If you have a son when did you start potty training?? my son is 17mts old??


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Stephanie - posted on 07/08/2009




I think we started our son around that age too. Back then we'd just have to sit on the potty for an endless amount of time and eventually he'd go. He would only tell us afterwards at that age that he went in his diaper. Now he's almost 2 and is doing pretty good. I still have to ask A LOT if he needs to go, but sometimes he'll tell me beforehand.

Breonna - posted on 07/08/2009




I tried 3 times. once @ 2, then @ 2 1/2 then @ 3. and Finally at 3 he was ready and was trained within one week! they will let you know when their ready, don't push it on them. I never thought my son would be trained b/c he's SOOO LAZY but hey it finally worked and it was a breeze! plus he loves getting new cool undies Lol.

Rita - posted on 07/08/2009




thanks for the advice the only thing is I am home more with my son so he couldn't go with his daddy much....I am not sure I will start just yet but with another one on the way due October 5th I kind of wanted to start now....he hates having his diaper wet and he tries to take it off all the time....we will see

Rebecca - posted on 07/07/2009




I potty trained my son who is now 8 when he was approximately 13 months, and by 15months he was trained. Best advice I'd offer is to allow him to go in with daddy, and keep a training potty in the bathroom at ALL times. Children tend to mimic us..

Candra - posted on 07/07/2009




I didn't start my son till he was a few months over 2... I waited till he could talk enough to let me know.i started to notice after he woke up after naps his diaper was dry I figured it was time. Plus it got to a point when he did go in his diaper sometimes he would cry because it was now uncomfortable for him. I didn't do pampers he just ran around without a diaper and he didn't do lil potties he wanted the big toilet. I had talked to my doctor about ages for boys to start using the potty and they said boys tend to take a little longer than girls so if you can get your son do use the potty around the age of 2 that's great but its most common around the end of 2 beginning of 3 they will start

KIM - posted on 07/07/2009




I started when my son was about your son's age...i bought the pull up diapers and I would put them on him...Everytime, I had to potty, I would take him. But, if he didn't go, it wouldn't be a big deal. When he's ready he'll let you know, don't rush it!

Elizabeth - posted on 07/07/2009




My son is 19 months (almost 20 months) and we have not started and I'm not even thinking about it yet. He isn't showing any signs he's ready so it's pointless to try to start now. The average age that a child shows readiness is between 2-2.5 and boys tend to be later than girls. Certainly there are exceptions and perhaps your son may be ready if he's showing signs. Some signs are staying dry for a period of 2 hours, giving visible signs he is peeing or pooping to show he is aware of it, and taking an interest in others bathroom habits. My son is just starting to show some interest when Mommy or Daddy use the potty, but he isn't aware of when he pees or poops. He could care less if he's diaper is dirty and he can't stay dry for any period of time. So physically he isn't there yet.

Kerrie - posted on 07/07/2009




i started my little boy when he was 2! it didnt go great at first but i had a potty upstairs and down, i let him run round with his napy off i found he went when no one was watching!! and then we made a big deal out of it n that was it he was dry day and night.

Kelly - posted on 07/07/2009




I started properly when he was 2 and didn't make to much of an issue of it.

If he didnt want to do it then it was ok, I just left the nappy off while we were in the house and followed him round with a mop :D

Then when he was ready and felt the need for a wee or poo he would ask me to take him to the toilet and loved all the praise he got for doing it.

A couple of months later I turned round to him and said no more nappies now and he hasn't looked back

Hes 2 years and 4 months now and hes out of nappys day and night.

Ive done this on all 3 of my boys but theres no forcing them to do it, they have to do it when they are ready to do it

The main thing I did find that was none of my kids liked using a potty, they would only use the toilet xx

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