My son is 1. will be 2 the end of the month. He is not potty trained as yet. is that a bad thing,

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Kristi - posted on 10/07/2009

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NO! not at all, 2 in a half is the usual age that children are potty trained, I've worked in daycare for 6 almost 7 years, and that is when we would potty train them, Id say if he was 3 almost 4 and still not potty trained, that would be bad, but you are no where near that.

Victoria - posted on 10/06/2009

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No thats definitely not a bad thing! My son will be 2 on the 25th of this month and he isnt either! Me and my husband started trying to potty train at 18 months because he was showing interest. Needlees to say we pushed him too hard and now he won't even go near the potty!! Just go with the flow you'll know when hes ready!!

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Nicole - posted on 06/25/2011

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My son will also be 2 in a few weeks. I bought him those vinyl training pants from target. I plan on trying to potty train this summer. I don't want to push him into it if he isn't ready yet though. We'll see what happens.

Nicole - posted on 06/25/2011

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My son will also be 2 in a few weeks. I bought him those vinyl training pants from target. I plan on trying to potty train this summer. I don't want to push him into it if he isn't ready yet though. We'll see what happens.

Carol - posted on 06/24/2011

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For me that will be ok because my first son decided that he was ready when he turned 4 i never pushed him to do it because i was scared that he would never want to do it just let them decide when they are ready

Geoia - posted on 06/24/2011

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No! Of course not! I didn't start potty training Madisse until she was 2 and Oliver + Klairke until they were 3 1/2 (girls are usually ready before boys). They weren't fully potty until they were 3, almost 4, and almost 6 (Klairke is disabled).

Anna - posted on 10/21/2009

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no u r not causing him to go backwards...my daughter is 2 and shes n the process now...only thing she hasnt got down to the t is the #2 part

Jessica - posted on 10/14/2009

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believe me you are doing nothing wrong...when the child is ready to go I learned that they will just go on their own. My son is 3 now and was potty trained just in May a few months after his third birthday. What we did is just put him in underwear (not the training pants) and he realized after a while that underwear are not like diapers and he hated getting them wet. It took a few days for him to realize this though. But we only used diapers at night and if he wet himself we would just change his underwear this might make more laundry but it worked for us and i hope that this helps you.





Jessi

Mikina - posted on 10/13/2009

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I took child psychology in school and all the books say that children should be potty trained by age 3 1/2 so I would say you have plenty of time and not to worry. He will do it when he is ready. My son was about 2 1/2 when he got interested in potty training and I mostly trained him outside.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/13/2009

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absolutely not. my son is 2 1/2 and he's just starting to get interested in P.T., they all learn at different ages, some don't comprehend the task until 3 or older- get him a little potty of his own so that he can just sit on it and get used to it, so that when it is time, he's not scared of it.

Amanda - posted on 10/13/2009

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No ma'am. My son didn't start using the potty until he was 2 and a half. I actually had to go buy "big boy pants", and explain how he didn't want to get them wet. Just give him some time. Before you know it he'll be calling you to wipe his butt!

Ashlee - posted on 10/13/2009

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no my little boy was 2 1/2 before he potty trained we let him do it outside off of the porch and on trees made it into a game so he would have fun doing it and he loved it so it was no problem

Michelle - posted on 10/13/2009

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Who ever is telling you that your son maybe backwards cos he is not potty trained by the age of two is either old fashioned or over opinionated (sorry to be blunt) every child is different.... some take to things quicker than others. your son will let you know when he is ready. It wont do any harm to have some fun with the potty with him,read on it, play clapping games so that he gets used to it.... my little boy was just past two when I started and he took to it within a week, don't get me wrong we still have the odd accident and he is three in feb. if your at home let him run around naked and ask constantly if he wants to try the potty, but only when you are ready, if your not ready then he wont get it.... Your doing a great job keep it up.

Heather - posted on 10/13/2009

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Not at all! I have a son and a dsughter, and boys are just so much harder to potty train in my opinion. I didn't even start potty training my son until he was 2yrs. It took a while too. As for my daughter though, she was potty trained in less than 2wks. a couple of months before she turned 2. Each child is different, and will do it when they're ready. You just have to be patient and look for all the signs that he's ready. Good luck!

Christina - posted on 10/13/2009

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I don't think it's bad. Took my baby brother a while too. It just takes patience. Make it fun. I heard of people throwing cheerios in the toilet and tell them to aim for the hoops. My cousins learned that way. (There's 4 of them).... the poopie part,.... I don't know.... that's a toughy.... took them a while to trust they wouldn't fall in the pot... LOL. Boys are too cute. The wiping, now that's a challenge. :-) Hang in there! Your boy is doing good.

Iysha - posted on 10/13/2009

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I think I read somewhere that most kids are potty trained somewhere between a year and 3 years. My little cousin wasn't potty trained until he was almost 5. That is a long time to be wearing diapers =] Your son moight show an interest in the potty and that would be the perfect time to train him. Or he may never show an interest and you have to make him learn. I showed an interest when I was young and my sister had to be bribed with a trip to Disneyland and a Cabbage Patch doll. lol. All kids are different.

Kiersten - posted on 10/13/2009

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I know what you mean....I got so sick of hearing about babies being trained by the time they were 18 months from my DH's grandmother! And of course I had to listen to it for years because my son didn't want to cooperate with the potty training thing till he was almost 4 lol!

Elizabeth - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son is 27 months and we are just now getting the hang of the whole potty thing. We have a potty chair as well as the adapter you can place on the regular toilet so they can sit there. My son has taken a liking to sitting on the "big boy" potty. No worries til you start school, that's when they make sure the children are trained before they can go!

Jenny - posted on 10/13/2009

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my son will be 2 the beginning of November and I have been wondering the same thing. He started to tell us when he would be dirty but when we started trying to get him to use the potty he completely shunned the idea and now won't even tell me when he's dirty lol. I am just giving him his time and I'm sure I will know when he is really ready. I would like it to happen sooner than later seeing as I'm due in Feb. and don't want two in daipers but if it doesn't happen that's okay with me. I don't want to rush him into something he isn't ready for. Boys take longer than girls is what I've always been told. My daughter was potty trained like it was nothing to her, just a few months before her 3rd birthday. It took no time at all because she was definitely ready. Good luck with the potty training I'm sure you need it as much as I am needing it!

Sasha - posted on 10/13/2009

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no it's not a bad thing...i potty trained my son wen he made 2 1/2...don't worry or feel bad about that

Kathryn - posted on 10/13/2009

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Boys are usually harder to pottytrain that girls from what my doctor told me. My daughter had a rough time.. she'd start hiding behind curtains and stuff, she'd lie and shake her head when we'd ask her if she needed to use the potty, it took us almost 9 months of being on her from the time she was around just turned 1 til a little after she turned 2, then she started holding it in her sleep more, smaller accidents, she started telling us when she needed to go (but always wanted someone to come with her) and at around the age of 2 1/2 she was running on her own to the bathroom and going by herself!



It's VERY FRUSTRATING and some days you just want to give up, but trust me, each kiddo has their own time, you'll get there - and they DO go backwards for a little while for some reason.. you think they're there, and then they revert. I don't know why but .. don't give up!!!

Dana - posted on 10/12/2009

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My son who is now 3years old, was potty trained at 2 1/2. Now what i felt was the biggest mistake when i was training him, was using pull ups. Its just like a diaper, where i feel they need to feel their mistake. But as soon as I got rid of the pulls up he started to realize he had to go to the potty. Now I know for my second son I won't even waste my money on pull ups and go right to underwear:)

Avril - posted on 10/12/2009

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My daughter was 3 1/2 when she started on the potty. She was fully toiled trained within a week and no wet beds since. I'd advise to wait until he's ready.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/12/2009

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my nephew was not potty trained until he was 3 1/2. don't worry boys are so much harder to potty train then girls. if you want an early learner then have him go potty with a his dad or an adult male he will look up to the adult and want to "copy" what they are doing. keep on this and he will soon learn to go potty like a big boy :) once we had my brother in law (not the father of the baby, who isn't in the picture) take my nephew in to go potty he learned in about 4 months..

Storme - posted on 10/12/2009

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No way he will do it wen hes ready. Ive got four boys and they have all been around the 2 21/2 mark

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Absolutely not! My son was not trained until two weeks before his third birthday. Each child is different and will move at their own pace. The key is to remain encouraging and supportive; never impatient and frustrated.

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wow! no way. you are doing just fine. My son was just past 2 when he potty trained. Don't rush it when they are ready they are ready.

Carrie - posted on 10/12/2009

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my son was potty trained at 1 1/2 its better to start early , that way its done. However each kid is different. When you start stick w/it it maybe a long road but you have to stick w/it for it to stick the sooner you start the sooner it is done.

Carrie - posted on 10/12/2009

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my son was potty trained at 1 1/2 its better to start early , that way its done. However each kid is different. When you start stick w/it it maybe a long road but you have to stick w/it for it to stick the sooner you start the sooner it is done.

Carrie - posted on 10/12/2009

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my son was potty trained at 1 1/2 its better to start early , that way its done. However each kid is different. When you start stick w/it it maybe a long road but you have to stick w/it for it to stick the sooner you start the sooner it is done.

Erica - posted on 10/12/2009

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ive potty trained 2 kids, one boy and one girl and currently working with #3. I say 3 is a good age to start, i mean around 2 1/2 u can start practicing. i tried before 3 with my first and it didnt work out too well so we stopped and tried again at 3

Claire - posted on 10/12/2009

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my cousins son will be 3 this month he isnt potty trained but my friends son is the same age and he is. each child has there own age of when they are ready to be potty trained.

Ashley - posted on 10/12/2009

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my son will be 3 at the end of the month. he still isnt. different kids are ready at different times.

Ashley - posted on 10/12/2009

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no way! my son is turned 2 in june and is not potty trained. when they are ready they will tell you. my son has his days of gong on the potty all day and sometimes he is cant hold it or is plaou know!ying and doesnt say anything. he will let y

Rachel - posted on 10/12/2009

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no potty training dosent start normaly until they are 2.5 3 but boys tend to be slower at it.

Jernieka - posted on 10/12/2009

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No it's not a bad thing for him to not be potty trained. My son was potty trained at 2 and after that i didnt even have to worry about him wetting the bed. I make sure he does not drink anything after 8 b/c he goes to bed at 9. I rushed him to be potty trained b/c he was going to be 3 in Aug and he was about to start school and you have to be trained in order to go to school.

Jennifer - posted on 10/12/2009

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not at all my son wasnt potty trained till he was almost 3 my daughter is 2 and she has been potty training for a while but boys are a little harder then girls in my opinion

Sheryl - posted on 10/12/2009

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I dnt think that is a bad thang...some boys just start late...when he is ready he will go...

Jamie - posted on 10/12/2009

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Hi there, absolutly its not a bad thing. I work at a preschool and we dont start potty training till 2 1/2. You have time, dont worry!

Samantha - posted on 10/12/2009

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No! My godson has just turned 3 this past month and he is just now starting potty training. Potty training is one of those things that can't be forced...you have to wait until they are rteady. My cousin tried to train him when he was two but he would have nothing to do with it. Then one morning he just woke up and wanted to use the potty.

Brittany - posted on 10/12/2009

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most kids dont begin potty training until 2. and alot of people n studies show that boys take longer to potty train. i wouldnt rush it, i would however begin introducing him to his on musical chair... by introducing him to it u may see him try on his own.

Jessica - posted on 10/12/2009

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Truth is...every child is different and will do things when they are ready to...its ok to be persistent with encouraging it, but when he is ready he will do it. No worries. I have 5 kids... they all trained at different times.

LaToya - posted on 10/12/2009

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No I don't think that it is a bad thing for your son to be turning 2 soon and not yet potty trained. I do think that you should be trying to train him though. He should be consistently introduced to the potty so that he knows that he is becoming a big boy and going potty is what big boys do. I f possible this could be easier and fun for him if he has a male example at home consistently to show him what he should do. Ultimately he will go potty when he is ready.

Yvette - posted on 10/12/2009

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I know a couple who started potty training their twin boys at 9 months....These babies couldnt even walk yet!! To me that was really early.

Reshitta - posted on 10/12/2009

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It depends on the child My oldest son was potty trained at 16 months he's 4 now I started at 14mons and my daughter was 17mons I started at 15mons she's 2 1/2 and my youngest son is potty trainning now at 14 months it just depends on the child kids are a lot smarter than we as adults take them for as well they can learn this early as long as you stick with it. Good luck he's a cutie!!

Melissa - posted on 10/12/2009

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No that is not a bad thing boys are lil more complicated my daughter was bout 2 and my nephew just turned 2 in april and he just now gettin it down.

Jenny - posted on 10/12/2009

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well i hope it aint a bad thing coz my lil boy is nearly 2 and he aint trained yet he tells me wen he has done a wee but he is scared of the potty and the toilet lol but they will learn in there own time

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my twins just turned 3 in june 1 is on his way but the other 1 has no interest in the potty. ive tried everything so now im letting him take his time when hes ready hell go. i hope.

Laura - posted on 10/12/2009

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yeah i would not suggest even trying until 2 or 3...most kids dont understand the concept of going potty on the potty until then. and when they get to be 2 or 3 you can make a game out of it. thats what i did when i worked with 2 & 3 year olds at a daycare. and by the time the kids graduated into the next group, they were ALL potty trained. so i would say hold off trying until 2 or 3...and really its up to him as to when he wants to do it, so dont rush him!

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