my daughter is 15 months when should we start thinking about potty training????


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Alicia - posted on 08/11/2009




I think its good to start by having them start sitting on their own little potty and start brining them in there when you go. Even if they just sit on it with their clothes on, they can start getting the idea and then I started asking my son if he needed to go before we got in the bath tub everynight. That went on for months and thats the only time I could get him to go. Start showing them the potty books/dvd, not that they wrok well but just for them to start getting the idea. Also, if you child is in a daycare setting, you can ask if they will start talking about it or they will see other kids doing it as well. But read up on the signs of readiness and just keep evaluating him or her as you go along. But I feel strongly about a childs readiness is usually not until 2 1/2 or 3 yo but every child is different.

Christy - posted on 08/11/2009




i started potty training my little girl at 18mths old and she will be 3 in october and just recently is potty trained completly even at night so i would start as soon as she seems ready

Jennifer - posted on 08/11/2009




Just wait until your child is ready! My 2 yr old son has no interest and I ask him everyday is he wants to sit on the potty. As soon as your child shows any interest, jump on the opportunity. Both my firls were potty trained just a few weeks before their 3rd b-day, one had no accidents ever and the other only had a few wet accidents. I wouldn't push the issue or it may backfire.

Emma - posted on 08/10/2009




They say from 18mths old but each child is indivisual. We started Callum when he was 2yrs as he kept taking his nappy off he did quite well at 1st then we started having probs so kept havin to remind him to use his potty. Sienna was really easy she got it straight away and was fully potty trained by 19mths. Adam our youngest is 2 nearly and haven't started potty training him yet as he hasn't shown any signs hes ready.

Candice - posted on 08/09/2009




there are many camps on this issue. i'm going with pre-potty training readiness steps and waiting for signs from her that she's ready. for a couple of months now i sit her on the potty with her clothes on when i go to the bathroom and talk about potty stuff while we're there. just getting her comfortable with the idea at this stage.

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