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what is the best age to start pottie training and how do you train a boy is it easier or harder


Asked by jennie24us at 3:14 PM on Jul. 2, 2008 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I started potty training my girl at the age of 1 1/2. I simply cut out diapers. It was either pee on yourself and learn to go to the toilet or nothing at all.

    Answer by Peggy76 at 5:41 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • I have always heard that you should start trying right around 2 yrs old. I am currently in the process w/ my daughter..every child is different and i have heard that boys are harder than girls.

    Answer by mybabygirlz at 3:24 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • There is no best age - it's like asking What's the best age to force my baby to learn to walk.

    You have to figure out if your little guy is ready. Most potty training books have "readiness signs" listed in them. "The No-Cry Potty Training Solution" has a really good "readiness" test.

    Boys usually learn a little bit later than girls - sometime after 2 1/2 is average. Of course "average" means that half the kids learned before that and half the kids learned later than that.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:55 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • There's no magic age... wait until they're READY. They need to be able to pull their pants up and down, sit on a toilet without fidgeting, let you know if they have to pee/poo, etc. A lot of parents start potty training as soon as their LO can point at their crotch, and that's too soon. If you start too early, they'll resist & you'll be very stressed.

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 4:49 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • I potty trained both my boys starting when they were about 27-28 months and the best advice I ever got was to take their pants off and let them run around naked. It's best to do that in the summertime.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 5:06 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • i think around 2 1/2 . i have worked in daycare where parents rushed them to fast and they would end up having to start all over so please let them do it when they are ready. i didn't have hardly any problems and i have a boy and a girl. i let them start when they came and told me they wanted to go potty.

    Answer by drgroves at 5:21 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • No one likes to be rushed. They don't even know what the purpose of the toilet is for. Be patient. I trained my kiddos by occasionally sitting them on the toilet with and without the diaper. I also let them come to the bathroom with me and tell them what I am doing. After awhile they wanted to copy me and now they go by themselves. You can also get a potty-training tape at the library and watch it with him. When he goes tell him to push and he'll understand. This process takes time so be patient, and if he cries, comfort him and try later. Good luck mommy and God bless you and baby.

    Answer by daisie at 6:11 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • i think y ou are suposed not to w =eat as much and get more weigt bearing exersize for inprove bones.

    Answer by lakewinds at 12:34 AM on Mar. 23, 2009

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  • starve yourself.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

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  • As soon as my boys understood what it meant to sit down and stand up I started potty training and and that was around 18months.
    BOY ARE NOT HARDER TO TRAIN! Why do people keep saying that. Both my boys were potty trained by two years of age. Stay with it and stay on schedule. They had accidents here and there but nothing that couldn't been prevented.

    Answer by randerykah at 10:56 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

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