potty trained yet?

April - posted on 05/17/2010 ( 58 moms have responded )

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I just wanted to know if anyones little ones are potty trained yet?

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Maxine - posted on 05/18/2010

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No, she's pee'd and poo'd in the potty before but i'm not pushing it. I feel she's too young at this age. I'm planning on starting around 2.

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Debbie - posted on 05/03/2011

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My twin boys are almost 3 and have no intrest in the potty. Their doctor said for boys they start between 3 and 4 years old. Just waiting for them to show intrest

Rachelle - posted on 06/04/2010

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My little mama has been trained since 18 months, I didnt push it, she just decided she was ready, it wasnt easy training her but I am a stay at home mom and I just let her run around naked all day. Made potty training alot easier. Life without diapers is AMAZING lol

Christy - posted on 06/03/2010

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My daughter is 21 months. She understands toileting but hasn't actively picked up on it. She thinks it's more of a game then what should actually be done. I've heard that they can be ready for potty training about 18 months. She's Gone a few times. She just doesn't fully understand it yet.

Jessica - posted on 06/03/2010

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My little man wont tell me if hes wet or smelly, he likes to sit in it, so i doubt he's ready but hes close, he sits on the toilet at home and daycare, and washes his hands after. but like everyone else, i wont push it, i'll miss nappies to much :)

Kelly - posted on 06/02/2010

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My little girl is 20months and is showing no interest or signs for using a potty. I have assisted potty training many little people. I have found that more a child is pushed into using a potty the more likely accidents will occur which = more washing!!! if they know when they have or about to do a wee or poo introduce them to a potty explain what it is for and even turn it into a game by getting their teddy to pretend to do a wee etc. Big big tip try not to put belts on trousers, in ahurry they are more of a pain to pull down, which also is a good first sign of being ready they need to gain the skill of self care if they can do it without your help!! Children want to be independant so lets help them, introduce language that they can understand and relay back to you when they make you aware of their toileting needs. children even adults thrive on praise and rewards. Hope i have helped a little and not rambled on in annoying mode. All best and good luck!

Tara Lee - posted on 06/01/2010

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Julie Ramsey...you just described my daughter to the T...the only difference is that she'll sit on her potty whenever I am on the tolet and when getting ready for a bath...she wont do anything but she'll sit there...
I plan to start her training in the next month or so when we can get outside more and she can be in just her panties and sundress...but I'm not in a hurry and she'll let me know when she's ready...

Julie - posted on 06/01/2010

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Reading the thread it's good to notice that every kid is different. My son (20 months) tells us that he went and will willingly get his diaper changed, especially after he "poo poos". He's not afraid of the toilet and will follow us and even flush the toilet. We have his potty set up, but he's not yet interested in using it yet. My doctor said not to push it; that it was best to start training when they can tell you they need to go, rather than that they went.

Cynthia - posted on 06/01/2010

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Nope..my son will go to the tolet & open it & say pee pee but hasn't actually peed in it yet lol

Analea - posted on 06/01/2010

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Absolutely no where near being potty trained will not go near it! Must say though will skip potty & go straight to toilet with potty insert, oldest did the same & was so much easier.

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My daughter is 20 months old and during the day she doesn't where anything at home. She asks to go pee and sits on her potty and goes. When we go shopping, I put a pull up on her and when she asks to go pee, I take her right away. Granted, she'll have a few accidents but it takes practice just like everything else. I read a really good book that suggested when starting potty training, make a routine out of going potty. Start first thing in the morning and just place them on the potty, after that just take them every 30-40 mins, regardless of whether or not they go. The point is to just get them used to the potty and sitting on it. One day, they'll just get it and go. That's what happened with my daughter. I hope this info helps. The key is to try and be consistent with taking them.

Tanet - posted on 05/31/2010

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my 20 month old is not using the potty yet. He likes to sit on it while we use the toilet, but he has only successfully gone pee twice on the potty and both times were while his bath was running. I think he is not ready yet and it nice to read other parents concerns about this subject. It helps me be patient. Thanks.

Catherine - posted on 05/30/2010

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Valentina is starting and she showed signs a long time ago, shes afraid of potty (using it) and will not sit on the loo. But she tells me when she has wee-d her nappy and tells me shes done poo's. But she hasnt yet said she is about to do it. She has done one wee in the potty and she always poo's in the bath, but she cleans it up herself. I hope that by 3 she will be fully trained. Im looking for work now so hopefully fingers crossed.

Robyn - posted on 05/30/2010

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My son is 20 months old and he is beginning to tell me that he needs to pee in the potty. When he pees in the potty he gets "rewarded" by getting to wear a Toy Story pull-up (he's obsessed). I think I am going to get a little more hard core as he gets closer to 2, but right now he is in charge. My daughter was trained at 2 1/2.

Carrie - posted on 05/30/2010

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Nope not yet but she does show signs of wanting to start trying. She knows what it is and what to do but doesn't do all the time yet. She peed a couple of times and it scared her so nope not quite ready yet.

Tasha - posted on 05/30/2010

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We have been working a little since Christmas when my son got his potty chair. He says potty and will go and sit on it (fully clothed) but at least he knows what it is and what it is for. He did a few pees and poops in it at first and now he mostly sits there. I think he is getting closer cause he now announces when he poops in his diaper. We are getting closer but still a ways off.

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Yep, my 20 month old little girl is completely trained for day time, but still pees at night. She wears panties all day and a pull-up to bed, but we still call it her "big girl panties". She does stay dry at nap time. I didn't push her at all, she just followed her 3 year old sister. She uses a potty seat on the toilet. She will have nothing to do with a potty chair. when she asked to get on the potty I put her on and she would pee. She is pretty scheduled for a poop after dinner at night, so we caught her for that once and she took it from there. She is very good and now telling me pretty much when she has to go, but I still take her in every hour or or so. I am so happy and proud of her. She has an accident now and then, but that's to be expected. It's not very often though.

LaQuinta - posted on 05/29/2010

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My daughter is getting there. She tells me when she has to poo poo. I just got to get her to tell me whe she has to tinkle.

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No not yet, but just few day´s ago my little girl started to let me know when she has to go, but it´s just right before she let´s go into the diaper:) She was afraid of the potty for along time but now she sits on it every day but nothing is happening. She know´s what it´s for, but I´m thinking if she is more exiting about the toilet. She always with her big brother while he is on it, so I think I should buy a seat on top of that, she might like that more.

Jessica - posted on 05/29/2010

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My daughter gets very bad cases of yeast on her bottom and, during one particularly bad breakout we decided to give potty training a try. We literally took her diaper off and left it off. I put her baby on the potty and after she "went" we had a big celebration. The first few days I was constantly cleaning up messes, so we kept in limited to two rooms. It took Kailee ( 17 months at the time ) 3 days to get the concept down. She is doing extraordinarily well and even wakes up dry after nap time and ( on occasion ), has gotten up in the middle of the night to go. The only time she gets a pull up is at nap / night and very long car rides ( although we always carry her potty with us ).

Carollynn - posted on 05/29/2010

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My daughter has been using the potty off and on for 3 months now. Mostly when I get her up from sleeping or I catch her grunting like she has to go poop. I praise her for going on the potty even when she had a wet diaper so that she gets the idea that the potty is where she is supposed to go. I also got her a potty chair which she sits on when I am in the kitchen (she wont use the potty chair only the toilet)_but it gets her used to sitting on the seat of a toilet. She actually caught herself the other day when she started to pee her diaper and ran to the bathroom door and was pointing to her diaper. I got her on the toilet and she finished there. the diaper was bearly damp.

Michelle - posted on 05/28/2010

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not yet he sits, stands, puts his toys in the potty. he has peed on the floor in front of the potty, he has pulled his diaper off and threw it away and peed on the trash can, he has peed in the shower so we are getting there lol a tip I read is take them to the store and let them pick their big boy underwear/panties I did this and he doesnt want to put them on yet he wears others but not his handy manny he just hugs them and carries them around.

Sabrina - posted on 05/27/2010

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No not yet, my daughter is only 21 months. I plan to start when she is about 2!

Debbie - posted on 05/27/2010

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My doctor said don't worry about it until age two. I haven't even thought about it but after reading the responses, I may start.

Suzanne - posted on 05/26/2010

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No not focused on that until he can communicate more verbally. Will think about that when he is 2.

Krystle - posted on 05/26/2010

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my son was fully toilet trained, even sleeping at night without a nappy by the time he was 1 1/2. my daughter is 2 in september and as its winter here in australia i will be leaving the toilet training until its a bit warmer. With my son i found as long as his potty was where he could still see everyone, he'd use it no problems. It didnt take very long to train him but im blessed to have 2 really easy kids

Lisa - posted on 05/26/2010

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hello my daughter is 21 months old and im currently training her, she uses hers all the time, she wee's and poo's on it shes doing really well, althought she still has accidents, bt thats because she sometimes sits on her dress or doesnt pull her knickers down when sitting on her potty, ive only been training her a few weeks but shes getting there, its hard work but worth it, give it ago there never go young to start, the more you keep at it they'll get there.

Cat - posted on 05/26/2010

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Hiya, my little one is 20 months and nt yet potty trained - my eldest started training about 2 and a half - she just wasn't ready before that - although when she was ready she pretty much did it all herself with no help from us! x

Jacqueline - posted on 05/25/2010

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Also lettin them know when they have pooped and tinkled also helps so they know what sensation is what and that they actually do have a 'sensor' that says i need to go

Jacqueline - posted on 05/25/2010

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Sure is!!!! 19 months and POTTY TRAINED!!! We are excited and we love not changing diapers! Every outing i carry just a purse not diapers, wipes or anything like that. She still has her baby blanket that goes everywhere but i dont mind luggin that around. It def takes patience, lots of stickers, do not disipline when they go on the floor or in their panties or floor. And a potty that looks like a potty never hurt either. People thought i was crazy starting so early but they are smart. She also reads 30+ words, knows 10+ colors, 20+ animals and counts. Some people dont realize just how smart they are. Lemme tell ya once you got the right tecnique down for your little one STICK WITH IT! and make sure the people around you are too. otherwise its just going to be harder!

Tracey - posted on 05/25/2010

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I would say if she can tell you or show you in some way that she needs her nappy changed, then you can start doing things like associating changing her dirty or wet nappy with the toilet. Try her on the potty and see how she reacts. And it sounds wierd but let her watch when you go to the toilet so she knows what goes on in there.
Lol, hope that helps :)

Evangelia - posted on 05/25/2010

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ok am i missing something....when do i start trying....she seems too little to start so soon...but all these stories talk about starting at 14 months...lol...im still chasing her to put the diaper back on lol

Tracey - posted on 05/25/2010

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Hey! My boy will do poos on the potty everyday and says "yukky" if he does it in his nappy. He has occasionally done wees on the toilet, but not regularly. My oldest boy wasnt ready until he was 3 so was suprised when lil one started showing signs (ie: taking nappy off and wanting to go toilet with me). So have been partly toilet trained for about 3 weeks now but will know when he is ready, im sure one way or another he will tell me! lol

Debbie - posted on 05/25/2010

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I have twin boys that are 21 months and they show no intrest in the potty. Their doctor said boys are harder to train and they usually dont start till they are almost three

Carolyn - posted on 05/25/2010

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We're in the process. I've had my son sit on the potty with his diaper on for a while, then we started taking the diaper off, now we're in big boy underwear. He says eww or pee pee when he goes in the floor. I reward him when he goes on the potty and simply say "pee pee goes in the potty" and place him on the potty when he misses. It's going slow, but he's getting it. I got a one second warning before he went in the floor this morning. It's a good sign!

KELLY - posted on 05/25/2010

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every morning when my daughter first wakes up i sit her on the potty and she goes but that is as far as we have gotten. but its a start.

Shaina - posted on 05/24/2010

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We're working on it right now. My 20-month-old started showing signs about 2 months ago. She would take off her diaper when it was wet or dirty. (Now she just thinks its hilarious & is running naked 50% of the time ;) She'll say poopy and potty when she wants to go. We bought her a pink potty but she'd rather sit the seat on the actual toilet. Hasn't pottied yet though, just sits and laughs and claps. We're getting there :D

Sherry - posted on 05/24/2010

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My daughter lets us know when she is going #2 and she will only use the regular toilet with the child seat on it. She wont sit on her potty chair. She's been doing this for a couple of weeks now. It all started by us seeing her "pushing" and we sat her down on the toilet while she was doing it. We then clapped and celebrated in the bathroom when we "heard" her go.

Lynda - posted on 05/24/2010

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My son is 20 months and we have introduced the potty to him and the other night he toke his nappy off himself and sat on the potty he didn't do anything in it but it shows he is ready to start trying. I don't believe in pushing the issues of toilet training cause some kids just aren't ready they have to learn how to control there muscles so accidents don't happen it is more then learning a new skill there is physical changes happening in the body which they have to learn to control so toilet training should be done when the child is ready not when everyone says they are ready. My daughter was 2.5 before she was toilet trained but she did it herself one day she started going to the toilet all day and just kept doing it.

Brittany - posted on 05/23/2010

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At 20 months old my son is 100% potty trained. When he was about 16 months old he started showing interest so we went & bought him a potty of his own. (Fisher Price makes a potty that you can pretend flush....he likes it because it's like the big potty.) We never pushed him to use it at all....we basically let him run the show. :) There were a few times where he'd go sit on the potty, but he never did anything. Then just a little while ago after watching Daddy go, he ran over to his potty (standing up I might add...& resting his hand on the wall) & peed. My husband & I both cheered for him, clapped, the works. We then gave him a treat for going, & after that he has never had an accident. I believe this is mainly due to the reaction he got when he used the potty. :)

After a few weeks of using the potty with no accidents we went & bought him big boy underwear & he got to pick out a toy truck. Now, he wants nothing to do with his diapers & like I said...no accidents. He's even ran down the hall from his bedroom shouting "Move, Move, I pee!!" hahahaha. Cutest thing ever.

My advice is...don't push it. All children are different, the best thing you can do is just be prepared. I think it definitely helped our son to watch us use the potty, & the praise just sealed the deal. :)

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Not even close! Anthony is so scared of the flushing noise, the toilet doesn't even have to be flushing...he knows it coming. He does watch his daddy go and thinks it's the coolest thing in the world. I was thinking of starting him around 2.

Jacinta - posted on 05/22/2010

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oh i wish... my girl has gone wee's on the potty once.. i just dont think that she is ready yet! she loves sitting on it but wont use it!. Im not going to push it. im sure she will let us know when she is ready!!

Nikki - posted on 05/22/2010

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Not us, certainly wont be for a while. Little dude just has no comprehension of holding in his movements yet, us starting now would be pretty pointless!

He sits on the potty when he feels like it, and he can tell us when he has done a "yuck" but thats about as far as it goes!

Josée - posted on 05/22/2010

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my 19 month fabrizio use the potty and easy up diapers he is very good i think im finish whit the diapers soon

Jackie - posted on 05/22/2010

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No - she knows what it is and what its for but tends to use it as a shoe more than anything! She will do it when she is ready and so I'm not in any big rush!

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i've been potty training my son since he was 14 months old. And he's about 95% there. He can tell me when he needs to go and will sit down to go. He's out of diapers and into pull ups, next stop, big boy underwear =)

Michelle - posted on 05/21/2010

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I have 19 month old twin boys and the farthest we've gotten is putting their potty seat on the toilet. They know what the potty is and everytime they see it they say "pot pot" (lol) but theyre scared to sit on it. They do love the pullup commercial when the little boy runs to go potty though, so I'm hoping that might excite them enough to try, but I'm in no rush...

Sophie - posted on 05/20/2010

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My son was 'perfectly potty trained" at 18 months... but it lasted 2 days! hahaha! now, he is 20 months, and he doesn't even want to sit on the potty!

Lea - posted on 05/20/2010

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i just havn't pushed her into it, she has been sitting on the potty since the age of 8months and one day she decided she wanted to pee on the potty, i believe in nickers/underpants-no pull ups, i put gracie in pull ups at first and it wasn't helping her i then put her in nickers and the second day she was dry i think if you put them in nickers/underpants they are more aware that they are doin g a wee and then realise its more comfortable to go on the potty/toilet-good luck xxx

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