I started potty training my daughter at 18 months and my son at 14 months.
I started potty training my son at about 18 months...and it took him until a little past three years old before he really caught on. Part of it is that his father refused to show him a certain part of it that I'm not equipped for (he caught on very quickly to that bit once my current husband came on the scene and was able to show him), and part of it is that it just plain took him a long time to get comfortable with going in a toilet, which probably seems a lot more exposed than being able to do so in the privacy of your own pants.
I started potty training my daughter when she was 18 months old. Now she is 20 months old and I plan to get rid off diapers completely in a couple of months.
I started training my first son when he was almost two years old as I was pregnant with my second child. It worked out well, and son #1 was completely trained by about 27 months, just as son #2 was born. Today everyone is completely housebroken and no one wets the bed, either.
Potty train when you child is ready for it...showing signs, etc.
I had two children that were potty trained by the time they were 19 months old and the others were potty trained before their third birthday. Each child is different!
i have three children, (now 16, 15, and 3) two of which were trained just after their third birthday, and one who trained herself when she was two. It was with my first born (the only boy) that taught me the truth about potty training. Under pressure from some family members to begin training him at about eighteen months, the experience quickly deteriorated into an exasperating battle of wills, not only for my husband and I but for our daycare provider as well. After a few weeks of increasingly resistant behavior from my son, which had now reached a point where he would throw a tantrum every time you tried to take him to the bathroom, my day care provider said to me, "You know, I just don't think that he is ready, why don't we just table it for now, and try again later." She was a very wise woman. It may have meant another eighteen months in diapers, but when HE decided he was ready, he trained in one weekend, and never even had an accident. My daughter, fourteen months younger than my son, was just past two when she came home from day care and announced that she, "was a big girl now, and she was going to wear big girl panties." She never wore another diaper, and never wet her bed. When my three year old was born, I was already a firm believer in taking my cue as to when to train from the child.
by Lizam1 5 years ago
Do you think that children should be potty trained before 2?I am concerned that children are being allowed to wear diapers longer and longer. In my opinion potty training is best done early as a natural part of taking care of one's body to promote self esteem. Pampers and Huggies are...
by Debby Bruck 5 years ago
Is there a sure fire way to potty train your child in a short amount of time?Do you have a special technique or method you have used to potty train? Is this any different that past generations? Are kids different today that they need special training? Does the change in diet and lifestyle make a...
by keepitnatural 6 years ago
When should you start potty training? My daughter is 13 months, is this too early to start?
by Christin Sander 5 years ago
What are your tips for getting a stubborn toddler to potty train?both of my kids were slow to potty train and I was wondering what tricks/tips other parents had that finally convinced their little ones to give the potty a try My "baby" is 3 & 1/2 right now and he just isn't...
by Jami Johnson 5 years ago
Does anyone have potty training tips?I have a two year old that is pretty stubborn about potty training. She loves imitating me, and sits on her potty, even pretends to wipe, but when I go to pull her pants down she freaks out and screams "no, no, no mama". Are there any tips or tricks...
by Peter Leeper 6 years ago
What potty training methods worked for your Child?I recently wrote a hub entitled "Potty Training Your Insane 2 Year Old" where I discuss different techniques I have been using in an attempt to potty train my young son. What has worked or not worked for you in this effort with your...
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