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Potty training - when do we start?

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goandshowdaddy Mon 05-Oct-09 13:01:37

My DS is 16 months old and has, in the last couple of weeks, been pointing at his nappy and saying 'poo' and pulling a pained expression(!) either just before, after or in the middle of filling his nappy.

Do you think this is a sign that I should start potty training? It feels very early to me, but then I don't really know the usual procedures!

Is it too early to introduce a potty? If not, any tips on how to go about potty training?


bambino02 Mon 05-Oct-09 15:43:28

it seems a bit early to me. my dd started on her 2nd bday and goes all night now. at nursery my dd's teacher said this was very fast and young to be potty trained. it is a you feel but id advise to wait a bit longer.

Tocky Mon 05-Oct-09 15:47:31

My ds did the same thing at 16 months. However he was nearly 3 before he showed any awareness of weeing at all!

I guess there's no harm in seeing if he will poo on a potty & seeing how it goes?

moaningminniewhingesagain Mon 05-Oct-09 15:47:47

My DD is 2.6 and I'm lucky if she admits to having had a poo after she's done it! No harm is letting him have a try on the potty a few times a day but would be surprised if he can actually potty train so young, I can't wait to get rid of nappies but DD not very interested sad

goandshowdaddy Mon 05-Oct-09 17:10:23

Thanks for the replies. I'm certainly in no hurry to get him out of nappies so think I'll wait and see how it goes! He doesn't say anything when he does a wee so think it's probably just a bit too early to try anything too adventurous!

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