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Would you potty train if you were me? Bit young though??

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OHforDUCKScake Thu 14-Feb-13 13:58:35

My eldest didnt 'get' the whole potty training thing until 3.5, but when he finally did, he did it with ease and no input by me. Blissfully easy.

Because of this, I had no intention at all of potty training DS2 until at least 3. Because in my experience, leaving it later meant the whole experience was stressfree and easy for all.

However, as always, my second son is different from my first!

First of all he's been telling me when he's done poo since he was 12 months. He'd pat his bum say 'bah' (thats what he calls poo) and now fetches me the wipes and nappies, all totally unpromepted.

He doesnt tell me when he wants a wee but he shows control over it.

For example, every night without fail (and its different times of the evening) I'll get him undressed to put pyjamas on then he'll escape out the room, run to hos brothers room run under his cabin bed and do a wee in the same spot.

Its become a game to him because Im trying to catch the little monkey before he wees on his brothers floor. DS2 loves being chased and rejoices when he had won and done a wee.

These signs tell me he could be ready.

But he's only a little 20 month old. It seems very young to me?


N0tinmylife Thu 14-Feb-13 14:02:16

I would give it a try. There is nothing to lose. If he doesn't take to it, then leave it for a few more months. It can't hurt to try!

flubba Thu 14-Feb-13 14:39:46

Put the potty in that spot in the room! See if he's happy to wee in the potty (and then hopefully gradually move it back to the bathroom so he's not always weeing in his brother's room grin)

OHforDUCKScake Thu 14-Feb-13 14:58:14

Yes potty in the wee spot, thats what I thought.

Great, so glad you havent told me Im mental to consider it.
Watch this space....

sanam2010 Fri 15-Feb-13 09:56:02

He sounds absolutely ready!! My DD was nappy free at 18 months by the way and that was just for wees, she didn' poo in nappies from 10 months onwards. 20 months is absolutely not too early!! We did the elimination communication thing which is why it was so much earlier, but I know quite a few toddlers (esp younger siblings) who just got it and were able to control around 20-24 months. Why wait another year?

Nagoo Mon 18-Feb-13 08:35:34

My DS was that age when I did him. He was just ready.

My DD is a diffrerent story, she has no control at all!

motherofvikings Mon 18-Feb-13 08:49:05

My dd is 22mo. She will tell you when she's pooped and has now started grabbing the nappy crotch when she's had a wee. She's also tried to run to the loo but then grabbe the nappy before she got there.
She has an older brother so has seen all the potty training etc.

But she isn't talking enough/ clearly for me to know when she needs a wee.

It would be daft to start before she can talk enough to tell me wouldn't it? confused

Sorry for thread hijack! smile

FergusSingsTheBlues Mon 18-Feb-13 08:51:27

I potty trained my son in about three days mainly because, like you, i waited for him to initiate it. Go for it. Carpe turdum!

robino Mon 18-Feb-13 09:00:14

Just last week DD3 decided to potty train herself. She is 2 tomorrow.

She just went to the potty, sat on it and weed. We gave her a big fanfare, stickers and a chocolate coin. Big fuss for a day; third day I discovered her sitting on the bidet weeing! She's had three accidents since then and that's it! Although it must be said she hasn't cracked pooing in a potty yet.

She doesn't talk much. Just says wee and toddles off the potty if we're at home and yells wee if we're out.

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