from IKEA that I put in the bathroom next to the actual toilet. She's peed in it one time, but I think that was a coincidence. She seems interested and ready to learn, though.

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