Quitting Potty Training

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




My twins are 25 months old, and we're putting potty training on hiatus. I feel good about the decision, and so do they. I know everyone wants their kid potty trained early, but they just weren't ready, and neither was I. I can't be cleaning up pee and poo 3 and 4 times a day, kwim?

Anyway, if you want to feel better about your potty training experience, here's a story about my missing-link babies.


We'll try again in a few months.

Can you kindly tell me at what age your child was potty trained? Thanks!


Marcy - posted on 09/15/2010




We started at 2 1/2 years old, promptly gave up a few weeks later and started up again at 3(ish) He was about 75% of the way there at 3 1/2 years old and just turned 4 end of July and is fully trained. I am a firm believer in child led potty training. Show them the way, give them the tools they need and when they get it, they get it.

Jodell - posted on 09/17/2010




I am struggling with my three year old!!! Doc tells me don't push it when shes ready she'll go Every child is different

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Amanda - posted on 09/27/2010




My youngest will be 4 in January and she finally broke about 3 weeks ago and decided to go potty by herself. While we were pushing her to go potty she refused but when she was ready she did it on her own.

Amanda - posted on 09/23/2010




My son is 14 months and we are starting now because he takes his own diaper off and trys to go potty...but we know he is young and we don't push him...We just take him occasionally and let him go on his own.

Jamie - posted on 09/22/2010




My daughter is 21 months and she is off and on potty trained. she was pooping and peeing every day about 4-5 times a day in the potty and then decided she wanted a break and I am OK with it. I don't wanna force potty training cause then she will just rebel...lol But I agree with your decision

Jes - posted on 09/21/2010




My daughter is nearly 3 years old and we havent perfected potty training yet and shes still in diapers. We've pretty much been going at her pace, as i dont want to push it or add more stress to my life right now. I say go with your gut instinct, its usualy right.

Courtney - posted on 09/21/2010




My twin girls were potty trained at 2 years 4 months. Yes I remember the month because I started training when they turned 2 and as you already well know, those were 4 very long months! I am glad I didn't quit though. But the only reason I didn't is because my mom told me not to after all the work I'd put in already! Good luck momma. You're doing great!

Donna - posted on 09/21/2010




my son was fully potty trained by 2 and my little girl is 3 and still is not completley dry

Susan - posted on 09/19/2010




my son started getting potty trained in february and here we are seven months later and still doing it, he is just now getting the pooping thing all the time in the toliet. the pee was no problem, he loves to pee outside, he will just pull down the pants and whip it out, thank goodness we live on a dead end street and our neighbors are all grandparents themselves and find it comical. lol. now our next step is stopping night time accidents. we will continue using our potty calendar to reward him for staying dry at night. he loves stickers so that has helped us alot. he gets one for an accident free day and one if he poops in the potty, so far so good (for the most part). but boy is he stubborn sometimes. good luck!! they will let you know when they are ready!!

Carly - posted on 09/18/2010




My son was potty-trained completely before he turned 2.. I used the cofee can method... and he didnt like being wet or dirty...

Laura - posted on 09/17/2010




I also started at around 2 and gave up for a bit and then picked it up again closer to 3.He is now fully potty trained a couple of months ago and he turned 4 just this month.He has oops every once in a while but mostly at night.I found the pull up type pants didn't work so well for him,he felt they were like diapers but after I left him in underwear during the day and then a little later at night it worked.There is no set time to potty train just do what feels the best,no matter what others say.

Bethany - posted on 09/17/2010




There all different. One of mine potty trained at 2, but all of my boys were over 3. My middle child was almost 4. I say when their ready you'll know.

Jennifer - posted on 09/17/2010




i have a 4yr old who ive been potty training since hes been 2 1/2 gave up than started again at 3 he was stubborn than all of a sudden hes in kindergarten and now hes completly potty trained at 4 he will be 5 in nov having him in my situation was the best possible solution for him so that he would be completly potty trained otherwise he wouldnt be yet.. just keep working at it they will get it its a pain in the butt.. but eventually they will get it taking a break isnt such a bad idea.. its a good thing..

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