could she be ready??

Amanda - posted on 05/09/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 19 months and has been showing an interest in the toilet for a few months now.

When her nappy is dirty she will quite often (not all the time) tell me that she's done a poo and ask me to change her or will go and get me a clean nappy and take my hand to change her. Some days she refuses to wear a nappy and will scream for "nickies"

We were out the other week and my son needed a wee, she said she wanted a wee too took her nappy off and actually did a wee on the toilet.
When she does a wee in her nappy she will tell me as she is doing it and will run to the bathroom and try to wipe herself.

I have also caught her weeing down the front of the the toilet like a boy (I have asked daycare where she goes once a week to help me with teaching her that girls sit down)

I'm not convinced she is ready to toilet train properly yet. Should I just keep going as I am?? or could she be ready for training??

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Kaitlyn - posted on 05/11/2011

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IMO, she is ready to start training. She is willing and interested, what more does she need to do? I would train her and hopefully be done with diapers. Good luck!!

Amanda - posted on 05/09/2011

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It's just all abit new my son showed no interest at all, and didn't care if he was wet or dirty he just got up on day and started using the toilet. We went straight from nappies to pants.

Lisa - posted on 05/09/2011

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I think she's ready and you're doing the right thing. You'll have the best luck by just letting her make the decisions!!!

Andrea - posted on 05/09/2011

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She sounds like she could be ready! If she wants to start trying the toilet I'd let her go, but use training pants to ease up on the cleaning up a little, embrace the enthusiasm, if she is aware of when she goes that's a great first step, just be aware it may take a while before she's fully trained and she will probably have accidents for a while

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