my son is 8 months old he walks trys to talk and trys to feed himself finger foods ( he thinks he's a grown man lol) but my friend was telling me that he satarted potty training his 3 kids at 6 months old. i thought it was odd and when he suggested i start potty training my son i turned down the idea without any thought. am i wrong to think its to early to PT.. any suggestions or thoughts on when i should start PT and how... thanksAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:00 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by julipickle at 9:09 PM on Jan. 19, 2009
According to What to Expect the First Year and Supernanny, you should put a fresh diaper on before a nap. After the nap, check the diaper. If it is heavy, your child is not ready to potty train. If it is light, your child is ready to start potty training.Â It takes quite a while forÂ a baby'sÂ nervous systems to develop completely.Â The internal sphincter of the urethraÂ is controlled by the body and dilates when the bladder is stretched and signals the nervous system that it is ready to void. The external sphincter is controlled by a different branch of the nervous system that we can consciously control. Until this part of the nervous system is developed, children cannot control their external sphincter. The "nap-diaper test" can gauge for you if they've developed enough to attempt potty training. I could go into more specific names and details but you only get 1000 characters lol.
Answer by NovemberLove at 9:25 PM on Jan. 19, 2009