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At what age should i start my son on potty training?

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Asked by jamesmomma10 at 2:30 PM on Oct. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • When HE is ready and shows interest.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:31 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I started at two and it took less than a week!
    He was super easy..but not every child is the same.
    Just have patience and know that your child will get it when he does! No worries! :)
    Good Luck!

    Answer by Serendipitydoo at 2:31 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • shortly before his 3rd bday (about 2 months before)

    Answer by MELRN at 2:33 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • When he's ready.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:33 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • When HE is ready. Too many parents think of it as a competition and really push their kids, which can be a detouring factor. He'll learn when HE is ready to learn.

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 2:33 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I started at 16 months and it was too early.
    First get him to say when he is wet, then when he is going to be wet.
    It takes a lot of patience and dedication.

    Answer by sassy_brizzy at 2:36 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • My policy is 1st birthday all bottles and pacifiers go in the trash then the 2nd birthday they get a potty lol

    Answer by 405mom at 3:10 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • that sounds like a good policy.

    Comment by jamesmomma10 (original poster) at 3:15 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • My oldest could hold it all 12 hours at night and 4 hours during the day (her diapers were dry) so I did her at 18 months. My youngest had a bad rash at 2 and I let her go butt naked. She potty trained herself (got to love that copying behavior). Now I have always heard boys usually have to wait a little longer, the equipment is harder to control.

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 9:01 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

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