When's the best time to start potty training?

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Cindy - posted on 08/05/2009

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We started potty training my grandbabies at age 2 but they didnt catch on and do it by there selves till age 3..So i guess 3 is a good age , the Dr told us they will do it when they get ready ...so dont rush it will come..hope this helps...

Christina - posted on 08/04/2009

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WIth my daughter i showed her the potty and how to go around 2 i believe but she just wasn't ready and I didn't feel any reason to push her so i just waited and one day she was 3.5 and we came home from church and she wanted to wear panties and i told her that meant no going potty off the chair and she said ok and that was it. Never an accident and never went back to diapers she was done. In my opinion its easiest to show them how and where and just wait til they are ready.

Christine - posted on 08/04/2009

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ive just started training megan, she is 2 and 3 mths, now the school hols are here, i just let her run round bare bum, after a few accidents she realised what her potty was for, i have only been doing this for 2 weeks and not everyday, but she takes herself to her potty now so so far so good, but i think you will know when your child is ready, i didnt push megan and she seems to have done it by herself x

Anita - posted on 08/03/2009

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Summer!!! LOL really it's easier for them in the summer b/c u can let them run around without pants so they know where it comes from.

My first was 2 1/2 when he was trained

My second was about 17 months and she showed the interest to start and now she's 2 yrs and 3 months and she's 95% trained, but she did back-step recently with the poop thing- not sure why

my third is 11 months so I'll have to let you know

Jennifer - posted on 08/03/2009

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That's really a toss-up. My son wasn't ready until age 3 or so when he started seeing his friends do it at day care and it still took about 3 months to succeed.

The way I figure it, when they start telling you "poopy" or "wet" or something along those lines, it's a good time to start. When they start taking off diapers/pullups, they're beyond ready.

The easiest way is to take them every hour on the hour for a few days to a week. Make it a game and tell them they can have a sticker or a snack (I used stickers or 3 Skittles, his choice) when they go successfully. They'll want reward so bad, they'll start to hold it and let you know.

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