When can you tell your daughter is ready for potty training?

Kelly - posted on 08/11/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am trying to figure out when is a good age to start potty training. My daughter has been in pull ups for the past six months. We have not stick with potty training because she has dealt with a lot of things that have been going on. She had someone completely new move in the house that we are renting with my mother. She also had to adjust to her new born brother that was born in March.
Before he was born, she was doing some what okay with potty training. She was telling us when she was ready to go, and sometimes she would just go because she liked it. Now we have a set back. With the new baby, she stopped completely. I think we started her a little early. She has now adjusted to the baby and is starting to show signs of potty training again. I'm just trying to find out if my daughter is ready, or if i should give her another month. Please let me know your suggestions, on how you have tried and what worked for you.

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Dove - posted on 08/11/2012

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I let my son potty train himself. When I went I asked if he wanted to go too. If he said yes, I offered whatever assistance was necessary. If he said no, oh well. He potty trained in diapers, so there were never any accidents or messes. I also gave him whatever assistance he needed when he ASKED to go. We did have 'sticker charts', but it was just a piece of paper that he put a sticker on every time he went. His 'prize' was to give the chart to whoever he wanted (grandpa, me, big sister, etc...) when it was filled up. Worked for us.

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Collette - posted on 08/11/2012

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i would say best time to potty train is about 6 months after they have learned how to walk and run properly on their own which roughly between 18 - 24 month's is best so they will be trained before they start nursery then xx

Kelly - posted on 08/11/2012

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Thank you for responding. I will try the sticker chart when she is ready. I dont like bribing her with stuff (chocolate ,sweets, money)like my coworkers suggested. So i will try this and if this doesnt work i might try with fruits she loves fruit. Just dont want to push her when she isnt ready

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