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When is to soon to potty train?

My 18 month old daughter acts like she is ready to potty train, but i am not exactly sure. Being a new mom and never going through this, when is a good time to start, and what actions should i look for from her?

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Asked by Amanda244 at 3:09 PM on Mar. 16, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • get her own potty chair and take in when you go in. She may be ready every child is different.

    Answer by gammie at 3:14 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • I started DD at 14 months because she was interested. She was fully trained by 18 months (except nights). She is 21 months now, and still not night trained.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Oh, and I forgot to add, I would take her to the store, let her pick out her own undies (go STRAIGHT TO UNDIES, SKIP THE PULL UPS!) and potty chair. Take her in there every 30-45 min. Praise, praise, praise when she does well. Do NOT yell when she has an accident, it will happen for a while, just tell her, "We go potty on the toilet" and leave be. If she's not ready, you'll know.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • My DD is 22 months old and we have started. If your child can keep a dry diaper for 2 hours and is interested in the potty then go ahead and sit her down a few times a day.

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    Answer by raemommy at 3:16 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Yes straight to undies! If she is ready she will be trained in one week!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • You can start whenever you feel that she is ready. I am working with my now 20 mo and we started exposing her to the potty when she was 15 mos. We just got a hand me down and I cleaned it really well. We are still using diapers b/c she is only wearing 12 mo clothes and they don't make training pants that small. I would go straight to training pants and skip the pull ups and I would look into the many different methods there are to train. Find a method that will work well for both you and her. I wish you luck.

    Answer by coala at 5:14 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • do it! I just finished potty training my 18 mo daughter, took us 1 week exactly. If you can, try - it really works!! Just be committed and don't give up. You will be so happy and so proud that you did!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

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