whats the best time to start toilet training and how do you start?

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Lee - posted on 06/04/2010

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If they're starting to notice wen they're wet or poo's coming.. then it's time ;) My daughter who is now 13... sorry Jo... used to say to me 'Pooey stink mum' wen poo's comin, so I siezed the moment ;) good luck n practise patience ;) xo

Angela - posted on 06/04/2010

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Maybe its me, he is my first and only child. But the price of pampers and pull ups is crazy! So I took it upon myself to start him as soon as he started crawling around. Yes, he crawled to the bathroom and I put him on the pot. By the time he was 2 1/2, he was fully potty trained, there were still some accidents once in a while. He 7 now, thank goodness!

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I think your child will let you know when they are ready. I remember buying a potty and each time I would go to the bathroom she would sit on hers, clothes, diaper, and all. One day she was naked and just ran in there by herself. I don't believe there is a right or wrong time, since every child is different you know? Good Luck! I was peed on plenty of times in bed at night until she finally got it! Best piece of advice: Buy a mattress protector they are wonderful!! haha

Naomi - posted on 06/02/2010

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when there ready but asap the sooner you do the easier it is for both you the baby. my son was two and it only took two three days to potty him.

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2010

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I actually started noticeing my sons pampers becoming drier at 12months old. So I went, bought him a potty chair, and went for it. He is 19 months now but I started training him at 12 months and he is really getting the hang of it. If u think they r ready take them to the potty ever 5-10 minutes and just sit them there. While my son sits on the potty I read him a book, or we go over his first word cards, or his abc's, its gotten to be really helpful. Just keep it constant so he/she can get use to it, and then they will begin to start letting u know when they need to potty. If u stop a few days then go back to training, u will most likely have to start all over, it will just delay time.

Sharon - posted on 06/01/2010

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my 18 month old will sit on a potty when im getting her bath ready so she gets used to it she hasnt done anything while sat on it yet for me but she has for my mum

Monica - posted on 06/01/2010

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most books say around 18 months to introduce them to their potty. I got my son a winnie the pooh one that really makes a flushing sound lol and let them sit on it, let them know it's their special potty and let them know of course what to do in it!!! when you change them you can say "you know u can do peepee in your potty!!!" it's a good time to sit them on it when they're getting in or out of their bath, try to get them to stay on it by reading a book or singing a song... if they stay on it easily, do it everyday and when they pee in it, praise them like crazy, and maybe give them a special sticker or treat :) You can tell if they're ready for it at 18 months, or 2 yrs, some don't care until like 2 1/2 yrs but then they catch on really quickly :) good luck!!

Tina - posted on 06/01/2010

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I prefer to start in warmer weather, it doesn't matter if they run around out back in their underwear in summer. When you notice their nappies are starting to become drier through the day that's the best time to encourage it. Some kids like a potty, some like the big toilet, it's what ever is best for the child really. A lot of encouragement and praise really makes a kid feel all grown up using the toilet lol My daughter thought she was the ants pants when she started.

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