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My 20 month old has started taking her diaper off.Does this mean she is ready to start potty training?

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Asked by mamakourt at 9:23 PM on Nov. 23, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Probley, It is a sign that she is finding the diaper uncomfortable. So start talking to her about big girl underwear and have her try some one she will probley perfer it and work hard so she can wear them all the time.

    Answer by bugandsmiles at 9:26 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • yes that is one of the signs. however mine has been doing that since she was 18 or so months and even though she always wanted to go, she was not able to realease until just a few weeks ago and she will be 2 Dec 1st. Her pedi said that this was normal for girls to not be able to release on command until that age so do not be too hard on her. Now that my little one can release she is doing great at it. good luck

    Answer by vbongard at 9:34 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • It means she is showing signs of being ready but that does not mean she will actually do it. You should get her a little potty so she can get use to the idea but I would not expect much from it. Be patient.

    Answer by imtheonlysane1 at 9:36 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • When Connor started doing that we just put the potty in the living room and we'd ask him if he needed to go potty if we saw him start to take it off. And now today, he took it off and went potty by himself.

    Don't push her, she may surprise you in a few months.

    Answer by jms124 at 11:02 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • Maybe, maybe not.
    This is could be a sign that a dirty diaper is uncomfortable. Or it could be a sign that she prefers no clothes - like many other toddlers.
    You need to check a good list of potty training signs. Try

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:36 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

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