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I used to work at a daycare, and I have seen plenty of one year olds potty train. Most of them were children of the teachers. So, I always had this idea that I want to potty train my children when they are 18 months old. Before giving her a bath I have sat her on the potty as I fill up the water, or after I go I let her sit... just to introduce the seat not to potty train. She has gone 4 times for me . I have potty trained more kids than I can count, however, they were 2+. So, if you are planning on potty training your LO early, do you just keep introducing them to the potty whenever you get the chance, and they will eventually just go by themselves when they are ready? I want to be sure she is ready before I do it, of course, and no matter what I am waiting until at least 18 months (shes growing way too fast ) I would NEVER force anything on my child. the reason I introduced her to the seat now is so she can get used to it and like it so it is easier when the time comes, and because she comes in the bathroom with me when I go, and will sit in front of me and watch. So I figured why not give her a try while she's taking interest. Is there any advice you can give me Thanks
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That seems like a good idea, but I'm not sure my son would understand the concept that you don't just go whenever, you go on the potty. But he might think it's fun to sit on the potty. Maybe I'll go look for one...
Emily was potty trained by 15 months day and night but she showed interested every time she wet she would try to take her diaper off. There are five methods for potty training (I took a early childhood class on it when I worked at early head start)
1. Infant Potty Training Method
2. It's potty time!! - practice until you get it right Potty training Method
3. The Potty Training in One Day Method (aka Dr Phil's Potty Training Method)
4. He will go potty when the time is right Potty Training Method
5. The Naked & $75 method (the $75 is for the inevitable carpet cleaning.)
I think introducing the potty is great that way when she shows sings she will not have to get used to the potty. And it will not be scary.
I babysit a 2yr old who is potty training so I have a potty seat and I let Elizabeth sit on it as well be fore tub time so she doesn't piddle on my floor lol.
DS1 peed on the potty the first time when he was 7 months old. He woke up dry from his nap and I put him on the potty and he went. That being said he's 2.5 years old and still in diapers. He's not afraid of the potty, though, and does well when we have potty training sessions. Austin peed on the potty the first time at 6 months old. I put him on the potty before his bath so he won't pee in the tub. 99% of the time he pees before his bath. He even pooped in there once. Anyway, I would just keep putting her on the potty at diaper changes and bath time. I know plenty of kids trained before 2.
I commented on FB but I"ll put it here too My daughter Gracie was obsessed with the potty and was potty trained by 16 months, then she decided she had had enough and flat out refused to use it til she was 2.5 years old. Stubborn little thing that she is, there was nothing I could really do about it, lol. Jacob has no interest so far and I'm not goign to push him, I will probably end up teaching him and the girls at the same time since girls USUALLY pottylearn a little earlier than boys. Good luck to you! I would suggest following her cues, and see how it goes! Every child is different, but you know that
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Kason hates having a diaper on and as soon as he pee's he tries to get it off. He also lets me know right before he poops and then will yell at me until I get it off. My 2nd youngest will be 3 next month and shows little interest in the potty. I'm going to start working with him though because as of know, he's been my oldest to be in diapers still. My youngest was 18 months, the latest 2 1/2. I think I will let Kason sit on the potty chair while big brother sit on the big potty just to see what happens. If he takes to it great! If not, no biggie, at least it will keep him out of trouble while I work with Gavin lol.
It would be great to have them BOTH out of diapers before baby comes. I don't remember what it's like to just have one kid in diapers lol.
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Ryan has a potty that we bought him but he is only interested in taking it apart. I may try the idea of sitting him on it while I fill the tub but normally he wants to watch the water fill and is trying to climb in. I have NO idea on how to potty train and especially a boy. Ryan took the cup part (for boys) off his potty and tries to eat it so im guessing it wont be easy for us.
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When Dallas and Cody were PTing, I didn't even use a seat. It was easier for me with the boys to just let them stand up and use a step stool to reach the bowl and they had a cushy seat ring to sit and go poop. But every kid is different