Around 18 months worked for us, but with my second, she was really interested and staying dry for a long time around 15-16 months, so we started easing into it a little earlier. She did really great in a lot of ways, but it wasn't until 18-19 months that things really started to click. In your place, I'd get a little potty and a potty ring and let her try it out if she wants to, but no pressure. Then I think it IS okay to put a little gentle "pressure" by about 18 months when they're capable of controlling their bladders and planning potty trips. I'm a fan of training early, but it is certainly a little work. To me, it's just part of the work of parenting... but a lot of people will tell you basically to wait until they initiate and carry out the training themselves... That happens for some kids at 2, 3, 4... some other kids don't and are labeled "not interested" or "stubborn." Parenting style plays a big part...
at 8:30 AM on Jun. 11, 2010