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HELP potty training is hard

my son is 19 months old and always says diaper change right after he goes in the diaper so i know he knows he went and doesnt like the feeling but if i take the diaper off to put him on the potty he stops and wont finish... or he will want to sit on the potty for a really long time without doing anything and then get up and play he does not like the diaper... any tips

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 2:41 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • doesn't sound like he's ready yet, its good he knows when he's wet or poopy....19 months is still fairly young for potty training...
    most parents dont even attempt until they child is 2 or 2 1/2 years of age.

    Answer by michaux at 2:44 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • wait until is fully ready to use the potty - knowing before he goes, the ability to tell you he needs to go, the ability to actually get on and off the potty.

    But if you really want to do it this way, get him some potty time books, just books that he gets to look at in the bathroom.

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 2:44 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • He's not ready yet. Back off and wait til his gives you more concrete clues.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:45 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • i just thought because i wonts stay in a dirty diaper and he says diaperchange either right when he is doing it or right after that we would give it a try

    Comment by jaksonsmommy (original poster) at 2:45 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • 19 months is really, really young for a boy. They know they don't like the feeling of being soiled but they often times don't have the needed muscle control yet. Personally, I would wait until he's 2. Between now and then you can talk to him about going in the potty, being a big boy. If you really want to continue though get some underwear, set a timer every 20-30 minutes and tell him 'time to go potty'. In the meantime give him something to drink after ever single time to the potty. If he goes in the potty make a huge big deal. If not just say uh,oh and say nothing more. Be consistant. good luck

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:45 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

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