What is the right age to start potty training.My dauhter is 8 months old.
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Jennifer - posted on 09/21/2009
they say that the summer after their 2nd birthday is the best time, because their "muscles" are mature enough and they won't have to wear many clothes because of warm weather, thus making it easier for them to get "undressed" quickly without accidents. Good Luck!!
Amber - posted on 09/21/2009
I've heard not till around 2 years old. They don't have control over their urinary tracks till arouns that age, so any sooner would just be torture because they can't control it. Some kids may take up until three or after to master it of course. Every child at their own time.
Alicia - posted on 09/21/2009
at my pediatricains office they had a study done by the american pediatric association that said kids who were potty trained before 26 months had more accidents and took longer to potty train and kids who started around 28 months potty trained in less time and had less accidents. my son is 3 1/2 and is completely potty trained it didnt take me long because he was ready and he NEVER has accidents. my daughter is 1 1/2 and she thinks she wants to do it but when i sit her down she gets scared. i probably wont potty train her until she is over 2 and ill do the same with my 1 month old too.
Carol - posted on 09/21/2009
I have potty trained three and each one started at very different times. The best way, I found, was to introduce them to the toilet and then let them tell me when they were ready. My daughter was only about 10 months when she started using the potty because she wanted to sit on the toilet when I would get her bath ready at night. My two boys were 18 months and 2 years when they started showing curiosity about it.
Vickie - posted on 09/21/2009
I have no ideal what just happened , my comp went haywire for some reason so you might get this twice.
i was tell you taht i had a frien that had her doughter potty trained at 6 months and i know this is hard to believe she was a stay at home mom and she had time , everytime she would notice he baby making a face she would pull her diaper off and set over the potty ,and she said after she would drink her bottle she would wait alittle while and take and set on the potty then , she said by the time she was 6month she would not go in her diaper ,and she said if nothing else at that age you could us a bowl to set them up write over , and it sorta made since if your setting up more is going to move through than when your laying down , and it got to where her doughter would go maybe one or twice a day im just telling you what she said it might be worth a try ,
Amy - posted on 09/21/2009
As soon as she can walk. I started training my son at nine months, and he was going poop on the potty by 15 months. It takes longer to train when they are so young, but its much better to have them trained before they get to be 2 , 3, and even 4. I know a lot of 4 year olds who are not bm trained cause the parents waited to long and now the kids are scared of the potty or just want control and won't go for their parents. In other countries they train the kids at a young age, we in the US wait to long. I don't know why parents insist on keeping their kids in diapers so long.
Its up to you, how much time you have to spend and how you feel about diapers.
At one year old my son was in training underwear and rubber panties, no diapers. I plan on doing the same with my 8 month old daughter.
Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
Norita - posted on 09/21/2009
My doctor told me not before 2 Our son just turned 2 and we have started potty training him because he started showing intrest our daughter started at 2 but when our son was born she wasnt interested for a little bit but by 3 she was all for it and the 2nd day of potty training she had it down with no accidents! I will say our son has been harder than our daughter was!
Taryn - posted on 09/21/2009
My daughter is 12 months, I have been sitting her on the toilet since she was 10 months old..she uses the toilet & tell me when she needs to go now!
It's important you explain what the toilet is for & she sees you using it aswell :)
Barbara - posted on 09/21/2009
I would start between 18 and 23 months. It important to start her when they show interest or when you think she's ready. It took me two different times to potty train my daughter. She wasn't ready so I waited alittle longer.
Elexis - posted on 09/21/2009
really i think it depends on the child if she is walking and stuff and u put a chair in the bathroom and bring her with u she may pick up and go mine did... only thing that slowed it was a bought with the Roto virus otherwise she would have been potty trained by 14 months.. but if she not interested wait a while just every so often bring it up eventually it will happen:) good luck
Lisa - posted on 09/21/2009
I think you have a while yet they say between 1 and half to 3 years old. You child has to be interested in the potty otherwise it will take forever and they need to communicate with you when they have/or need to go to the toilet first. There is no point rushing it they need to feel ready otherwise you have just got an put hill battle!! good luck