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Average age to potty train?

Average age to potty train?

2-4 years: About 50 % of 2 year olds are mature enough to train, 75% of 3 year olds and 90 % of 4 year olds. ...Read more

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How to potty train a one and ahalf baby?

How to potty train a one and ahalf baby?

A toddler who walks: From room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants down & says "pee-pee", "poo-poo" or potty to indicate he/she 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. ...Read more

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How to potty train your challenged child?

How to potty train your challenged child?

You can't make him!!: First be sure your child is ready. Get a potty chair to practice. Ask your child to let you know when the diaper is wet or dirty. Set aside some time for the process, catch the child in the act of pooping, offer small rewards, never force a child but you can coax him/her gently. Never punish and have patience, it will happen. ...Read more

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What is a good way to potty train my son?

What is a good way to potty train my son?

?? age & development: What is his age? Is he verbal? Has he shown any interest in using the potty? These are important questions prior to potty training. If he is over 2, verbal and interested then start by putting contents of his diaper in potty, take him to the potty with you and provide positive reinforcement for using underwear and successfully using the potty. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to potty train?

What are the most effective ways to potty train?

Make her want it: My experience is that kids truly can potty train when they care if they are wet most of the time. When they want to be immediately changed 80-90% of the time, they generally can be trained within about 2 weeks. This stage of development does have variability, generally anywhere from 18mos- 3 years. Remember, nobody goes to kindergarten in diapers. All kids train, if healthy. ...Read more

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How will I know my child is ready to potty train?

How will I know my child is ready to potty train?

Potty training: He will start to stay dry for longer periods of time when it comes time for a stool he will start going through a "ritual dance" before having a stool. ...Read more

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Is it possible to potty train a child before the age of one?

Is it possible to potty train a child before the age of one?

Remember: Potty traing really means that the child never wet or soils themselves. This requires maturity of the nervous system, feeling the urge, being able to control it and wanting to avoid being wet.! year olds do not have the tools to do this. Aiming the child and catching the urine in the potty is not "potty training". ...Read more

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How can I potty train a 2 year old?

How can I potty train a 2 year old?

A toddler who walks: From room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or potty to indicate he/she 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. ...Read more

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How do I potty train my grand grandchildren?

How do I potty train my grand grandchildren?

Need more info.: Why are you potty training them?
My general answer is around two years old take the child to the potty every two hours from sunup to sundown. Have then it for a few minutes. It is the repetition that helps them know when they ave to go. Averages a month for pee and poop is usually a little longer. ...Read more

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What's a good way to try to potty train a 2 year old?

What's a good way to try to potty train a 2 year old?

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/she 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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could potty train my 3 year old?

Can you tell me how I could potty train my 3 year old?

A pre-schooler who: Walks from room to room, pulls his pants & pull-up or underpants down, says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. Use a potty chair or Little Looster for stability. First step: When he starts to poop, calmly walk him into the bathroom, keep on his diaper, let him empty it into the toilet & flush it. Reward each step. ...Read more

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When should I start potty train my 17 months old baby?

When should I start potty train my 17 months old baby?

Potty Training: Around age 2 1/2 is the bet time to potty train. I wouldn't even consider it until age 2. Even if successful, they are very likely to relapse. ...Read more

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How long should it take for toddler boys to potty train?

How long should it take for toddler boys to potty train?

Very variable: Some toddlers train by age 18 months, others can take up to 4-years. Toddlers will be toilet trained, by day, when they want to be. Lots of normal toddlers realise that they have something in life about themselves that they can control and then use the potty when they want to. All this is within normal limits. Please be patient and don't make a fuss. Positive reinforcement works best. Good luck! ...Read more

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What age should I start to potty train my daughter....She's 1?

What age should I start to potty train my daughter....She's 1?

Signs of readiness: Are being able to walk from room to room, pull diaper, pull-pants up & down, be dry for 2 hours, say "potty" or other word to indicate she senses the urge to go. Between 18 mos.-3 yrs., let her sit on a potty, clothed, while you model using the toilet. Pushing it creates behavior problems. Buy a Little Looster stool. Read http://m.kidshealth. Org/parent/emotions/behavior/toilet_teaching. Html ...Read more

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How can I potty train my child with developmental disabilities?

Patiently...: Toilet {or "potty"} training is difficult in and of itself; throwing any disability into the mix adds another level of difficulty. Sometimes the 'team' approach is best; and positive reinforcement is helpful. I do not know the exact nature of the disability so I cannot be more specific except do draw from my own parenting experience...When your child is ready then it happens; and not before. ...Read more

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How can you potty-train a child with hirschprung's disease symptoms?

HIRSCHPRUNG's D.: Potty training is not the problem here. It is important to diagnose the congenital anomally to correct the aganglionic portion of the colon by surgery before getting complicated with toxic megacolon. ...Read more

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Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

It's a good step: Depends on age ; other factors, but overall not that predictive of ultimate competence, but any developmental progress is good. There are many things as important, or moreso, but celebrate every step forward by your child. And, I am happy for you t; your child - because toilet training is much more convenient ; pleasing for all. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to potty train a 3 year old boy with sensory issues?

What's the most effective way to potty train a 3 year old boy with sensory issues?

TOILET TRAINING: When child is ready, use training pants to use in the potty. Bring him with you when you go bm. Do not force him or scare him during the training sessions. ...Read more

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My son is 3yrs old and has mild autisum he won't potty train. How can I get him to start.?

My son is 3yrs old and has mild autisum he won't potty train. How can I get him to start.?

May be early for kid: At least 25% of normally functioning kids are not potty trained at three & it may be early to start for your child. Have the equipment on hand & show him where it is. Encourage him practice the maneuvers involved & cut the process into teachable parts, rewarding each skill attained. Become an assistant not a a timekeeper & let him pick out when he wants to try/go. ...Read more

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How can try to potty train my child (at 5yo) who's having accidents and just doesn't want to go on his own?

Assist/ Reward: One drag on toilet training is the mixed messages a kid gets if you follow him around asking if he needs to go. If he doesn't, he is sad he can't produce, if he needs to go & you are not there asking, he may not be able to hold it until you do. (again sad). If you tell him you will help, he picks the time (which is crucial)& you assist. (no sadness).A reward system helps motivate & can work overnight. ...Read more

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Any tips in how to potty train my 2.5 yo daughter. And what to ecpect?

Any tips in how to potty train my 2.5 yo daughter. And what to ecpect?

Let her dictate: You can't force potty training. Offer her the opportunity to sit on the potty, especially after meals, prop her feet up on a little stool, set up a rewards system (a star chart), leave some books by the potty. But you can't make her sit, or sit until she goes. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old refuses to potty train. Should I be worried?

My 3 yr old refuses to potty train. Should I be worried?

No: 3 year olds can be quite defiant and oppositional. The more you push, the more they may be stubborn. Make it available to him or her, and then back off for a couple of months. Get some fun books that make toilet flushing noises, invite child into bathroom to mimic mom or dad. Do fun things like try to sink the cheerio or toilet tissue. Applaud success but don't comment at al on failures. ...Read more

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How do I potty train a 3 year and 7 months old that has high anxiety?

Toilet training: It is difficult to train an anxious child. Surely, he should not be coerced or forced to use the potty if he does not want too. Just back off for now and try again in a month or so. Giving rewards may also work when he is ready and willing, he will surprise you. ...Read more

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What's the best way to potty train? Is it really leaving your child without a diaper or underwear?

No: Gradually introduce patient to the potty. Make sure it is a comfortable experience. Sit him/her on the potty when you expect results and lots of praise. Children essential train themselves. The less effort we make the better. He/she will soon associate the potty as the place to pee or poop and will indicate their needs. Have books and toys available. All the best. ...Read more

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If my toddler won't potty train or talk, could he have autism?

If my toddler won't potty train or talk, could he have autism?

Depends on age: Children vary a lot in when they develop these skills. Many toddlers don't do either for a long time. If the child is emotionally relating to you it probably is not autism but you should review his or her development with you pediatrician if you are worried. ...Read more

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Do you need to physically demonstrate peeing in the toilet to potty train your son?

Do you need to physically demonstrate peeing in the toilet to potty train your son?

No: Generally they can model what they see and by that age, what they are taught. Remember that true training probably does not occur until the child can not stand being wet and wants to avoid it no matter what they are doing. A child who does not care if they are wet or dirty has no real motivation to stop other more fun things to stay dry. ...Read more

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Daughter is 3yr. 2 mon. Old. Still won't potty train. I've tried everything! Pees on potty at times. But, won't tell me when she has to go. Help?!

Patience: Potty training is a complex process. The child has to learn the balance between control and let go. It takes time. Be patient and persistent. ...Read more

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How can I potty train my child with learning disabilities?

Small Steps: First teach them to recognize when they need to go (naming it when you see it, as specific as you can). This communication is key. If stalled, try to get them to go into the bathroom, even if still in diapers. Then sitting on the potty. Model toileting all along the way. ...Read more