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Is this normal, and I can ignore it and it won't come back to haunt me?

(5 Posts)
Weegle Fri 21-Sep-07 18:29:49

DS is 15.5 months and in the last fortnight when he needs a wee he pats his nappy area and goes and bangs on the loo door (if we are at home, oviously). If he needs a poo he goes in to the hallway and pats his nappy. He then does the wee/poo very soon after. I wasn't expecting "signs" so soon and am worrying that if I ignore this I have missed a window to potty train but at the same time I had no intention of trying to potty train him when he can't talk or take his own trousers down! Is this normal and not a sign that he is ready? None of his peers are doing it. Or do I need to encourage it? Also, I tried sitting him on a potty a while back when he had terrible nappy rash so I was trying to air him whilst saving my floors and he had complete metdown.

belgo Fri 21-Sep-07 18:32:02

my dd did something similar at the age of 18months. I encouraged her and she was potty trained within about two weeks.

BabiesEverywhere Fri 21-Sep-07 19:08:00

Go for it

Try leaving a potty out for him to play with and practice sitting on and get a toilet insert seat for the big toilet.

When he 'signs' pop him on either the big toilet or potty and see what he does.

Weegle Sat 22-Sep-07 18:20:39

ok I'll give it a go! It's not like I won't need those things anyway even if it doesn't happen yet. Thanks for your replies.

BabiesEverywhere Sat 22-Sep-07 19:57:05

Let us know what happens

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