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Old 05-09-2007, 09:51 PM
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My son's almost thirteen months, and while I don't want to start until he's eighteen months, I'd like to have a plan. Just so you know, I know absolutely NOTHING about potty training. I don't even know if you teach boys to stand up and pee or sit down. Ah! How do I start this whole thing?
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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Why so early? Is there a rush?

I potty trained my son at 39 months old, when we could have a conversation and he actually TOLD me that it was time to have underwear

It took 4 days.

And no, it was not late on potty training - there were other children at his daycare his age and in Diapers

Every child is different and will learn when it is their time.

If your child has told you they would like out of diapers - then go for it.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:07 AM
 
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I have three children...one boy and two girls...and, ironically, they all potty-trained at about 3 years of age.

My advice is....dont' sweat it...by the time they're in kindergaren everyone is potty-trained...lol...
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Monterey, Tennessee
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I was about 30 months old when I was potty trained. I still remember standing at that big (then) yellow toilet and being told to aim in the toilet.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I heard someone on The View saying they put cheerios in the toilet and told their little boy to try and hit them...
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:24 AM
 
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I agree, 18 months old for a boy is probably pushing it. Your life will be MUCH easier if you wait until he is ready to train vs you being trained. You can start at 18 months and then have issues and accidents for the next year or you wait a year and get it done in a couple days.
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: STL
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I was reading an article on infant potty training the other day. I might try that when I am blessed with a baby
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: NJ
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wait. save yourself the aggravation and wait until he shows signs of readiness. I waited with my two and trained both of them in 1 day. This was about 1 month shy of age 3.

even after training, i still longed for diapers for awhile, because it never failed: no matter where we went, and at the most inopportune moments, we'd get "MOMMY!!! WENEEDTOPOTTYRIGHTNOW!!!". I'd have to stop everything, and hunt for a bathroom. Diapers would've been so much easier. That phase stopped around age 4.

i cannot suggest strongly enough to let the child lead.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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I agree with the other posters. It can only be harmful to push a child into something they are not ready for. Most boys potty train around 3 yrs. Some a little before, some a little after. Don't rush it. Enjoy your son being a baby. It goes by too quickly.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Potty training

I agree. IMHO-as one of the other moms said, save yourself the aggravation and don't push it. I only had a boy. So I don't know if this is necessarily true, but I have always heard that little girls potty train earlier than boys. Three years of age may seem "late" but for boys, I agree, it's not.
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