what is the right age to start trying to potty train???

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Cassie - posted on 12/14/2009

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i think if you feel comfortable with it go for it- it may work- and it may not, just dont push real hard or it may back fire but i think to buy one and let her check it out is a great start at any age:) good luck to you

Christina - posted on 12/13/2009

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well you would introduce the potty at abot 1 1/2, and then when they are 2 1/2 when you re-introduce it to them. Leave it in your kichen or lounge where your child can see it and know its there, and just keep asking them if they want to use it. once your child has done his first number one or two then praise him and sing and let him/her know that its a cool thing what they just done and then they will try again after that.

Nicole - posted on 12/13/2009

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27 months??? Thats wayyy late! My oldest 2 were 1 1/2 when they were potty t´d. I bet your Doc. has dibbs on the pampers stocks. Imagine all the money that goes out the window for waiting that long...I think it should atleast be tried at an early age... if it doesnt work atleast you gave it a chance.

Brandi - posted on 12/12/2009

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i kind of have the same problem as allison, my son will be 2 in february and i do not want to wait til he starts taking off his diaper, maybe even playing in his stuff cause i know that happens with some kids. also very confused about when to start

Rebecca - posted on 12/09/2009

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Every child is different. My daughter was almost potty trained before she was two and then once her brother was born ans she saw attention was not on her anymore she wanted to become the baby again and there went potty training. She is not 2 1/2 and is fully potty trained. We had a potty chair in her room to get her familiar with the idea, we read potty training books, and started with rewards after she began using the potty. I don't know if that was the best idea however because once she did not get a treat after using the potty every time she began having accidents. It takes time and effort from both mom and dad. Luckily we work opposite shifts and can help with potty training around the clock. My son is not even two and wants to use the potty too. I think he is a little young but it is never to early to start in my eyes. If I could have both out of diapers it would be awesome. Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 12/08/2009

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you begin potty training at 27 months. Starting too early can actually delay full potty training. There are some cases where children potty train early, but as a general rule I would go with the AAP's recommendation. A lot of children will resist potty training if you push too hard or make too big of a deal about it.

Danielle - posted on 12/07/2009

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I think everyone is right... it depends on the child. Be careful... you said she is advanced so is mine (took herself off the pacifire @ 5mos, the bottle at 6, started walking at 9 and talking at 10) that's what made me think it would be easy. I guess that's what I get for being cocky LOL. Good luck and I hope you have better luck than me! :)

Allison - posted on 12/06/2009

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yea me and my fiance thought if she watched me she would figure out, thats where she is supposed to go. lol! she is very smart and i think that if i start tryin to get her to she will she's gettin a potty chair for Christmas so i wanted to make sure i wasnt trying too early. thanks for responding and for the help

LaDonna - posted on 12/06/2009

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Girls can start at 16 months. my daughter started using her potty at 17months. because i bought the potty when she was 16 months and put it in the bathroom so every time i went she watched me and caught on and she started going her self

Allison - posted on 12/06/2009

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well my daughter just turned 1 on the 2nd but i didnt know if it was too early, but she does everything else early like crawlin, walkin, maybe talkin im not sure, and i took her off the bottle at about 8 or nine months maybe 7 months. was thinkin maybe she will do that early also.

Stephne - posted on 12/06/2009

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That depends on the child. My son is 2 and I started introducing him to the potty when he turned 18 months. He enjoys going on the potty but is not consistent at it yet. I keep trying but he is also in daycare and they do not work on it in the class he is in now which makes it more of a challenge.

Danielle - posted on 12/06/2009

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I think that it depends on the child... my daughter is very advanced for her age so I thought potty training would be a breeze! I was WRONG! LOL! I introduced her about 2 mos. before her 2nd birthday and did not get very far. She turned 2 on November 9th and I am now FINALLY getting somewhere with her. I think you just have to an eye on your child and be able to pick up on the clues that they are ready (you'll know). For example mine kept taking her diaper off every time she went; she could no longer stand to be in a dirty diaper. She is now using the potty everyday and getting very good at letting me know when she has to go.

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