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is it potty train time

my 16 month old just started hiding behind the chair when filling her diaper number 2 , is that a sign to start on the potty

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Asked by maymummy at 11:58 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • it's a good sign she's aware and perhaps a bit embarassed about going #2, but not necessarily that she's ready to start potty training. does she tell you one way or another when she has to pee/poo or needs a diaper change? What you can do at this age is begin teaching the basics if she seems aware! Buy some potty dvd's and some potty board books. Take her to the bathroom with you when you have to go and explain what you are doing and with what (i.e. "mama is sitting on the potty to go pee pee! bye pee pee!")

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 12:03 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • No.

    In order to be ready to use the toilet, she'll need to know what it feels like to need to go, she'll need to be able to hold it long enough to get there, communicate her need so the people she needs help from will help, and has to be past the point when her bladder will empty itself automatically when it's full. She needs to be interested and aware of what goes on with the toilet, and the fact that the big people around her don't use diapers. It is possible to train mom and dad to know when she's going to go, and get her there in time, but I've been far too lazy to go through all that rigamarole when all it takes otherwise is to wait until they figure it out on their own.

    As for night training, her kidneys need to mature so they concentrate her urine enough to stay dry through the night.

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:13 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I would say it's a great time to show her the potty. She is demonstrating that she knows when she has to go. So next time she does it grab her and stick her on the potty. Wait until she goes then do the happy dance!!!!

    Answer by MattisMommy08 at 12:18 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Google "toilet training readiness" and you will find tons of good info. Read several links

    Answer by elizabr at 6:50 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • it may be a sign.. and they're is a thing about that that girls do learn faster than boys.. so she may be but keep her in diapers and just show the things that she would be using to start going.. and have her try to let you know if she has to go.. and you be there for her!

    Answer by Mrs.Ro at 9:21 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

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