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#1 Sloane Peterson

Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

So 19 month old dd has been showing signs ofbeingready to toilet train for a while.. She knows 'wees' and 'poos', likes sitting on the toilet, takes her nappy off frequently and for about 4-5 months often tells me when she is going to do a poo.

Anyway she has managed a few wees on the toilet and I'm wondering now whether I do proper go of toilet training her over the course of a few weeks like I did with ds at 2.5, or whether she is a bit too young and I should just keep it a casual thing for now, and just sit her on the toilet before bed, bath etc.

She is just a tiny thing, just 8kgs and I can't even find any undies to fit her even if I did manage to completely toilet train her  wink.gif

Anyway I digress, but suppose I want to know if anyone has had luck with a child this age.


#2 Matthias' mum

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

My sister tt her daughter at that age. She was trained within a few days, so it's definitely possible. Her ds was also tt before 2.

#3 soontobegran

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

DD4 did this at about this age and against my better judgement I put her in undies and called her daytime trained. My first 3 were between 2.5 and 3 before they TT'd so I was wary and as it happened it was too good to be true as a good 6 months later she totally regressed (went back into nappies) and was still having accidents until age 5. sad.gif
I guess you should take her lead, good luck, I hope she is more successful that mine original.gif

#4 nen-c

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

DS was about 20 months when I started, that first month I just had him running around nude in the garden and encouraged him to be more aware of doing a wee (he was already giving me warning of a poo at that stage). At 21 months I got serious about having him sit on the potty or toilet, and introduced mini m&m treats for all successful attempts, and he was pretty reliable by the end of a week or 2. The issue with training them early I found is that he took ages to be able to get his pants and undies up and down, and climbing on the toilet was hard for him, even with a stool for the first 6 months. DS was small too - 10 kgs I think, and the best undies were the pumpkin patch ones which came in a 5 pack and were size 1-2. I'd give it a go - good luck.

#5 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

I would do it ,sounds like she could be ready. I have a small dd too , pumpkin patch has size one undies. The boys fit  bit better than the girls.

#6 Justaduck

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

I had quite a few kids come through childcare who were TTd at that age with no troubles

#7 CupcakeMumma

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

Go for it, what's the worst that can happen.  And you'll find there a wahps that make teeny undies if you need them original.gif.

#8 Sloane Peterson

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

Thanks everyone, I will wait til the weekend when I'm not working and give it a red hot go :-)

Thanks for the tip about undies too! Will make a trip to pumpkin patch. She loves wearing ds's undies so it might be the motivation she needs!


#9 her mum

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

My dd is 21 months and has been day and night 'trained' from 18 months old.

I knew she was ready when she could tell me she needed to go 'wee' or 'poo' before she did it, and also because she started weeing less often - like a few big ones a day rather than just little bit all the time. She also expressed dislike at being in a soiled nappy and was able to get on the toilet etc. The big one with dd was that she was consistently waking up in the morning and after naps dry also. I really just took her lead on the whole thing.

At first I really couldn't find any undies small enough, but I bought some of those Bonds brand nappy covers that are just soft cotton, they start at 0000 and worked fine until she was big enough for regular knickers. I didn't know about the Pumpkin Patch ones but might check them out!

#10 ms flib

Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

My DS was day trained by his 2nd birthday and night trained by his 3rd.

DD1 started at 18 months and was day trained before she turned 2.

DD2 was about 2.5.

I'd say go for it!

(I used cloth nappies for the first 2 babies and was very keen to stop washing them! So there was readiness and motivation!)

#11 SeaPrincess

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

DS1 first asked to use the potty at 18 months and was 100% day trained by 20 months.  DD was day trained at home by 20 months as well, and DS2 demanded the potty at 21 months, and was trained by 2. I would give it a go.

For small knickers, Pumpkin Patch do 1-2 years size, but watch ut for the styles because they don't all fit the same.  Mothercare do a 12-18 months size in knickers and Big W do size 1 training pants.




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