When should I start potty training my daughter she will be 2 in may is that to Early?

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Jessica - posted on 03/12/2010

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The most important thing to remember is that the earlier you start the more accidents you are likely to have. If you are the kind of parent that can stay calm and encouraging when your child pees in their car seat, bed, carpet, or anywhere else then go for it. If you can honestly tell yourself that you may not have the patience for it then it would be best to wait. Also, in the beginning you will need to take your child to the bathroom at least every hour. If you feel that you'll be on the go too much then it may be best to wait.

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Amanda - posted on 03/13/2010

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All babies have their own time but I started my daughter as soon as she started sitting on her own and introduced her to the potty seat. not until she felt more comfortable with it and wanted to sit on her own potty seat then I started to sit her down when I saw her pushing. she is 15 months old and every time she wants to go poop she goes on her own to the potty seat and sits on her own. Now I just have to teach her to take her diaper off but at least she has the idea that when she need to go she knows where she has to go. I have done this to all of my kids and they were all potty trained before the age of 2.

Felicia - posted on 03/12/2010

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I don't think its too early. My daughter was potty trained when she was too. You'll know when your daughter is ready. I used those pottys that played music when they tinkled.

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girls can start training at 16 months. boys should wait til they are 2. girls bladders mature faster then boys.

Cheri - posted on 03/12/2010

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Hey Megan

My daughter was potty trained at 18mths..Its never too early to start training them. I bought her a princess potty and placed it by the adult one and she kept going in there when I did and that is how she started. She also watched children videos on going to the potty. She will let you know when she is ready...
Good Luck!

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2010

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It could be. I tryed that with my very bright 2 year old and thought I could talk her into the process. I was so wrong. She wasn't ready and we spent hours crying by the potty while I was breast feeding. It was nuts so after a week we stopped and tryed again a couple months and she still din't want to use the little potty even though her friends were. Then we were at the store and saw a potty seat with princesses that sat on the potty and I don't like the idea of buying everything your kids want but since she was interested we bought it and after a week she had it down. I think its trial and error. I've also been told your child decides when there are ready while being encouraged. I guess thats kind of what happened to us. But again she had several other 2 year old friend that were using the potty. Good Luck and don't quit after 2 days -give it a try for a week that you can stick around the house incase of accidents and how often you have to go. We did every hour.

Rebecca - posted on 03/12/2010

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i started potty training my daughter when she was 2 and yea she didint take to it straight away but i constantly asked her if she needed to go to the potty then after a few weeks she was on the potty didnt need to constanly ask her but sometimes she did forget lol but its best to start when your not working or on holiday so they know where the toilet is and oh keep your potty in one place dont constanly move it into differnet places

Julia - posted on 03/12/2010

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that depends on her. my son was 3 1/2 befor he was fully potty traind but i was 1 1/2 when i was. . . .

Geena - posted on 03/12/2010

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They say that boys take longer to be potty trained then girls yet i have a neighbor whose 2 year old son has conversations and is already potty trained and he just turned 2 in november of 09. So i think that you can introduce it to her now and try for about a week to see where she stands, because they say it isnt good to rush children in most cases rushing them to do things they are not ready for will only prolong the process so my advice is to introduce potty terms and give her about 10 or 15 minutes after she has eaten or has anything to drink and automatically put her on the potty. what i did with my son who is now 3 yrs old was put him on the potty everyday for a week i even made a sticker chart and would give him a sticker whenever he did a good job and i would place a sad face on the chart whenever had a accident. Sure enough 1 week later he was going to the potty all by himself. So again i emphasize trying it to see where she stands and if she goes with it keep trying but dont push it if she's not ready

Cheraki - posted on 03/12/2010

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All of my children were potty trained by age of two.. You will know when your child is ready.. Does your child tell you when she goes potty? Does she try to pull her diaper off after going? These are signs she is possibly ready... If you try and you see she's not ready wait a couple months and try again...

Good Luck and Best Wishes

Lorraine - posted on 03/12/2010

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start potty training as earily has you can i started putting my twins on a potty from 1 year old to get use to the idea they were fully trained at one and a half good luck be strong

Heather - posted on 03/11/2010

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my daughter is 2 1/2 and i started potty training her when she was 1 1/2 and she was doign so good and then right before her 2nd bday we moved into a new home. It was a shock to her system and she completely refused to use the potty. Shes doing alot better now but she refuses to poo in the potty. and she has her accidents.

I've found that toddlers will use the potty when they are ready, theres no forcing with potty training. Just introducing and encouraging. :)



And just remember every child is different, some get it right away and some its takes awhile.

Dori - posted on 03/11/2010

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Every Child is different, example my oldest was potty trained @ 15 months she was born in Hawaii, always in a swim suit, and hated dirty diapers. My 2nd daughter was done @ 18 months and I was pretty much a single mom (military) so schedule or not it's consistantcy that is key. And now for my 3rd, I have a boy that is 19 months and will sit on the potty, will do the take off the wet diaper, and all the good stuff, but the key is when you go, take them, let them do the flushing, and then the wash the hands, and make it constant. Try big girl panties, that helps too... my daughters didn't want to mess their pretty princess panties up so they made it a habit to go. try taking her every hour wether she needs to go or not, and when she wakes up, and after naps and meals... Most of all, don't give up!! by the potty book, let her sit on the potty while you read to her... Best of luck to you ...

Letitia - posted on 03/11/2010

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my daughter will be 2 in july and we just bought her a potty chair. she loves it!!! but she doesnt go. i have been having the same frustration issues with myself cuz idk when its a great time to start and cant come up with good ideas on how to get her interested. and i hate unsolicited advice so i pretty much ignore the mother in law and mom lol. i read so many different things on the internet and just want someone who has actually done it (other than my mother in law or mom who think im just completely stupid and everything should be done their way) to give me a few tips on what worked for them. i wish you the best in your potty training adventures!!! feel free to be friends and we can bounce ideas off each other or something lol :)

Jessica - posted on 03/11/2010

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my oldest was pottied trained at 2, i let her come pee with me and everytime i sat on the toliet she sat there too and eventually she started going, and when she did start going, i started a reward chart , so everytime she went pee onthe potty she got a sticker and after she got so many stickers she got a toy or a treat or somthing like that, it worked really welll for me

Roz - posted on 03/11/2010

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If she is ready then go for it! My daughter showed signs of readiness at 13 months believe it or not but I was doing some travelling and could not focus on it at that time. But she was trained by 20 months old. I am so happy I did it when I did because 2 months after she was trained thru the day she got into that "no" phase and it would have been impossible lol! If she is ready now and hasn't gotten in the no phase then do it quickly! I think the best way is to stay at home for a week (or until you she feels she gets it enough) so you can be consistant and she is in her familiar bathroom where she feels comfortable. Best wishes!

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My mom told me I was potty trained by the time I was 18 months old. My oldest was potty trained at 2, and my youngest at 3. It depends on the child. Do not pressure yourself based on what other parents have done or are telling you. Let your child lead. She will do it when she's ready.

Nicole - posted on 03/10/2010

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Hi, I started training both my kids around age two. They did really well for a few weeks but got bored. So I think the trick is to keep it light and fun. We used stickers and loads of praise. Also I have been recently told to take notice of the time of the day your child poops, and just before that time put them on the potty... apparently they go around the same time each day. It worked for us.

Good luck. : )

Lynn - posted on 03/10/2010

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There are little sighns to watch for. She wil let you know when she is ready. if you start her and she is not ready it will backfire.causeing you lots of needless fustration

Heather - posted on 03/10/2010

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Hve you ever tried to put the potty chair in front of the tv? Or even reading books to her while she is sitting there? Sometimes you can time it. Moms know that when they give their child something too drink how long it takes them to have a wet diaper. So if you can get her to go...Then make ti a big deal! I did candy lol

Megan - posted on 03/10/2010

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She does tell me when she poops, but not just pee! She loves ot sit on the potty but never goes she thinks it's a game!

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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Is your daughter showing any interest in the potty? Does she tell you when see needs a diaper change?

There is no "age" that potty training should start. When she starts showing an interest in the potty and tells you that she needs changed, the next step would be getting her to tell you before she goes, all the while, getting her to associate the potty with diaper changes.

Megan - posted on 03/10/2010

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I'm already stressing out over the potty situation and haven't even started her yet! lol

Heather - posted on 03/10/2010

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I've been told 27 months is the best time to start. At this age, I would just be introducing everything to her. Let her get familiar with the words and the meanings. Oh, and it helps that when you go to take them with you so they understand when the time comes that it isn't scarey!

Olivia - posted on 03/10/2010

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Im one of 9 children and we were all potty trained by age 2. Its best to start when ur on a steady schedule so they dont get discouraged.

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