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Potty training...... when to start

  • PK
    Jul 30

    When your child is showing signs that they’re ready (communication that they peed/pooped, interest in the potty, staying dryer for longer periods of time) and whenever you are ready! We potty trained my son at 27 months. He was ready for several months but I had to prepare for it myself - mentally and how I wanted to approach it. I got the Oh Crap Potty Training book. We followed that but not strictly to it. I don’t believe it’s a one size fit all method but it did get us started on the right track.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 31

    I am planning to start the month before his second bday! We have twins on the way.... so the less diapers around here the better if ya know what I mean! I’ve been preparing him by talking about the potty a lot, having him flush the toilet, and having him tell me if he has a poopoo in his diaper and things like that! According to the book I read, 18-28 months is best time frame!

  • Anonymous
    Jul 31

    What worked for us was buying the P is for Potty book and she was also given the potty train book for her first birthday. The potty train is ridiculous, but she loves it. P is for potty is ok...the story is slightly boring but the book is full of those lift the flap things that kids love. Both books made her more interested in the potty. She has been fully trained while awake since March and she turns 2 next month.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 02

    I just started yesterday, I got her peed in the potty twice. The rest was on the floor. Day 2 today. She didn’t pee for 2 hours 😱 cause she doesn’t wanna pee in the potty. I’m somewhat confuse if I’m gonna continue the training or not. I don’t want her to get traumatized. She’s gonna be 2 in two weeks. Update: so my daughter keeps peeing while she’s in her high chair. I tried to bribe her, it worked only once. I tried bribing her before dinner cause I know she’s gonna pee while eating. It didn’t work. I know it’s only day 2 but I’m already thinking of postponing the potty training. Im really scared that she’ll be traumatized. She got traumatized on walking she didn’t let go of my hand until she was 17mos cause we were kinda pushing her to walk by herself.

  • PK
    Aug 02

    @anonymous - keep going!!! She might also just be learning to hold her pee in longer. And it might be a sense of independence where she wants to decide when she wants to go rather than you deciding for her.

  • Hayley
    Aug 02

    We started potty training a few weeks ago and my son is 20 months. I highly recommend the Tiny Potty Training Book by Andrea Olson. We have completely stopped using diapers as soon as we started the program. My son is doing great! Only has an accident every now and then. In the book she explains that before the invention of disposable diapers in the 50s, children were potty trained by 12-18 months. In fact, most other places in the world have their children potty trained long before those of us in the US. I had a lot of people vehemently tell me that my son wasn’t ready, but it worked for us!