How old do you start potty training?

Chala - posted on 11/15/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 17 months old and very smart. I just wonder if I should go ahead and start trying to potty train? She has already started saying "wet" and "poop"...

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Bethany - posted on 09/28/2012

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we are getting my son a training chair he is 13 months and is very interested, hes already peed in the toilet. but constantly tries to climb on the toilet saying potty potty. .and hates messy diapers. if your daughter is showing signs that shes ready then go for it. Uncomfortable in wet or messy diapers, telling you she went potty, asking to use the potty

Kaylene - posted on 11/15/2009

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Any age is fine to start potty training. If she knows when she is wet or poopy then she is ready to start. She may not understand it at first but she'll get the hang of it soon. The best thing to do is to make it a big deal when she does go in the potty and give her lots of praise and some kind of reward then she will want to do it again. :) If you know when she is about to go potty in her diaper rush her to the potty and set her on it so she goes there and not in her diaper. She'll be very proud of herself once she goes in the potty like a big girl :) Hope this helps

Lisa - posted on 11/15/2009

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Yes , I agree with Carol, start when the chold is intersted, I had to boys so I only started when they where about 2 I think, they are now , 18 and 14.

Fern - posted on 11/15/2009

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I think this is a good time to start potty training your little angel. It sounds as if she is aware of what is going on with her body. If she can identify what's going on then it should be an easy transition for you. I have two children a girl and a boy. It took a while for my daughter to get potty trained, but my son was a breeze. It all depends on the child. Try it. It can't hurt if you just try.

Carol - posted on 11/15/2009

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I started when they were interested in everyone else using the bathroom. Then they thought they were big also

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