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One might be a little too early to start potty training. Has he given you any signals that he's ready to use the big kid potty? I know that my son is a few months older than yours and is nowhere near ready for the potty.
 

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uh, he is wayyyyy too young!<br>
my 34 month DD has never used her potty chair yet, and I am not going to push it, or I am sure it will just delay her potty learning even longer!<br>
why are you starting so early?
 

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If you are trying "elimination communication" there is a section above that is for that...they may be able to help you out better there. I personally believe 1 is too young to potty train and if you force the issue, it's possible to instill a negetive mindset for your baby and actually prolong potty training. I wish you luck.
 

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I wanna second reese's comments. The EC board can help you learn appropriate ways to start Elimination Communication. My kids didn't train till they were 3 years old.
 

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Beacause DH was potty trained (during the day) at 12months and Fully trained day and night by 1.5 years.. And because DS HATES wearing his diaper- so I thought I could give it a try.
 

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If he won't sit on the potty (or another suitable place) to go, then he has no choice but to wear dipes, imo... unless you want to clean up poop and pee off the floor all day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: I agree that he is pretty young to pt.<br><br>
Does he hate actually wearing the dipes or hate having them put on him? Lots of kids at that age hate laying still for dipe changes.
 

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If he doesn't want to sit there he is too young. I got ds' potty around 18 months or so and he refused to sit on it for the longest time. My ds hates wearing a diaper but he also hated wearing underwear and training pants. He is more accepting of the training pants now and once asked for underwear and let me put them on him without a fight.
 

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not saying I am so experienced that I do not have things to learn but most boys will not or cannot be trained until at least the age of two. Crap the only baby I even had walking at one was my oldest daughter and she trained at one but that was a fluke. My son Zeke was 2.5 years of age and he did not even walk until he was 17 months old or so, I think. Really I would not even bother trying to put a baby on the potty unless they had shown some interest in it. That is just my opinion though..
 

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the biggest problem that i can see with putting a baby on the potty that young is that it kind of ruins the newness of the potty when they are old enough to probably start using it, and you lose that possible advantage of helping them getting excited about using the potty....it is old news if its been around for a year or longer, kwim?<br>
we started changing karina with her standing up around that age, and after we wiped her we let her do it too, and this helped her tolerate the changes, along with teaching her the sign for "change diaper." we just tried include her in the process and it helped a ton.<br>
HTH, hope i didnt sound too rough up there....i just think it might possibly be expecting a bit too much of a 1 yr old to use the potty if they arent ready.<br>
good luck!
 
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