18 months too early for potty training?

Jessica - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




I want to start my 18 month old daughter potty training, she'll watch my husband & I & say peepee poopie then grab herself. also when she does go in her diaper she'll sometimes come over & tell us. just lookin for any tips about potty training.

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Dominique - posted on 01/21/2010




I think the best age to begin potty training is when she is 2 years old. Most children are not interessed yet when they are younger then 2. And it is even so that, if you push your daughter, it wil takes longer before she will go. And then you are taking a step back in stead of forward. Just put her every time, when you are changing her daiper, on her potty with nothing on her bum. Let her sit as long as she wants, DON'T push her. If she don't want it just stop and try a fex monds later again. And keep the potty close to the toilet, so she can get on it when she wants. (srry for my bad english, im from belgium ;) ) good luck!!

Linda - posted on 01/20/2010




my daughter was potty trained at 18 months. she had a favorite aunt and I told her if she wanted to wear pretty undies like her Aunt she can't potty in her pants and my two sons have been using the potty since they both was 11/2 years but have finally stopped using diapers except the 3 year old at night. we used Chuckie Cheese tokens for the boys and it worked

Jeanine - posted on 01/20/2010




depends on the child. If you have a lot of patients start then. Otherwise wait a little because it's not worth gettting upset with your little one and pushing them. You can try and if it doesn't go well take a break and go back at 2 or 2 and 1/2. Good luck

Lady - posted on 01/14/2010




i can't ever imagine trying to potty training a child so young but if you want to then go for it just don't get stressed if it doesn't work out. it's good she is aware of what's happening but there are many stages to potty training awarness is just the first this doesnt mean she'll have the ability to control her functions though just because she can sence them. by all means introduce the potty if you want but remember there's really no rush most children aren't potty trained until at least two and a half.

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010




My dd was 90% trained at 18 months (wore a diaper at night) but after a month the newness wore off and she regressed. We just got back on track at 2 years (mostly from my laziness). A sticker chart and gummy bears were/are great motivators for her. Just sit her on the potty right after she gets up (or after her milk) and take her with you to the potty often. My dd and I have "pee pee parties" several times a day and she thinks this is great fun. Also, make the switch to big girl underwear so that she can feel when she gets wet. My DD also loves the movie Elmo's Potty Time, so I highly recommend that one. Good luck!

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