Need tips on potty training a 17 month old boy

Tiffany - posted on 01/28/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 17 month old son whos about to be 18 months on the 15th of next months. hes very smart and catchs on pretty quick i want to start potty training him but i dont know what i should do my other son was 2 yrs old before i potty trained him and by the time he was 3 yrs old he was 100% potty trained. any tips on how i should start off on potty training my 17 month old

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Johnsmommi2012 - posted on 01/29/2014

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I completely agree, thank you, I've sat him on the potty a few times and he got a kick out of it he follows his dad to the bathroom to I've heard for boys that's a good start but I don't know my oldest son was 2yrs old before we potty trained him and by the time he was 3 he was 100% potty trained

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2014

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First see if he is interested. If he is not interested then he is not ready yet. Follow his lead. 17 months is pretty young yet, he may or may not be ready yet. In general boys r closer to 3 yrs old before they r trained. Their control muscles develop later then girls....In general. Have a little potty out and just allow him to explore and learn. With my youngest it was the easiest and even an enjoyable process, because I really just let her lead the way. I learned from watching her it is not so much as training it is more about teaching. And just like walking, talking, reading it is a process and they have to learn the basics first. Just because they get one area quick does not mean they will get potty training quick. And with in learning to potty they may catch onto one area quickly but struggle with a different area.

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