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when do you start potty training my duaghter is 17 months?

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Asked by kassondrakost at 4:43 PM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my niece just started at 18 months and shes never had an accident yet... its been like 2 weeks

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • When the child takes an interest in the potty or when they can tell you that they need to be changed. Good luck.

    Answer by coala at 4:56 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • When she knows she has to go.. When you are in walmart and you see "that look"...

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 5:14 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • good question.. i have daughter about same age.

    i wanted to potty train her early.. but i am scary of her pee all over the places... so i may try around summer for her..

    I say start trying if she is ready..

    Answer by mommytobe24 at 5:25 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • MY son is 16-1/2 months old and shows NO Interest at all. we show him if he it is a pee or poop diaper but he really doesn't care either way.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:52 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • My daughter is 2 1/2. We just started the potty traing for the 2nd time. We tried last summer, a couple months before her 1st b-day. It was awful. She wasn't ready and she cried and cried when we mentioned the potty. We have been training for about 4-6 weeks, and it is going well. She remains accident free most of the day, but still wears diapers to bed and when we go out. Try and see what she does. If she isn't interested or is resistant, stop and give her more time. Some kids go early, some kids aren't fully trained until after 3 years old. Good luck.

    Answer by lovebugs_mom at 6:18 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • You can start whenever you like. She will learn and take over her "potty duties" when she ready... no matter when you start or how long you've been training. So, if she won't be ready until 26 months and you start now, she will be training for 9 months. If you wait until she shows most of the readiness signs (say... at 24 months) then you will be training for 2 months.
    So... possibly fewer diapers but more work, effort, frustration for both of you OR more diapers and less work. Your choice. Both have merit. Especially since it's really hard to say when any one child will be ready.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:27 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

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