Toilet Training- At What Age?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Toilet Training- At What Age?
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Wed, 05-25-2011 - 1:52pm

How old was your child(ren) when you started potty training? At what age where they when they were fully trained?

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Registered: 03-27-2008
Thu, 05-26-2011 - 9:56pm
We started Madison around 2 year 3 months and it went pretty well. She was finally all potty trained, including nights, around 2 years 9 months, maybe even before then. We went based on her wanting to do it and didn't want to push her. Then, we took off her diaper and that was that. After about 3 days, she got the hang of it. We never did pullups because to me, they really aren't any different besides the fact that she could pull it down, but it still feels like a diaper. Then, for bedtime, we decided we were finished with diapers and put her in panties and she didn't pee at night. It was great. I think it depends on the child though
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 05-27-2011 - 12:09pm
Hi Brandi,

Thanks for sharing! My son is 2 yrs 5 months and it doesn't seem like he has an interest yet. We tried last week and I was taking him regularly but he didn't seem to have any success. I'm trying to figure out if I should keep pushing him to do it or if I should give him a break for a month or so. Based on my older boys, I know that they really have to be ready for it to work. Ohhh, and I completely agree about the pullups. I've never had a child successfully train in them!

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Fri, 05-27-2011 - 12:24pm

We are going to start training our two year old daughter in June after we get back from vacation.

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Registered: 05-18-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 12:19am
I started putting my daughter on th potty at 1 1/2 yrs when she randomly wanted to go. She now wears panties all day including naps. Anyone have any tips to get her out of her nighttime diaper without her peeing the bed every night?
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Registered: 11-16-2007
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:58pm
We started (accidentally) just after 2. It was summer time and we use the pool alot. Rather than use a swim diaper we just had him naked. He didn't want to pee himself so he'd beg to use the potty. He was fully pee trained at 2 1/2 (and night-trained a month or two after). He is still not poop trained and he just turned 3.

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Registered: 11-16-2007
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 2:00pm
we do the "naked" technique in our house. When the kid is ready/willing we take the pants/underwear off for 2-3 days and the kid learns pretty fast!

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 12:23pm
DS is 2 years and 9 months old and he goes on potty when he wants too. Problem is he is signed up for Preschool in Sept and he must be potty trained by then he will be 3 Sept 12 the day he starts. I am really trying to just keep taking him to the potty. The only thing that has worked is the rubber under pants. He won't pee when he has them on he uses potty then won't put them back on. So I think he is getting there. DD was 2 when potty trained no problem took her every 30 mins for 3 days and she got it.
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Registered: 05-24-1999
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 9:18am

With all 3 of my dds we started on their 1st b-day, yes that sounds completely silly. But all we did was put them on potty at night while we were running their bath. We didn't keep them on the potty, just sat them down with a book. If they did something, we cheered etc. They slowly learned what it was and the feeling of "going" in the potty before we had any expectations.

Then around age 2 we added in the when we wake up before we put on another clean diaper, and the after nap before we put on a clean diaper in addition to before bath.

Cathie, mom to Audrey & Emily 12 yrs, Libby 2 yrs
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Registered: 12-07-2006
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 11:58pm
DD was 27 months. Took three days to go from diapers to panties 24/7. No mucking with night time diapers or pull-ups - yay! We didn't have to force her. She really just wanted to wear the princess panties. lol Should have bought them sooner!

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