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Potty Training

At what age did you start potty training? My son is 19 months old and he shows interest in the potty but I have no idea how to go about potty training him and if he's too young? Please help! Thanks in advance!

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Asked by cms310 at 11:17 AM on Feb. 28, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It really depends on HIM. My daughter was showing interest at around 14 months or so. LOVED being in the bathroom with us, LOVED to flush the toilet. We tried at 2 to potty train her but she flat refused. We then tried off and on for the next year with little to no success. BUT, when she was 3, and finally ready she learned night AND day in about a week.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:45 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • There is no real "right" age. There's right for each child. There's are checklist you can find online (they all look a like, frankly) that outline readiness cues. In fact, both major diaper brand web sites have the list posted somewhere on their site. See if he's meeting those cues.

    I think my DS was about 18 months old when he started showing interest in the toilet. We got him his own little potty and let him have his way with it. He'd drag it around, sit on it, pretend to use it and then rush to flush the toilet. He wasn't actually ready to ditch diapers though. LOL! When he was 27 months old, we started talking more about giving up diapers. He would use the toilet (potty seat placed on it) but he wouldn't use it consistently. At about 31 months old we toured the preschool he'd attend. He wanted to start THAT day. We told him first had to learn to use the potty. Within a week he was out of diapers. He was simply ready then.

    Answer by ldmrmom at 12:04 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • It is SO much easier to potty train in the warmer months. Less clothes to fuss with to take off, you can even let him run around without a diaper a little and run to the potty when he has an urge.
    Unless he is really extremely interested, or it is already warm where you are, you may want to wait a month or two

    Answer by 2ndtimewish at 9:31 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

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