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30.04.2014
Moving from nappies to grown-up pants is an exciting transition, but it can be hard to know when – and how – to start. You may not see all these signs, but if you are noticing most, then your toddler may be ready. Go with your own instinct: most parents go for it around two to two and a half for girls and two and a half to three for boys.
Spend a few weeks or a couple of months getting your toddler into the groove – gently, though. In other countries, like India and China, they start training their babies to use the toilet before they are even one year old. In my eyes, these are readiness signs. Jump on board!  If you miss this opportunity, it may be a while before this window is open again! I thought after one kid I would know everything I needed to know for the second one, but HA! The older one showed a little interest in the potty but was never dry for long periods of time during the day, would pee as soon as I took his diaper off, didn’t really seem ready. Since you have gone through this twice (and are maybe going through now with Ike?) do you have any insight? I’ve never had a child like your firstborn — all of my boys were a lot more like your Baby.
Spend a day or two singularly focused on it and see if you can rack up a few more actual pees in the potty.
Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.
Sign up for the web’s most entertaining (while informative) weekly newsletter on your pregnancy! My daughter showed 1st signs of readiness arould 18 monthls old, and I tried it for a week-end. Ugh, can I just say that potty training is the one aspect of parenting I wish I could outsource?
This is actually the one aspect of parenting we did outsource, and it kind of ties into Amy’s advice of showing them that all the adults around them are on board. They do get there, but if I had it to do over, I would’ve done the dedicated weekend approach, timers and all.
All good advice, but I’d like to offer my experience just in case other kids are like mine. All that to say, if you are having trouble with your kid potty training and need to take a break, it’s okay.
On the last day, I subbed in for my husband (who is normally the stay at home parent) so that he could go to a funeral. She moves up to the 2s classroom so I’m kinda wondering if letting day care and peer pressure take the lead. Besides, I said I wouldn’t consider having another one till this one was potty trained. I’m not sure if going diaper free outside the house is something I can handle right now.


I once read that in some countries, they even let kids go on sidewalks while they are training — wherever they are, they just go. Then he came home from daycare one day (at age 2 ?) and said his friend peed in the potty at school and he wanted to pee in the potty too.
The Baby wants to potty train, he tells me his diaper is wet or takes it off himself, he likes to sit on the potty and can for a few minutes at a time, he is dry for long periods of time during the day, including after naps, and he would rather go naked or commando than wear a diaper. And just like that… he used the potty regularly and stayed dry ALL DAY LONG all on his own!
There are lots of options and advice, and you’ll figure out something that works for you! My son Has stayed dry wearing underwear for 3 months now but won’t poop in the toilet despite awesome bribes. We must’ve gotten lucky, because after a bunch of stickers and poop on the bathroom floor (his window of timing was way too short for him to actually GET on the potty in time to do his business there even though he could tell when the poop was coming) he just sort of got it. We continued to talk about using the potty, but in the mean time she could at least take some responsibilty by changing her own wet pull-up. My daughter was about two and half, seemed very ready, but almost never actually went in the potty.
So, if they are training their 6-month-old to use the bathroom and most are trained by 12 months, I think that it lets us know that it is possible. He stayed dry that evening and peed in the potty before bed (I put a diaper on him at bedtime because I am not delusional) and the next morning he reminded us he wore underwear, he didn’t wear diapers any more.
If you want to wait and see if it eventually happens epiphany-style like your firstborn, hey, no judgment. If by day two you’ve had NOTHING but wet pants and a ton of puddles, well, his brain might not yet have finished wiring up that particular, necessary connection and you can drop it for now. That said, what seemed to work with my older 2 was not putting a huge amount of focus on it. I’m really not trying to push her but she is very interested right now and loves to sit on the potty for 10+ minutes at a time reading and playing games. She was in day care, and I think peer pressure and really great teachers get almost all the credit. This method might not be for everyone, as you need about a three day window at the beginning, but she had no.
The books that outline boot camp potty training approaches tend to take a hard line about no Pull-ups or diapers at ALL, buuuuuutttt.
Being from Montreal, with snow suits in the winter, I didn’t want to bother trying again before spring.
We followed the principles of the book Amalah mentioned but found, so much focus on it was stressing the kids (and me!!) out.
We brought lots of changes of clothes to daycare that Monday and he wore underwear from then on (to say his teachers were shocked is a huge understatement). However, in February, at 26 months, she seemed so ready that I had to try (dry for long period, including naps, interest, etc.).
So we just stopped making a big deal out of it after we taught them what potty training was all about.


I think the combination of a change of environment and a change in command helped with the final push.
For some reason she had major difficulty in making the pee happen while sitting on the potty. The other (non-pee) function took another two months or so to master on the potty, but it was not bad.
With my #2 child, this worked really well and she decided she was ready at 2.5 a few weeks before #3 was born.
Usually he holds in the poop until two minutes after you’ve put him back in a diaper either for bed or to leave the house. The first time he peed in his undies and he ran to me saying, “oh no… I spilled.”  Not sure he understood where the  “spill” came from, but it was pretty cute anyway.
I am waffling between sticking him in underwear and letting him figure it out and letting him have a few more successes before making such a definite move.
Have them put a sticker on a chart to earn something bigger, like a trip for ice cream or a movie — tape a picture of the prize and make it clear that like, five stickers = that prize is earned.
I was pessimistic about that because I thought she would regress but she didn’t at all! This can be really tough for working parents (since in my experience you really need about three days), but even just dedicating one weekend to Gettin’ This Done can work. Our #1 child had more issues, he has always struggled with constipation so potty training became really traumatic for him because he would only remember the horrible times of trying to go #2. So after a full day of this, I have to admit I was incredibly exhausted and had no stickers on his chart to show for it.
I think the concept was a little to abstract for her, and asking her to DO something, like PUSH it out, really helped.
Putting a break on training in general for 6 months made all the difference and he was ready on his own when he was 3.
She’s the only one day-trained at her in-home daycare, so I think sometimes everybody forgets she might need to go, including her. So strange that this isn’t taking by now!  I know he is ready… right?!?!?!  Now I am doubting myself even though I know he showed every sign of preparedness.   So we decided to play it cool and let him relax a bit doing his favorite thing…. Later on, we finally had a successful “spill” in the potty followed by lots of cheering and another sticker on his board.  I didn’t miss it this time!  I had a front row seat and made sure he saw it all too. So I am ashamed to say it, but there was just no way to go get the potty today.  Instead, each time he was ready to go potty I took him to the bath tub and told him to go.  I know right…  terrible, terrible, but ask yourself what you would do if you were me! At this point I am as humble as I can be with my failure right before my eyes and I am willing to do anything!  Each time I put him in the tub, he smiles and goes pee pee followed by his adorable little jumping excitement and high fiving action.



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