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Man in stockings 1 child; Colorado 2766 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting proudlypreggers:" I personally started when my children were walking and talking clear enough to tell me they had to go. ... [snip!] ... by 3, but ive seen a lot of moms on here who have done it imo kinda late. Again I said IMO. What are your thoughts? D&D"


More when they are ready, but i fully agree they need to be able to talk to tell you they have to go, and they need to understand what it feels like to need to go number one and number 2.

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Epic Big Head:" Are you familiar with the concept of special needs children? :?"


Exactly.

You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4120 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" :!: OP, you waited until your child was ready so what's wrong with another parent waiting until theirs ... [snip!] ... Regardless of age? Is it that parents should wait until they are ready until they get to a certain age then start forcing it?"


I never said anything was wrong with waiting. I asked everyones opinion. I started my children when i felt it was time and they could each talk and walk but thats just me.

CrapBag. 3 kids; Minnesota 7921 posts
7th Oct '12

My son will be 5 in march and isn't pt'd. He doesn't understand it as there are too many steps to complete and he just started completing one step processes as a milestone.

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
7th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting proudlypreggers:</b>" I understand the whole waiting until they are ready thing but what if they arent ready until maybe 5-6 ... [snip!] ... later? I mean that does more harm then good correct? Especially with starting school and other extra curricular activities."</blockquote>




Most children are PTed by then. The ones that aren't are generally special needs. Sooo...

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting proudlypreggers:" I never said anything was wrong with waiting. I asked everyones opinion. I started my children when i felt it was time and they could each talk and walk but thats just me."


Yeah but then you threw out your judgment that you think some other parents start late when all they are doing is the exact thing you did. Waiting until their child is ready.

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
7th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Griffin's Mommy*:</b>" More when they are ready, but i fully agree they need to be able to talk to tell you they have to go, and they need to understand what it feels like to need to go number one and number 2."</blockquote>




Or sign :wink:

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112647 posts
status 7th Oct '12
Quoting proudlypreggers:" I understand the whole waiting until they are ready thing but what if they arent ready until maybe 5-6 ... [snip!] ... later? I mean that does more harm then good correct? Especially with starting school and other extra curricular activities."


Alright, tell that to my special needs son who operates on a 2-2.5 year old level at almost 5

user banned 3 kids; Florence, South Carolina 39499 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Exactly."


It's weird that I just posted a thread about my 4 year old not being potty trained and stumbled onto this super judgy thread about older kids not being potty trained.



My daughter looks perfectly normal, but is delayed to the level of an 18-24 month old child.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112647 posts
status 7th Oct '12
Quoting proudlypreggers:" I understand the whole waiting until they are ready thing but what if they arent ready until maybe 5-6 ... [snip!] ... later? I mean that does more harm then good correct? Especially with starting school and other extra curricular activities."


Also if they have an IEP they can go to school without being potty trained.

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20867 posts
7th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting proudlypreggers:</b>" I never said anything was wrong with waiting. I asked everyones opinion. I started my children when i felt it was time and they could each talk and walk but thats just me."</blockquote>




Your post seemed a bit judgmental.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
7th Oct '12

Yay for you waiting until your kids could talk clear enough to tell you they had to go.



My son is SN and just turned 3. We try to help him go. He wants to go. But is NOT physically capable of going and probably won't be until at least age 5 if not later. I will continue to try, but it doesn't mean it's going to happen. Looking at him you would have no idea either.



To answer another question, no. Waiting until they are ready isn't going to cause harm. What would cause harm is degrading your kid, making them feel ashamed they went in a diaper, making it seem like a gross act. Those things will cause damage.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
7th Oct '12

I started when my daughter started peeing in the potty. There is no age. No child is alike. The right age is when that child is ready. Better to change diapers for an extra year or two then damage them for life by forcing pting to early. They can get UTI's they can get psychological issues surrounding bodily functions.

You and me + 4 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4120 posts
7th Oct '12
Quoting Epic Big Head:" Are you familiar with the concept of special needs children? :?"


yes actually ive worked with special needs kids as a CNA and i had to change a 14 year old diapers on more than one occasion. I wasnt referring to special needs children. I meant the average child.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112647 posts
status 7th Oct '12
Quoting proudlypreggers:" yes actually ive worked with special needs kids as a CNA and i had to change a 14 year old diapers on more than one occasion. I wasnt referring to special needs children. I meant the average child."


Its debate and discuss