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Is my 18 month old too young for potty training?

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09/05/14

My daughter just turned three. She showed interest in using the potty to pee around 18 months old. Peeing on the potty was going pretty well so she was wearing underwear most of the time. She refuses to go poop on the potty so extreme that she will hold her poop for days and literally make herself sick. Our pediatrician advised to just put her back in diapers until she is ready so we did. We keep going back and forth between diapers and underwear every few months based on her cues but the pooping on the potty is not getting better

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09/05/14

. I wasn't as good as my mother and have mine potty trained by a year old but had a couple trained by 18 months. They were and are compliant children though and are the easiest with almost everything. The others were older. I found it easier to potty train them if we used cloth diapers. Our last child just potty trained two weeks ago and he's 3.5. We used disposables with him all the way through.

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09/05/14

My son is 18 months old and we have just started potty training him. He doesn't have the words yet to let me know that he needs to go potty but it is more about getting him used to it right now. The other day he ran into the bathroom, sat down on his little potty chair and went pee. He was wearing his underwear but I counted it as a step in the right direction. I have been trying to learn to pick up on his cues that he is going and so far it is going pretty good. They always seem to have their own little way to communicate even without the words. Just be super consistent with it and he should do great.

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