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#1 Fyn Angelot

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

So, I thought toilet training was a ways off for us yet and I haven't even thought about it.  But tonight, DD took her nappy off and pooed on the floor...it left me wondering if she could tell it was coming and decided she didn't want to sit in it!

Would you take it as a sign that perhaps you might start to think about introducing the concept deliberately?

#2 Ranunculus

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

I can't see why not. How old is DD?

#3 Fyn Angelot

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

I deliberately left that out, because I think others will think she is too young.  She's 13mo.

#4 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

Could be.....she's quite young though isn't she....14 months or so? No harm in trying though....

#5 Carmen02

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

no harm seeing how she would go! Ill buy a potty and see if she shows much interest in it

#6 Ranunculus

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 07/01/2013, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I deliberately left that out, because I think others will think she is too young.  She's 13mo.


She's a clever girl getting her nappy off at 13mth. original.gif
Can you tell when she's about to poo or urinate? That would help in the tt process but you could try introduce a potty and just be really casual about it. You never know until you try!

#7 noi'mnot

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Take this with a grain of salt, because I think the memory has been tinted rose-coloured over the years... But anyway, my mother in law swears that by the time my partner was 10-11 months old she had him pooing on the potty every day. He was apparently as regular as clockwork, "you could set your watch to him, I swear to god!", and didn't mind being sat on the potty so every morning that's what she did. She's not sure how much longer it took to get him to wee in the potty, but she thinks only a couple of months.

Setting aside the extraordinarily precocious toileting abilities of my infant partner ( rolleyes.gif he was gifted, don't I know that???), I am of the understanding that it's possible to get them to at least regularly poo in the potty if they have a regular, set time. I have friends who have had mixed success with this strategy. Why not give it a go?

Edited by noi'mnot, 07 January 2013 - 08:06 PM.


#8 Riotproof

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

You could have a look at elimination communication ideas. I don't know if she'd sign to go, or you'd need to read her cues.

#9 libbylu

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

My DS told me a few times from around 15 months 'poo' just as he stopped toddling and proceeded to do a poo in his nappy.  We didn't bother starting toilet training then as it seemed to soon and life was hectic at that point with starting childcare and me going back to work, but he was trained at right on 2 years of age for both wee and poo, so at the very least it may bode well for early TT success.

You could always buy a few potties and leave them lying around and leave her nappy off and see what happens.

#10 Stoked

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (noi'mnot @ 07/01/2013, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Take this with a grain of salt, because I think the memory has been tinted rose-coloured over the years... But anyway, my mother in law swears that by the time my partner was 10-11 months old she had him pooing on the potty every day...

I think your MIL's memory is absolutely fine original.gif. Have you heard of elimination communication? It's a fancy name for teaching babies to go on the potty in places where using disposables and waiting until the child 'is ready' is not a cultural norm.

QUOTE (Riotproof @ 07/01/2013, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You could have a look at elimination communication ideas. I don't know if she'd sign to go, or you'd need to read her cues.

Reading cues is enough - most mothers know their child's 'poo face' and there will be obvious grunting as well if the poo is solid enough.

OP, your child is clever. Go for it! original.gif

#11 IsolaBella

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

My kids knew they were going to poo from an early age... They all went to hide.

At 24m I caught her putting on poo face in the pool, so quick dash out if pool to toilet and it was great. For the next 6weeks she told me when poo was coming and went onto toilet. Then stubborn regression set in and refusal to sit on toilet. We TT at 2.75 yrs (because I was home with all kids sick). We still have days/weeks where she refuses toilet. She has just turned 3. It has been a process. DS1 was 5 days wet to dry at 3.25 yrs no accidents since.

I know which was the easier.



#12 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

Get a potty, put it next to the toilet and go from there.

If you are noticing longer dry periods in her nappy, that would also suggest increasing bladder control.  I'd be watching to see how she goes.

Not impossible to TT in the next 6 months, but I wouldn't necessarily be pinning hopes on it.

Good luck!

#13 Fyn Angelot

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Thanks, everyone.

I'm not so much pinning my hopes on early training; if anything I'm disappointed I don't have longer to not think about it!  But I might get a potty and see if she shows any interest.

#14 belindarama

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

I had DS1 trained to poo on the toilet not much older than that.

I could tell when he was going to do one, certain face, he would stop what he was doing suddenly and take a certain stance.

I decided to take advantage of that as I was more than happy not to have deal with another pooey nappy!

I just got a kid's toilet seat and started putting him on the toilet when he showed the signs. Within a week or so he was letting me know when it was time to go.

He wasn't wee trained for another almost two years so was still in nappies for a while but at least I was only dealing with wee nappies!

DS2 was not like that so with him we just went down the usual path at 2. They are all different.

#15 Lucygoosey1

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

My DD 16mths started saying pooo,  so I started putting her on the potty or toilet (if it was convenient).  The other day she took of her nappy and went and did a poo on the potty.  I was gob smacked.
I might give her some nappy free time and just show her a bit.
I don't expect her to toilet train now,  but I will just introduce the idea and see how she goes.



#16 katrina24

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

My eldest daughter was pooing regularly on the potty from 11months. She was definitely not toilet trained though. We originally got the potty as more of a chair for her to sit on prior to her bath because she would weeon the floor almost every night before her bath.  Then, one day DH was in the toilet. She took the potty and say outside the toilet and did a poo. She did about 80% of her poos on the potty from then on - I would just offer regularly and she would go if she wanted.  She didn't start TT until around 18-20 months though - at her insistence. Her mind was ready before her body though and it was a bit of a haul before she was fully TT (about 4-6 months she still had accidents semi refularly) but almost never accidents with number 2.  My mum swears I was pretty much TT around 9-10 months - I always thought she was nuts until my experience with Dd. if I had been at home with her all the time I probably could have had her TT (probably more timed) by 1 year.

#17 Soontobegran

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (katrina24 @ 08/01/2013, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My mum swears I was pretty much TT around 9-10 months - I always thought she was nuts until my experience with Dd. if I had been at home with her all the time I probably could have had her TT (probably more timed) by 1 year.


So many of that generation confuse 'catching' what would normally go in the nappy in a potty with being trained.
Absolutely no way will a baby be trained at 9 months. My grandmother held her 5 over newspaper from the age of 6 months...she did it after every time they ate or drank and if they didn't produce she sat them in a potty chair which used to be a high chair with a potty under the seat and they sat there until they filled it. It often resulted in a very red and sore rim around the baby's bottom.
This was toilet training as they knew it....pity was that time they should have been playing or being cuddled was spent sitting.
My own mother tried this with my older brother, thank goodness she gave it a miss with the rest of us...funnily enough we all stopped having 'accidents' about the same time. original.gif




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