At what age should i start potty training my son?


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Audria - posted on 03/04/2009




I've found that boys take longer to potty train than girls. My son just turned 2 last month and I started introducing him... but it doesnt work... when I see him trying to go, I would take him and put him on the potty, all that happens, is that he decides not to go, and holds it in until much later in the day, or the next day. So I think I agree with the other moms who say dont rush them, they'll let you know when they are ready.

Darlene - posted on 03/04/2009




Don't rush him, he'll let you know when he's ready. My son was 3 when he started showing signs he was ready. However, my daughter was potty trained by the time she was 18 months! They let you know.

Oh and as a fyi, dont waste your money on those brightly colored bio-degradable cheerios looking rings that you put in the toilet for them to "aim at". Just use the the actual cheerios or fruit loops cereals. Just throw a few in the toilet and let him have at it! It makes it into a game!

Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 03/04/2009




I don't think there is a set age. Your son will start to show signs of being ready and that is thebest time to do it. I tried at 2 and half with my older son (going to be 4 in June) and he wasn't ready so it didn't work. On the day he turned 3 i said, you are a big boy now and it is time to start using the big boy potty. He was ready and showing all the signs of being ready. He was potty trained in 3 days. No accidents.

Becky - posted on 03/04/2009




I would recommend 2 1/2 years old or when he/she starts acting like they are ready-staying dry during nap time, saying that they have gone potty in their diaper, things like that. There is a book that I was told about ( I have potty trained two successfully, but my last is going to be stuborn) it is called how to Poty Train In a Day. It is suppose to be really good.

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