Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

what is the best way to start potty trainning?

My son is two years old and I would like to start potty trainning him like tomorrow, but honestly I have not started because I am only up to the first step - I bought the potty but what comes next?


Asked by nanaytiny at 11:36 AM on Mar. 11, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

Level 1 (0 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (5)
  • Here's the method that worked for us (our first daughter was 19 months and our second daughter was 17 months):
    It's not for everyone, you definitely have to be committed to the process, but I know it has worked for a lot of people. I know I'm in a minority opinion, but I think most children can be trained long before the 3 or 4 year mark when all the so-called "readiness signs" are there. If you're doing a more child-led approach, your child may not be ready until 4, but if you take away the diapers and do the work it takes to help your child learn a new thing, you may be surprised. Also here are a couple of interesting blogs/articles on the subject:

    Answer by EmilySusan at 11:53 AM on Mar. 11, 2010

  • How about...waiting until HE is ready!?!?! ;)

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 11:45 AM on Mar. 11, 2010

  • what types of signs will he give me to let me know he is ready?

    Answer by nanaytiny at 11:48 AM on Mar. 11, 2010

  • sit him on the potty and read him a book or show him picture. When he goes praise him and tell him good job. Then he'll try again . The more he potty's the closer you'll get. If he isnt ready it will take longer to get him to potty in the toilet. Especially if he isnt ready to even sit on one yet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Mar. 11, 2010

  • I'm with EmilySusan. Why are people so quick to scream, "your child is not ready!"And unwilling to share the smallest piece of potty-training advice before the question-asker has proven her child to pass the ready test. We trained all three of our kids before age 2 (2 boys and a girl) and I don't think they had gifted and talented bladders, nor were they exceptionally mature for their ages.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Mar. 11, 2010