View Poll Results: Is 18mths-2yrs a good age to toilet train?

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  • Yes, definitely. Most children are ready around then

    1 4.76%
  • Yes, probably. It could be done without too many problems.

    9 42.86%
  • No, definitely not. Most children are not ready then

    3 14.29%
  • No, probable not. It's unlikely that it could be done without major stress all round.

    8 38.10%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Pink-Hen View Post
    How do you go about approaching parents on TT we have had parents in the past who refuse to TT or allow us to ditch nappies when they are 4 or even 5. There is always a handful of parents we need to say in oct hey they are almost four and heading to the preschool room we really need you guys to think about TT, there really isn't nappy change facilities in the older room... We even have toilet trained children with parents still insisting on nappies
    ime our under two parents are not really willing to start TT until they hit the 2-3 room.

    Op - my dd Started wanting to TT when she was 18 months. I think she was so interested as she saw toileting as a way to get into the toddler room lol. I sat her on all the time and she refuse to wear nappies but she wasnt really getting it, sporadically going. We ditched the nappies and she took a week to start going. We put nappy pants on her for long car trips which tend to keep her dry as she refuses to wet them but she will have an accident otherwise. Even in the morning or after we dress her in her pj she will still go the toilet and won't go in her nappy.

    I've seen some parents at work start at 6 months even.

    I say 18-2.5 is a generally a good time but there is always exceptions
    I have not had that before. Also as a pp mentioned, we have had parents put their little bubs on the toilet. From reading bh, I also take it we have far more in cloth than in other parts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRBgoneinsane View Post
    After reading this thread, I am going to try and tt my 25 month old. Hes non verbal but knows the makaton sign for toilet. Been showing all the signs of wanting to tt but my childcare put me off it by saying that until he can SAY 'hey I need to go to the toilet' he wont get it.
    my son had speech delay, and could only say fewer than 5 words at 2, and he started tt then. he picked it up from other kids at family day care.

    it's worth trying, although I found I couldn't force it. He refused to poo on the toilet for a year. He would wee on the toilet, but wait for a nappy with poos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRBgoneinsane View Post
    After reading this thread, I am going to try and tt my 25 month old. Hes non verbal but knows the makaton sign for toilet. Been showing all the signs of wanting to tt but my childcare put me off it by saying that until he can SAY 'hey I need to go to the toilet' he wont get it.
    That's rubbish. Both my boys started TT before they could let me know they needed to go verbally and by the time they were TT they still didn't say "Hy mum, I need to go to the loo" They would let me know by saying "wee wee" or "poo poo" or they would just go themselves.

    OP - I think it is a perfect age. My eldest was completly day trained by 2yrs and night trained by 2.5yrs. And my youngest is now 2yrs 2 months and has been TT for about 3months aswell, we haven't tried night training yet, but will in the next month or so.

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    DD will be 2 in 12 days and isn't toilet trained yet.

    She sometimes likes to sit on the potty but does nothing....she has done one poo in there, though it was after she had started to do it in her nappy and I just ripped it off her and sat her there - she didnt have much choice haha

    I want to try the just leaving her with no nappy thing but we have carpet all through our entire place except the kitchen and balcony.....to the people that do the no nappy thing.....do you have carpet or tiles?
    I get that accidents happen and the occasional wee or poo on the carpet, well oh well but Im not sure how I feel about her weeing all over the carpet all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannonigans View Post
    DD will be 2 in 12 days and isn't toilet trained yet.

    She sometimes likes to sit on the potty but does nothing....she has done one poo in there, though it was after she had started to do it in her nappy and I just ripped it off her and sat her there - she didnt have much choice haha

    I want to try the just leaving her with no nappy thing but we have carpet all through our entire place except the kitchen and balcony.....to the people that do the no nappy thing.....do you have carpet or tiles?
    I get that accidents happen and the occasional wee or poo on the carpet, well oh well but Im not sure how I feel about her weeing all over the carpet all day long.
    Flooring makes a difference. We had wooden floors (still have) and vinyl in the toilet, bathroom and laundry (no changes there either lol) and the floor isn't polished so it isn't slippery when wet.

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    I'm about to start toilet training my 17 month old, she got training pants for Chrissy & I think she is so ready but will start with the potty then move onto the toilet!! My 1st daughter was toilet trained by 2 1/2! So hopefully she will be the same!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannonigans View Post
    DD will be 2 in 12 days and isn't toilet trained yet.

    She sometimes likes to sit on the potty but does nothing....she has done one poo in there, though it was after she had started to do it in her nappy and I just ripped it off her and sat her there - she didnt have much choice haha

    I want to try the just leaving her with no nappy thing but we have carpet all through our entire place except the kitchen and balcony.....to the people that do the no nappy thing.....do you have carpet or tiles?
    I get that accidents happen and the occasional wee or poo on the carpet, well oh well but Im not sure how I feel about her weeing all over the carpet all day long.
    I started TT our 2.5yr old not long ago. She wee'd on the floor a couple of times, but just write a note of the time and you'll soon know how long she holds between going. DD2 was holding for roughly 2 hours between and doing a full wee each time.

    We're having issues now with poo though. She was poo'ing on the loo or potty within a week or so, got constipated and now will only go in her (naptime or night) nappy. She gets so distressed over using the potty or loo to poo and I don't want to scare her.

    ETA: We have carpet in the loungeroom and bedrooms. Keep the potty on the tiled area or on a mat on the carpet and hopefully it wont be long until there aren't too many accidents.
    Last edited by PurpleStars; 29-12-2011 at 08:54. Reason: more info

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    Thanks purple stars....I like the idea of timing how long between wee's. I might give it a try each afternoon.....I realised with our working set up and her being looked after by FIL as of next week, I dont kow how I feel about him toilet training her so hopefully by just doing it in the afternoons only and on weekends wont confuse her....


 

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