EVA - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
EVA - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
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Rachel - posted on 03/06/2010
I've learned that you have to let them potty train when they are ready. I am a mother of 3 children who are all very close in age. My oldest was almost potty trained at 18 months by her own doing (we'd had a potty chair in our bathroom since she was a year old and she would watch me when I went-my little shadow) But once our son was born (shortly after she had turned 2) she wanted nothing to do with it and when she was wearing panties she would have accidents. We tried pull ups but she would pee in those the same as a diaper so we put her back in diapers since pull ups are much more expensive. She FINALLY potty trained when she was 3 years old- right around the time our youngest was born. We had tried using a rewards system and everything with her, but with the newest baby we told her if she wanted to be the BIG sister and help with things then she had to be a BIG girl and use the potty and it happened almost over night. Now our son (the middle child) is almost 2 and he goes and sits on the potty with his diaper on but REFUSES to use it- so we've just tried explaining that big boys do that and he'll watch his dad use the bathroom but I know from our first that the more we pushed for her to do it the more she regressed.
Ashley=) - posted on 03/06/2010
My 12 mth old decided to potty train herself and within a few weeks was out of them during the day only took longer at night that was till 2and half she was out of them at night.
Victoria - posted on 03/06/2010
I had my daughter potty trained in a week both day and night just a couple of months after she turned two.
Lucy - posted on 03/06/2010
my daughter was 2 and half dry day and night. My son just seemed keen to follow and practically trained himself when he just turned two.
I think it's one of those things you can get your knickers in a twist about like picky eaters, late walkers etc, but in the end kids will do things in their own time. There are no medals for being the first, it's not a competition!
Wendy - posted on 03/06/2010
My oldest daughter was potty trained at 22months old ...my younger daughter was 27 months old ........i used a little potty that was in the bathroom from the time they walked, so it was very familier to them and every time i used my potty i put them on theres......i also never used pull ups only normal undies we called them big girl knickers (I'm scottish).....lol........in pull ups they can't feel the wet so they dont realy care there to much like diapers to me.....hope that helps
Tracy - posted on 03/06/2010
No big deal you can only give him a go, but hey he will when he is ready,usualy give them something they like while they are on the potty :) but some kids are stuburn they will do it in there own time, the more ya force the more they pull back.. some have even put a ping pong ball in the loo and told there boys to try and hit it lol.. kids arent they just addorable..
EVA - posted on 03/05/2010
HOW CAN I GET MY SON POTTY TRAINED? HE IS 17 MONTHS. WHAT ARE THE SECRETS?
Brandee - posted on 03/05/2010
I haven't gotten to that stage yet, but my mom had me potty trained at 13 months and my brother at 15 months......
Evi - posted on 03/05/2010
hey there.. i got a 2 1/2 year old at home and he is without diapers at day and night time. there are accidents dont get me wrong, but i am a elementary education major and take psychology classes where we discuss this a lot all the time. personally i started putting him on the potty just for him to get used to it starting at about 11 months - a year old but only for that reason, he wore diapers until right before he turned two. i didnt expect him to know when he has to pee either, it is a learning progress. I was the one remembering him, telling him to go before bedtime, and waking him up once at night. and now where he is a little older.. he gets it and can do it by himself even, i dont even need to be around , he goes by himself and flushes and washes his hands! i still have an accident here and there at nighttime.. not often at all but it happens. night time potty training will take a little longer as well ! and as i learned in class and in books, it might get frustrating at times but their muscles are not yet fully ready to do what they are supposed to do until kids are a solid three years old. so try your best but dont get worked up about it. it takes some time. good luck with everything :) !!
April - posted on 03/05/2010
My son is almost 16 months and he pees on the potty all the time. we're still in the process of p.t. and everyone tells me that i shouldnt start until he's at least 2. Well, my son is doing a great job and i don't pressure him too much about it. He's peed on the potty over ten times in the last couple weeks and i'm so proud of him. All the other people that tell me i shouldnt start until at least 2....psh! ha ha. I don't expect my son to fully understand the p.t. concept but it's good to get them used to it ahead of time rather than waiting until a certain age because other people tell you to. I've been setting my son on the potty since he was about 10 months old. He likes sitting on the potty, he likes the praise he gets for sitting on the potty (even if he doesn't pee i still praise him for sitting there) He likes that he gets to "play in the water" while he's washing his hands. He likes that he can help me dump the pee in the big toilet and he knows how to flush the big toilet now. Hope this helps :)
SIERRA - posted on 03/05/2010
I HAVE 1 YEAR