when should i start potty training

Rachel - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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what would be a good age to start potty training. my daughter is going to be one year old on the twenty ninth

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Amy - posted on 09/27/2009

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your toddler usally tells you herself by staying dry all night. or taking the diaper off. or they don't like to be wet or dirty

Jessica - posted on 09/26/2009

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i say when your daughter is ready she will go, my 27 month old goes when he wants, i just started buying underwear that has things he likes on them and told him if he wants to wear the big boy underwear then u have to go on the big potty. it works sometimes

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Tenisha - posted on 09/27/2009

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it just depends on the child.. i started just introducing the potty to my little girl about a month before her second birthday she took too it really well started wanting too go wee an before i knew it we just didnt use nappies whilst in the house then i tried taking her on a short journey in her little knickers an took it from there shes 2n half now an shes fully potty trained.. it does take time and you have too have patience you'll feel so proud once shes acomplished it!! ;-)

ShaCona - posted on 09/27/2009

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Ultamately when your daughter is ready! Signs to look for are 1)if she's asking to go to the potty, 2) she recognizes when she has go poopy/ pee pee (especially if she's telling you), 3)if her diaper/training pants is staying dry throughout the night. BE PATIENT, IT TAKES TIME!!!

CRYSTAL - posted on 09/27/2009

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I agree, I would wait untill she shows interest. My daughter is almost 18 months old and likes to watch me use the bathroom. When I'm done she helps flush the toilet and watches the contents go down. May sound a little weird or gross, but at least she is learning that it is normal and even Mommy's use the potty. I'm also hoping it will help ease any anxiety she may have when it becomes time to potty train. I have tried to put my daughter on the potty a few times but she doesn't like it and whimpers so I don't push it. I suspect that when our daughters are ready they will tell us!

Jacqueline - posted on 09/27/2009

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My daughter was potty trained before she turned 2. In my opinion, it is up to you when you potty train. I did it because I was tired of changing pampers, she could walk and she could talk. It took my a week to get her trained she went from pampers to panties, no pullups. She had accidents but she a week later she was using the bathroom and we haven't had any problems since.

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It is so very different for each child. I would recommend the book "The No-Cry Potty Training Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley. I didn't structure my potty training the exact same way suggested in the book, but it had some great ideas and guidelines. Just remember to stay calm and don't get too frustrated - your little baby will get potty trained eventually.



My daughter showed real interest in potty training at around 18 months, but she wasn't really ready... Just wanted to play around and learn about it (although, that is an important stage in potty training too). When she was about 25 months old (after I found out I was expecting my second baby) I started pushing the potty more. I was super consistent with her training and just kept at it. It took her about 3 months before she was completely potty trained during the day. Pee-pee for her was easiest to learn but it took a lot of patience and practice to get her to have a poo-poo in the potty. Pull ups did not work at all for us because they wicked too much moisture and she was ok with her diaper being wet. She did not like to have wet underwear and pants, however.



She still wears a diaper/pull up to bed, though. I expect that we will keep her in those for a little while longer. She is dry most nights, but just in case.



Hope this is helpful and good luck!

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