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August 18th, 2007, 11:12 PM
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I was just wondering when to start potty training with Natalie. She is 13 months right now. I know a few of my friends have started it when their toddlers were about 16-18 months. When did you start if you have already got to this point?
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August 18th, 2007, 11:43 PM
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I was a preschool teacher of kids 2-3. Don't rush them but I would say 2 1/2 is a great age to start. They can really strat grasping it by then Good luck
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my little girl is just 3 now. and i just got her daytime potty trained. She wasnt really interested so yes i would wait until she is ready. you will know by just asking her if she wants to pee in the potty. tell her she is going to be a big girl like her mommy one day and that will get her interested. tell her her diapers are almost gone and introduce her to underwear. toddlerslike new things. give it a try. GOOD LUCK!
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August 19th, 2007, 08:21 AM
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I think younger than 2 is just wasting you time, and pushing it on them honestly. They can't grasp the idea yet, and it's more work for you to "make" them go on the potty. I think 2 1/2 years if when they finally will start understanding it, and it will be easier. My Ped. says don't even start trying till around their 2nd birthday, anything younger is just too difficult for them to comprehend.
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August 19th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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I was a preschool teacher of kids 2-3. Don't rush them but I would say 2 1/2 is a great age to start. They can really strat grasping it by then Good luck[/b]
Ditto.

My Zack just started and is doing really great!! Jack still isn't sure about it. He gets on the potty, and looks at me and says, 'It's stuck!' LOL
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August 19th, 2007, 01:00 PM
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Well, Connor's my first so I don't really have any experience with this. I just know he's nowhere near ready. So it's not even on my radar at the moment. I'll wait until he understands and can tell me when he has to go. Right now he doesn't even care if his diaper's dirty so I know it's a long way off for us.
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August 19th, 2007, 01:28 PM
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Well, Connor's my first so I don't really have any experience with this. I just know he's nowhere near ready. So it's not even on my radar at the moment. I'll wait until he understands and can tell me when he has to go. Right now he doesn't even care if his diaper's dirty so I know it's a long way off for us.[/b]
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August 19th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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Matilda seemed ready at 18 months. We gave it a go and it progressed much quicker than we had expected. By 20 months she was toilet trained both at day and nighttime.

We thought she was ready because she:

was uncomfortable in a dirty nappy and came to ask us to change it (it got to the point where she'd hold it because she didn't want to be in a dirty nappy)
could go dry for 3-4 hours at a time
would tell us she wanted to go, either with words or facial expressions

ETA: We also praised her (and had Rory praise her too) every time she went in the toilet. She loved the attention and looked very proud of her accomplishment.
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My first we started at 16mo and by 18mo she stopped then by 20mo we had her started and now she usually stays clean through the day but at night still wears pull ups, my second is 13mo and we are considering starting now b/c starting later rather then earlier with my first daughter was a bad idea b/c by 18mo I had my second and when my second is 18mo I will be having this baby so we thought starting now might be easier on her.

I think as soon as they can walk they can at least start learning about the potty.
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August 19th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Connor is 15 months old, and he has ceased wetting his diapers at night (which is nice!) .... We know he isn't ready quite yet, but we bought a potty from Walmart and have shown it to him, so he sees it on a daily basis when he takes his bath, and will be used to it when it's time to start training. I'm hoping between 18-24 months he'll be good to go... Fingers crossed!
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August 20th, 2007, 08:43 AM
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I have kinda started Gloria to Potty Train because I thought she was showing interest. She has been doing this off and on for a few months.
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