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    Hi all. Hope you are well. Just a general question at what age did you all potty train your children? Im feeling like im really awful for not doing this with my son atm feel stressed about it but don’t want to be holding him back

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    Hey hey,

    How old is your son and what stresses you out about it? Its unlikely that you’re holding him back. No one’s a perfect parent, I bet you’re doing a great job!

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    Hi he is 2 and half. I just think it will be tricky and I wonder if im like being a bit lax about it

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    Any particular reason you think it may be stressful?

    I’ve not had to worry about it yet but from what my family tell me it’s not especially stressful, especially if you’re in no rush and take it step by step.

    I think a lot of people wait. Kids pick things up at different times too. As long as they’re trained before they go to school I’m not sure it matters all that much.

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    My lads coming up to 2 and a half, and I started with him maybe a little before he was 2. I was lucky though I suppose, in that it was blatantly obvious when he was going to go, for a number two at least. He’d either hide behind a door and go very quiet, or if I could actually see him, he’d have a very bulgy eyed look on his face, and stand in a sort of semi-squat position. It was at these prompts, I’d nip him into the bathroom, nappy off and sit him on the kids reducer seat thingy (with varying degrees of success initially). Now hes a bit older its getting easier because he can actually voice that he wants a poo, which isnt always what happens, I think because the pull ups are getting warm, hes associating a pee with a poo. Not a problem as such.

    So thats where we are at the moment, the twos are pretty much taking care of themselves, its just the number ones we are slightly struggling with as we don’t know what they’re called yet. And I do try and give as much nappy off time as possible, and have a potty at hand, theres a limit how much I can do it as I don’t want there being puddles all over the carpets. So any tips on number ones would be great too, sorry if I hijacked that a bit.


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    My son does same he hides in hall to do a poo. I just dont think he is ready yet but he is getting too old for nappies. I blame myself for being stressed at the idea and not persevering with it when i have the odd time got the potty out.

    I dont want him to get stressed about it but he will if he sees me stress about it. Why do i feel im bad at this

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