wwhen should i start potty training

Somalia - posted on 08/28/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby girl just made 1 this month and she's really smart so I guess my question is would it be to soon to start potty training

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Somalia - posted on 08/28/2014

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Thank you so much my fellow mother that makes so much sense. Thanks again for answering my questions.

Chet - posted on 08/28/2014

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I wouldn't bother trying to potty train a child who can't stay dry for 2 to 3 hours. That's just me though.

It's possible to train very young children (12 to 18 months), but when kids are that young you're still doing most of the work. Years ago people often got their kids out of diapers well before the age of two, but the parents needed to be really involved in watching for cues and getting kids to the bathroom when needed.

I waited until our kids were closer to 3 and they basically trained instantly. They just gave up diapers and it was over.

One thing that can be useful is to just get your daughter used to the idea of the potty. Let her see other people using the toilet. Start changing diapers in the bathroom. Have a potty seat in the house that she can choose to use when she's ready. Ask her if she'd like to sit on it before she gets in the tub for example. You don't need to start any of it right away, but you could start it any time with the understanding that it might be months or years before she's using the toilet in a fully independent way.

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