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Is it better to toilet train before or after the new baby comes?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Neither approach
Children train when they are ready not because you tell them it is time.
The worst thing you can do is try to force them at any time! if they train when ready, there will be no serious issues whether before or after the newborn comes.

In brief: Neither approach
Children train when they are ready not because you tell them it is time.
The worst thing you can do is try to force them at any time! if they train when ready, there will be no serious issues whether before or after the newborn comes.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Train before, if there are several months between the completion of toilet training and the arrival of baby.
If time will be limited, i would advise waiting until after the new baby arrives and routines are developed. Otherwise, you run the risk of toilet training relapse or refusal. It is normal to see some regression of skills, with the arrival of baby-be patient with your first child.

In brief: It depends
Train before, if there are several months between the completion of toilet training and the arrival of baby.
If time will be limited, i would advise waiting until after the new baby arrives and routines are developed. Otherwise, you run the risk of toilet training relapse or refusal. It is normal to see some regression of skills, with the arrival of baby-be patient with your first child.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on maturity
Toilet training is a process that requires baby realize when they need to go, which differs from knowing they have gone.
If they show interest, assemble the materials & walk them thru the sequence of steps needed to go, then tell them you will help.Give them the big boy/girl reputation with success & they may not regress when baby comes. Some envy the time you spend diapering baby & regress anyway.

In brief: Depends on maturity
Toilet training is a process that requires baby realize when they need to go, which differs from knowing they have gone.
If they show interest, assemble the materials & walk them thru the sequence of steps needed to go, then tell them you will help.Give them the big boy/girl reputation with success & they may not regress when baby comes. Some envy the time you spend diapering baby & regress anyway.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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