How do you know your baby is ready to potty train?

Nicole - posted on 05/30/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son jus turned 2 in April. He has shown NO interest whatsover in learning to potty train. He does have a potty that he uses to store all his thomas the trains in but refuses to actually sit on it to try to go. I purchased a seat that goes on our toilet and he has used it several times, only actually peeing twice. He never really wants to sit on it and we have to distract him with bubles and other things in order to get him to remain on it for any amount of time. He is still peeing very regularly in his diapers. They are soaked with urine an hour or so after being changed. He also still does not tell us when he has to go. We ask him all the time if he has to go potty and he says NO or just doesnt answer at all. How do you know when it's time? I was told to just keep putting him on the potty a few times a day and eventually he would catch on, but I cant see him learning much if every time we put him on it, its a struggle to get him to stay there, let alone actually pee.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Kelly - posted on 06/01/2009




here are some signs my oldest showed before we started the potty bit. He hated being dirty and constantly wanted his hands and face washed. He started bringing me diapers when he pooped or peed his diaper. I started making myself recognize the signs he gave before he did the deed. Then I slowly introduced the potty chair. The first few times he went in the potty I made a huge deal out of what a big boy he was... now we're nearing the end and I am so greatful! (he'll be 4 next month and we've been doing this since he was 2)

staying dry through nap is also a big sign!

Karen - posted on 05/31/2009




when his had adrink try him on potty or toilet but dont make him stay on it to long as he get bored. or try every hour might work. its normly about 2 1/2 to 3 thier ready hope thats some help

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