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Thoughts?? potty training at 6 months??

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Asked by older at 10:08 AM on Jul. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I really think it's only in this country that kids are potty trained so late. Everywhere else I've ever lived most kids were trained around 1 year old and some before. I know I was potty trained before a year, and my brother just after. Now that's not to say my kids trained that early but it's not the norm elsewhere.

    Then there's the whole Elimination Communication that I think is really neat. I don't have the patience for it, but the women who have done it with their kids are really awesome IMO.

    Answer by Xynyth at 10:21 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I think it's the parents that are trained, not the child. My son has a typical schedule for doing #2. But what happens if he eats something a bit more cleansing? He goes off schedule. So will these little ones that are so called "potty trained".

    Answer by layh41407 at 10:13 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • thats wayyyy toooooo early!

    Answer by christina10140 at 10:11 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • thats to early... don't ya think????

    Answer by shorty13417 at 11:08 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • I see no need to potty train until they can walk to the bathroom themselves, get up onto the toilet, and take care of everything. If I have to cary them over to the toilet that is just more work for me... that isnt potty trained.

    Answer by sahlady at 11:59 AM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • It's not really too early. Parents in many other countries put their kids on the potty at 6 months. In the 1940's and 50's the average age for potty training here was 18 months.

    However, I think that some of the reasons for doing it here are purely competitive. Moms all seem to want to outdo each other these days. I personally never cared or paid attention to what other moms were doing, and I still don't.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:02 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

  • Yeah 18 months is resonable but, 6 months, are you kidding?

    Answer by MDT09 at 2:06 PM on Jul. 24, 2010