Meggy - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
Meggy - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
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Mary - posted on 01/25/2010
U can start potty training from 6 months onwards or as soon as your baby is able to hold themselves in a sitting position. make it a routine thing after meals ect. You need to make it fun too by buying a potty that plays music when the do something in the pottie and lots of praise goes down well too.two of my children were potty trained by 12 months and then went on to the toilet.If they do nothing in the potty still praise them a little and don't leave them on the potty for too long as they get bored and fed up easily. Good luck and enjoy every moment with ur little one.Mary
Kaisa - posted on 01/23/2010
You can start when ever you want! My daughter was 4 monts old when she started. She had a hard time pooing in the diaper when she started eating solid foods and it helpt when her knees got bent in the poty. My son, now 8 months, started at 3 months old. I reallised that hes diaper was allwas dry when he had been sleeping in the day so I just tried putting him on the poty and it was an emmediat succes! Now he gos potty every day. Sometimes it comes and some times it doesn't. The point is he really likes sitting there and he nows what to doo. They are allot mor clever than we give them credit for!
Erin - posted on 01/23/2010
I think that all kids are different and they start at different ages but my opinion you look at how often you have to change them if they are not going potty in their diapers hardly at all at night that is a big sign that you need to start potty training! Be careful though as not to scare them if they get really nervous about the potty you don't want to push them into it because you will delay the process. Also look into your daycares, if they are younger will your daycare actually take them to the bathroom. Virginia, by law can not start taking your child to the bathroom until age 2 or 3, I can't remember my kids are older so my friend is having to deal with that. But there is no sense if at home you are trying to get them trained and then at school and daycare they won't. That will confuse them! Hope this helps and good luck!
Shannette - posted on 01/23/2010
I was one of the lazy mums and let my children guide me. Both my boys were about 3 years old and took about 3 days each. They both understood what was going on and we had no mishaps..
I guess you have to weigh up the nappy vs age debate. For me, I was happy with the nappy until both boys knew exactly what was going on..
Good luck - and keep the disinfectant handy!
Silvana - posted on 01/23/2010
We did it on 18 mouths.I have 3 years old son.First I takes him away diapers and the day was without diapers,only at night I'd put him diapers.Than I ask him everytime do it wants to peeing.
Mel - posted on 01/23/2010
Angela - posted on 01/23/2010
my daughter was only 16months when she done herself...i think she was quick cos she has 2 teenage sisters...my little boy on the other hand was quite slow he was 2n half when he came outta nappies...they both wore them for bed for a while but then they decided when they'd had enough of that...my daughter has the odd accident on a night n she nearly 5 now but my son is dry day n nite at 3...every child is different u just need to praise them loads when they do good n explain when they not so good...hope all goes well for u!
Bani - posted on 01/23/2010
well i started just sitting him on there and then we did the sticker chart (which helped a whole lot) and little by little he stared doing it on his own...by the way he had just turned 2 when we started this. but it varies for every child...
Nicole - posted on 01/23/2010
Biggest thing, I believe, with toilet training, is not to let it upset either you or your child. Additionally be prepared to step back if the time is not right. If your child is upset by using the toilet, or if it is stressing you both, take a break for a little while. A few weeks, or a month may make a huge difference.
I agree with Starla -- use real undies at home. At night I have usually just used nappies. They are much cheaper than Pull-Ups. Eventually, when you have a dryer nappy, leave them in undies for the night also. A waterproof undersheet helps with any accidents. If you have a bed-wetter (I had two -- 1 until he was 5, the other until he was 9), consider a hospital style mattress where you just disinfect it each morning.
It all works out in the end. There aren't many 20 yr olds (without medical reasons) who wear nappies.
Good Luck, and enoy this next stage in your child's development :)
Kay - posted on 01/23/2010
all children are different, i have three boys..they all hve done things differently. I took the two eldest out of nappies about a month after they turned two. Lots of mishaps, and clearing up..but by the time they went to nursery they were pretty much dry...during the day..my eldest fially went through the night at four years old, my middle child has just turned five and still in nappies at night...my youngest..took his nappy off one day about two years old, and succesfully used the the potty/toilet immediatley, and has never had a nappy on at night and i can count on one hand how many accidents he has had!! i did nothing to encourage this!!!so my advise is just let them do it when they are ready, they will let you know...and dont worry!!
Kylie - posted on 01/23/2010
I started my daughter at 20 months and she pretty much got the idea straight away. I bought her a padded child size toilet seat and also a little portable potty that we could take with us in the car (just in case). I would sit her on the toilet for about 2-3 mins every hour or so and I kept nappies on her in between so that she didn't get upset if she wet herself. To prevent her getting too bored while she was sitting on the toilet I would read her a story. I made a huge deal about it when she started to wee on the toilet and even encouraged her with little gifts.
Poos were more difficult because of the splash from the toilet water so I taught her on the portable potty and gradually progressed to our toilet. About 3 weeks after starting I took her out of daytime nappies (kept her in them for a while longer at night) and she just wore undies through the day.
Most important thing is to be patient and encouraging. I rewarded her progress but made sure that I always said "never mind, just a little accident" when she didn't make it. Stick to putting bub on the toilet at a regular time and don't let them persuade you that they don't need to go! Also, be sure that the clothes that bub is wearing are easy for them to pull down - they don't have time to find you to help them when they are first learning.
Toni - posted on 01/23/2010
With my boys, all pretty much grown up now, I used to have a potty then a small toilet seat, so they don't fall in! When they eat & drink put them on there, if something comes out make a big deal about how clever they are & they feel so happy & proud for doing it, they want to try all the time because Mummy or Daddy is so pleased with them. Never get upset when they go in the nappy or undies but encourage the toilet as much as possible. All kids differ but usually around 2 yrs they can understand whats going on. Some are fast, some are slow but you will get there in the end...Good luck!
Lianne - posted on 01/23/2010
i put my daughter in knickers aged 21months she's been wearing them now for a month, and she is doin great, neva had a poo accident, and only a couple of wee accidents at the begining!!
a few weeks b4 putting her in knickers, i got a pink potty, a toilet training book 4 her 2 to look at, and also she always came wiv me 2 the loo, so i'd tell her wot i was doin and ask her if she wanted 2 sit on it, also i used 2 give her time wivout her nappy on so she could do wee wee's on the potty/toilet, and get used 2 the idea!!
Starla - posted on 01/23/2010
I have two kids (5 and 6) and one on the way, I also taught preschool for 3 years in the 18-24 month old class I found the best thing *keeping in mind all kids are different* is to start as early as 18 months just taking the child into the bathroom with you everytime talking about going potty, and asking the child if he/she wants to sit on the potty. to introduce them, then start changing their diapers only in the bathroom (it's hard to start but gets really easy to chang their diapers standing up at the toilet) when their diaper is off ask if they want to sit on the potty to go. and go from there. everytime a diaper needs a change, go potty ect and sooner or later they will go in the potty just by accident and you get all excited and so forth if you don't make it a big deal "the potty training horror" it is just a potty it will just become normal to go there. once they start really understanding and getting the hang of it don't waste your money on pull ups execept for sleep and car rides, if you are at home big kid underwear! it makes a mess, and you will do more laundry but they learn faster if they know what they are doing. and a pull up is just a glorified diaper. My daughter was the more difficult to train she went pee in the potty but at 2 and never looked back but poo was more complicated lol but she got it down at age 2 1/2 my son was easier I put him in big boy underwear at 2 on the first day he had 3 accidents the next 1 and the third day nothing. I never used the childs potty either, I thought it was nasty to go in a bowl! lol I just got a little seat to go on the big potty and a little step stool. THis is what is normal for them to see, "mommy on the potty so baby on the potty" it's the same thing. God Bless
Geminis - posted on 01/22/2010
Ever child is different, however most will show interest in being potty trained and must be provided a child toilet set that will not scar the child due to size and noise. My youngest child really liked the Winnie The Pooh toilet that had graphics along with a flushing toilet sound box that would go off every time the child pushed down the lever or "flushed"
Imee - posted on 01/22/2010
The practice that we did was when she woke up in the morning we will go to the toilet and sit her on the toilet bowl. And we will count the hours when she had her last pee and let her sit to the toilet bowl to pee. Now she knows that when she feel like she needed to pee she will let us know so we can assist her in going to the toilet to pee.
BONNIE - posted on 01/22/2010
You usually get them started potty training at the age of 2..Just start placing them on the potty, (your toilet) to get them the feel of things..They have probably seen you on the potty,so just talk to them..Do the potty dance when they tinkle in the potty..etc..Tell them that they are big boy/girls for doing thatin the potty..Placethem on the potty every hour and keep this routine up..Place Don't give up! They will sometimes not want to go,but make it fun..Girls seem to be easier to train than boys,but they eventually get it..Be consistant..Place Pullups on them at night..First thing in the morning run to the bathroom with them..
Be consistant..Stern,but mainly consistant..It will take a little longer for themtopoop in the potty..This is a whole new thing..But they will get it..Start themon your toilet first..This is what they are used to seeing..Not a childs potty chair..not when just starting out..
This will work..