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Dadah to one 

At what age can I start potty training? This is in part to answer a friend of a friend who claimed another friend started at 1yr because they didn't know otherwise and it was fine.

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Celine Bell 
You can start whenever you like but with varying degrees of success. Best advice I got - wait til they can pull their own pants and trousers up. One less job for you and gives them some independence. And if you start and change your mind, you can always go back to nappies!!
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Dadah to one 
just asking because I could save a lot in nappies if that was true!
Celine Bell 
You can start whenever you like but with varying degrees of success. Best advice I got - wait til they can pull their own pants and trousers up. One less job for you and gives them some independence. And if you start and change your mind, you can always go back to nappies!!
Anonymous 
I'm holding fire until my son can tell me he has/needs to wee. At the minute even when I know he's gone in his nappy the response to my question is always no. Then again, it's the response to most questions...
Lisa Tantrum 
@anonymous - Ditto and ditto. I'm going to start counting the number of 'nos' in one day: reckon we could hit triple figures.
SleepFairyDee 
You can start potty training right from birth if you really want but most people start between 18 months and 3 years. It all depends on your baby's character and your lifestyle. Some babies will train quickest if you wait until they are older while other pull off their nappies and hop on a potty when they are just about walking. Training from birth, also known as "elimination communication" doesn't necessarily speed up the process, as like with all thing developmental, all children will do it when they are physically and mentally ready. And you will have A LOT MORE wees to mop up.
Anonymous 
My advice - not until YOU'RE ready. Some kids get it in an instant others take longer and it can get pretty messy and super inconvient. Consistency is key, making potty training a giant (but temporary) pain the ass for the 'trainer.'

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