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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 15:24 PM   1
Dauntless3x
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when did you start to potty train?


hey all, i was wondering when is the best time to potty train or to get them familiar with the potty? my daughter was 3 when she was fully toilet trained , i did started around 2 with her. my son is 18 months and i would like to start early with him as i heard boys are harder to train, he knows how t sit on the potty and he can pull his nappy down but how do i actually start it off?
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 15:41 PM   2
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I introduced the potty around 14 months and he would use it once a day after breakfast or before his bath. Since 17 months he has been using the potty and toilet all through the day, he still wears a nappy all day but I barely have to change it so I'm saving nappy money but it's time consuming to bring him so often.
I think in a few months I will start putting him in training pants or get a waterproof cover.
I think this is a good age because they are very eager to learn and love the satisfaction of doing something new, we don't do any rewards or treats we just say "yay you went potty!" And he starts clapping 😊



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 16:04 PM   3
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My daughter is 17 months and we introduced the potty a few weeks ago. TBH she doesn't like sitting on it much so we are just trying to get her used to sitting on it just now, she's getting a lot better already. We sit her on it in her nappy a few times a day whilst doing something like reading a book or singing a song. Before she goes in the shower she sits on the big toilet with the top part of her potty (it's a 3 in 1 style one) and then we bring her out and she sits in the potty without her nappy while we blow dry her hair. She's yet to pee in it yet but she's still really young so I don't expect her to yet. She also likes to stand inside it so clearly she's too young to understand haha.



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 16:43 PM   4
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thank you mummy's thats great i was worrying if he is still young, he does have pampers pants which he likes to pull down and i like to let him run around free. i noticed he likes to copy his sister she is 4 so im trying to get kairi to show him how to use it like sitting down, i noticed he likes to learn and explore new things so i agree best time to do it



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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 03:37 AM   5
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I tried my oldest son at about 21 months but he didn't get it at all. Both my sons were trained at 2.5 in the end.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 10:31 AM   6
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I recently read "diaper free before 3" and it had some pretty good tips even though it's aimed at starting by 9 months!



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 11:12 AM   7
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Only just preparing to start now, as she is showing an interest and has started going into private places to poop. She's 2 years 8 months. There's no rush for us - always figured it would be easier and quicker with her actually on board rather than being pushed into something she didn't have a desire to do. Despite my tittish MIL and her idiotic friends acting like it will the end of my life if I end up with two children in nappies ... not really sure what difference it will make to my life? My 2 year old goes through about three nappies a day ... goodness me!!! :O

Sorry, this post seems to have turned into a rant.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 12:56 PM   8
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my daughter was 27 months and it only took 3 days. she was able to communicate well so understood what what happening and what I was telling her so made it easier. She was totally out of nappies day and night in 3 days and so far have had no regressions and she's 3 years and 5 months old now. my son is 18 months and I've had loads of people telling me to start now as boys take a long time to train, but I think I'll wait til he's 27/28 mon the and see if it works again. Meep, it's madness what people tell you. How do people with twins in nappies cope? or worse, triplets? haha. Not the end of the world having 2 in nappies. If anything, it helps when new baby comes along. Takes away the jealousy a little as your toddler still has a little thing they need you for xxx



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 13:35 PM   9
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Thank you, I totally agree! People are just ridiculous.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 13:46 PM   10
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my daughter was 27 months and it only took 3 days. she was able to communicate well so understood what what happening and what I was telling her so made it easier. She was totally out of nappies day and night in 3 days and so far have had no regressions and she's 3 years and 5 months old now. my son is 18 months and I've had loads of people telling me to start now as boys take a long time to train, but I think I'll wait til he's 27/28 mon the and see if it works again. Meep, it's madness what people tell you. How do people with twins in nappies cope? or worse, triplets? haha. Not the end of the world having 2 in nappies. If anything, it helps when new baby comes along. Takes away the jealousy a little as your toddler still has a little thing they need you for xxx
I was exactly the same. Mine were all 27 months (dd2 was 28) despite being physically capable for quite a while before hand. I would much rather wait and have it done in a matter of days, with pretty much no stress, than have a younger toddler 'Potty trained' yet still having accidents left right and centre, wearing pullups, and needing prompting constantly.

My dd3 has still only ever had one accident on the first day, and was out of nighttime nappies straight away too.



 
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