Potty training yet?

Sia - posted on 08/04/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I am not in a rush, but was wondering if any one has started potty training their lil ones. My 18 month old brings me a clean diaper when he soils the one he has on.

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Cassandra - posted on 08/14/2010

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Having potty trained two already, as well as having worked in a daycare, I have found that it all happens on the child's own terms. They know when they are ready. It is good to keep showing them the potty and making it available though.

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Erinn - posted on 08/21/2010

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Gracie goes 1 or 2 times a day. We take her to the potty every time she asks, but she really only goes the 1 or 2 times.

Amanda - posted on 08/19/2010

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We have her potty right next to the big potty. When I have to "potty" I say to her, "I have to go potty like a big girl. Quick. Come with me." She follows me into the bathroom and I explain everything. Then I put her on her little potty and we go through the motions. (With her diaper on.) I'm hoping this is getting her used to the idea as we continue to learn to say "poopoo" and "tinkle". She is also learning to pull her pants up and down.

Camille - posted on 08/18/2010

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I got a potty for my daughter when she was 14 months old. She tried out sitting on it and thought it was cool. I put her on after a nap and she peed and I got really excited. She thought of peeing on it as a game after that. Now she's 18 months she'll go on it if I remind her a lot. I wouldn't say she is potty trained but she has had a few days where she never wet or dirtied a diaper. I think it'll be a while before I'll trust her in undies when we go out of the house though.

Susan - posted on 08/17/2010

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my little one is 3 on fri and is in between but i feel if you rush them they wont do it so give her r him time but its a start with the dirty diaper my little one is the same

Katarzyna - posted on 08/17/2010

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My little guy likes to sit on his potty whenever i'm in the bathroom but for now that's about it... but he does tell me when he has a full diaper so that's a start.. :-)

Kelli - posted on 08/17/2010

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Would say he's ready to be introduced. My little one is 19 months on and points to himself when he has a wet diaper. We are introducing him to the potty and he has "tinkled" and "pooped" for us a couple of times. Sooo he's getting there. Took big brother longer to get interested but think the little one wants to do whatever big bro does (brother is 8). Tip: my boys liked to sit backwards on big potty to tinkle and hold onto the back for support. Good luck!

Rebecca - posted on 08/16/2010

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Hi Mellissa,
Dont no if this helps but my son is small waisted to and wears 18month pants buy underwear is a diffrent story so I ordered gerber trainning pants in a size 12 months on Amazon with the plastic gerber covers size 12 months to and they were better priced than walmart to I found that most places dont carry anything smaller than a 2T in store I did find a few 18 months all in ones at Babies r us thought

Mellissa - posted on 08/16/2010

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My daughter is interested in the potty and gets her diapers and wipes when she needs a new diaper. So I bought a potty... she will sit on it but wont use the bathroom and as soon as i put the diaper back on she will go. She is so small that they dont make panties or pullups small enough for her so i have no choice but to stay in diapers. I know she could do it if she didnt have the comfort of the diaper. Good Luck!!

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We aren't in a rush to potty train either, our 18 month old has been really interested whenever I am going to the bathroom, and she has started to bring her diapers and wipes to us, sometimes before she needs changed. So a couple weeks ago we went out and bought a potty chair. Beginners luck, the first time she sat on it she went! Unfortunately the songs the potty chair played scared her to death and she won't go near it now! We have turned the sounds off and are just letting her check it out in her own time for now. But again, we weren't in any rush to potty train her yet, she seemed interested in it so we thought we'd get her introduced to it.

Rebecca - posted on 08/15/2010

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my son is 19 months and we got all the gear to start potty training as soon as we are all out of diapers, Im scared to death lol but he fights me everytime I change his diaper and he sits on the potty and says potty so all week I have been teaching him to pull on and off his pants so when were out of diapers... a few tips from friends who have older children ( all boys too ) have told me to get a couple lil books and only read them on the potty while waitting to go, put blue food coloring in the pot so when they pee it will turn blue, and to use the small seat that attaches to the big seat bc thats what mom and dad use.. Goodluck fellow potty trainers

Vanessa - posted on 08/15/2010

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i wish that was all my son did, i get up in the morning and i often find the contents of his nappy smeared all over his cot because he's took his fully soiled nappy off, i'm very fed up of washing his covers most days. i'm thinking of trying to potty train after my holiday at the end of the month, i don't know how he'll respond though. he seems to know when he's going to wee, but he doesn't talk so he can't tell me. so i'm not entirely convinced it's a good idea

Kim - posted on 08/15/2010

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My son has started showing an interest in the potty and says potty if anyone goes in there. If he says potty I take him in and let him sit on the potty. He thinks that is fun and then he gets to wash his hands. I dont consider it really training but he tells me potty so i take him. I know this wouldnt work for everyone but im at home with my son currently so I have the time to do it. If he brings you a dirty one than he knows he is dirty and wants to be clean its probably not to early to try because he understands some of what is going on. Good Luck:)

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Since my daughter was born, (and make faces when they are about to poop) I started elimination communication with her, and now she's 19 months and still doing it. I did stop for a few months when she was around 8-9 months old for a personal reason. Aside from that whenever she needs to poop she either points to her diaper, or I just know because of her breathing or just my intuition. Since I cloth diaper I also have saved many diapers from the yellowy mud of poop (I breastfeed), and the cleaning of them :).

Joy - posted on 08/14/2010

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I started potty trining my lil girl a couple weeks after she turned one. SHe went pee and even poo in it several days in a row and I thought it was going to be just that easy with her but she lost interest after a couple weeks, then she refused to even sit on it, now at 18 months she will sit on it but not do anything but sit there. We have been using a toddler seat on the big potty cause she will sit there longer. She knows that she is going poo but only as it is happening but doesnt head for the potty. As far as the pee she still doesnt know when she has done it. I think we are going to stop again until she is a lil more ready. It is on the childs time. Dont force her to sit there, when she is ready she will be a willing participant

Jodi - posted on 08/14/2010

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We haven't started potty training at all yet, and I was wondering when others were starting also. It is a good sign that your little one is bringing you a diaper when he needs changed. He is aware. Mly son goes in a corner behind his toybox and is quiet when he goes poopy, but he doesn't seem to mind the dirty diaper. I figured I would wait until he seems more aware of the soiled diapers or at least not start until he is around 2. I don't want to start too early. It's good reading the other comments though, and I'm surprised at the others who started at a year old. My little guy just isn't ready yet.

Calista - posted on 08/14/2010

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Your son is at least showing interest. You can start and see how it goes. I have been potty training my almost 3 yr. since last Christmas. He's been pretty good since the beginning of the summer with peeing, but is scared to poop on the potty and has been pooping in his underwear all summer. My daughter who is 19 months has been watching with interest all summer. She likes to sit on the little potty when big brother goes into to use the big potty, but she hasn't figured out how to get pee in the potty. She'll sit for a few minutes, then stand up and look in the potty excpecting to see pee. I probably could just put her in underwear and let her have a few accidents. After months of no progress with my son, that's what I finally did and it only took four days after that. Good luck.

Alisha - posted on 08/13/2010

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My babe doesn't even seem to care when she has a dirty diaper. I have a potty chair and she is a little interested. I am raring to try but I don't think she is ready yet. She also eats lots of fruit and has very, very loose poop at least 3 times a day so I think those will cause a potty training problem. Anyone else have very loose stool?

Crystal - posted on 08/13/2010

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My little girl just turned 19 months and she has been potty training for at least 3 months now. She saw her older sister go and she starting saying pee pee and wanting to go potty she is pretty much potty trained I haven't had to clean a stinky for almost 4 months now. But my oldest I started to push her when she was 2 and I fought her a year and finally gave in and said pull ups all the time and then it was like a switch went off in her head and she was potty trained...Good luck

Jennifer - posted on 08/13/2010

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We've been "potty training" for about 2 months now, obviously not at a hurried pace. One day my son didn't have a diaper on and start to pee so I plopped him down on the potty seat that we've had in the bathroom since he turned one. Now, if he is without any pants he will use the toilet on his own, including dumping it out and putting it away. The problem we've hit is now if I put ANYthing on him, underwear, pants, shorts, etc, he just "goes". I thought we were making progress when he started telling me he had to go but it seems in the last two weeks we've slid back. I'm going to go back to diapers and naked for a bit and then try again in a few weeks. In their own time, but with our encouragement!!

Katie - posted on 08/13/2010

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My daughter does the same thing with bringing me a diaper when she has gone to the bathroom, and she now sits on her potty seat whenever I am going to use the bathroom so she know's what it's for but I have yet to actually start potty trainging... This past week though, she has started taking her pants and diaper off on her own when she has gone and tries to change herself, so I am going to try potty trainging within a week or so, just have to build up the courage to stick with it for her! A lot of people say that it's too early of an age, but my little one trying to change herself is a little too early too so we're going to give it a whirl! Good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 08/07/2010

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I am actually going out today to go buy my twins their very first potty chair. THey will wake up from their naps dry and overnight as well, also they will bring me a new diaper and wipes when they need to be changed. So hopefully this goes well for all of us lol!!!

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Hi Sia! I bought my daughters potty for her when she turned 1. I thought maybe having it around would get her used to it. She sits on it, but not sure she knows what its for. Potty training has more to do with us I think. It's so much work and has been a daunting thought. I told myself to set a date and stick to it. She's aware of her need to potty and says so, and will take off her soiled diaper herself.

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