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which age child is ready to start toilet training?

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Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience Psychiatry
Varies: Most children can beging toilet training between 9-15 months. There are many variables and often they learn by observing others, for example in day care. Do not get frustrated and it is important to remember that each child develops at their own rate.
Answered on Jan 14, 2015
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Swiss moms must train themselves to recognize baby's cues that early. Most toddlers have toileting readiness between 18 mos. and 3 years.
Jun 9, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Around age 2: Try at age 2, if no success wait a couple of months and try again.
Answered on Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it.
Answered on Jan 14, 2015

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