Potty training was always a daunting experience in my mind. How do I get my child to potty train? I had no idea! And even worse, why isn’t my child ready to potty train? My oldest daughter was 18 months when we started. She was and still is afraid of everything. So naturally, she was afraid of potty training. She didn’t like the feeling of not having diapers, and after a week of trying it was time to throw in the towel and admit it was just too early. Fast forward 6 month later, and she was potty trained within 2 days!