how do you know if a child is ready? My little one is 17 months but the thing is she will tell me when she poops> Which i think she doens't like it on her butt. For christmas i wanted to get her a potty. How do I start this? I'm a young first time mother any pointers? Please help me!Answer Question
It's cute to get her a potty early, but 17 months is usually way too early to expect her to use it. However, set it up in the bathroom. When you go, she'll follow and sit on it, even with her clothes still on. Take baby steps here. Once she gets used to the potty, and is able to take off her own clothes, she may want to try sitting on it bare butt. When she is ready to use the potty, she will let you know, but don't force it or you will be in for a long, LONG, irritating journey. I did this with my son, and when he was ready to potty train, he transitioned from diapers to full time underpants in about a week. He was 3 years old though, and he was ready. Good luck!
Answer by Pnukey at 10:31 AM on Dec. 8, 2009
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