How many are potty training yet?

Alicia - posted on 04/02/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering how many out there are potty training already, and by what methods. My son sits on his potty, but is not forced to of course. So he isn't on it all the time, but when he wants to we let him, should we start making him go in more often? Is it too early to start with him? Just wanting some feedback is all.
Thanks!

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Rachael - posted on 06/18/2011

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My daughter was completly day potty trained by the time she was 18 months old. Everytime I went to the potty I would take her with me and put her on hers. It worked great and she really likes having panties instead of diapers or pull ups.
Definatly give your child a little freedom, cause if you force them they will not want to use the toilet... just make sure you dont pass their time, cause if they decide they are past wanting to be potty trained it will be hell to get them out of diapers!

Dawn - posted on 05/16/2011

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My daughter is potty training and she is doing good. I remember that her brothers were harder to train.

Lisa - posted on 05/14/2011

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I haven't forced the issue on my 28 month old daughter yet, but we have her little pretty pink musical potty sitting in her bathroom in plain sight. We have training pull ups put aside for when she thinks she wants to try. I have allowed her to watch me go and I try to make funny sounds (ie: a big sigh of relief) when I go so that she'll think lightly of it. She has sat on her potty and played with the TP, so I know her curiosity is growing. It's only a matter of time. :)

Jamie - posted on 05/02/2011

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I talked with my son's pediatrician and he said that it's ok to wait till he is closer to 3 to start the potty training. I hope this helps

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We're potty training and so far everything is going well. He goes when he wants and sometimes I remind him to go. He does both poop and pee in the potty. But my issue is, when he's bottomless he has NO accidents. Whenever there's underwear on, there's a lot of accidents. I'm thinking maybe I should keep him in underwear all day instead of bottomless and maybe he will catch on to keeping his underwear dry. Wish us luck and good luck to all the moms potty training.

LeQuita - posted on 04/17/2011

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i dont think it to early im trying to potty train my little girl i think you should just start making him go more often so he can get use to go to the potty instead of the diaper

Alicia - posted on 04/15/2011

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Thank you everyone for input on this subject. I think I'm going to find a video to make it easier for him to understand what it is all about and see how he reacts to that. I don't want to push him, I know that is not the right way, and I know boys take longer so that's not a big deal. We will take our time, and see how it goes I guess, but I sure can't wait to be done with the diapers for a while.
Thanks again everyone!

Rochelle - posted on 04/14/2011

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H, I am potty training my daughter, but only because she has shown all the signs that she is ready. She was dry overnight and holding on for a few hours between each 'toilet'. She also wanted to go. We just put her straight into knickers so she learnt what it felt like, and she's trained herself. We took her toilet every 15 min, then 20 min, then half hour, 45 min and are now onto hourly. She's pretty good adn can usually tell us now if she wants to go.

Valerie Mbewe - posted on 04/13/2011

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Dear Laura, The fact that she takes off her pull ups means she does not like being messy and its a sign that you can try training, but if she is not very kin don't worry she gets used to it with time just don't stop and think it won't work it eventually works. My daughter is now just getting it and using when she feels like she doesn't need my help unless she needs cleaning after doing her thing. All the best.

April - posted on 04/12/2011

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It only took me a week to fully potty train my daughter after she turned two. She loves her potty so thats why she was so easy to train. Finally! No more diapers! LOL She only wears diapers at night while she's sleeping because she still has some accidents but other then that, she uses the potty all the time, no spills or accidents during daytime when she's awake.

Dashanda - posted on 04/12/2011

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My son has been using the potty since the day he turned 16 months his Full potty trainined he wears underwear all day long. At night time I put pullup on him,but my husband puts him on the potty 1 a night and his pullup stays dry.He wore underwear at his 2nd party January 26 and everyone was surprised our big boy Good Luck!

Jessica - posted on 04/12/2011

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Hi!
i tried with my son a few months ago, I was trying to rush him because I was having another baby and didn't want two in diapers, well that didn't work. He wasn't ready. Since then he would sit on his potty but not go. all of asudden, last week, he started going by himself. So, he will let you know when he is ready.

Laura - posted on 04/12/2011

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I'm also in the process of potty training, I'm pretty sure she is ready because she changes her own pull-ups and gets a new pull- up when she has to go but when I put her on the potty she starts crying. Is there any suggestions?

Valerie Mbewe - posted on 04/12/2011

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My princess is 2 and she is fully pot trained, I started trying way early and she would cry but I let her sit on it when she wants to on her own, then i would put her on it first thing in the morning and let her wear panties during the day and let her use it often and she got used coz she hated being in a wet pant. Now an done with diapers, she doesn't wear then not even in the night. But all children are different and respond differently but when they are ready you will know.

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my daughter who was 2 in Jan has no interest in the potty at all other than using it as a chair. She has used it about 5 times but if we ask if she wants to use the potty she says no i want nappy!!!!
Ava is my 3rd girl and proof they are all different as my first 2 were dry day and night by their 2nd birthday.
I would say don't force it it will happen when they are ready

Chrystal - posted on 04/08/2011

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My son is potty training although he's not talking much. When he wants to go he just says "potty". I think every child is different, he actually let us know when he was ready. He also has a potty training video that I think helped him explain things. We still have a long way to go I think because he's not consistent, but we've started.

April - posted on 04/07/2011

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My daughter is... we had been going on the potty off and on since she was 18 mos old but one day about a month ago she just decided to start going completely on the toilet. She does great! I am so proud of her :) I think going when they want to is a great start! Don't force it because it might backfire and he might not want to at all...

Brittany Smitherman - posted on 04/07/2011

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My little girl turned 2 this past January and I just got her fully potty trained which like she said I have always heard boys are harder than girls but all I did was put panties on her around the house and every 30 min. I would sit on her her little potty well when she would use it we gave her a suprise and now she loves but expects something after she uses the potty lol.

Stacy - posted on 04/05/2011

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We have a little potty that he can sit on when he wants, but he isn't ready yet. I'd prefer to wait until he is ready, so we don't end up potty training for the next year. I have nightmares about that! I have a son and boys suposedly train later than girls. I'm not worried at this point at all. Maybe in a year.

Shelly - posted on 04/04/2011

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Hi Alicia,



M also struggling through the same situation. I make my daughter sit on pot however she thinks its funny and makes diff sounds and laughs.. I was reading and now came to this conclusion that every child is diff and so is their body and mind.. it will come naturally and we dont need to push. So relax!! whenever they will be ready they will come to us to open their pants :D.

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