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Is it time for my 2 yr old to potty train?

he just turned 2 at the end of feb.

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Butterfly23mom

Asked by Butterfly23mom at 5:03 PM on Mar. 13, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • We started our son right after his second birthday. He got a big boy potty seat and big boy underwear for his birthday, so he was excited about it. He had already been going every once in awhile, but was still wearing diapers. It was still good to know he was interested first though. We did training on and off (if he got tired of it, we stopped and picked up at a later date) and by the time he was 2 and 4 months he had had zero accidents during the day for about a month, so we started underwear at naptime and bedtime too. He has been completely potty-trained since then. He is 2 and 9 months now and has never had an accident in his bed, so I'm glad we waited a while until he was ready. I did not want to have to wash sheets every other night, lol. Oh, and buying a stool and standing your son up might work better than sitting him down. We started out with our son sitting and he wasn't a big fan, he loved standing though.
    MommyToSmeech

    Answer by MommyToSmeech at 5:10 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • my son was full potty trained by his 2nd birthday but he was ready by 18months. He was talking well and could understand what we wanted him to do plus he hated to be in a diaper he hated to be wet or poopy so it made it easy for us. he wore a pull up at night for a while even after he was to mainly because he was a sound sleeper and would wet the bed other wise.
    watch for sighns of him hiding to go potty, taking his diaper off because its wet or just wanting to sit on the potty or watch others use the potty. dont rush him not every 2 year old is ready.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • some people start at 15months. i always have started my girls at 2 yrs. the 1st one was fully trained at 3, the v2nd at 4.
    trustn1

    Answer by trustn1 at 6:40 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • sorry did not finish. you can start training anytime you want to but until they are ready you won't haveANY luck.
    trustn1

    Answer by trustn1 at 6:41 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • It has nothing to do with age.
    Some start at birth, some at 1, some at 2, some later. Age has NOTHING to do with it.
    If you want to start, start.
    He will learn when he is ready, regardless of when you start. So, if he's ready now, he'll learn quickly and easily. If he's not, you will be training him for months but you'll be working on it.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 6:58 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • It's up to him when he is ready. Is he showing signs. Like taking off his diaper. Even if he is not you can try if it's not time he'll tell you. An awesome way to potty train boys I've heard is the aim game Put cheerios in the toilet and let him aim. Also using potty candy is a great method a jar of candy marked potty candy keeped in the bathroom. Some thing like M&M's He get's 1 if he pees 2 if he poops an extra 1 for both or remembering to wash his hands. It really works.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:14 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

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