Jeri - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
Our son Jordan is 22 months old. He is showing a lot of interest in the potty and has been since he was about 18 months old. Mostly copying me, squatting, asking for toilet paper, wiping and sitting on the potty with his pants on.....
We got him the potty at 18 months, i figured this was it would not be completely foreign to him when he was ready. We are fortunate to travel a lot, or maybe not so fortunate, because I feel we need to be at home to get the training done. When we return from traveling, it takes a little while to get his interest back into the potty thing. So I am wondering....
If I can ask:
How old was your child when you went though this?
Are you referring to a girl or boy?
When did you start potty training?
What worked for you?
How long did it take?
Do boys start sitting or standing? Do you think it matters?
Should I use pull ups? I've heard using just underwear works well but more so for girls, they just don't like being wet. I don't think my son would care.... not sure......
Do you know of any good books?
Anything else that I may have missed? I know you are the experts out there.
Thank you in advance for your input.