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What was your DC when they potty trained?

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crazycat3454 Wed 03-Jul-19 14:38:21

DD is 2years 2months and I'm not sure she is ready she refuses to even sit down on the potty. But a lot of my friends DC who are a similar age or younger have started training. Starting to feel pressured to potty train just wondered what age your DC potty trained.TIA

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crazycat3454 Wed 03-Jul-19 14:44:46

Sorry the title should say how old was your DC....blush

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NannyR Wed 03-Jul-19 14:46:49

Children vary so much, there isn't really a correct age to potty train. As a nanny, I've trained 11 children with an age range between 2yrs and 2yrs 8months ish.

xSharonNeedlesx Wed 03-Jul-19 14:49:15

Dd1 was around 2 years 9 months. We tried a few months earlier and she wasn’t quite ready so left it a little while and she was dry in 2 days with nights following soon after.

Dd2 is 2 years 3 months and we have started to introduce her to the potty in the last few months and she has done 2 wees on it but I’ve not started properly yet as I haven’t had the time.

My younger niece was over 4 before she was reliable and my younger nieces were trained about 18 months so they’re all different!

No harm in trying if you think they’re ready, no harm in waiting either, or just getting them used to the potty. We used to sit dd1 on it after her bath at night while we read a story for months before we trained properly.

Emmabryant123 Wed 03-Jul-19 14:55:42

My dd was 3 years 2 months and it took her two days to be accident free

letsrunfar Wed 03-Jul-19 14:57:21

Can't remember with ds1 (he's 19!)

Ds2 now 4 was dry in the day at 2 years and a couple of months. Also been dry at night bar the odd accident for over a year.

We have friends with 4 year olds that still wear nappies at night.

Ask any teacher and there are increasing numbers of reception starters who aren't properly toilet trained.

Get it done as soon as possible!

thedevilcamefromthehimber Wed 03-Jul-19 14:57:58

My eldest two boys were around 3.5 and my daughter had just turned 2.

babysharkah Wed 03-Jul-19 14:59:08

DTs were just turned 3. One was dry at night straight away, the other wore pull ups at night until she was 5.

@letsrunfar you can't train night time dryness, it is hormone dependent.

hormonesorDHbeingadick Wed 03-Jul-19 14:59:47

Just after second birthday. She started pulling her nappies down and just using the potty.

MagicKingdom Wed 03-Jul-19 15:01:33

Mine was 2 years 3 months. I was about to give birth to my youngest and did not want to change 2 nappies! He wasn't ready when we tried at 2, then one day he carried the potty in and went on it smile

Thehogfatherstolemycurry Wed 03-Jul-19 15:03:59

Don't push her ifirst she's not ready you'll do more harm than good, they're all different.
My dd was 2 yrs 6 months. Ds was 3 and a bit. It's not a race or competition, don't feel pressured she's still young. X

Knitclubchatter Wed 03-Jul-19 15:05:11

Old school so 15-18 mths. Grandkids 18 mths.

Emmabryant123 Wed 03-Jul-19 15:09:38

Oh and dd is 3 years 5 months now and isn't dry at night atm but pull ups are less full than before being toilet trained
They used to be completely full now only a little wet in the morning

letsrunfar Wed 03-Jul-19 15:11:28

@babysharkah
@letsrunfar you can't train night time dryness, it is hormone dependent

I didn't say you could!

mckenzie Wed 03-Jul-19 15:12:20

We tried when DS was about 2 and a 1/4 an it wasn't successful.
We then had a snow day when he was about 2 yrs and 8 months and couldn't get to nursery etc. so stayed home playing in the snow and cracked it in one day. And I didn't know to do differently so he was nappy free at night times too from that day.

timeforawine Wed 03-Jul-19 15:14:53

Daughter is 2yr 10m, decided nearly 3 weeks ago she wanted big girl pants, took her shopping and let her choose, been fine since, only 4 accidents and she's gone dry at night at the same time, though we do still put her in a pull up at bedtime, just in case.
Is she at nursery OP? i think that can help if she see's others using the potty/toilet.

TheFairyCaravan Wed 03-Jul-19 15:22:56

DS1 was 22mths and DS2 was 2yrs2 mths. Both cracked it in a week and had no accidents.

My kids are 22&24 and they had to be out of nappies so they could start playschool at 2 and a half.

Bluerussian Wed 03-Jul-19 15:29:24

Two. I can't say I actually potty trained. He knew when he was going, was using less nappies and as he was coming up to two, I suggested he might go in the potty and he just did. I can remember at his second birthday party he had no nappy and left the room to use the pot. I bought him a pedal car as a reward :-).

LondonSE Wed 03-Jul-19 17:49:53

Started dd 2 years 6 months as she was dry all nights already. But still took about 5 months before she went nappy free.

Picegina Wed 03-Jul-19 19:58:48

There is no right age, they need to be ready. DD was 18 minths when she started showing interest but was closer to 2 and a half when she was completely dry day and night. (She used to love to wee on the ants in the garden or funny shaped rocks...)I thought I leave it kate with DS as boys are apparently slower and he was 4 weeks premature, but at 23 months he is already doing really well. With wee. He insists on nappy for nr 2. But he will get there eventually.
Try to make it interesting and rewarding. We had a song for DD but DS loves us clapping abd shojting wow.
When your DC is ready, you will know. No harm in trying, but do not push them.

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Americanah Thu 04-Jul-19 20:30:45

DD was 2, DS was 2 yrs 9 months.

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pennypineapple Thu 04-Jul-19 22:04:40

2 years 5 months, we had no idea if she was ready or not (honestly don't know how you're supposed to tell!) but we just decided to go for it and got lucky. She was dry overnight from the same age.

Bourbonbiccy Fri 05-Jul-19 21:03:24

We trained at 21 months, he fully embraced it and it was not as big a deal as I thought it would be.

I bought and read "oh crap" the potty training book before starting with him, I followed that and he was fine.

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