My daughter will be 18 months old on September 1st and I'm really looking into starting potty training, she's been sitting on the potty with clothes on for about 6 weeks now when ever I go in there. She even makes faces trying to go and flushes the big potty for mommy. And claps when she is done saying Yay! It's very cute watching her. She is 90% of the time uncomfortable in her dirty diapers, and she will bring me the wipes and a diaper to change her plus lay down for me in a spot to be changed. My question is how should I approach it, should I wait or give it a try. My 5 1/2 year old was very stubborn, automatic toilets started popping up when I was potty training her, so she was day time trained at 3 and fully trained at around 3 1/2 years. My son who is almost 8 was trained at a little over age 2, I tried earlier with him but couldn't focus because I was pregnant with his sister, when I brought home baby within a couple weeks, he said diapers were for babies and he was no baby. He trained himself day and night inside of a couple weeks. I didn't have to do much, all he wanted was to use the big people potty. Is 18 months old to young, she understands what it's for, can easily take clothes off, but prefers others to help. Doesn't really like being in soiled diapers, and can go for hours without needing wetting a diaper, not always during nap time though. Any suggestions would be very helpful.
Try it, you don't have anything to loose. But don't get frustrated if it doesn't work because she is young.
My daughter was the same way. At around 18 months we bought her the potty and she loved to sit on it...put toliet paper in it, etc. I started taking her diaper off and letting her sit on the potty when I went to the potty. She didn't do anything for weeks but liked being in there sitting on it anyway. Finally, on Monday she was dancing in front of the door way and said "poo-poo". I didn't think much of it but let her go in and took over her diaper. She sat down and low and behold...she did a poo-poo! She did it again yesterday and went twinkle in the potty this morning. We didn't put any pressure on her to go...just sort of let it happen and it did :) Good luck!
If she's ready, then try it. I tried potty training my daughter (who turned 2 on Wednesday) around that age, but she wasn't ready so I stopped until she was ready. About a month ago, she started trying it on her own so now she is getting excited about it. While she's at daycare, she wears pull ups so that they can help with the potty training as well, but as soon as she gets home I put her on her panties. If she tells me that she has to go potty, I take her each and every time even if she doesn't really have to use it. As shell102186 stated, don't get frustrated because it takes time. Every child is different.
I would try...my oldest was around 18 months when I tried and she did the same things. Everytime I went I took off her diaper and let her sit. She started going at regular intervals to where I would take her potty about every 1 1/2. now I will have to wait and see how my little one (13 mo) does with it, but I don't think it would be a problem since she likes to do things her big sister does.
I potty trained my baby at 2 years old. In 2 weeks she was diaper free!! :) EVEN DURING THE NIGHT. What I did was first time in the morning when she'd woke up I would put her on the toilette and did that every half an hour (for a few days)...during the day no diaper, even if she had some accidents at first...her punishment was sending her to bed after a good explanation :) I would ask her all the time if she needs to pee.. so in like a week she kinda got it and I took her off the diaper during the night too and even when we would go out ( even if my hubby would keep telling me it's too soon :P ) She did pee the bed like 3 time during night but that was all. While we were out at a store or restaurant never.
She's is potty trained now, but I still ask her most of the time if she needs to go,cause sometimes she's really caught in playing so she might not know she needs to... :P
I have a 16 month and I am having the same thing going on with her. I have tried everything I have got the minnie potty (minnie is her theme) and she loves it. in the morining while I make breakfest she watches cartoons sitting on it but wont use it. I started when she was 15 mos. cause she will pee once and take off the daiper so I thought it was time but I dont know what to do. She knows what she is doing cause she willl pee in under the table and come tell me pee and be happy about it and I dont know what to do be happy or mad?? HELP!
thank you I was just going to wait till she want to. People tells me I'm rushing her I thats not my intentions but I will take what you say and move with her... I just thought it was time but I was wrong>!
She actually sounds 110% ready. I have 6 kids; the 4 trained were all trained before age 2 or at least by 3 months after (for the stubborn one). Of course that was over 9 years ago when it was okay to train kids starting at 1 1/2. Now it seems the doctors and such say 3 or 4 is okay. I disagree, but that is just my opinion. It also depends how much time you have for consistency in routine every day. My son now is 19 months and I'm ready, goal is age 2 for him still too. Good luck, you should have it made if she does all what you've said. I have trained mine with way less skills and knowledge of what they are doing.