What is a good age to start my baby potty training and to take away his bottle and dummy?

Jaimee - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my son is 14mths old and i am wanting to get rid of his dummy all together he only has it at night atm, i also want to get him drinking from a sippy cup instead of his bottles and i am not sure when i should consider potty traing?

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Kathryn - posted on 10/04/2009

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from what i was told from my sons doctors, children should be off the bottles at 1 year. and for dummys, children have a sucking need up to 6 months after that they want it and they has told me to get him off of it as soon as i could. potty training is different for every kid. you have to know when they are ready for it. my son started showing signs that he was ready when he was 1 1/2 years. like telling you they need to be changed or you notice the 'i gotta go look'

Brandi - posted on 10/04/2009

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now is a good time to get the bottle away from him. My son was really attached to his and it took me almost a month to take it away all together, but i started by giving him milk ONLY in sippy cups. He could have his bottle, but it had water in it. Then I took away his afternoon bottle all together, he barely noticed. After his afternoon one was gone I took away his morning bottle. Lastly I took away his night bottle. By doing it gradually it wasn't too long before he didn't even notice that he was only drinking from a sippy cup. His bink I took away at 18 mos. (which was just a week or so ago) I pretty much just took it away. He cried briefly for a few days, but before long he didn't need that any more either. Lastly Potty training is different for every child look for signs that he's ready like is he able to take his pants off and pull them up all by himself, or can he verbalize that he's peed or pooped in his diaper? then when he appears to be ready, I would just let him sit on his potty with his clothes on to get used to that. then show him what it's for. it will take a lot of time and patience and when he's ready he'll just do it. you're job is to really just introduce him to the potty and make sure he knows what it's for. He'll take care of the rest. My daughter would use the potty for a day or two then for weeks would only go in her pants. Then a few days would go really well, then back to going in her pants. Then one day she just decided to start using the potty all the time. I don't think there is really anything you can do to make him go any earlier than when he decides he's ready. good luck.

Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009

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for the dummy i started rocking my girls without it for a few minutes without it, then gave it to them. every night i would extend the time without it and after a while they would be ok to fall asleep without it. the sippy cup i introduced during meal times with a little juice at first. my kids both follow me to the bathroom. my youngest is about 1 1/2 and is very interested in what i'm doing. i bought a little potty for her and she sits on it like mommy does. i haven't tried getting her to potty in it yet, but just having it in there has helped her get comfortable with it so far.

Sam - posted on 10/02/2009

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my daughter was potty trained by 15 months.Still wore a nappy(diaper) but went on potty most days.She was off bottles by 1 yr and now has a cup with a staw for day time and at night she has a nuby cup which has a hard spout with three holes init.She is 2 and a half and is not wanting rid off her dummy.She has thrown away some dummies but will not part just yet.I want rid by her 3rd birthday and i told her on the night b4 he 3rd birthday we are leavin it on side for the dummie fairy to come and take it to the babies that need them.I told her if she does this the fairy will leave her something she wants(toys,paints ect.I think and hope it works!

Misty - posted on 09/28/2009

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I have 2 kids my little girl is 3 and my little boy is 2 and they are both potty trained, the best way i found and probably the weirdist but it worked great for me, was to take your child with you every time you go to the restroom as soon as they can walk and let them know what your doing, sing a little happy potty song and clap and praise yourself after you potty, then put them on the potty and sing the song etc.... worked wounders for me, as for the bottle start him out on one of those soft nippled sippy cups then gradually move to the harder ones, as for the passy im not sure my kids spit theres out after a few months and never wanted them back. I know this sounds kind of weird, but it worked twice for me.

Krystal - posted on 09/28/2009

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HE'LL GIVE YOU SIGNS TO POTTY TRAIN MINES THREE WE ARE WORKING ON IT AN THE DOC SAID ITS NORMAL FOR A BOY TO BE FULLY TRAINED WE HES 4 GOING ON 5 IS WHAT THEY TOLD ME

Jennifer - posted on 09/28/2009

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Me myself had all my babies introduced to a sippy cup around 5 months, off the bottle between 10 months the earliest and12 months being the very latest and my earliest potty trainer was at 2 1/2. I think potty training in the summer at around 1 1/2-2 years old worked out very good for me. I believe that kids should be trained by the age of 3, it's the normal anyway. My kids doctor recommends introducing and starting to potty train at 1 1/2 The earlier the better, and that goes with both bottle and potty. Babies and young toddler don't know any better, the longer they stay on something like the bottle for too long, it's hard for them to understand why you're taking it away. And the longer they are in diapers, they tend to rebel. It's every parents choice weather they want to do it early or wait until it's actually going to be harder for both child and parent. I would just rather my child be trained at a reasonable age, 4 they start pre-school and they need to be all done with going potty in their pants.

Marci - posted on 09/28/2009

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A friend told me to start snipping the end of the bink a little each day, I guess they loose interest. (my guy doesnt use one)... just start introducing the cup at non stressful feedings..(not first thing in the morning) and slowly start giving the cup more & more...as far as potty training goes, I never had to potty train a boy, so I don't know yet.My guy is almost 8 months. But with my girls I started putting them on the potty at the times I knew they would go...when you make the commitment to start, dont give up on it....good luck!

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