Is it too soon to introduce a potty chair to my 15 month old daughter?
Shana - posted on 11/19/2008
At least I am not alone. I just got my 14 month old a potty chair (much to my hubby's displeasure). My daughter sits on it with her diaper off when I go since she likes copying mommy and before her bath. She hasn't gone yet, but we will just wait. I don't want to push her since it is early, but since she showed an interest, I didn't want to put her off.
Jaime - posted on 11/18/2008
I introduced the potty chair to my daughter when she was 16 months. I got her a potty chair that sang when she sat on it, and it even had a handle to flush that sang when she was done. (it was just a pretend flush!) She was trained to go to the potty chair within two weeks. After she showed me she knew to go to the potty chair when she had to go potty, I bought her some panties. When I put the panties on her, I used a vinyl diaper cover and put that on over the panties. When she would go in her panties instead of using her chair, the cover helped keep the contents from coming out and she hated the feeling. No kidding, within 2 days, she was accident free. I swear up and down by using the panties and the cover. I skipped the training pants, and went straight to the panties and it worked. I found with the training pants, she still felt like she had on a diaper because it would soak up the urine. With the panties, she couldn't stand feeling the urine. I believe that was what made her learn so quickly. Good luck! :)
Kerry - posted on 11/18/2008
NO the earlier the better. my first daughter wasnt potty trained untill she was 2 and i really regret it. she was still in pull ups at bedtime untill she was 3 and a half, which was all my fault. But my second daughter was potty trained during the day at 15 months and at night by 20 months, my daughters are now 4 1/2 and 3 yrs old,
no nappies no mess no fuss and so much cheaper lol. x
Jennifer - posted on 11/17/2008
no not at all! i bought one and had it in the bathroom from the time my daughter was 12 months old. she wouldnt sit on it but i made reference to it everytime she dirtied her diaper or when i went to the bathroom etc. i did not force her to sit on it or scold her for going in her diaper...only make comments like "one day you will do that in your potty...just like mommy goes on the toilet" etc. she was a smart little girl and when i would ask her where she was gonna go one day she would point to her potty! then at 18 months i tried to get her to sit, but she wouldnt, she was scared apparently! so i put it away for 6 weeks and took it out again...she was fully trained in 2 days at 20 months old! it was awesome! good luck!
Vanessa - posted on 11/17/2008
hi... and no it's never too early i did the mistake of my first abd waited till he was 2 and his 4 now and only started doing number 2's... i have a 4month old now and i would sit her over a potty now. the earlier the better i was told...
Jolaina - posted on 11/17/2008
absolutely not! just dont pressure her into anything. put it in the living room and let her play with it. my 20 month old son was introduced to the potty at that age and is peeing on the potty like a champ now. its never too early. its all in how you introduce it.
I got the potty that has a flushing handle and he really enjoys flushing it after he goes. it makes a flushing noise and then sings a song and i was able to record a message on it for him in my own voice. he loves it. it can also be turned into a stepping stool after.
Kearah - posted on 11/17/2008
I don't think that it is too early at all. I introduced my daughter at a year and although she wasn't interested by 18 months she was peeing and pooping on the potty. Now she is fully toilet trained except for at night time. Which is harder then day time. I found a potty seat that made noises when she went on the potty and I would reward her with one raisin for peeing and 2 raisins for pooping just for a little while so she would understand that she did a good job. I also bought a foldable toilet seat that would fit in my purse so when we went out in public she could sit on a normal toilet and feel safe and comfortable. Great little inventions and my daughter did really well.
Amanda - posted on 11/17/2008
Nope it's not too early! I bought one as soon as my daughter could walk! And I keep it in the living room. She didn't sit on it until she was 14 months old, and didn't pee in it until she was 16 months old, but she just decided one day she wanted to do it! And now she's peeing on the "big potty" and even pooped in it! And she's only 20 months old and is already telling me "mommy pee pee" before she pees and then we go pee! The earlier the better I say!
Mandi - posted on 11/17/2008
i introduced a potty chair to my 15 month old just a couple weeks ago. i use it when she is just about to get into the bathtub and is naked. i sit her on it and it sings to her. she loves it!! she hasn't gone in it yet but i think that the sooner you introduce it the better.
Briana - posted on 11/17/2008
My daughter showed interest around 18 mos., but I had another one on the way. Everyone told me to wait because she would just regress after the baby was born. So, I held her off until the baby was 6 weeks old. She trained very quickly and easily right at age two, but six months later she regressed and gave it up completely. I've always wondered if I had just followed my instincts and trained her when she first showed interest if she would have still had trouble. So, I would say, go for it!
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