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At what age were your DCs potty trained?

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KarenWinter Thu 13-Dec-12 10:23:42

I know each child is different but still... smile

HoHoHoHum Thu 13-Dec-12 16:54:55

DD is 2.9 & very keen on wearing 'big girl knickers' but totally averse to sitting on potties or toilets confused

We are not training really just letting her wear what she wants day by day.

GimmeIrnBru Thu 13-Dec-12 15:40:33

DS1 was 3.1yo when he was out of nappies and using the toilet/potty. He was dry at night before he was dry during the day though, which is not very typical for most children his age (it's usually the other way around!!!).

DS2 is 2.6yo and not showing any interest in using the potties that are around the home. It's not a competition and each child is different so he can let us know when he's feeling ready.

MolotovCocktail Thu 13-Dec-12 15:39:29

I noticed that DD1 was ready because she started to show interest in me going to the loo. She would go longer between wet nappies and her ability to follow simple instructions was pretty good.

As soon as she wee'd in the potty, she was ecstatic! I would put her on as soon as she woke and about 20 mins after a drink. It worked quite well - we needed to stay in for a week to establish her using the potty, then I switched to pull-ups when going out. She was confident and accident-free in knickers by 2.8yo.

DeckTheHallsWithBartimaeus Thu 13-Dec-12 15:30:09

Sorry for the hijack but how do you know when they're ready?

DS is only 14 months so a while to go yet...

I was dry around 2 I think. I do know that I was dry at night before my older DB (2.5 years older). He was very confused as to why I didn't have a night nappy and he did. DM says he took about a week to think about it and then he was dry at night too grin he was just too lazy

youarewinning Thu 13-Dec-12 15:30:09

DS was 2yo. We lived abroad and so he was nappy free quite a lot anyhow and knew what the potty was and we moved back to the UK when he was 22 months. He decided on his 2nd birthday he was a big boy and didn't need nappies any more hmm

Not fancying contending with that and a 2nd birthday party he was mollified with pull up 'pants'!

We went camping the next week andhe pretty much trained himself as I let him go nappy free.

Dry at night from about 2.6 years until he started school and then was wetting at night for about 8 months again. so between 4 and 4.8 years not dry.

ChristmasTreeSurgeon Thu 13-Dec-12 15:28:14

DS at 3.6 but still not dry at nighttime - he's 4.4 and I'm getting a bit worried that he seems totally incapable of waking up for a wee during the night

DS1 wasn't fully dry in the day time until about 3.5, going to pre-school helped. He's now 4 and still not reliably dry at night.

DS2 is 5 months, so a bit early grin

butterfliesinmytummy Thu 13-Dec-12 14:05:36

Both about 2 years 9 months and coincided (on purpose) with best friends at nursery. Both dry within about 3 days during the day and a couple of months later at night. Had tried with dd1 when she was 2 years and about 4 months but it wasn't a good experience, so after a day of wet floors we put the nappy back on, she wasn't ready but she was my pfb hmm

2beornot Thu 13-Dec-12 13:52:17

I "tested" my dd last week (she will be 2 in January). She knows what the potty and toilet are for and is happy to sit in them. So I took her nappy off at home and asked her repeatedly if she needed to go. Her first two wees went in the floor and I saw no recognition that she knew she needed to go beforehand.

I think I'll give it anothe couple of months!!

notMarlene Thu 13-Dec-12 13:51:41

DD 19 or 20 months for daytime and naps and about 2 1/2 for nights
DS Just turned 3 day, naps and night all in one go

They took the lead, DD was very keen and DS totally disinterested until the day he decided he was going for it. Both had plenty of nappy free time and access to the potty from about 14 months.

3ForMe Thu 13-Dec-12 13:48:52

I put it off for as long as I could (lazy parenting)

But was dry within a few days and only 4/5 nighttime accidents.

Dc was 2.8

sausagesandwich34 Thu 13-Dec-12 13:47:13

both dds were 2.8

both autumn/winter babies and wanted to do it in the summer so were probably in nappies longer than strictly necessary but both were clean & dry, day and night after 3 days

we went on a day out to a theme park on day 5 with dd2
1.5hrs in the car, exciting place -no accidents, I was so proud!

tried dd1 at 21months before dd2 came along -no way was she ready!

YeahThatsTheBadger Thu 13-Dec-12 13:46:52

Just under 3 for both and dry at night within a few weeks. My mum tried to convince me to try earlier so I tried. 7 pairs of wet pants by the afternoon and we put nappies back on. I was happy to wait until we were both ready.

AfterEightMintyy Thu 13-Dec-12 13:42:16

2 years 8/9 months for both of them - a boy and a girl.

Pancakeflipper Thu 13-Dec-12 13:41:11

DS1 - Just over 3 yrs but cannot remember exactly when. He decided to wear pants and was sorted in 1 day.

DS2 - was 4yrs and 6 weeks old. < oh don't gasp. There were reasons>

In fact there was a thread on here for us parents for various reasons ( medical, psychological etc) who had older toddlers not potty trained and it was a lovely supportive place to be. We shared alot of wet patches and poo.

BertieBotts Thu 13-Dec-12 13:32:32

Just over 3.

MirandaWest Thu 13-Dec-12 12:59:45

I think both my DC were potty trained earlier than I was. And if I were to have any more DC I would use gaffer tape or similar and persuade any 19 month olds who wanted to wear pants that actually they'd like to wait a bit longer.....

MirandaWest Thu 13-Dec-12 12:58:04

DS was 2.3 in the daytime and before 3 at night.

DD decided she didn't need nappies any more at 19 months hmm. Wasn't entirely successful for a little while but pretty reliable by 2. Dry at night by 2.5

TurkeyDino Thu 13-Dec-12 12:55:05

DS1 was 2.9 ish. Not dry at night yet at 3.4. Day times were a breeze, we started and he managed it straight away. He did have an accident during his nap and wanted nappies back but some distraction worked and he was fine.

MIL insists SIL and DH were potty trained 'as soon as they could walk' and was on at me to potty train from 9 mo. nutter.

Theas18 Thu 13-Dec-12 12:50:28

The girls 2-2.5 and ds pretty much trained himself at 21 months .

However this was some time ago. Fashions change. It seemed preset straight forward but we did carry a potty about as they weren't big on holding on /using strange loos etc. I also think the support of nursery was great and training with their mates there ( and the little toilets!) really reinforced things.

amirah85 Thu 13-Dec-12 12:44:33

dd 2.5 daytime 3.5 night time
ds 20 months daytime 50:50 done on nightime at 2.5 now

Blowitout Thu 13-Dec-12 12:44:04

DS was 3.5 and DD before her 2nd birthday. I did them both at the same time otherwise I probably wouldn't have thought to start so early with DD.

ouryve Thu 13-Dec-12 12:42:53

DS1 - almost 8 for daytime and 8.5 for nighttime

DS2 is still doubly incontinent at 6.5

KarenR1 Thu 13-Dec-12 12:41:27

My DD was nearer 3. We had horrendous experiences with pooing. She would refuse to give her her 'pampas' for pooing in and seemed to enjoy having a mound of delight in her nappy til she eventually grew out of it.

MolotovCocktail Thu 13-Dec-12 10:53:37

My DD1 was day trained at 2.5yo: she was ready to do it and it was easy-peasy. She was fully dry (so, night-time, too) by 3yo.

I'd tried trainig her earlier at my DMs insistence ... apparently, shed trained me by the time I was 18mo, but I think these bragging rights have been greatly exaggerated. So, I first tried her at 22mo.


She got upset; I got upset. Awful, awful, awful.

I won't be trying to train DD2 until she's at least 2.5yo!

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