My friends have told me my son should be potty trained: Advice?

So my son is almost 2. He’ll be on 2 February 15th. I’ve been told by a lot of people that he’s supposed to be potty trained/training by now. It made me really start thinking if he’s behind or something. Should he be potty trained already? How should I go about teaching/helping potty train? He hasn’t shown any signs yet that he’s ready(that I know of from what I’ve read or heard about). I’d really like to help him start if it isn’t too early or too late. I have another baby due in May, and I was hoping that I could have him started by then.

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My son is 2.5, and is just starting. That’s ridiculous, to each their own, but under 2 seems early.


My kid wasn’t fully potty trained till 4. Fully meaning she stopped having accidents at night in bed. Don’t listen to your friends lol


I wouldnt say hes behind. Mini turned 2 in August last yeat and we are barely getting anywhere with it.

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Every child is different. He’ll be ready in his own time.

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Every kid is different. Don’t push it. When he’s ready he’ll let you know. Read books about it, watch DVDS. But if you force it it wont last. My daughter was potty trained at 2, my nephew at 4. My 2 year old niece not yet.

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My first potty trained at 2 1/2 my second at 3 years and my third is just starting too at two. Point I’m making is every child is different. When they are ready they will do it. Don’t stress mama!

My daughter is almost three and just now showing signs. He’ll let you know when he’s ready don’t force oh

My son turned two In Sept, and we’ve only started introducing the potty. He’s not quite ready and that’s ok

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Tell your friends to shut up and mind their own business.
Kids are ready at their own pace. There’s no “set” age!!!


My son wasn’t fully potty trained until he was 5, he always had anxiety thinking he was going to pee on the floor. Every child goes at their own pace.

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My son’s took forever to potty train. Daughters were easy but idk if prob start attempting to train him now? If he shows signs he is ready of course

You don’t generally even start to show that concept until around 2 some kids take until they are 3 to be complete if not longer but I never introduced it until around 2


Boys are usually harder to potty train. He will show signs when he is ready. When he is ready, sticker charts with a prize at the end of the week, videos, or books when he start to go on the toilet.

Every child learns at a different pace. My pediatrician said that boys usually start training later than girls and that normally isn’t until they’re 3ish.

Every kid is so different! My SD was potty trained by 18 months. I tried with my daughter at 18 mos and she wasn’t having it. She finally trained at 2.5. He will show signs of being ready, don’t force it!

I’m a stay at home mom and my oldest is 8. I kept listening to others and tried potty training him at 2. Let’s just say he was not potty trained till the age of about 3 1/2- almost 4. He was not ready. Once I stepped back and listened to him and his cues… it took about a week to potty train him.

Everyone potty trains at their own pace.
My step son was potty trained at 2.5, but my son who is 3.5 still hasn’t mastered pooping on the potty. However, for pee one day he just decided he was going to pee on the potty.

My best advice to ask him to sit on the potty about 20 minutes after any meals / medium - large consumption of liquids.

But don’t fret! My mom always says - everyone is potty trained by the time they start college!
Best of luck Mama! :heart::heart:

Every child is different. My daughter was 4 before she was potty trained, mostly because she just flat out refused to go on the pot :roll_eyes: but we got there eventually

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Um every child is different…