When should I start trying to potty train my daughter??

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Maura - posted on 04/15/2009

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If it doesn't bother you then don't worry about it until she is good and ready. There is no need to rush something that will happen on it's own. She will get there developmentally when she is ready. She should be able to communicate with you that she is going or about to go to the bathroom and know the difference between pee and poo. Also don't give her anatomy stupid names. Just explain to her the correct term for what it is. Potty books and explaining when you go are good starts. Honestly just because a child learns to go in the potty earlier than the other, doesn't mean they are better at it than anyone else later on in life.

Nicole - posted on 04/15/2009

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get a potty and let her see it. Dont pressure her into sitting on it or doing anything on it. Let her try it at her own time. My daughter decided one afternoon (after her lunch sleep as i was changing her nappy) that she wanted to wear 'big girl knickers' - she was 27 months and fully three days later

Tonya - posted on 04/15/2009

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I suggest getting her used to the potty itself very early, once she's used to being around it have her sit on it with cloths on, then just a diaper, then without. My daughter is 1 and doesn't have a problem sitting on it for longer periods while i'm in the bathroom with her. even pees in it sometimes. but Amy is right every child is different.

Amy - posted on 04/15/2009

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I didn't start til both my kids were 2 but every kid is different. You can start as early as you want or as early as your girl starts to show you she doesn't like being wet.

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