starting potty training

Brent - posted on 12/24/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Is 23 months old to young to start potty training and switch from diapers to panties for my daughter? What is a normal age and steps to starting potty training? My daughter is showing lots of interest however struggles with knowing when ahead of time. Any thoughts or opinions?

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Ariana - posted on 12/24/2013

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Every child starts at different ages but 23 months is not an unreasonable age to start. If she is showing signs of readiness that is a good sign.

The only issue is if her body can't tell her in time you don't want to put to much pressure on her to get there if her body isn't ready. You could try pullups as a transition and just keep giving lots of positive feedback.

If you do switch stick with it for a couple of weeks but if she is consistently not using the potty or starts to show resistance simply go back to diapers. Don't get upset if she does miss or have accidents for the first while since it's a difficult transition.

My son was a bit older when we switched him for good but he was also a lot more defiant and not as interested so I didn't want to push the issue. It has to be 'their idea'. :)

And just remember, I've never met an average adult who wasn't potty trained properly, if she doesn't get it now she'll get it later. Good luck!

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