at what age we can potty train our baby?

February 7, 2007 4:44pm CST
iam having a 2 yrs old baby boy and now starting potty train him ..but,he don't like to sit in the potty,he pee in the diaper it self.can anyone ,tell me the tips to potty train the baby...
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• Australia
7 Feb 07
my mum used to put the potty where us kids could see the tv and make us sit on it while we watched tv that way if we had to go we done our buisness there. When we got used to using the potty she'd move it into the toilet. i have a son atm when he starts walking properly id train him then. He is still young 13 months old. So no need to start him yet.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
7 Feb 07
i am also planning to do potty training for my kid who just turned one.as i now the time when she goes for pee i am asking her to sit in the potty.but it is very hard to make her to sit for a while.you can get some information regrading this in www.indiaparenting.com.a good website for all kind of reference related with kids.
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@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
ia m also thinking about my 1 na half yr old baby. but i know she is not ready yet...but atlest i want her to introduced with potty related words and tings so that she might used too with it. you can took help from www.huggies.com or www.pampers.com or www.pampers.ca i hop it also works for u. wish u good luck
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• Canada
7 Feb 07
doctor's say that at age two kids are able to hold their pee in their bladder. any time before that they don't have the muscles developed in their body yet. try the sticker chart to potty train, it worked good for my daughter. every time she went she got to put a sticker on the sheet and when she was done the sheet she got a present.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
13 Feb 07
You need to potty train when your child shows you signs. Not because you want him to be or when someone else wnats him to be. I have a 2 year old that is showing signs (wants to be changed, knows how to use the potty, can take clothes on and off, etc...) of wanting to be potty trained. He is very stubbern though! We have put him in pullups during the day and diapers at night. Encouraged him to go and tell us when he has to go. He refuses to take the lead! I have even tried puttin ghim in regular underwear so he can really feel the wetness - doesn't bother him. If we tell him to go sit on the potty he will go - and has even number 2 in there twice! You just have to keep trying and "plugging away" Unfortunately I have found there is nothing you can do to force a child to become trained. My daughter was in pull ups for over a year. Then one day she just decided it was time to move to the potty and panties. Hopefully this helps - I know it's not answers that you were probably looking for - but no one has those answers. If they did all the kids would be trained at birth!:) At least I hope this helps you feel better and to know you are doing the right things.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
A baby can be potty trained as early as a year old or as late as even 4 or 5. I guess it all really depends on just how fast your child wants to accomplish this task. My oldest was 3 when i finally got her potty trained and my baby turned two in September and has been potty trained perfectly for about a month and a half now! So give him time but do not give up and at the same time do not push him too hard he will get the hang of it soon! Good luck and God Bless!!
@kgs_mommy (260)
• United States
9 Feb 07
From what I've read, babies start having control at around 18 months. But then again, I put my 10 month old on her potty and she's used it three times!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
My daughter was about 3 when we started to potty train her. She wanted to wear big girls underwear so we told her that she need to go to the bathroom by herself before she could and from that day on she was going like a big girl. She had a few accidents at first but now she is doing good. We still have to remind her once in awhile to try and go but thats about all.
@deebomb (15315)
• United States
14 Feb 07
The worst thing that has ever been invented for mother and potty training is pullups. They hold the wetness awy from the baby's bottom so they don't get uncomfortable when wet. So why want to got to the pot. get training pnat and let them get wet a coule of time and when they are uncomfortable they will learn faster.
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
my son, who also turned 2 last october is just starting to get used to his potty. after many attempts, i told myself that probably he's not yet ready despite of the signs of independence he's showed us. i don't want to force him cuz he might get traumatized and would end up not using his potty. every morning, i let him wear his brief and kept on reminding him that whenever he feels like going whether to pee or poop he should tell me. he'll tell me alright but RIGHT AFTER he pooped or peed.huhuhu.. btw, my pedia also told me that you should observe the times he usually pees or poop. like, after he eats his breakfast or the frequency. i let my son come with me to the bathroom or see me doing "it" while keeping the door open. if your son loves to read, he'll probably enjoy the board books about potty training. i've seen some on the inet. hope this helps. goodluck to us :)