when is your kid supposed to be potty trained?
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Vanessa - posted on 10/12/2009
I was lucky and had my first boy out of day nappies at 18 months, night nappies gone at 21/2 years old. However, second boy is totally different. Day nappies took until 3, night training still happening - he is 6. About to start night alarm - dr not interested until at least 6, if not 7 for night! Has never had a dry night EVER and we tried to go nappyless - lasted one week - wet through 3 times a night, and we toileted him twice in the night. He became so distressed at being wet and tired it started a terrible chain of asthma attacks, which had eased the previous 12 months. Dr said to fix chest and deal with it later! Very frustrated! Only nappies that stop night leakage are Huggies - costly too!
Caroline - posted on 10/12/2009
i tryed @ 21/2 -3 yrs old for a little boy i nannied for
but its best to do it in the summer as less clothes so less washing due to accidents and for the 1st 2/3 wks ask them and encourage them every half hour
Analisa Belen - posted on 10/12/2009
Hi Samantha, It depends on your child (really) My son is three and he has been using the potty correctly since this past summer. He has even stop using a pull up at night and does not wet the bed! I used to work at a daycare and some children where using the potty as young as 1 1/2 years old. The girls seemed to have caught on faster than the boys.
Don't fret just be persistent and firm. Ask frequently if she has to use the potty and be a role model for her if you feel comfortable take her in the bathroom with you and tell her look at mommy, im a big girl do you want to try it too? be a drama queen about it parade up and down and praise her and yourself every time. NEVER FORCE YOUR CHILD ON THE TOILET! they can be traumatized and only extend the time.
Victoria - posted on 10/12/2009
How old is your daughter? My son is 2 1/2 and he wont go potty either....we've tried everything....we stoped trying but keep his potty near...we figure when he is ready he will do it on his own..i think my son is just to busy doing other things, that he doesnt have time to go on the potty....dont worry to much, im sure they will be potty trained before they go to school..lol... =)
Megan - posted on 10/12/2009
Make it sound like it is such a casual thing...... I found that if i went on about it and tried to force the issue it wouldn't work.....I was constantly in his ear "do you need to do wees" all the time and i think i was becoming a dragon....My partner told me to just let it be..... to only ask occassionally ( not every 5 min). I did however make it clear i would get cross if he was to wee on the floor....... so when it came down to it he had no other option.........But also you have to see the signs that they are ready....Jet was asking to be changed because he obviously started feeling uncomfortable, I also started leaving the toilet door open with his special seat and step in place so he would start taking interest... I let him sit on the toilet whenever he asked even if it was just to sit there, i let him have some toilet paper and i showed him how to press the button. I dont think its necessary to hurry the toilet training thing, it will happen but i do think its important to wait for them to be ready. mistakes will be made and accidents happen.... i even started by just praising when Jet told me he needed to be changed. positive positive positive...... go over the top......kids love it!!!
Cass - posted on 10/12/2009
dont stress is the first thing. My daughter was showing signs of readiness for over 6 months before she would actually sit on the potty or toilet. The break came when her nanna asked her if she wanted to go. She was almost three then. My son is delayed and he didn't learn till he was 5. When he was at kindy, he was the only one delayed but not the only one still in nappies. Apparently some kids are trained at 18 months(i'd like to see that) while other kids wait till their friends are all doing it. They will when they are ready, and usually when you're not there and someone else asks them.
,Alot of kids dont want to do anything mum wants them too! I personely think the longer they wait the quicker they are trained. Hopefully it's the same for you. Good luck!
Lindsay - posted on 10/12/2009
My oldest daughter will be three in December and we have tried for over a year to potty train her and then one day she just started doing it on her own. Don't stress yourself she will do it when she is ready
Kita - posted on 10/12/2009
Well I tried with my little girl for 3 years, since she turned one, and had a heck of a time. She finally started potty training herself, we still have problems but ly lil boy is 2 and he did it all on his own. We helped him a few times but after that he pretty much trianied himself. Honestly i think when they are ready they'll let you know, just eep encouraging her when you go take her with you. I hope i helped.