View Poll Results: Is 18mths-2yrs a good age to toilet train?
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Yes, definitely. Most children are ready around then
Yes, probably. It could be done without too many problems.
No, definitely not. Most children are not ready then
No, probable not. It's unlikely that it could be done without major stress all round.
29-12-2011 08:01 #31
29-12-2011 08:09 #32Senior Member
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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.
29-12-2011 08:20 #33-
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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.
29-12-2011 08:33 #34
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.
29-12-2011 08:44 #35
29-12-2011 08:45 #36
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!!
29-12-2011 08:51 #37
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.
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29-12-2011 08:57 #38
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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