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Dr. Valerie Hines
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Toilet Training (Overview)

Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, effectively shape this behavior.


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When and how to begin toilet training?

When and how to begin toilet training?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Valerie Hines
19 doctors shared insights

Toilet Training (Overview)

Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, effectively shape this behavior.


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How do you prepare for toilet training?

How do you prepare for toilet training?

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. ...Read more

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Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toilet training?

What is the definition or description of: toilet training?

Potty Training: Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, effectively shape this behavior. ...Read more

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Can toilet training be a cause of mental illness?

Can toilet training be a cause of mental illness?

Toilet: Not a cause, but faulty training can result in enuresis or encopresis or obstinence with oppositional defiant acts later on. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toilet training resistance?

What is the definition or description of: Toilet training resistance?

No Potty for me!: Children who refuse to be toilet trained. They either wet themselves, soil themselves or try to hold back their bowel movements. Most common cause of resistance is that the child has been lectured or reminded too much. ...Read more

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How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 2-year-old?

How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 2-year-old?

Relax: In normal kids, everyone eventually is potty trained. This is a normal milestone of development.Thus it will always happen. Do not pressure your child. The average little girl trains at 26 mos/age and the little boy trains at 32 mos.Train by example until the child is ready. ...Read more

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How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 18-month-old?

How can I make toilet training a positive experience for my 18-month-old?

Signs of readiness: are being able to walk from room to room, pull diaper, pull-ups & pants up & down, be dry for 2 hours, say "potty" or other word to indicate he senses the urge to go. Till then, let him 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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We started toilet training our child and she hasn't had motion for 2 days now. Is that normal and what should we do?

We started toilet training our child and she hasn't had motion for 2 days now. Is that normal and what should we do?

Holding stool : Frequently toddlers will hold their stool during potty training. They will pee in the potty but prefer the diaper for stools. The reasons are comfort, fear, not ready to sit on that potty. If he is holding both stool and urine take a break from potty training. If just stool talk to him about your hopes and wishes. Use stickers to encourage potty use or other reward. ...Read more

Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Potty Training (Definition)

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