Posted in Potty Training, Toddlers

When do I know when to start potty training?

I'm trying to figure out when the best time to potty train is. My son follows me into the bathroom when I have to go and I always tell him "mommy has to go potty" or "time to go potty" and he stands there and watches me go. I let him flush the toilet (well he tries) so he isn't scared of the noise. I cant tell if he's ready to use a potty or not. He doesn't talk yet either. So when is the best time to start?

  • Anonymous
    Dec 04

    My son does the same!! I plan on waiting until he can talk, I feel like communicating has to go both ways more or less for potty training.... but maybe it wouldn’t hurt to buy a little potty and have him sit on it for fun? See how he does?

  • Makayla
    Dec 04

    I think thats a great idea to wait till he talks. Hopefully around his 2 nd birthday he'll try lol Id be down tobtry the naked thing where we just let him run around with no pants but I'm afraid he'll pee on everything lol cause he has before

  • Anonymous
    Dec 04

    My son is 22 months old and been potty trained since about 19 months. He was doing the same thing your son was doing when I started!

  • RaeJean
    Dec 04

    I trained 2 of my boys when they would let me know they pottied in their diaper. If your son doesn’t mind wearing a pooped or super wet diaper he may not be ready. In the end, I think only you will know when you want to try. Good luck!💩

  • Alexa
    Dec 04

    I am currently potty training my son right now. He's 18 months. He has had an interest in the toilet since he was 14 months. The pediatrician said at his 15 month appointment, we could start introducing him to his own potty. It's been a slow go so far, but I let him use the potty as much as he wants. He gets set on the potty after meals, when he wakes up from naps, when I'm in the bathroom...

  • Makayla
    Dec 04

    Is it easier to have the potty in the bathroom or where you are?

  • Valerie
    Dec 04

    We went from diapers to a toilet seat insert. I was not super thrilled with the idea of weaning my kid out of diapers and into a potty in the living room, then doing a whole new transition to the toilet. We just went the whole hog at once. Took a week for 19 month old