I potty trained my 1st son by time he was 22 mths, i am now working on my 18mth old. It can be a scary thought for kids to completely change what they are used to. I personally start out by noticing when they are going number 2, when i notice this i set them on the potty seat, diaper and all and let him do his business, once he is done i put the poo into the potty show him and have him flush the toilet and say "bye bye" to the poop. It is a little weird but they start getting the idea, after a few times of this i start taking the diaper off which can be scary because they arent used to that, but you just have to be there and make them as comfortable as possible. It takes a while but once you get the ball rollin it gets easier. there will be accidents and alot of them but if you stick to it it will all fall into place. The benefits are amaizing, its been proven the earlier kids are trained the less likely to have UTI's.
at 12:52 PM on Feb. 23, 2011