my son is a year and a half

Katie - posted on 06/24/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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is this to young to potty train every one keeps pushing me on it help

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Michelle - posted on 06/24/2011

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Don't listen to anyone else. You'll know when he's ready to toilet train. If he's letting you know that he's wet and can communicate when he has the need to go then he's ready.
Don't push it otherwise it can take a lot longer.
I hate it when people keep butting in telling you how to bring up your children. The good thing is my baby is #3 so people back off and tell me I should know what I'm doing.

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Alicia - posted on 06/28/2011

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my little brother was fully potty trained (night and all) by 2 1/2. my daughter will be 2 in August and we introduced the potty. but she just sits on it with her pants on while i pee. she isnt quite ready yet. were getting closer because she tells me before she poops. but i heard that a good indicator is if they can stay dry thru the night. we are far from that. my daughter pees so much in the night we almost always have a leak thru! good luck!

Corinne - posted on 06/28/2011

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All kids are different, some start 'early' some 'late'. It's all a crock of .... they'll do it when they're ready. :)

Anne - posted on 06/28/2011

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We potty trained our kids at about 3.5 years old, just before they started preschool. Because they were older, they literally potty trained over night.
We travel a lot, and diapers are just so much more convenient. ;) Also, our kids weren't interested before. Preschool though gave them an incentive. Don't stress over it.

Karen - posted on 06/27/2011

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I don't get these people. You will know when he is ready and I wouldn't listen to the other people. Wait for the signs and you motherly instinct. Some take a week, some take a few yrs. I started my first at the same age. He would go every once in a while. i'm talking like maybe 1 time every couple of weeks. i got so wore out from running him to the potty every hr. that i gave up when his little brother was born. After a few months i tried again. Again got wore out and quit. I kept doing it for a few weeks every time he showed signs (knowing that he wasn't ready but people were pushing) and he never really started going until he was 4 and still had lots of accidents. Especially at night! Or at the worst times. I only push it a little bit with my 2nd and he had quite a few accidents. With my 3rd we just stopped buying diapers when I felt she was ready and that was it. she caught on without me teaching her much at all. Hardly any accidents at all. Maybe a handful of them.

Annie - posted on 06/27/2011

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There are certian sings to look for to know when you child is ready to potty train. I'm sure you could goole it. My son is 21 month and it starting to show signs that he is interested. Today he actually told me that he pooped right after he did it. So we will be starting in the next few months.

Jamie - posted on 06/25/2011

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I had the same problem. My daughter is now about 2.5 yrs old and she is potty trained. I think the "old timers" see that they need be potty traiend before 2 becuase that how it use to be, if you use cloth diapers the kids are more likely to be trained by that age. Starting about 1.5 yrs old I introduced a potty seat and she played with it and then let her pick out panties and we would play with them, eventually she would put them on after bath time for alittle bit. By a about 26 months, she was demanding her panties only so we started potty training, it took 3 days for it to "click" and its been mostly easy ever since. Good luck, don't let anyone push you, the saying is true that the child will let you know. No reason to start too early cause then its just months of training if you wait till their ready then its a much shorter time frame.

Adrienne - posted on 06/24/2011

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My 4 year old is just now fully potty trained and has been for a few months now. My 3 year old will say he has to go poop and go on the toilet but rather pee in a pull up, but he'll change his pull up and try to pee on the toilet. So we are going to put him in real under wear for a long weekend and see what happens.
I listened to everyone else and it just caused problems with my 4 year old. One day it just clicked and he has only had one accident during the day. He has been in real under wear during the night now for a week and no accidents.
Do what you think is best and not listen to everyone else.

Katherine - posted on 06/24/2011

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I concur Bridget. My first daughter had acciedents until she was 4.5.

Bridget - posted on 06/24/2011

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My little guy is 2 and im not pushing him hes not acting like hes ready. Whenever he starts showing some readiness signs i will start potty training. I think pushing them when their not ready causes more accidents then if you just wait until they are ready. I would just give him alittle more time then when he acts like hes ready get started :)

Jodi - posted on 06/24/2011

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I honestly wonder why people feel the need to push their babies into things so young and before they are ready. I mean, it's not like it is a big deal if you wait until they are 3....who is it affecting? Every kid is different with respect to potty training, and if he isn't ready, then he isn't ready!! Are these the same people pushing their kids to read by the time they are 10 months too?

Tiziana - posted on 06/24/2011

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My son is also a year and a half and no way is he ready for potty training. I think its time to potty train when they start to let you know that they are wet or dirty and my son doesn't do either. I am in no rush he is still a baby.

Katherine - posted on 06/24/2011

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Yes and I had the same problem. Everyone was pushing it on me too. I have 2 girls and with the first I allowed my mom to push me because I didn't know what I was doing so much.

With my second NO WAY!!!! There is no way I am forcing her if she isn't ready. She tells me when she wants to go and if she doens't I leave it at that. She's 2 BTW.

So DON"T give in and ignore! That is such a pet peeve of mine!!!!

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