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Thanks Lizam1! Looking forward to being diaper free!
Laura Schneider says
My daughter started showing an interest at 11 months. She has been going on her own in her potty since then. I just decided we might as well do away with the diapers and she is loving it. Just time consuming going back and forth every couple minutes.
That is one advanced kid.
She just has older siblings she wants to be like.
Actually anytime the child shows interest and hopefully before two is ideal. North America is unique in that it encourages the use of diapers until quite late. Uisng the loo shoud be as normal as cleaning teeth, eating and other skills we encourage
I agree with Lizam1--this waiting until the kid is much older to potty train is unnecessary and a recent US trend. When I was that age, they recommended 18 months, if I remember Dr. Spock's "Baby and Child Care" correctly. 24 months is reasonable!
I made this comment when my second child was about 20 months old. He showed interest before 2 years old and started going off and on around 26 months or so. Definitely because he watches big brother. It's a much slower process than his big brother.
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