What age is the best to start potty training?

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It's not so much about an age as it is about whether or not the child is showing signs of readiness? Most children are STARTING to show signs around 18 months but typically aren't trained until they're 2 or older! I've attached some links......these are the main 4 things you need to look for before you start potty training! If you start to early the child may get frustrated and regress! Good luck!



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LORI - posted on 03/23/2010

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From my experience I don't think there is a best age.
If your child is ready at 1 or 3 it really depends on them.
I had 1 son, who at 1 1/2 was almost completely potty trained. Then another son at 3 was still having difficulty.
They will let you know when they are ready.
But you can introduce it and see what happens.
Good Luck

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We started elimination communication at 6 weeks old. Now at 14 months we rarely have a miss. She's technically not potty trained because she can't get on the potty by herself, she's not even walking yet. BUT she bring the potty to use by scooting, signs it, tries to say potty 'poh'. We put her on and she goes. She's out of diapers unless we're out because I'm still nervous even though she hasn't wet a diaper for weeks. So I don't think any age is too 'young'

Kristin - posted on 03/22/2010

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I started potty training my first daughter when she was 15 mths. and she did learn, but it took soo long for her to catch on and when she did, I had to take her and put her on the pot for like seven or eight months because she was sooo little to get on the potty(she didn't like the potty seat we had, so she used the "big potty"). I decided with my next child that I would wait until he was two, to even start potty training so that it might be easier and much less stressful. I did wait and it definately was ALOT less stressful and easier! With my third child I also started potty training her when she was two and it took her about one or two months to be completely potty trained. And it was not hard at all! She is only three now. I would recomend being persistent, but take your time when you do decide to start. Don't get in a hurry to potty train.

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I agree with Dana. My oldest son was potty trained by the age of 2 and its was easy because he really wanted to learn and do things for himself. My youngest was and still is a bit more difficult and he is 4 now. Just let your child tell you when he/she is ready. You can start intoducing the concept to them now so that they can start looking at it as something new and not something scary. Take your time and be patient...and best of all...any efforts made by your child, applaude it...it will encourage them even more!
Good luck and keep us updated!

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