I havent started potty training yet im not sure when or where to start

Michelle - posted on 05/23/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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should i start potty trianing when my sons a yr old?

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Brittney - posted on 05/26/2012

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I started really early with my daughter and we weren't buying very many diapers from the time she was 6-9 months. 108 size 1-2 diapers lasted almost a month. She was completely trained by 15 months. My mom trained her son shortly after turning a year. I think once they start walking, they should be training.

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Dawn - posted on 06/05/2012

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As a mom who does daycare for a living, I think it is ok to introduce it at a young age, but don't push it until they are ready. Talk, play and have them try it, but if they aren't ready, pushing it can make them revolt and it can take even longer to happen.

Determined - posted on 05/26/2012

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I introduced the potty shortly after my daughter's first birthday. Just let her play with it and sit on it,but she didn't actually starting peeing in it until closer to 2 and pooping in it until 3. You can introduce it chances are he is probably not ready but nothing wrong with letting him get comfortable sitting on it and learning this is where he goes potty.

S. - posted on 05/23/2012

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The "experts" say a child can be ready between 18 months up to about 4 years, there's a whole load of signs to look out for like them telling you they need to go and Staying dry for longer. My daughters 19 months old and she's not ready just yet although some signs are there, we have the potty around and we encourage her to sit on it clothed or un clothed we sing silly songs and clap hands to try and get her used to sitting on it, I take her to the toilet when I'm going and sing silly songs and tell her what I'm doing and the newest thing I'v started to do is after she brushes her teeth on a bed time I ask her to sit on it as that's what she will do when she is potty trained. There's something you can do called elimination communication were you recognise when their going and some people to say they can have them out of nappies by a few months old. Me personally aim for the age of two-ish I think they have a higher understanding of what's going on, but that's what works for me.
The longer you leave it the more ready they are and the easier it will be.

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