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I am stopping by from the May 09 PR with a question for you all. Any input would really be great.
My son is going to be the big 01 () in about month and half. When did you start potty training? I have stepson who is going to be 4 in Sept and as of this past Christmas fianlly got the hang of peeing on the potty. But he doesnt live with us except in the summer. I also have a friend who's son turned 3 last month and he has been potty trained FULLY since April of last year.
Has anyone else had success with training a child and getting such great results with a boy as young as 2?
I have 3 kids. 2 are potty trained. It all depends on the child. If they are showing signs of readiness at 2 like staying dry during naps, telling you when they are pooping and peeing and getting upset at being dirty then go ahead and give it a go. I have found that if you wait until the child is really ready then potty training will happen very easily and quickly. My son was not ready until 3 but my older daughter was ready a little after two. All depends on the child
My son is 26 months and we have not done any active potty train yet. He occassionally asks to sit on it, but that's as far as we've gone. I intend to put concentrated effort into this at around 2 1/2. In general boys are older to potty train and I most commonly read of it happening in the 2 1/2 - 3 year range.
In my PR (Jan 08), there is only 1 or 2 fully potty trained girls, there are a few (maybe a half dozen or so) who are actively training now and most are girls.
My opinion on this is to follow the lead of your toddler, they should be able to tell you when they have to go, or start by telling you they've just gone, ask for the potty, be able to stay dry for longer periods of time between diapers, etc... I would think you're a ways off yet at not yet 1.
The potty training board on JM has some good advice too.