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is it abusive to potty train this young?

Anonymous
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I want to potty train my son at 23 months. (He's 21 months now.) Is that wrong? Will I mess up my kid? Will I succeed? I read this horrible article by a doctor that said potty training your 2 year old will make them have UTIs and other horrible things and parents shouldn't let kids potty train until 3.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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3MusketeerMama
by EmmaRye Pie on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM

What? That's nuts. 

The doctor, not you.

lovinmyboys...
by Gold Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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He has to be ready or your efforts will be in vain. If he showing signs he is ready, go for it.
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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I always started my around 18 months-2 years. 

He will be fine

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Is he showing signs that he's ready?
lenashark
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

My son potty trained at 18 months. He's never had a UTI or any issue. As long as they are ready, age really doesn't matter.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM


what makes them ready?

Quoting lenashark:

My son potty trained at 18 months. He's never had a UTI or any issue. As long as they are ready, age really doesn't matter.



HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM
As long as your kid is ready.

My grandma tried to potty train my aunt at four months. I don't know anything else more than that.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM


what are the signs? He stays dry over a 12 hour night sometimes.

Quoting Anonymous:

Is he showing signs that he's ready?



liss.n.chris
by on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM
I don't know anyone who's waited until 3 to start potty training unless there was a disability involved. Most people start around 2 I thought. We started Melissa at 27 months, she didn't get it completely until 32 months, so you have to be patient and go with the flow, but to call it abusive sounds idiotic. Unless you're beating or berating for accidents, you're not abusing, you're teaching.
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2girlsandadream
by on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Child abuse - no.
Possibly pointless and stress filled - yes
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