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Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

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Dr. Laura Wuarin
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laura Wuarin
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Swiss moms must train themselves to recognize baby's cues that early. Most toddlers have toileting readiness between 18 mos. and 3 years.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Around age 2

Try at age 2, if no success wait a couple of months and try again.

In brief: Around age 2

Try at age 2, if no success wait a couple of months and try again.
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