What are some handy potty training tips and how old should they be?

Heidi - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 15month old is pulling his nappy off to do wee's and im struggling to get him on the potty:(

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Louise - posted on 05/24/2010

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15 months is to young to potty train. Stop! At the age of 2 your child will be able to control his bowels but still have the occasional accident with wees. He is far to young to control his bladder yet. All babies try to pull there nappy off this is not a sign of wanting to be potty trained. Your child is ready for potty training when they are going long periods of time with a dry nappy and has learnt that they need a poo before they do it. If you train a child to early nine times out of ten they will revert to wetting themselves at around the age 3/4. Please do not rush your little one as he will be under a lot of stress for something he can do nothing about. Some children can be potty trained a little younger than two but this is not the norm. Be patient and just wait a little longer in the end it will be less stressful for both of you. Good luck when the time comes! x

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