My boy is 18 months and he screams, cry's and put's up a fight when we give him a nappy change and my partner thinks he's not ready for potty training.
Answer: Hi, At 18 months he probably is a little young. Generally 18 months is on the very low end of starting-two years tends to be more realistic especially for boys. Wait under the weather is warmer and he's a little older and his nervous system a bit more mature. This will make the whole process just so much easier. Once he's waking up from a sleep dry, can recognize that he's wet or dirty, can hold on for a few hours and tell you that he wants to wee or poo then these are the signs of readiness. He's probably just going through the normal ages and stages of protesting and not wanting to be still and to keep active. His behaviour is probably also about him wanting to exert his will and test the boundaries, this is very normal for toddlers. You may want to use pull ups so that the process of toilet training is quicker, keep a basket of toys to distract him, give him a book to look at and be very organised with nappy changing. Best Jane
Answered: 06 Nov 2014