Does anyone else have an 18 month old who is potty training?

Deborah - posted on 10/31/2008 ( 22 moms have responded )

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We've been potty training since 7 months. I'm wondering if any other moms out there were doing the same thing and what results they had?

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Miranda - posted on 11/11/2008

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This is a great idea I heard to help remind your kids to go potty: Buy them a special new watch and set the timer for every hour. Let them know that when the watch beeps it's time to sit on the potty. Eventually they won't need to sit on the potty every hour; you can just ask them if they need to go potty when the watch beeps. I've heard it helps alot with some kids.

Ella - posted on 11/10/2008

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that is great. I read diaper free baby and infant potty training. My baby was 3 months old when I started potty training her. She did great. We were able to be dry for about 5hrs. I just did it off and on. we moved across the country when she was 7 months and stopped doing it because of all the changes of moving. Now we need to get back on track. Hopefully she will remember!! it has been 3 months.

Nicole - posted on 11/04/2008

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My daughter is 18 mo and we're slowly working toward potty training. We've got the potty and she knows what to do and likes to sit on it when I'm in the bathroom, but she's not all that interested in getting out of diapers. And that's fine. I've never heard of someone who still wears diapers to the middle school dance. The prob with starting at 7 months is putting all that pressure on a baby who can just barely crawl, none the less walk! Did you expect him to crawl to the potty, pull up and somehow turn himself around in the right position? All the books say if you force the issue too much, like everything else with kids, it only makes them resist it more. Good luck.

Lauren - posted on 11/04/2008

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I have an 18 mo. old daughter who has had a princess potty for about a month. She sits on it when I'm in the bathroom but with clothes on. I'm not pressing it. We'll start her soon...when she shows more interest and I can take the time. No worries...if you worry about it, it takes longer!

Jana - posted on 11/04/2008

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deborah, im sure you will do what you think is right for you and your son, thats all that should matter. and not only have you saved the landfills. i know youve also saved a lot of money !! im sure it will all turn out fine.

Sammi - posted on 11/03/2008

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i have a 2 year old daughter who is fully potty trained. she goes without being told, she empty's the full pot into the big toilet she flushes the big toilet and all i do is help her to wash her hands because she cant reach the tap. the amazing thing is i taught her how to do this in 1 day...no i am not kidding...1 day. i used a book called " Toilet Training in Less than a Day" by Nathan H. Azrin and Richard M. Foxx.
I would highly reccomend this book to anyone trying to potty train.
you must read the book from start to finish and do absolutely everything it says, read it twice and make sure u take into account the test procedure they ask you to do with ur child to see if he/she is ready to be trained.
i think the book cost me 10 buks and it was the best 10 buks iv ever spent...
give it a go, there were no tears, no tantrums and only 2 accidents. by that night she went without having to be asked...its a miracle....good luck

Sammi - posted on 11/03/2008

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i have a 2 year old daughter who is fully potty trained. she goes without being told, she empty's the full pot into the big toilet she flushes the big toilet and all i do is help her to wash her hands because she cant reach the tap. the amazing thing is i taught her how to do this in 1 day...no i am not kidding...1 day. i used a book called " Toilet Training in Less than a Day" by Nathan H. Azrin and Richard M. Foxx.
I would highly reccomend this book to anyone trying to potty train.
you must read the book from start to finish and do absolutely everything it says, read it twice and make sure u take into account the test procedure they ask you to do with ur child to see if he/she is ready to be trained.
i think the book cost me 10 buks and it was the best 10 buks iv ever spent...
give it a go, there were no tears, no tantrums and only 2 accidents. by that night she went without having to be asked...its a miracle....good luck

Amanda - posted on 11/03/2008

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My oldest son was 4 and a half by the time he was fully potty trained, however he was almost completely potty trained before his little brother was born (He was 2 and a half). After his little brother was born it was right back into diapers, but his brother was out of diapers by 2.

Teresa - posted on 11/03/2008

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I just have to laugh. My son is 16 now - we thought he'd never train. Physically he was completely ready, he was dry at night, but he just didn't care. When his daycare class moved up to the "big" 3yo room with the "big" 3yo playground, we took him aside and explained he would have to stay behind because he didn't want to be potty trained, but that was fine with Mommy and Dad, we'd be glad to continue to change diapers, but IF he wanted to go with his class to the big playground, just tell us and we'd help him. He thought about it. The next Friday he came to me and asked to be potty trained and move to underwear. He went back to daycare Monday completely trained and never had an accident. Motivation.

Rosemary - posted on 11/03/2008

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He will do it when he is ready. Being a mom of 4 I look back and think of how silly I was for being stressed....mine are all trained now. Relax.

Tami - posted on 11/03/2008

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My son is 2 and we are still potty training. We tried the sticker thing and failed. We tried the Bear in the Big Blue House Potty Training Video that worked for my niece, and that failed. Now, we are resorting to removing the diaper all together and letting him run around the house. This way, he sees it when he goes and realizes what he is doing. My friend just suggested this and potty trained her daughter in 2 weeks.

Dana - posted on 11/03/2008

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My oldest son wasn't fully potty trained until he was 4, although he was delayed in every milestone. My daughter was completley diaper free by her 2nd birthday. I've just introduced my 20 month old son to his new potty. He will sit on it but only for a moment. I'm hoping he will be going on it regularly by his 2nd birthday. I agree with the comment monkeysee, monkey do. My youngest is learning more quickly because he watches and wants to do what his older siblings are doing. I find that no matter what age the child is sometimes you have to remind them to go potty. I still sometimes find my daughter squirming around because she too busy coloring or playing!

Deborah - posted on 11/03/2008

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We started potty training at 7 months -- meaning we put him on the potty first thing in the morning and if we knew he needed to go #2. That way, he was use to sitting on the potty and started regularly peeing in the toilet within a week. Every since he was sat on the potty for #2 -- 95% of them have been on the toilet. He's 19 months now. I've had him in underwear for a month or two. He's doing great. He has accidents some times, but when I ask him if he needs to go - sometimes he says yes and really needs to go -- other times he says no... or sometimes he'll tell me he has to go. I highly recommend the book "Diaper Free Before Three" -- I've read this cover to cover many, many times. This is where we got our potty training tactics. If nothing else - I've saved the landfills from hundreds upon thousands of diapers because my son went half the time int he potty before he was one... and once he turned on - he was in underwear most of the time. ANd he's gained confidence and independence by using the potty at such an early age. It wasn't always easy but I feel that there are great benefits to this.

Kimberly - posted on 11/03/2008

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One more thing to add, my son is 3 1/2 and we are still working on the potty training. sometimes he is great and remembers but his little mind is so busy that sometimes he forgets. and lets not even touch the night training cause were not even close to that yet.... It takes time.... Hang in there.

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i heard 2 wait untill 2 and a half b 4 u even try for boys i have 2 boys and it worked 4 me! ir try blue food colouring when he pees it will turn green

Renee - posted on 11/02/2008

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I have a 2 year old daughter who was fully potty trained just a few months after her 2nd birthday. I've heard boys take longer and maybe he's just not ready. 7 months is a little early to start. When my daughter was 18 months I slowly introduced the potty to her. I have a friend who has a son who will be 3 in 2 weeks and still not potty trained. Don't push too hard and be patient. You will know when he's ready.

Kimberly - posted on 11/02/2008

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My daughter is only 17 months and she is doing it all on her own, she wants to do everything her older brother (3 years old) is doing monkey see monkey do I guess. I havnet been pushing her but I am game as we have a 5 month old too. we did have all three in diapers untill I had to really push our son to potty train.. but 7 months is really early. Is the 7 month old even walking or talking yet?

Marlys - posted on 11/02/2008

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I agree with the mommy trained comment. It is true that we can predict when they will go. My daughter was potty trained at 15 months, it had nothing to do with what I did. She hated a wet diaper (I used cloth). 7 months does sound early, they do not even have the muscles developed to control the urine at that age.

Lindsi - posted on 11/02/2008

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This is almost...well...shocking! Potty training at 7 months? I have a 3 1/2 year old boy and a 9 month old girl and I couldn't even imagine attempting to potty train my daughter. I'm sure there are 18 month olds out there that are potty trained, but my guess on why yours isn't is because he just isn't ready.

Marissa - posted on 11/01/2008

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I'm with the first person on this one. He's not potty trained, he's mommy trained. If you want him to have the cognative ability to recognize he has to go, you need to give it a few years. Boys take much longer than girls do to be developmentally ready to go. Sounds like he's not ready yet.

Deborah - posted on 11/01/2008

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He's 18 months old now --and he knows which muscles to use to go to the bathroom. He just doens't take the initiative to get up and go to the bathroom. He'll get through the day with no accidents if I remind him to go. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Jana - posted on 10/31/2008

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i might be a little out of touch,, mine are 15 and 17, but i have a niece that will be 3 jan 23, she began potty training hot and heavy in may and is trained fully now. ? 7 months seems extremely early. looks like you have a boy. i used to toss a couple of cheerios in the toilet and let him see if he could "dunk" them. best of luck to you.

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