What is the best age to start the potty thing?
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Stephanie - posted on 06/14/2010
my son is almost 16 months and what I have been doing is making all the guys in his life take him to the bathroom with them so hopefully he will pick up on the fact that is where you go potty, but he already hates putting diapers on so I think at whatever age they can take their diapers off when they get wet and they can inform you that they need to potty is when you should start.
Alyson - posted on 06/12/2010
Yeah my oldest just turned 3 this past May and he shows NO sign what-so-ever of wanting anything to do with the potty and now we have an almost 5 month old too. I had been really hopeing that by the time the new one came that the oldest would be out of diapers/ pull ups but no.
Staci - posted on 06/11/2010
when he shows the signs would be good. like interested in sitting in the potty, playing with it good (or maybe try the seats that you fit on the toilet, i work in a childcare centre and we dont use pottys and the kids seem to take to it better) pulling down own pants, interested in seeing you on the toilet. you will know. boys can be a little harder than girls, but he will get there in the end
Mellanie - posted on 06/11/2010
It all depends on the child(don't you get tired of hearing that? Lol, I do), but it's true. My son was potty trained by the time he was 15 months. You need to be watching for readiness cues(i.e. taking off his dry diaper so that he can use the floor, having a curiosity as to why you're sitting there.. My son used to try and peel my butt off the toilet to see inside when he was getting ready.). Some kids don't have any desire to do so though, my nephew was almost 4 before he even started.. .. .. Good luck and just start to praise him for everything potty related.
Joyce - posted on 06/11/2010
Ok the thing I have always been told is boys will be boys and just to let you know boys are not that easy to potty train unless they are really willing to do it I have a boy that just turned three and we are just getting him to stick with the potty he has only had a few accidents so far but he is really trying just let him know that he has the potty and what it is for you can try first morning potty time putting the baby on the potty when he first gets up in the morning this worked for us and this is how we got our son tostart with the potty. But I have one question is he dry all night long cuz if he is then you might be in luck but if hes not he might not be ready to potty train yet if he can go all night without peeing the bed then he will be ok with it that is one sign he is ready to potty train but all in all just give him love even when he make a mistake cuz it just make him more confident that he is going in the right direction... Hope this helps