When is a good age to begin potty training for a little boy?


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Sarah - posted on 01/03/2010




i started potty training my little boy at 22 months old only tuk 6 weeks, hes now bin dry for 10 weeks (only at night time for now), i would say when you are ready, if you wait for your child to be ready he still might not be ready at 4 years old, i cant imagine changin nappies for 4 years plus seeing my little boy running round in nappies at 4 years, i would give it a go theres no harm in tryin

Emma-Louise - posted on 01/03/2010




I have found working with toddlers that the right time to start potty training is when your little one starts to show signs, i.e when they tell you they have wet or soiled, but still they may not be ready. Sometimes its best to bite the bullet and try it out but dont force it, if it does not work out try again three or four weeks later. Good luck!

Lorie - posted on 01/03/2010




I started potty training my oldest when he was 2.

At first we put the potty in the living room then when he started to get " the feeling " we put it in the bathroom. If i asked him if he wanted to try he would ALWAYS say no. So from then on i didn't ask him and we went to the bathroom every half hour. I never told him where we were going and then he was fine with it. I put books in there and if he went to the bathroom I would give him a treat he never gets. ( A treat doesn't have to be food }.

good luck

Oh I also put him in potty training underwear so he wouldn't be comfy if he went to the bathroom in them.

Deborah - posted on 01/03/2010




I really believe that it is up to the little boy! We pushed my son at 2 to start and he is now 4 and bairly potty trained! If your little boy shows intrest in it then encourage him but dont push it! All the doctors told me was that he will do it in his own time. I have also learned that spanking is not a good idea when they have acedents! My son did way better when he knew that mom and dad were disapointed in him.

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