1 too young to Potty train??

Nichole - posted on 09/23/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )




My son just turned 1. He pees and instantly gabs at his diaper area, then takes his pants, and diaper off. SO I've decided to potty train, at least start. I have him sit on the potty for a little while after drinking and after meals. He loves sitting there, but hasn't actually gone potty on the potty yet. My MIL says he's too young to be potty training?


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Melanie - posted on 09/30/2010




No one is too early in my books.. If you have the time to get the job done, And the child shows readiness then by all means. When i trained my son I bought real underware for kids and called them his "big boys" he loved it. Let him run around with just the underware on, might have to clean up a few messes, but he will realize what it feels like to pee in his "big boys" after every accident explain to him that when he feels like he needs to pee he needs to run to the potty or toilet and soon enough he will catch on. My son wouldn't sit on the potty at all, he wanted the big toilet. So i got a seat to sit on the toilet seat and he didn't like it either.. He wanted to sit on the actual seat like we do.. I showed him how to hold himself up.. He fell in a few times, lol but he caught on very fast.. Everytime he pee'd in the toilet i did a big cheer and a dance and a high five. He ran with it like a duck to water.. Also having a few poopy episodes I didn't make a big deal about it.. I cleanned it and put it in the toilet and flushed it.. One day he said he had to pee, well he was confused i guess and went poop. So from then on he was trainned. He now is fully trained.. Day and night. Hope this helps :) Good luck!!

Melissa - posted on 09/29/2010




As long as he is having fun there is no harm,but make sure you don't pressure him or he will think of the potty as a bad thing.. My kids were potty trained at 2 and 3 years old.. They will do it when they are ready!! Good Luck! :)

Ashley - posted on 09/28/2010




My son started doing this and started peeing in the potty at 18 months. He's now 20 months and still does this. He constantly takes his pants & diaper off & tells me he has to peepee. Now the only thing I have to figure out is how to make him go poopoo on the potty! Haven't gotten that far yet!

But I say if he's showing signs, then go for it! Maybe put the potty in the family room or a room where you can conveniently get to it. If he doesn't want to sit on the potty, I definitely wouldn't force him. Maybe reward him going potty with a new toy or trinket, sometimes I even give my son a piece of candy & explain to him that he gets a piece of candy for going peepee in the potty like a big boy. You'll find something that works! Good luck!

Darline - posted on 09/26/2010




My family also told me that my kids were too young, but all kids are different. If he knows he's not supposed to be wet it's fine to start. Moms know their child BEST ! ! ! GOOD LUCK

Brooke - posted on 09/26/2010




I would start potty training!! My daughter was potty trained by a year and a half she was showing interest and caught on very quick. Good luck!

Corinne - posted on 09/26/2010




If your child is showing signs, then do it! My little girl was 12months when she started and my little boy was 14months. x

Kristina - posted on 09/24/2010




No way!! I would start, I have heard to people trying to potty train babies, you don't really train, but they get the idea faster because they have been exposed to it sooner.

Jessica - posted on 09/24/2010




My son is 13 months old, I have been thinking about trying to start potty training. I think if he is sitting on it and enjoys it then it's not too early. He'll go potty on it eventually. Boys are usually more difficult to train, so I think the sooner you introduce the potty the easier it will be to get him to go on it. Or at least you hope. =] My little boy is always taking off his diaper and he tries hard to get his pants off too. Good luck!

Dora - posted on 09/24/2010




If he is enjoying it then keep going with it. Children with be potty trained when they are ready themselves. Your son maybe ready so why hold him back. Just don't force it on him and make sure you keep it a positive experience.

Theresa - posted on 09/24/2010




As long as you're not pushing him and he enjoys it, let him try. Just don't expect too much. They say the avarage age for a boy to potty train is 3-4.

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