04-19-2014 07:11 AM
I'm in the same boat as you! My DD was so advanced, until about a year old. I was planning on starting at 14 months, assuming she would be talking and I could communicate with her better.. But shes 18 months, not talking. I'm so lost as to begin potty training. my step son is 15 so my DH doesnt remember how they did it back when he was younger. Any advice will help
05-03-2014 10:44 AM
05-03-2014 04:50 PM
With my first daughter she was not even remotely interested or really ready for potty training until she was just about 3 years of age (we did it at 35 months) and there was many accidents. But she finally became fully reliably potty trained about 5 months later (no accidents).
With daughter #2 we introduced the concept at 18 months because she saw her older daughter doing it. We continued to sit her on the potty before bath and any other time during the day that she asked to go. By the time she turned 2 we swapped diapers for underwear. We have had our share of accidents and pooping is still an issue at 2.5 but just recently she had become more self reliant on getting to the potty and going. And finally starting to understand the feeling of having to poop.
Good luck and don't get too stressed out about it. The more anxious you are, the harder it will be. Make it fun and offer rewards. We LOVE doing the potty dance at our house.
05-04-2014 08:37 AM
I started pity training since she first walked @ 9 mo. Whenever vi do diaper changes I consistently take her to the potty as well as repeat words so she understands what it means to go potty. She's been doing great so far.