Are your April 2008 babies already potty trained?

Iva - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 126 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone! I am mum from Croatia and my Lina is almost 21 months old. We are occasionally trying to use potty but most of the time Lina just says no. Any advice?

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I have 7 kids. my first 5 were potty trained by 2. the two 21 month olds are almost done. I make the decision to do it and don't go back. going back to diapers is a big set back. my stradigy is to start first thing in the morn. put them on the potty some go some don't. keep in underwear all day. don't make them go. every time they wet or soil hurry them to the potty set them on it and ask if there done. say its ok maybe next time we will make it to the potty. the first 2-3 days expect all accidents. it takes them time to learn the sensation before. your makeing a involintary action a volintary one. usualy by the 2-3 day they are running to the potty and by 2 week usually have it down. Huge praises if they make it and words of incouragement if they don't. good luck all

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Rachel - posted on 01/30/2010

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Could you please tell me the indications that a child is ready to be potty trained, Nicole Roth?

Cathy - posted on 01/28/2010

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Well you are definitely not alone there...I went through a phase with our 21 month old Logan...he will sit on it and use it occasionally but not all the time. I found with my other two that once summer came and they wanted to go in the pool that they would quickly start using the potty once they found out they cant wear a diaper in...you find that certain something that motivates them...NOT THREATENS them. It is still early I dont have any friends who have potty trained 2 year olds....so I think you are ok...lol GOOD LUCK! : )

Tamara - posted on 01/28/2010

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my daugther is almost 3 now but i did introduce her to it. try letting her read a book while she sits on the potty if still no intrest stop for a while and i mean months and try agin or wait till she shows intrest i started with pull ups the ones that the flower goes away when the child pees now we're using the one that feel colds it takes looks of patients and much later about 4 mths later shell start to tell you she needs a change if she went in her under pants. my mom told me shae bought me real underwear and kept them in a bottom drawer for me to pick out every moring and when i wet myself i'll go tomy dresser and change my underwear. but this method could be messy but it works also still put her on the potty. i would try really uderwear instead of pulls up but i have carpet and two other kids you have to have patients. good luck.

Tracey - posted on 01/27/2010

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Hi there... I have a daughter about the same again. I asked my sister who has 2 about potty training and she was told that you dont start training them until they can sit still for more than a few minutes... I thought was good advise.

Andrea - posted on 01/27/2010

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Not yet! My son turns 2 in April 2010 and I still don't know how to get him interested in his potty! Any advice is welcome!

Joslin - posted on 01/27/2010

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One idea I got from a potty training book online was to set a timer for 20 mins and every time the timer goes off you yell, "POTTY TIME!" Have a race to the bathroom and make a mommy/potty trainee time reading books and drawing while they sit on the potty. It worked for my son, but he was 2 1/2. I went and purchased girlie undies for my daughter who is 20 months and we're working up to the timer phase. They have to be comfortable in the bathroom before they can sit on the potty too long. Good luck!!!

Caitlin - posted on 01/27/2010

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My son is also 21 months old and doesn't understand the concept at all. I bought him a potty chair and he took the bowl part out of it and tried to wear it as a hat!!!! lol



I can see that potty training will definitely be interesting!

Caitlin - posted on 01/27/2010

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My son is also 21 months old and doesn't understand the concept at all. I bought him a potty chair and he took the bowl part out of it and tried to wear it as a hat!!!! lol



I can see that potty training will definitely be interesting!

Stacey - posted on 01/26/2010

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Elizabeth, my son is the same way...wants to sit on the potty but doesn't really understand that he is to go pee and poop on it. He peed once when he was on it but I think I just put him on at the right time, don't think he even really noticed!

Diane - posted on 01/26/2010

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We have put our 21 month old on the potty because she has been saying poop and grapping at her diapers when she soils them. My older daughter was 26 months old when she was potty trained. I think we will have more trouble with our younder one - who has a very short attention span.

Sinead - posted on 01/26/2010

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This has giving me the best advice for potty training, My son is 21months, His older brother took along time to potty train as I taught I should wait till he was old enough(nearly 3) and he was older than 4 by the time he got it fully.Still have the nighttime problem with bed wetting tho. After reading this page I am going to prepare and start potty training my son in two weeks. He already gets the nappies and wipes when hes soiled his nappy annd likes sittin on the potty. I now see the signs that he is ready after reading the advice thank you all (",)

Lisa - posted on 01/26/2010

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My daughter is 21 months old and has been potty trained now for a couple of months. Every child is different. She showed an interest at around 18 months so we persued it one weekend. After 1 week she was doing great, but would still have accidents here and there. Now she takes herself and even climbs onto the adult toilet by herself without a step. It's the funniest thing to watch.



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Have a potty in the room where they are playing so they don't have to go far to find it. If they are interested make sure you take them at the beginning every 30 mins and praise them when they do something. My daughter always likes to take her success on the potty to the toilet and flush herself...this seemed to make it more interesting in the beginning. When they have an accident, just say "oops a daisy, next time we do that on the potty". No stress.

Tasa - posted on 01/25/2010

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My son potty trained by the age 2 and half years old but he got to understand almost 3 years old ... ,I am trying potty my daughter she is 1 year and 9 months,She like to sit on a potty I think she think its fun but she don't understand..so just keep doing this until she understand someday ...

Randa - posted on 01/25/2010

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I am looking for an advice too coz my daughter knows exactly what she wants to do but she doesn't want to bother herself with the responsibility :)

Stephanie - posted on 01/25/2010

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my son is 21months and he started a 17mnths going potty. he is a little nervous about the poopy. he has done it twice.....i think its just a slow process. i try to let him do his own thing.

Patricia - posted on 01/25/2010

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My son is 91 weeks, he refuses to use the potty too. He tells me when he wants to poo but he won't sit. I guess in their own time they will learn.

Ebony - posted on 01/24/2010

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No, my daughter is 21 months. She went number 2 once and did number 1 a couple of times, but she still does not know what it is there for, I explained it to her, but she still doesn't understand. But we try to do whatever we can so that she can get trained sooner. Hope you succeed soon.

Andrea - posted on 01/24/2010

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hi my daughter is 21 nths old and she lets me know when she has a wet/dirty nappy but no luck yet with the potty, however ive never toilet trained a girl before my boys were very easy one was toilet trained at 14 mnths old and the other at 18 mnths old so I was very lucky with the boys but with my daughter different story lol..I figure I would wait until she is 21/2 to train and see how things go.

Amanda - posted on 01/24/2010

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Every kid potty trains at their own pace. My son was potty trained completely before he turned 2, my daughter is 21 months and she isnt even close. You just have to have patience, keep trying cuz the more you try the more they will learn. Kind of like practice makes perfect. And reward them for using the potty. Also if you can do it when you know they will go, that helps them get excited about it. Like take her to the potty first thing in the morning before they go in their diaper. That way they know what it is for and they will feel good and excited about it. My daughter will sit on the potty but she always has to have a baby wipe. She just sits there and wipes herself. Its kind of wierd but I guess she is at least trying?????? lol Another thing she does that is funny....she sees her dad or brother go potty sometimes standing in front of the toilet, so every once in a while when she is getty ready for a bath and has all her clothes off she will stand in front of the toilet and pull on the top of her peepee like she is trying to pee like a boy. I tell her that girls have to sit to go potty like momma, but i dont think she understands...lol...funny little babies

Charity - posted on 01/23/2010

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We have not started with our son yet, but our daughter is 3 years old-we didn't start trying with her until she started sitting on the potty while we went-and you just have to constantly take the to the potty. When they get up in the morning, after breakfast, when they normally have a BM, before bed and so on. Really praise her when she actually goes-we have a potty calendar for Lilyana. We are still working on it and my husband stays home with her so day car is not a problem yet. Go at her speed and don't rush her. Good luck....cc

Rhonda - posted on 01/23/2010

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Not yet, but he refuses to change his nappy lately. If I say "go to the toilet" then he's willing to have it changed. And he climbs on but that's it! Doesn't do all his business on it:)

Minique - posted on 01/22/2010

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My daughter is potty trained she already wears underwear we never had to use pullups for her. She actually started to potty train herself around the end of Sept and she was using the pott on her own before Halloween came. The thin g that helped her was being surrounded by my nephew who are three and four and fully pottytrained the dont even wet the bed. So I would say have her around todlers and let her see them use the pott it will encourafe her to do the same and mayb she will do it on her own

Anna - posted on 01/22/2010

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My advice to you is to try to be patient! I am going through the same thing right now. I'm just trying to get my little girl used to sitting on the potty chair and I make a big deal out her sitting on it because it is a step forward. I would sit her down on it after she eats and drinks and first thing in the morning, when she wakes up from her nap and before she goes to bed. Also if you have to use the restroom, she might need to.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/22/2010

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My daughter is going on the potty about 50% of the time, I just put her on everytime she asks and praise her when she does produce something in the potty :) I put her on the potty first thing in the morning and she always goes, that may be a great place to start--first thing in the morning most people--us included--have a full bladder.



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MacKenzie - posted on 01/22/2010

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just keep it up and know I'm right their with u. My daughter knows what potty is and she takes her diaper off and sits on the potty but nothing. She only sits about a min or less. Just keep it up and when she does go reward her and make a big deal about it then she will want to go. Also maybe try songs with her i do itts bitty spider and sing with her while im on the potty lol

Ann - posted on 01/21/2010

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my daughter just turn 21months,about 2 months ago she was trying to pull her diaper off so i ask her if she had to go to the potty and she said ya so i took her in and she did pee.She did good for awhile but now she cries and says no no .But i did not give up but she will tell me once in awhile she has to poop and she does and i cheer her on and she says good girl.But i have problem with her telling me she has to pee.She will get the hang off it after awhile just got to have patience .

Kim - posted on 01/21/2010

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my daughter is almost 21 months she was almost fully potty trained when she was 15 months but we went camping and it ruined it...now she is currently peeing in the potty if we reward her with a sticker chart. each time she pees she gets to put a sticker on the chart. if that doesnt work try a piece of candy you would normally not give your child...they have to know they are being rewarded for their success!

Nina - posted on 01/21/2010

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Sometimes Wyatt (21 months as well) is like that and sometimes he wants to use the potty. So I just go with it and don't push him (actually seems to make him want to use the potty more, since it's his idea). And lots of praise, even if it is just for sitting on the potty and trying. I too brag alot to him, like see mommy is using the potty...then he usually wants a turn...I dunno, that's all I got :)

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My son is 21 months. At 15 months he decided to start potty training. He has a cousin that is a year older than him so he copied. Since then he goes probably once or twice a day on the potty..the rest of the time he says no. He completely lost interest. Last week he watched my husband go pee and now he wants to go pee like Daddy. If i ask him if he has to go pee he says no but if I ask him if he wants to go pee like Daddy he says yes. So we got a stool in front of the toilet and with a little help he pees standing up. It seems to be working alot better. He still has never pooped in the potty but I have my fingers crossed that he will start soon. I can't wait to not have to change poopy diapers! Good luck to everyone!

Amber - posted on 01/20/2010

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My daughter is 21 months & I just recently found her getting on the "BIG GIRL" potty & sitting with her diaper on. She is my 3rd child & I believe nows the time to start workin with her. IF your child isn't ready dont force them. Just brag & encourage !!! She will catch on.

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2010

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We have a potty and she will sit on it, but I dont think her attention span is there yet. Just showing some interest at this point is a good step I think.

Heather - posted on 01/20/2010

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my daughter is going on 21 months and we justed started its been alittle over a wk now and shes doing good we made it some thing she waned to do every time she went she got some candy and a sticker to put on her chart we made for every time she went and we didnt use pull ups just under wear so she would know the feeling of wets underwear and she did it once and didnt like it i knew she was ready because every time she wet her diaper she took it off and would go put it in the trash just look for signs that your child wants to

Amy - posted on 01/20/2010

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my 21 month old is does not want to use the potty at all. she will wear no diapers all day but once she fells the urge to pee she runs into her run and grabs a diapers, brings it to me and says pee-pee. i will put her on the potty but she holds it in until a diaper is put on her. i always put the diaper on her b/c i know how bad it is to have her hold it in. good luck to all

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my son cant walk yet! so i am really just waiting on that so i can start potty training, does anyone think this is right? confused on what to do,

Kirstin - posted on 01/20/2010

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My son was 21 months on the 17th and whilst he often tells me he is doing a pooh or pee, he has no interest in trying the potty.. Unfortunately although he tells me, in truth i'd say he's pretty happy to sit in it..

Amanda - posted on 01/20/2010

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My lil girl has recently started using the potty. Not every time but she does come and ask 4 it. I have always kept it whr she can c it so they get an idea of what it is and knows its not scary. They will do it when they are ready though. Every child is different.

Jennifer - posted on 01/19/2010

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can't do it until they are ready! i dont think you can make a child go on the potty until they have any interest. you do it before then and its just another chore for you to do during the day. for my daughter i set out a potty chair and never said anythng about it. she explored it for about a few weeks then one day took her own diaper off and sat on it. when she did that and showed interest is when i started. now my son (21 months) sees myself and his sister use the bathroom and he asked me to use the potty. he likes to get on and off repetitively but occasionlly goes poop on it. 21 months is young. dont rush it!

Rachel - posted on 01/19/2010

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I am going to try the 3 day method...i would be interested in hearing if anyone else tries it and has success.

Sarah - posted on 01/18/2010

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We have a potty and she will ocasionally sit on it when she says she has to go, but no sucess yet. I am hoping by the time she is 2.

Renae - posted on 01/18/2010

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Well My Son Will Be 20 Months On The 19th Of This Month and he still not potty train he will go if I ask him but just on his on no. Now I think he are starting to feel the urge to go because he will try and pull me to the side and let me know but by me being a first time mother I'm still trying to look out for some of the signals that they give to let you know that they have to go. My son will pull my hand like he are trying to show me something but I don't know what it is when he notice that I haven't took him to his potty he just go right on the floor and I just say that's what he were trying to tell me. You have to watch out for some of the signs that they give. He's almost ready, good luck mothers but I do hear that boys are hard to potty train than girls

Tamarind - posted on 01/18/2010

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hello my name is Tamarind and im from Australia. (my husband is croatian)
I dont think u can force a child to be potty trained, u can encourage but it will only really happen when your child is ready. I think the best thing u can do is for an hour day let your child have no nappy on and just ask them if they need to go to the toilet all the time and they will get there in there own time. my son is 21months and toilet trained now but i never forced potty training on him i just reminded him of the idea and let him ask me

Sarah - posted on 01/18/2010

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Hi. I have 4 children, my oldest is my only girl & i had her toilet trained by about 22months, & she was the easiest. My next boy was about 2 & ahalf, & my 21 month old now isnt interested. Ive never pushed for toilet training, I have the potty sitting in the lounge, so everytime I change his nappy I ask him if he wants to use the potty, same after a bath. Sometimes he does & sometimes he doesnt, i dont push the issue. He has used it a couple of times & we praise him lots when he does, even give treats lol.
My best advice is to not make it a big issue. I have been luck enough to find it an easy transaction when the kids are ready, never had any bed wetting problems etc. I think if you push them before they are ready that thats when you end up with issues like bed wetting.
Good luck with the toilet training everyone, we are one step closer to no more nappy changes (well for this kid anyway lol)

Sara - posted on 01/18/2010

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No not yet, he will sit on the potty now and then when I go for a wee and he has started to tell me sometimes when he has pooed in his nappy so maybe not too long before I give it a go! There is no rush though I feel - will go at Matthews pace.

Lara - posted on 01/18/2010

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Hello Iva,

We are in the middle of potty training and what seems to work with my son is to take away the diapers and wear training panties. He does not like the feeling of being wet..

We just ask him if he needs to go potty every 30 min.

Hope this will help.

Lara

User - posted on 01/18/2010

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Hey Elizabeth. This sounds like the same thing my daughter, Shonda has been doing. I've been trying to potty train her since she was 18 mths olds. She's now 20 mths old and its very hard to potty train. So, I know how you feel and what you are doing through.

Richelle - posted on 01/17/2010

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Good to know we are not alone! Our son will sit on the potty to, but like so many others he wouldn't have a clue what it is all about, even if i sit on the toilet at the same time!! He does however love to wipe his bottom with loo paper when we are finished!!

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My 21 month old is not really interested yet. She tells me when she's poo poo'd and brings me a clean nappy and wipes but thats as far as we've got. My son was aroun 2.5 when he did it in a week so I've decided not to rush things with my daughter and let her lead me ....... she notices lots but doesnt like her potty ...... only to play horsie horsie on with her clothes firmly in place!!!

Tami - posted on 01/17/2010

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We are in the process of potty training our little girl and what I have found works best for us is leaving the potty chair in the living room and letting her run around with her bottoms off. We have had a couple accidents but she is very good about stopping what she is doing and sitting on the potty. When she is done we wipe her and then we go into the bathroom and she gets to flush it down the toilet. We are now to the point that we leave her bottoms on and just put her on the potty every hour. It seems to work ok.

Joy - posted on 01/17/2010

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i think ill just let her be...she doesnt want the diaper now...but she is still peeing everywhere she goes...no love for the potty yet!!!am still waiting...

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