i daughter is 1 1/2 is it to early to potty train her?

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Cassandra - posted on 01/25/2009

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I don't think it's too early at all as long as she is showing signs of being ready or nearly ready. I just got my 17 month old (she turns 18 months on the 10th) a potty and some stickers to reward her with. We start training tomorrow because she's been telling me "bap" (diaper) and bringing me a diaper every time she pees or poos. If I know she's pooed and I ask "did you poo?" she'll say "poo". Today she was allowed to play with the potty and every time I went to the restroom she came with me and sat on her potty by herself, so I think that's a good sign its time to start. I say go ahead and get a potty and introduce it to her and see how she does, but don't force it. Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 01/25/2009

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I am right there with you. My daughter is 19 months and we are slowly getting there. She wont go potty on her potty chair, she prefers the toilet. Shes peed once and pooped twice! It's a guessing game with the peeing, but when she has to poop she lets me know and we go to the toilet. If you daughter is showing signs, go for it!

Stephanie - posted on 01/23/2009

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i dont think so. My oldest was fully potty trained by the time she was 2, she was even getting up in the middle of the night and going then going back to bed.  she is now 4.  I wish i had that luck with my 2 1/2 yr old.  she is about 80% there.   i'd get a potty put it out, tell and show her what it is for. don't force her to sit on it. but encourage it.  I also used sticker charts with my kids. 1 sticker for pee and 2 for poop. good luck

Bonnie - posted on 01/23/2009

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I just started with my 1 1/2 year old son after reading a book called Diaper Free Before 3. Actually, I wish I had started much sooner, because the method advocates practice on the potty from the time the child can sit. (It says the same thing Leah said about early toilet training in different societies.) I'm thinking of starting a community here on Circle of Moms to discuss early potty training. My son goes pee on the potty about 2 times a day out of 6 or more that he sits on it...so he doesn't quite get it yet. You should try it with your daughter though, as girls are often trained sooner.

Kathryn - posted on 01/22/2009

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Quoting Charlie:

i daughter is 1 1/2 is it to early to potty train her?




Hello! My daughter is 20 months old now and started showing signs of potty training at 18 months, i bought her a potty because she was telling me that she was doing a "poo poo" and showed her how to use it, she used it a couple of times then lost interest, i left it in the bathroom and she's using it now constantly!  So I would say, give it a go, but don't force her, it will all come when she is ready! The problem i've got now is my daughter doesn't want to wear nappies and seems to want to wee every 5 seconds, so to go shopping or for a walk is impoosible lately!!! Good Luck!

Leah - posted on 01/20/2009

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You can actually potty train a child from birth. People in poorer countries do this because cloth is expensive, and resources are limited. You just have to time your child to figure out when they need to go, and keep on them. They will still have accidents. My 2 yr old girl goes when she feels comfortable... She doesn't like to go in public restrooms. We use the pampers potty training pants because they get cold and hold the liquid (instead of absorbing it like diapers). This way, she's uncomfortable when she goes in her "undies".

Brianne - posted on 01/20/2009

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My daughter is 18 months and she has started potty training. She says "potty" and "pee". I let her walk around with no bottoms on and put her on the potty every 45 minutes or so. I also give her lots of water/juice. She has been doing really well. We have yet to have a poo on the potty but she has done well with peeing. Good Luck!!

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