I mean like to young or to old? The reason I ask is because I have 2 girls that were trained pretty early. My oldest was potty trained at 19 months (fully) and my youngest was potty trained at 21 months (fully). My youngest was staying and has stayed dry at bedtime since 12 months old. She was nearly fully potty trained at 16 months, but she got really sick with rotavirus so we had to stop for a while since she was throwing up 2 days nad had diarehea for 3 weeks from it. Well suprisingly I actually miss changing diapers lol. I am pregnant with our 3rd now and it is another girl. I started training about 13 months with youngest and about 18 months with my oldest, but this one might be our last so I don't know that I want to start training that early this time around. Is that wrong? Just like I had problems nuring my first baby she wouldn't latch on when brought home (and noone showed me what to do) with my second I was in so much pain after she was born from the epidural and I was in the ER when she was 3 days old so from getting formula (since I didn't have anything pumped yet) she wouldn't latch on and I dried up I even want to (if this time works) nurse this one as long as possible.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Apr. 3, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by HappyEndings at 11:11 AM on Apr. 3, 2011
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:15 AM on Apr. 3, 2011
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:20 AM on Apr. 3, 2011
@ ObbyDobbie: My son was 4-4 1/2 when he was finally potty trained. We started at 2 like the daycare pushed for. He had 2 major life changes in that time and regressed both times. So, yes, sometimes there IS a reason/excuse for a much older child to not be potty trained.
@ Anonymous (OP): It really depends on the child. My son took 2 years to to potty train and we started him at 2 years old. My daughter took 2 weeks to potty train and we started her at 3 years old.
Joanna Cole has a good potty training book: My Big Girl Potty It covers all the stages of potty training and has a couple pages of tips and tricks in the back for ideas. She's also written My Big Boy Potty.
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:36 AM on Apr. 3, 2011