Potty training for 15 month old

Eleanor - posted on 12/02/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Our son (15 months) pees every time we take his nappy off. We know he's doing it on purpose because he pulls a face when he's doing it and then giggles when he's done. We want to potty train him but have no idea where to start with one so young. Any advice?

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Tarilyn - posted on 12/02/2008

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IF your son is showing signs of being ready then feel free to start but DO NOT push it!! My daughter was asking me at 8 months to use the potty, but my doctor refused to give us any help as she was WAY too young, at 12 months she was still asking several times a day to use the potty, so we went and bought her a potty! Get him a potty and explain to him about it, and maybe invest in a potty book for boys and let him go at his own pace. When he's ready he will go...but you need a lot of patience. Some kids it takes a week and some kids it takes 2 years!!! Go ahead though and give him the option, but don't force it on him, because everyone I know who has forced it...was still trying to train at 4 or 5 years old!!! Good luck!!!

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One of my sons was trained before he was 2. Starting by using the potty after waking up was always the first step I took with my 3 kids. After a few days of success at that I moved onto sitting them on the potty every 20 or so minutes and using consistent language. (Less confusion and then they know what to say when they need to go). After a week or so (it took a month with one son because he didn't have the words down pat yet to tell me) they were telling me when they needed to go. Good luck.

Marie - posted on 12/02/2008

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They say boys aren't physically ready until 2 1/2. But then again, that's just what they say...

Lauren - posted on 12/02/2008

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Our son was training at 19 months, officially. He is now 2 1/2 and has been long trained thorugh the day and night. Every time before bath, we would stand him in the sink and let him pee. This got him used to peeing outsied the diaper. We also had him come into the bathroom with us whenever we went. I also put a potty in the house for him jsu to familiarize him with it. When we officially started training, I made him a "potty book" with a picture of his potty on it- everytime he went on the potty, he got to add a sticker anywhere in his potty book (this way he could see them all add up). Hope this helps

Susanna - posted on 12/02/2008

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Hey!
I think that it's a great time to start potty training now. I myself started even earlier with my son and now his 18 months and almost dry. The best way to start is to put him on the potty when changing his dipper and trying to make it before he pees elsewhere. Even if he's faster then you, you should still place him on the potty so he gets used to it. When he is comfortable and used to the potty he'll start using it more and more. Hope all the best for the training.

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