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How old.. ModernMan'sHustle ♥ 1 child; Akron, Ohio 983 posts
24th Apr '13

Was your LO when they were completely potty trained? Zoey is 19 months and FINALLY went on the potty yesterday 3 times and this morning once. She finished by getting so excited to tell Daddy she went like a big girl that she peed on the floor. It was adorable. :/



But, when did you really start pushing potty training? How long did it take? And what did you do to encourage them to do it?



She understands what it's for but she doesn't understand yet why we don't want her to go in her diaper.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
24th Apr '13

My first son was 28 months old.. He was trained in 10 days.
My second was peeing but lost interest, we aren't pushing it. He's 22 months.

loser mom Due June 24 (twins); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 11495 posts
status 24th Apr '13

My LO is 19 months, but I don't feel like he's anywhere close to potty training. :(

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
24th Apr '13

My son has some delays and he was newly 3 when he finally decided to fully train..



We did a sticker reward chart, worked really well. Took about a month total.

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
24th Apr '13

My first son was 3. It took him 3 days to get there once we found out that giving him hot wheels for praise and taking them away for accidents worked wonders! lol My youngest son was fully potty trained by 3 too, he just followed after his brother and we hardly did anything to potty train him. lol

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26777 posts
24th Apr '13

my oldest was roughly 2.5... I started really pushing it when she turned 2 and showed all the signs of readiness and understanding. She was only in diapers at bed and we got rid of those after my youngest was born because we didn't want to buy diapers for both lol. Once we took them away, we never looked back. She is now 4.



My youngest is 19 months now and is starting to show interest but not really getting it yet. So we will wait until she is more ready... but I did get her a potty to start trying to use.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11978 posts
24th Apr '13

Our oldest is three years old and still not potty trained. She is slowly getting there, when she first turned three started asking to wear undies. She just isn't fully ready with pooping.

ModernMan'sHustle ♥ 1 child; Akron, Ohio 983 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting loser mom:" My LO is 19 months, but I don't feel like he's anywhere close to potty training. :( "


I was SHOCKED when she picked her own seat out at the store, immediately pulled it from the bag when we got home, I washed it off and sat her on it and BAM!, she was peeing. She hadn't shown ANY interest other than flushing it after mommy pees, but now that I know she understands it we're going to try and push it a little more. She catches on to things so quickly I'm hoping this is the same.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
24th Apr '13

Wait, am I just crazy or is expecting a child to be potty trained by 19 months kind of silly? I mean not having to change diapers is super nice but a lot of children just aren't ready until they're two or three. I don't think I was potty trained until about three and my mom told me I straight up said, "Mommy, why would I use the potty if I can just poop wherever I want?" :lol:



I also read a paper a while ago about people potty training too early. It can actually be detrimental. There are people who start out before their children even turn one and apparently it can cause a lot of stress when the parents are trying to instill a concept that is just plain too much for most (well, probably all) one year olds.



With that being said I respect what y'all choose to do but I just don't understand being sad if your kid isn't potty trained by a year and a half old. I've never known anyone who has a kid potty trained before they're two.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
24th Apr '13

Wait, am I just crazy or is expecting a child to be potty trained by 19 months kind of silly? I mean not having to change diapers is super nice but a lot of children just aren't ready until they're two or three. I don't think I was potty trained until about three and my mom told me I straight up said, "Mommy, why would I use the potty if I can just poop wherever I want?" :lol:



I also read a paper a while ago about people potty training too early. It can actually be detrimental. There are people who start out before their children even turn one and apparently it can cause a lot of stress when the parents are trying to instill a concept that is just plain too much for most (well, probably all) one year olds.



With that being said I respect what y'all choose to do but I just don't understand being sad if your kid isn't potty trained by a year and a half old. I've never known anyone who has a kid potty trained before they're two.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
24th Apr '13

Wait, am I just crazy or is expecting a child to be potty trained by 19 months kind of silly? I mean not having to change diapers is super nice but a lot of children just aren't ready until they're two or three. I don't think I was potty trained until about three and my mom told me I straight up said, "Mommy, why would I use the potty if I can just poop wherever I want?" :lol:



I also read a paper a while ago about people potty training too early. It can actually be detrimental. There are people who start out before their children even turn one and apparently it can cause a lot of stress when the parents are trying to instill a concept that is just plain too much for most (well, probably all) one year olds.



With that being said I respect what y'all choose to do but I just don't understand being sad if your kid isn't potty trained by a year and a half old. I've never known anyone who has a kid potty trained before they're two.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25516 posts
24th Apr '13

My daughter was a little over 4. lol

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
24th Apr '13

DD is almost 20 months, the first day we bought the potty she peed in it 4 times and told me every time! Next morning, she refused and hasn't wanted to go on it ever since! She got me so excited that first day lol.

ModernMan'sHustle ♥ 1 child; Akron, Ohio 983 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Derp:" Wait, am I just crazy or is expecting a child to be potty trained by 19 months kind of silly? I mean ... [snip!] ... your kid isn't potty trained by a year and a half old. I've never known anyone who has a kid potty trained before they're two. "


Should re-read my original post. Never said I expected her to be potty trained by now. I asked when people started potty training and when they were finally good to go. We just started trying about 3 weeks ago and she finally showed interested yesterday. So I'm not being "silly", I'm asking opinions.



No one is pushing anything or degrading her for going to the potty in her diaper. We've been showing her how adults do it, and trying to make her understand why big people don't wear diapers. So I don't think we're pushing too much and making it detrimental for her. She's a smart little girl and brilliant for her age.



But again, re-read my post. I never ONCE said I was disappointed in my little girl for not being potty trained. I said I was starting to show her and asking opinions. Thanks.

~Nanin~ Due November 19; 1 child; 2 angel babies; KILLEEN, TX, United States 946 posts
24th Apr '13

we introduced her to the potty at about a 16-18 months but didn't push it she went a few times here and there but nothing stuck we did stickers and prizes to keep her interested but nope so we decided she wasnt ready.shes 28 months now and i told her if she stayed dry all day the other day id let her pick out some pretty panties and she stayed dry and clean all day! so she got some new minny mouse undies lol and now when she wears her pretty underwear she goes potty and stays dry all day :) were on day 3 of no accidents, even stayed dry at nap time. we put pull ups on at night though but she usually wakes up dry too.