Potty Training a 1 year old

Jennifer - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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MY daughter hates diapers and always has the second she pees it has to come off and she always gets this look on her face when she is about to do her business so today i set her on potty and she peed and pooped and she has done this twice today... do u think its possible to potty train her at this age? im thinking about buying a potty seat tommorrow and attemting to go ahead and potty train her why she is interested in it-- she clapped and loved the attention afterward and before u can say her name and are u going potty and she will shake her head and say yes--- so maybe she is getting the hang of it what do u all think

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Jane - posted on 03/31/2010

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if she's willing, go for it. she'll probably regress like they all do at some point, but no reason not to try if she's an early learner.

Jennifer - posted on 03/30/2010

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just an update on everyone she only had 3 diapers yesterday and hasnt had a poopy one in over a week now she is getting the hang of it

Gina - posted on 03/16/2010

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wow! congrats on your little miss grown up! Like one of the other moms said,now she need insentives,or rewards to keep her going...her fave snack,or a paper in the bathroom that she can put stickers on for evey time she does well are great ways to keep her engaged in this process! The stickers are also a great way for her to brag about being a big girl to her dad and other family members too!

Kiffany - posted on 03/16/2010

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i have known many kids potty trained at 18 months its a lot of work but can be done.

Jennifer - posted on 03/16/2010

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thank you we are going for a potty tommorrow which will make it easier with her size she weighs almost 20 pds, i do believe it might be easier like someone said earlier to do it before the grow into the 2's and can voice there opinions.. she wore a diaper today for 4 hrs but kept it dry and poopped and peed in potty twice today and woke up from nap today she was dry so were off to a start she is not walking but cruising and so on the verge of walking. my son was almost 3 before he showed the signs she is showing now and i have come to the conclusion she is going to be early on everything she came into this world early at 35 weeks and she has done everything early. i am a stay at home mom of her and my 5 year old son so hopefully we can conquer this if she stays cooperative and interested off to buy the baby bjorn potty tommorrow. thanks for ideas and information

Bethany - posted on 03/16/2010

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Yes! You can definitely potty-train at this age! Really, it would be easier now, before she becomes a toddler and gets stubborn. :) I just read the book "Infant Potty Training" by Laurie Boucke, and she has some great suggestions for older babies. The book is actually about elimination communication, or being "diaper free," but it has given me some great insight into how to go about potty-training my almost-two-year-old, as well as my month-old.

Anyway, if you don't feel like reading anything, then it sounds like your daughter will have a pretty easy time since she hates being wet and recognizes that she peed. Do it now before she gets too used to using her diapers as her potty! =)

By the way, some kids are completely out of diapers by a year.

Jeri - posted on 03/16/2010

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For sure! Whhhhoooo hhhhoooooo, congratulations!!!! If she is showing signs then she is ready for the next step. "They" say the child needs to not like the feeling of being wet or dirty and yours is already there. She needs incentive and encouragement now to go on the potty. Her size alone could make that more difficult. Some kids aren't even walking at one and she may go back to the diaper. I would think that would be normal but I am no expert by any means. Good luck!

Erin - posted on 03/16/2010

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If she is showing signs of being ready than go for it. The only thing is keep it a habit and if she is in day care or is taken care of by someone else at home make sure they do to. We did the same thing when our now 2 1/2 year old was 13 months. She showed all the signs of being ready and for like a week straight she had no accidents at all but both my husband and I were working alot and the person that stayed at home with her while we were working did not follow through with the potty training and just stuck her in a diaper so she totally lost interest and now we are still having trouble with lots of accidents. Good luck

Sharrie - posted on 03/16/2010

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hi i think u should go for it my friends little girl was completly out of nappies buy the time she was 2 so some children like to do it early!

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