my son is 11 months old is it to early to start potty training him

Amanda - posted on 09/15/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my son is starting to take his diaper off when its dirty is it to early to start potty training him and if not how do i start i have only potty trained girls

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Sondra - posted on 11/27/2010

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My oldest was potty trained completely at 13 months. In my opinion it depends upon the child and their ability to understand the concept. I now have a 17 month old that doesn't get it at all and we are struggling to get her potty trained. So, it's never too early to introduce the concept, just don't get frustrated if he does not catch on right away.

Meredith - posted on 11/10/2010

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it's never too early to introduce the potty.. if you think he's ready.. go for it! trust your instincts! We started our daughter at 12 months.. she's 15 months now and LOVES sitting on the potty! she also can "yes" or "no" if I ask her if she's pooping.. ((I know that I'm too late if she's already pooping in her panties, but atleast she knows what's up!)) We're very successful with peeing on the potty though! Good luck to you!

Donna - posted on 09/21/2010

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i have potty trained 2 children and first off every child is different my little boy was fully potty trained by the age of 2 my little girl is 3 and has only just got to grips with it during the day she still not dry at night potty training only works if the child is ready trust me my little girl wasnt haveing any of it till one day she asked me if she could go on. it is no1s choice but your childs if you think he ready then get a potty and let it be in the room with him if he shows an intrest try and sit him on it he may be scared at first and you may get a few tears if that happens leave it till he shows an intrest again u will get there but that is what happened in my sons case he used take his nappie off all the time hope this helps

Toria - posted on 09/18/2010

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Well I haven't actually done the potty training yet myself (my son is 13 months) but from other experiences I know that it seems a bit early. My plan is to start when my son is 18 months and can say more words and possibly tell me when he is wet. Since your son is taking his diaper off, a common problem with babies :), I would make sure to ask him or tell him that when his diaper is dirty he needs a new one, etc. basically explain to him the use of his diaper. To stop him from taking it off though, you could just put a plain white onesie on him ( I was against onesies after the age of 6months until I realized that my son might take his diaper off and leave a lovely mess for me) and that might solve that problem. BUT I would buy a potty if you think he is ready and let him get the feel for it, sit him on it, with diaper on, when you go to the bathroom, then he will kind of get why we need them. GOOD LUCK! :) this is all I got for now until I go through this myself in 5 months! I will let you know how my potty endeavors go then and what works lol

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