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Day care and potty training

Hello mommies and daddies of course :) I have a 18 month old actually 19 today we haven't started potty training just yet but new year I'm considering part time daycare to get him socializing with other toddlers how to get introduce potty training befor day care ? Single mom first child I'm lost

  • Tim
    Dec 20, 2018

    Well all kids are different. Mine all learned at different ages. The biggest thing to remember is don’t rush it or force it. The advice I remember is they will let you know when they are ready. All the other tips and tricks are good if they work for you. Don’t get discouraged. Good luck 😊

  • Mat
    Dec 20, 2018

    I agree with Tim. Trust you child, they will let you know when it’s time. In my experience children tend to push back if they sense you have an agenda, especially as they gain more autonomy. Which is all healthy behavior. If you want you could try modeling healthy bathroom behavior (whatever that means to you). Although in my experience at 19 months most daycares don’t expect children to be potty trained. Hope this helps ease some anxiety, I sometimes wonder how single parents manage. Good luck, hang in there and make room to forgive yourself whenever possible. Also this podcast helped me navigate multiple parenting challenges, worth a listen if you have 14min. https://www.janetlansbury.com/2017/12/potty-struggles-4-year-old/

  • Laura
    Dec 20, 2018

    Have you confirmed that the daycare requires or even accommodates potty training? Our daycare doesn't even accommodate potty training until the 2 year old class (the 1 year old class isn't close to a bathroom). Read "Oh Crap, Potty Training".

  • Julie
    Dec 20, 2018

    My daughters daycare has a whole potty area for the kids. Check with your LOs daycare and see what they have going on...my daughter is 16 months and in her toddler room there’s a whole area for pottying once the child shows interest.

  • Emmy
    Dec 20, 2018

    I honestly used to ball up tiny pieces of toilet paper and throw them in the toilet and have him aim for them. It worked out nicely for us. He was potty trained by 2.

  • Lynn
    Dec 20, 2018

    At that age, day care does not require kids to be potty trained. And I would recommend waiting until your kid shows deep interest, especially at this age.

  • Elena
    Dec 20, 2018

    He only pulled hes pants down once and I've tried again but he won't do it so I stopped that's why I was asking thank you all for your comments