How old was yours when u started potty training?

Amanda - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I know all children are different about potty training, I have a 18 month old son and I did get him a potty chair that plays music when they go potty... He hasnt went yet in it but I am just going with the flow right now until he is ready.... He will sit on it for a few then get up...... I was just wondering how old did u start potty training yours and how long did it take you? THanks:)

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we started with our son around 18 months for the exposure phase (same thing you're doing)...might've been earlier. then around 21 months we started doing more "hard care" training during the times he was at home. he fully launched into all daytime training (no nighttime) around 22/23 months.
he's now 29 months and basically daytime trained. he seems to have periodic relapses and have 1 or 2 accidents, but they are mostly nap related.

Irene - posted on 05/12/2009

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Hi Amanda....I started potty training my son at 22 months. He was showing signs like understanding everything I said and following directions really well. Another sign is when they wake up with a dry diaper in the morning. He had all of these signs so I went ahead and tried it. He took to it like a champ. It took about a week but he did number 1 and 2 without any prpoblems. Granted I know that this is NOT normal. Most children take much longer to catch on. I was just lucky I guess. LOL But I suggest that when you do try... just take his diaper off and DO NOT put it back on. It takes a little while and they will have accidents but they do catch on.... trust me. I've done this will all 3 of my children. Hope this helps. Thanks Irene

Celena - posted on 05/11/2009

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It was around 19mos. She is almost 22mos now and on a good day will have no accidents. Around 18mos she started following us to the potty to watch so thats when we decided to get ready to start.

Amanda - posted on 05/11/2009

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awww! He still has wet diapers... LOL... I think I will go get that movie also... Thanks so much!

Jamie - posted on 05/11/2009

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I started potty training my twins when they were 3yrs. I bought Elmo's Potty Time and we watched it everynight before bedtime. It took about 6 months. Our daughter started when she was 3 as well and that only took 1 month. It will all depend on your child. If he keeps his diaper dry for 4 hrs that's a good sign he's ready. Good luck!

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