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Jakethekid Fri 01-Jun-18 16:43:46

My son is 18/19 months old. Recently he's been pulling his nappy down a lot. I did buy a potty (one of those ones that looks like a mini toilet) a couple weeks back just because it was reduced and to keep around so he can get used to it. He enjoys sitting on it but I don't think he would fully understand when to use it.

Is him pulling his nappy down just a new thing that he does or do you think he's getting himself closer to wanting to be potty trained? His speech is quite limited, eventhough he does understand things he doesn't really speak many actual words. I know they say the average boy is 3 years old when they learn to potty train and I wouldn't want to rush it because I know itl cause more problems later on.

My first and only so I have no prior experience.

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WilliamLilliam Fri 01-Jun-18 17:01:16

They all do this
Absolutely nothing to do with being ready

BeeMyBaby Sun 03-Jun-18 10:38:57

I don't think you need to wait till 3 but I think you would struggle to train a boy that young unless he was showing signs such as being dry for longer periods etc. My DS has virtually no words and it took him till he was old enough to understand how to make up hand signals to communicate before he could easily be potty trained (2.2yo)

Jakethekid Sun 03-Jun-18 21:31:24

Thank you for your advice. I thought it would be a bit early but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I don't have any mum friends so have no one to advise me.

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cestlavielife Sun 03-Jun-18 21:37:09

You could use,the makaton sign for toilet every time you change him or he does anything in potty. No harm in getting potty out in garden on a hot day and he is without nappy outside...
Maybe Try and go to drop in groups to get to know other parents and see what other toddlers are doing?

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