When do you think it is time to start pottery training?


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My first son slept all night from 4 months & my second didn't sleep all night untill he was 22 months (he was up 4 or 5 times a night screaming). I treated them both the exact same, so each child is very different. If you have tried the withdrawl method, i would just run with it until she is ready.

Colette - posted on 02/22/2010




Thank you for all your help. My daughter is 16 months old. I think I'll go out and get a toddler potty and start from there.

Thank you all again:)

Frances - posted on 02/20/2010




my first two were potty trained but 25 months, but my 19 month old is using the little potty at least 4 times a day...I am really proud of him!!

My suggestion is when the baby startes to realize they are dirty or wet is usually a good time. Get a potty even before hand to let them get used to seeing it and then put it next to yours. when you go make it a game that they go. Make a chart in the begining, when they sit on it put a sticker on the chart...they don't have to take the diaper off if they are scared...the point is to make them realize there is a reward system for it. I bought cloth diapers at that point to help them realize they were wet. when they start to take their diaper down like you( erm you know what I mean :), and actually start going I wash hands then give "num nums"(m&m's) everyone is diffrent and every child is diffrent. don't stress :)

Adrian - posted on 02/20/2010




I started my first at 2 years. I would just put her on the potty every 2-3 hours and then it took her having an "accident" peeing in the potty for it to start to click. However she never liked those little toddler potties. She wanted to use the big potty like mommy. So I had to buy one of those little potty seats for the toilet.

Joanne - posted on 02/20/2010




i let my daughter play about on the potty for a while then when she was 2yrs5mths i stopped putting nappies on her and everytime she started to wee set her on the potty and made a big deal out of it jumping up and down praising her and she enjoyed the praise and started to go herself good luck

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I took a day that i was spending at home & took their nappy/diapper off. If by the end of the day if they realised when thay had wet themselves, i would start training. With both my boys i did this maybe 3 seperate times, about a month of 6 weeks apart before they had the sense to realise what was happening. Both where 2 & 7 months when they trained & it took 3 full days, but both were dry all night from the first night.

I hope this is helpful Good Luck

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