So, I never in a million years would have thought this would work, but my wife found a book and method for potty training that includes a very, very early start (we started i think around 4mos & she's 6mos now). Initially I kinda balked at the idea, but it turns out...it works! Weird, yes, I still can't quite believe it. I mean, the evidence is overwhelming, its seems as if she waits to go until presented with the opportunity on the toilet (we've got one of those small seats that goes on top, though we still have to hold her).
Is there Anyone else doing this? Does it really help down the road?
I started this with my son. see the thread "9 month old pooped on potty" (he's 13 months now). I think it's great if you can keep up with it and everyone is on board. my son unfortunately goes to day care and they will not do this for a child so young. since they don't do it there it really hasn't worked well for us. good luck though.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
Yeah, I suppose daycare is sort of a stopper for that, and you're right about everybody being on board. The way it works around our house is as soon as she's done eating, or sleeping or makes any of the tell-tale squirmy moves she goes on the toilet.
Still, I think it's funny that it even works!
my son is 19 months old and he just will not use the potty we bought for him??? does anyone have any suggestions? we are willing to try anything at this point!!! someone please help?
I hate to tell y'all this, but you're trained - not your daughter. If you forgot to sit her on the potty after a meal, I'm pretty sure she'd do her business in her diaper. Actually being potty trained is when your child goes to the bathroom when the have to go, not you remembering to sit your child on the potty after meal or when they have that "look". I'm not saying it's a bad thing that you're doing, I'm just saying that to me it seems like just as much work as changing diapers, if not more.
Loud mom of 2 loud boys ages 10 & 7.
You may indeed be the ones trained- right now. If you keep at it though, your daughter will be trained very early. You'll save big bucks on diapers and not have to stress over potty training a headstrong toddler. My daughter learned to give me a grunt noise way before she could even say "mama" or "dada". It was her signal for "potty". She was doing her poopy business consistently on the toilet by 11 months. People think that it takes a lot of work to remember to hold a baby on the potty a certain intervals during the day? Try wiping smeared poop out of all those chubby wrinkles for an extra year or two or three! I think early potty training ROCKS!