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Postby Richardm » 17 May 2004, 12:07

Big fun is set to begin. He is 13 months and I think maybe it's too early, but I am not in charge. Apparently it depends on the weather. In the summertime it's easier to keep things dry. As long as he doesn't turn into an anal retentive. They say boys are easier than girls. I never did find a Born to Potty t-shirt.
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Postby Steeevieboy » 17 May 2004, 13:09

I remember something about moving the kitty litter close to the toilet. Other than that I don't know much about potty training.
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Postby daasgrrl » 17 May 2004, 13:29

Yeah, those wild potties... gotta watch 'em.

I wasn't sure if you actually wanted any constructive commentary :)
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Postby Xpet » 17 May 2004, 13:35

... I also didn't quite understand the purpose of your post, Richard, but if you're looking for comments: 1. get in charge, 2. it's way too early IMO
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Postby Richardm » 17 May 2004, 13:53

Xpet wrote:... I also didn't quite understand the purpose of your post, Richard, but if you're looking for comments: 1. get in charge, 2. it's way too early IMO

No purpose. I guess I was looking for a. advice b. discussion c. potty jokes, and d. commiseration.
My boy wants to potty all the time potty all the time potty all the time.
(It sounds like party. Get it?)
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Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 17 May 2004, 13:55

Xpet wrote:... I also didn't quite understand the purpose of your post, Richard, but if you're looking for comments: 1. get in charge, 2. it's way too early IMO
I agree, I have met Richard, and I don't think he's ready for it yet.
Er.... thingy.
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Postby daasgrrl » 17 May 2004, 14:06

Big Fluffy Matthew wrote:
Xpet wrote:... I also didn't quite understand the purpose of your post, Richard, but if you're looking for comments: 1. get in charge, 2. it's way too early IMO
I agree, I have met Richard, and I don't think he's ready for it yet.

:lol:

But basically, what Xpet said. Been there, done that. Literature suggests that 18 months is the earliest babies can even become aware that they need to go. Anyone attempting to train before that age is 'toilet timing' which is basically working out when the baby needs to go - some measure of success can be had, but it's nothing to do with the kid. However, if she (I presume the wife/gf) has any genuine success, I'd be interested to hear about it. Fine details not required :)

Of the people I know with kiddies, 2 to 3 years old is the norm.
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Postby Xpet » 17 May 2004, 14:08

I guess that would work with ours too: just call it a "potty party" ... our boys will eat anything (o.k., no direct connection here hopefully) as long as you call it either a "party" or a "picnick" ...
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Postby bababa » 22 May 2004, 00:11

13 months is way too early. If your wife is actually serious about trying, expect lots of accidents. You could wait until next summer, in my opinion. Some of the kids I know back home didn't start toilet training until they were 3. Personally, I think that's a bit too old, but it's usually quite easy then - Mom: I'll get you that dinosaur model you want if you stop using diapers and start using the toilet. My nephew: OK.
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Postby Richardm » 28 May 2004, 14:30

The potty training idea has been canned for now. I want to thank everyone for the straight poop. But it wasn't anything I said, it was just obvious that he isn't ready.
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