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what age is good for potty training?

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Asked by BigfordBrat at 5:21 AM on Oct. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • 18-14 months is peak time, IMO. We used Best e-book EVER!!!!

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    Answer by fluud7 at 7:46 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Oops, 18-24 months. Obviously. :)

    Answer by fluud7 at 7:46 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I'm a fan of starting early! You can start at any age really. I started my daughter at 9 months and my boys at about 1 year. I have a 4, 3, almost 2, and almost 1 year old. Only the baby is in diapers! YAY!

    Answer by micheledo at 7:49 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • After 3.

    Answer by martinmommy26 at 9:48 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • My son was potty trained at about 18 months. But, he still had "accidents" in between.

    Answer by sher1266 at 10:07 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • It depends on the child. I like the idea of having the potty available at around 18 mon. on and offering it, praising when they use it, sit them on it as soon as they wake up etc.
    both of my were pretty much done by two (except for nighttime ... dd is still having issues there but that seems to be a genetic thing)

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 12:46 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Depends on the child. My daughter wasn't really interested, we waited for her to show an interest and be able to clearly articulate when she NEEDED to go... she assosciated the sensation with the pee.
    She was 2 years 3 months, now 4 months on she's have 2 accidents and is dry at night. No tantrums, no fear of the toilet...

    Talk to your child a lot earlier than you actually plan to do it, but, don't even try until they can let you know that they need to pee. Unless they can warn you, it's going to be hard for them.
    Set them up for success.

    Answer by Piskie at 4:31 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

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